Split airport already became the fastest growing air hub in the region, i.e. area of former Yugoslavia, but it seems airlines’ interest in Central Dalmatia is even bigger. That brings into game another county’s airport, the one on island Brač. After Croatia Airlines and Austria Airlines already announced boost on its seasonal connections with Zagreb and Vienna, Brac Airport’s CEO Tonci Peovic confirmed to Croatian national television Air Serbia’s plans of launching another important seasonal line from Belgrade. As far as it’s known, Air Serbia will fly to Brac once a week, or every Friday, probably with smaller ATR72 planes. New strong entry for Air Serbia to Croatian market, after year-round flights from Belgrade to Zagreb, and seasonal to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula.
Good move for both parties in this operation. Brac will get a connection with important Serbian market, but also further to other markets connected via Air Serbia, owned by Etihad Airlines. On the other hand, tourists will get easy access to some of the most popular Croatian resorts, like Bol and other towns on Brac, as well as island Hvar via speed boat connection from Bol to Jelsa, or ferry connection from Sumartin (Brac) to mainland tourist stronghold Makarska, and of course to Split. Peovic also says that European Coastal Airlines is planning to add Brac to its hydroplane network, with connections to Split Airport, Jelsa, Rab, Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, etc.
Next good news for Brac might come from German Express Airways, which plans to connect this airport with Dortmund, Leipzig, Malmoe and Zurich.
Source – author : croatia-split.com –