Dublin Airport launches Croatian Airlines inaugural flight to Zagreb

Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome Croatia Airlines and the launch of their new twice weekly service from Dublin to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.

The airline, which is part of the Star Alliance group, will operate the new service every Thursday and Sunday between May and October.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome Croatia Airlines to Dublin Airport and to Ireland. Commenting on the launch of the inaugural flight this morning, he said “Zagreb is a city filled with history and culture and we are delighted to add it to our growing list of direct destinations from Dublin Airport. I have no doubt the route will be popular with both Irish residents visiting the Croatian capital and Croatian residents coming to Ireland for a holiday. We will continue to work closely with Croatia Airlines to promote its new route.”

Croatia Airlines Sales and Marketing Director, Boris Kolka said the airline was delighted that Dublin is now part of its route network and that “the new route, offers Irish people an opportunity to experience both the continental and Mediterranean part of Croatia and we look forward to welcoming many Irish citizens in our aircraft over the coming months.” He added: “We have worked closely with Dublin Airport to launch this new route between the two capital cities.”

Croatia Airlines is one of four new airlines launching at Dublin Airport this summer and Dublin-Zagreb is one of 14 new services. This summer Dublin Airport will have flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 44 airlines.

Zagreb is an exciting city with a lot to offer visitors including good shopping, music, architecture and food. Also the hub of Croatian Airlines, Zagreb offers onward connectivity to the popular summer destinations of Split, Dubrovnik, Pula and Zadar.

Croatia Airlines will operate the new service with an Airbus A319 aircraft, which has a capacity of 144 seats. It will have a two-class configuration with economy class and business class. The Croatian national carrier’s fleet consists of 12 aircraft: six Airbus aircraft, four A319s and two A320s, and six Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft.

Pictured from left to right: Boris Kolka, Director of Sales and Marketing, Olive Hempenstall, Irish Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, Jon Woolf, SVP Aviation Business Development and Ivan Masina, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia

3rd May 2018