The Spanish national airline Iberia has confirmed to us that it plans to return to Dubrovnik and Zagreb in March this year.
In the summer season of 2020, Iberia operated only on one route to Croatia, connecting Madrid with Dubrovnik. All other routes to Croatian airports did not operate last summer due to low demand and epidemiological situation.
As confirmed to us by this well-known airline, Iberia plans to return to Zagreb and Dubrovnik at the end of March, however, realization of operations will depend on restrictive measures and epidemiological situation.
The Madrid - Zagreb - Madrid route has scheduled first flight this year for March 27th. The company plans to operate on this route 3 times a week until the end of April, mostly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A320 and A321 aircraft have been scheduled on this route.
In the period from the end of March to the beginning of May, the company plans to offer over 5,700 seats between Zagreb and Madrid. An increase in the number of weekly flights is expected from mid-May, up to daily operations during the peak of summer season.
Iberia, legally incorporated as Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora, Sociedad Unipersonal, is the flag carrier airline of Spain, founded in 1927. Based in Madrid, it operates an international network of services from its main base of Madrid–Barajas Airport.
The Madrid - Dubrovnik - Madrid route should start operating on March 25th. The company initially plans three flight per week, but there are already certain dates with ad-hoc flights on other days during the week.
In the period from the end of March to the beginning of May, the company is planning almost 20 return flights on this route, and slightly more seats are available for sale compared to Zagreb, over 6,500!
Iberia has a wide network of destinations, with one transfer it is possible to travel from/to Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Chicago, New York, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lima and many other destinations in North and South America.
Iberia did not operate to Zagreb, Split and Zadar during summer flight schedule last year, by the current schedule, it will operate just to Dubrovnik and Zagreb in this summer season. Of course, changes are still possible, the company has confirmed that it plans to operate on routes to Croatia according to the specified flight schedule, but this will, once again, depend on restrictive measures and the epidemiological situation that directly affects demand on flights.