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Eurowings - inaugural flight on schedule route Zagreb-Düsseldorf

Zagreb, 31.10.2017.

The Eurowings inaugural flight between Zagreb and Dusseldorf on October 31 marks the beginning of the airline’s strategy to increase the number of flights and destinations from and to Croatia.

In 2017, Eurowings experienced a 60% expansion on the Croatian market and has announced plans to expand its operations in Croatia in 2018 and handle over one million passengers.

“This year we will handle 170.000 passengers on flights to the Croatian capital, which will grow to over 200.000 in 2018. We see a good mix of business and leisure passengers to Zagreb with average loads of 90%. Today’s flight from Dusseldorf, as well as the return flight, both have a cabin load factor of 100%.”, said Mr Oreč- Eurowings Senior Manager for Network Development and Airport Relations.

The head of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, said the organisation will continue cooperating with Eurowings through joint advertising and will look into expanding their partnership in the future.

Eurowings, the low cost airline has become Croatia’s second largest, behind Croatia Airlines, with a passenger share of 10%. Eurowings is currently Croatia’s fastest growing airline, handling over 900.000 travellers to the market this year, and the only foreign carrier serving seven cities in the country, which should increase to eight next year. Furthermore, Croatia has become one of the airline’s top ten markets.