United and Delta ready for Dubrovnik launch
United Airlines will launch flights between New York Airport in New York and Dubrovnik today, connecting the two cities with non-stop air service for the first time in just over three decades. It will be followed by Delta, which will begin operations from JFK airport to the Croatian coast tomorrow. United’s maiden flight will take off tonight New York time. The 214-seat Boeing 767-300ER plane is nearly full, with only two seats available in economy class this morning. Services will run three times a week, departing from the Big Apple on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and arriving in Dubrovnik the next day. Seasonal operation is expected to be maintained until October 2.
Dubrovnik Tourism Board official Ana Hrnić said: “Throughout the pandemic, we have made great efforts to promote the city and maintain the visibility of the destination with special emphasis on the market. American. Our efforts have paid off. Seven weekly non-stop flights from the United States are a huge hit for Dubrovnik tourism. The US market is the second largest in Dubrovnik, just after the UK. This year we expect excellent results from this extremely important market for us, and we hope to see continued growth in the years to come ”. Dubrovnik Airport General Manager Frano Luetić added: “This service will contribute significantly to the return of our American Guests to Dubrovnik and Croatia as a whole in these difficult times”.
Delta Air Lines will inaugurate its JFK service to Dubrovnik tomorrow, with flights operated four times a week, departing New York every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the 226-seat Boeing 767-300ER. The seasonal link will be maintained until October 3. Overall, Delta will offer 24,406 seats between New York and Dubrovnik this summer, while United has 22,684 seats available. United will share codes on Croatia Airlines flights between Dubrovnik and Zagreb, in order to provide better connectivity to and from the Croatian capital. In addition, its flights have been scheduled to connect 65 cities in North America. According to global data provider OAG, in 2019, more than 20,000 passengers flew indirectly between Dubrovnik and New York.