New Flights to Croatia 2024

Now that we’re approaching springtime and the time of year – the end of March – when many more flights to Croatia start taking to the skies, let’s take a look at what new flights to Croatia 2024 have so far been announced.

New Flights to Croatia 2024

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Zagreb

A couple of new long-haul options

Most intriguing to long-haul visitors to Croatia, especially those from Asia, is a new thrice-weekly service from Seoul in South Korea with T’Way. Flights will commence on 18th June 2024 and the outbound leg to Zagreb will require a stopover in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan due to restrictions that prevent flying over Russian airspace. The return leg from Zagreb to Seoul will fly direct.

Much less long-haul than Seoul but certainly useful to those travellers travelling from lands far away is the launch of flights from Istanbul to Zagreb with Pegasus Airlines. Flights are already in operation this week, flying twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays with the route in operation until 24th October 2024. As one of the busiest airports in the world, Istanbul would certainly be a suitable place to fly to for a stopover (especially if travelling from the Middle East or Asia) to ultimately reach Zagreb and Croatia.

Three new Croatia Airlines routes

Croatia Airlines has planned a bunch of new routes to Zagreb this year, with flights from Tirana in Albania, Berlin and Stockholm all on their schedule.

Of course, Ryanair ups the game

Zagreb was introduced as a Ryanair base back in 2021 and its routes to Croatia’s capital city grow in strength all the time. 2024 is no exception! Ryanair will operate new routes from Marseille in France; Pisa in Italy; and Alicante, Girona and Palma de Mallorca in Spain. These routes will all start operating in the next few weeks on either Sunday 31st March 2024 or during the first week of April.

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Dubrovnik

Another new Ryanair base

I’ve already written about the exciting news that in next month – April – Dubrovnik Airport will become another of Ryanair’s bases in Croatia, after Zadar and Zagreb. This means a whole heap of new routes emerging to Croatia’s southernmost city.

For UK and Irish travellers, this means new flights from Manchester, London Stansted and Dublin airports. The latter two routes are intended to be year-round flights and both will operate with a very high frequency during peak months. There will be six flights a week from London Stansted when the route starts in April and daily flights from Dublin from 31st March.

Other new Ryanair routes to Dubrovnik include flights from Berlin Brandenburg, Dusseldorf Weeze, Memmingen and Karlsruhe / Baden Baden in Germany; Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo in Italy; Krakow, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland; from Vienna in Austria (which should also become a year-round route); Paris Beauvais in France; Brussels Charleroi in Belgium; Oslo Torp in Norway; Stockholm Arlanda in Sweden; and Helsinki in Finland.

Other new flights to Dubrovnik

Volotea is also adding a couple of new routes for 2024 with new services from Lille in France and Bari in Italy. The latter route is perhaps unusual in that there’s a direct ferry (with Jadrolinija) from Bari to Dubrovnik as well – so now travellers can choose between a 45-minute flight or an 8-hour ferry journey!

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Split

There’s a handful of new routes heading down to Split this summer, the most intriguing of which is Play‘s route from Reykjavik in Iceland. This route will operate once a week from Tuesday 28th May 2024, running until 29th October 2024. Some of our North American visitors may perhaps consider Reykjavik as a potential stopover point when trying to reach Split.

Spanish low-cost airline Volotea will commence new routes from Athens, Strasbourg, Bari and Naples to Split this summer.

Ryanair of course gets in on the action with a new route from Vienna which will start flying three times a week from Sunday 31st March 2024.

And another of Croatia Airlines‘s new routes for 2024 will service Split this year, with direct flights from Istanbul that will start operating on 7th May and fly three times a week. As I’ve mentioned above, Istanbul is a great “European” airport to fly to to reach so many other destinations, so this new Istanbul – Split route may well open up Split as a destination to visitors from Asia.

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Zadar

New flights to Zadar for 2024 are a little thin on the ground (or rather, in the…air?) so after everything I’ve said above would it surprise you that it’s Ryanair that comes to the rescue with new flights to its north Dalmatian base? (I’m sure the answer is no, it doesn’t surprise you!)

Irish travellers will no doubt be pleased with a new route from Cork to Zadar which starts flying twice a week from the 3rd June 2024.

Other new Ryanair routes to Zadar include flights from Barcelona; Bordeaux; Copenhagen; Frankfurt Hahn; Kosice in Slovakia; Eindhoven in the Netherlands; and Kaunas in Lithuania.

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Pula

The only new route to Pula for 2024 (that has so far been announced, that is) is a new Ryanair route from Memmingen in Germany. These flights will commence on 1st June 2024, operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 28th September 2024.

This page is all about 2024, of course, but let me interrupt myself to tell you about some planned new routes to Pula for 2025 – yes, that’s right, next year. Jet2 Holidays will launch Istria as a new destination for summer 2025, which will mean new Jet2 flights from London Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester.

New Flights to Croatia 2024 – Flights to Rijeka

Just the one!

A new Ryanair from Vienna will launch on 3rd June 2024, flying on Mondays and Fridays until 30th September 2024.

More info

Do take a look at our individual pages on Getting to Zagreb, Getting to Dubrovnik, Getting to Split, Getting to Istria and Getting to the Kvarner Riviera for details of all flights to these destinations.