At the moment, there aren’t any options for direct flights from Asia to Croatia! But read on below for what travel opportunities have existed in the past…and what may exist once again.
Flights from Korea to Croatia
Having started this route in 2018, Korean Airlines operated a thrice-weekly (on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) service from Seoul Incheon Airport to Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport. Although this service operated year-round, as of autumn/winter 2019 this service stopped operating for the year at the end of November. This flight route was understandably postponed for 2020 and has sadly not since resumed.
Other options for flights from Asia to Croatia
Unless you rely on charter airlines which do sometimes offer direct flights from Asia to Croatia, you will need to fly to Croatia via a stopover. Which country to fly via is up to you and perhaps what good ‘deal’ you may be able to find.
Flying via Dubai or Doha
If your home city/country has a direct flight to Dubai or Doha, this may be a suitable place to fly via when flying to Croatia.
Emirates flies from Dubai to Zagreb, offering six flights a week. Flight time is just over six hours.
Flydubai operates flights from Dubai to Zagreb. Flight time is just over 6 hours, and they operate flights five times a week. They also fly to Dubrovnik three times a week in summer, with a flight time of also just over 6 hours.
Qatar Airways fly from Doha to Zagreb year-round. Flight time is six hours.
Flydubai has twice-weekly flights from Dubai to Dubrovnik during the summer months. Flight time is 6 hours.
Flying via Istanbul
Turkish Airlines has a very wide-ranging flight network, and flying via Istanbul may be another option for you.
Turkish Airlines have direct flights from Istanbul to both Zagreb and Dubrovnik. There are daily flights to Zagreb, with several flights per week to Dubrovnik.
Flying via elsewhere in Europe
Of course, you could always combine your holiday in Croatia with a visit/stay to one of these locations too! (Certainly, an Italy & Croatia dual itinerary would be lovely, and you could also travel between the two by bus or ferry instead of flying.)
When booking your flights (via somewhere else in Europe), if you’re planning on doing a considerable amount of exploring in Croatia, do also consider flying into one city and out of another. For example, you could fly into Zagreb and do a one-way tour of Croatia south towards the coast, flying out of Split or Dubrovnik.