Technical tests of restart for the Dubrovnik airport, after a 2019 archived as the best year ever, with over 2,800,000 passengers and high expectations for 2020, unfortunately shattered by Covid. However, the first summer months of 2021 have achieved good results, which lead to an annual closure with about a third of passengers compared to 2019 and at least + 5% compared to 2020.
The most important novelty of summer 2021 concerns the two flights activated last July 4th to and from New York. The connections, respectively of Delta Air Lines to Jfk and of United Airlines to Newark, are operated four times a week. New York was a surprise for the Croatian city stopover: these are flights carried out mainly to transport American tourists to the Dalmatian coast and the request was received only two months before the opening of the first connections.
In the second half of July, several flights from the United Kingdom were also resumed after Croatia entered the list of green countries with connections made by easyJet, British Airways, Tui e Jet2.com, in particular from the three London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted), Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
And in this last part of July Roma, the only Italian destination this summer, is once again connected to Dubrovnik by Vueling and Croatia Airlines, awaiting Alitalia flights, which will take off on 31 July. All tourists from Asia and the Middle East are missing, but the hope of the Croatian airport is that a new stop to travel will not occur as in August 2020, at least within the European Union.