Lufthansa Eyes Sizable Croatia Expansion In August - Simple Flying


Lufthansa and Lufthansa Group are planning a sizable expansion of operations in Croatia this August, to link the holiday destinations on the Adriatic sea to all of Europe. In fact, Lufthansa will operate almost as many weekly flights to Croatia as Croatia Airlines will.

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Lufthansa aircraft will operate 60 weekly flights to Croatia this August. Photo: Getty Images

Lufthansa will fly to five Croatian airports

Croatian Aviation reports that the confirmed Lufthansa schedule for August includes a total of 60 weekly flights to and from five Croatian airports. These are the airports in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, and Pula.

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Ordinarily, Lufthansa also flies to Rijeka Airport from Munich. However, this route has been canceled for this summer season. Instead, Lufthansa will serve Rijeka Airport through a codeshare agreement with its Star Alliance partner Croatia Airlines.

To the remaining five airports, the thirty weekly rotations are still considerably less than the number of rotations Lufthansa operated to Croatia last year. The capacity is also reduced: some routes that were previously operated by Airbus A321 aircraft at least once daily are now operated only several times weekly with a mix of Embraer E190 and Airbus A319 aircraft.

Dubrovnik and Split

To the two biggest Croatian coastal airports, in the Adriatic towns of Dubrovnik and Split, Lufthansa will fly as follows:


  • Frankfurt – Dubrovnik, three times weekly (Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
  • Munich – Dubrovnik, five times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)

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