United Airlines, one of the largest airlines from the USA, is launching a direct route between the United States and Croatia!
United Airlines, a prestigious american airline based in Chicago, is launching a route to Croatia, announced today at the press conference.
United has 8 hubs in the US, the largest being the one in Chicago, but the company will launch flights to Dubrovnik from New York (Newark Airport, EWR) where the company has over 68% share of total traffic.
Dubrovnik will be connected again with the USA!
After American Airlines permanently canceled the Philadelphia - Dubrovnik route due to global pandemic, Croatia will once again have a direct connection with the United States. Although direct flights to America have been wish for years, there were no flights to Zagreb, and the pandemic made the introduction of this route even more difficult. Croatia, meanwhile, has met all the conditions for the visa waiver program and American guests can plan a vacation in Croatia this summer, so United decided to be the first to react and introduce a direct route to Dubrovnik from New York this summer!
Except New York, passengers will have option to transfer to many destinations in Canada, United States and South America with just one stop in NYC.
The introduction of a regular direct flight between Croatia and the United States is no surprise. In 2019, there were more than 620 thousand American guests in Croatia, who spent over 1.5 million nights, and Dubrovnik is definitely the most visited destination of those guests. We remind you that in the summer of 2020. American Airlines planned to operate to Dubrovnik on a daily basis, but due to the global pandemic, the plans were completely changed.
It should be noted that about 1.2 million Croats and their relatives currently live in the United States, most of them in Chicago, about 150,000.
If we take into account the Croatian emigration to the USA, the number of American tourists in Croatia and trade exchange, the United Airlines route between Dubrovnik and New York has a great chance of success, even in this pandemic time.
United will operate to Dubrovnik from July 8th this year three times per week. Departures from New York are planned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and return from Dubrovnik a day later.
On the flights to Dubrovnik, United will use B767-300 aircraft with a capacity of 30 seats in business, 49 in premium economy and 135 in economy class!
Congratulations to Dubrovnik Airport!