The US airline will introduce three flights per week starting in June and running throughout the peak tourist season until the end of September. This will be the first direct flight from the United States to Dubrovnik in 28 years.
The Director of the City of Dubrovnik's Tourism Board Romana Vlašić noted that the plan is to service the route with airplanes with a roughly 200 seat capacity, and that flight reservations are proceeding better than expected. She added that the Croatian Tourist Board and Tourism Ministry played a key role in bringing the new direct route connecting the US and Dubrovnik to fruition.
The news was announced at the 8th Place2Go International Tourism Fair, which opened at the Zagreb Arena today. The fair has gathered more than 200 exhibitors from Croatia and 20 countries from around the world. The fair will last until Sunday.
Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli was on hand for the opening, where he commented on expectations for the tourism sector in 2019. He noted that in the first two and a half months of the year Croatia has already seen a 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals and a 9 per cent increase in overnight stays, when compared to the same period in 2018. He added that projections for the pre-season are excellent and that he expects an even better result than the record numbers in 2018. Cappelli concluded that tourism sector revenues could see an increase in revenues of 2% this year.
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