The new service will operate twice a week on Airbus A319 aircraft departing on Thursdays and Sundays from May 3 to the October 25 inclusive.
Director of Sales and Marketing of Croatia Airlines, Boris Kolka said: ”We are delighted to have established the Dublin to Zagreb route for the first time in Croatia Airlines’ history. We see the introduction of this flight as a contribution to the development of tourism in both countries and we are looking forward to welcoming many Irish citizens to both the Croatian capital and other parts of the country over the coming months.”
Return tickets start from €189 per person and include all airport taxes, 8kg hand luggage, free online seat allocation and web check in. Complimentary food, drinks and newspapers will also be available on board the new Dublin service. Croatia Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, the first global airline alliance, and all passengers travelling on the new route will be offered double miles on their loyalty programme by simply registering on Miles-and-More
When Croatia joined the European Union five years ago, Zagreb effectively became Europe’s newest capital and the city has all the elements for a fascinating and enjoyable short break.
It is now seen as one of the best value city breaks in Europe offering visitors a wonderful selection of things to do – from leisurely sightseeing strolls taking in the architecture, historical arts and lush green parks throughout the city centre to street music, local cafes, bars and restaurants. Rich in culture including museums, theatres, galleries, authentic markets and a surprisingly buzzing nightlife. Add a great gourmet scene from quirky bistros to fine dining, exciting events, wide range of accommodation choices, easy access to Croatia’s famous coast, plus some excellent shopping and this is a place for the “must see” list.
Zagreb becomes a hive of activity throughout the spring and summer months offering visitors a plethora of activities, events and festivals to suit all tastes. Croatia’s very own version of Glastonbury takes place in June with the INmusic Festival. It attracts music fans from far and wide and is now rated as one of the world’s top 10 music festivals taking place in the Jarun Lake area just south of Zagreb city centre. Culture vultures won’t be found wanting with the wonderful programme of opera, drama and ballet on offer at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb featuring Verdi, Shakespeare, Puccini and many more.
Shopaholics can splurge in Zagreb with it’s fabulous selection of designer shops, traditional boutiques and modern shopping malls all playing host to well-known international brands offering shoppers excellent value for money.
Getting around the city couldn’t be easier. The Lower Town is flat and easy to walk around whilst the Upper Town is on a hill and connected by the shortest funicular in the world of (it is only 66 meters long!). Just a two-hour flight from Dublin, it’s time to visit Zagreb!