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Summer 2004 Charters To Croatia!  
User currently offlineSobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3581 times:



Hi!

Wow I've just browsed the Manchester Airport site, and found out that flights to Dubrovnik will be flown, besides Croatia Airlines, also by
ASTREAUS on Sun and EUROPEAN AIR CHARTER on Sun

Flights from MAN to Split besides Croatia Airlines are: ASTREAUS on Sat, and EXCEL on Sat

Flights from MAN to Pula besides Croatia Airlines are:Tue - EUROCYPRIA, and Fri - MYTRAVEL!

Great! Somebody has any other news on charters to Croatian Adriatic!?

;o)

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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3471 times:
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DUBROVNIK:

Birmingham
FlyBe - Sunday

Bournemouth
European Aircharter - Friday

Glasgow
bmi british midland - Sunday

London Gatwick
First Choice Airways - Sunday
Monarch - Sunday
Astraeus - Sunday

Manchester
Astraeus - Sunday
European Aircharter - Sunday

Norwich
FlyBe - Sunday

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PULA:

London Gatwick
Britannia - Tuesday
Monarch - Friday

Manchester
European Aircharter - Tuesday
MyTravel Airways - Friday

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SPLIT:

Birmingham
British Airways - Saturday
FlyBe - Saturday

Bristol
FlyBe - Saturday

London Gatwick
Astraeus - Saturday
Excel Airways - Saturday

Manchester
Astraeus - Saturday
Excel Airways - Saturday

Norwich
FlyBe - Saturday

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ZADAR:

London Gatwick
First Choice Airways - Sunday

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5510 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

CrAP! Now this summer the islands will be even more loaded with tourists!!!

co


User currently offlineCKT789 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

I saw some holiday programme last week that said Dubrovnik was going to become the next Ibiza!

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Good grief I hope not! One Ibiza is enough (together with Magaluf, Faliraki, Ayia Napa etc).

I do hear that Croatia and Bulgaria are set to be the next big things for European tourists.



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Croatia Airlines will operate a short season of scheduled flights from Dubrovnik to GLA between 29/06 and 27/07. Flight OU513 departs every tuesday using A319 aircraft.


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Is Transun not operating a program from NCL this sumer?

User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

I am hopefully off to Croatia this year for my holiday, it looks like a delightful destination.

In terms of charter destinations in Croatia, I know that Palmair/European Air Charter is to operate a few charter flights from Jersey to Split this autumn. I think they are operating in late September time with the 732 equipment.

AirX.


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

I still don't get why there are no nonstop flights from the USA-CROATIA. They should have them in the summer atleast (charter flights) from May-September, those flights would be packed.

Continental are you going back this summer, I am going in July for about 5 weeks.



CB777


User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Thats great news. I hope these charter flights are cheapers than Croatia Airlines.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5510 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

CB777, ohhhh yeah! I'll be there for a majority of the summer! If you plan to make a stop in the town of Cres or you happen to stop in Losinj, let me know!

co


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Continental,
I will be by Losinj, I'll be on the island of Susak majority of the time, and I will be in Zadar too.


CB777


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2963 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3181 times:
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Lets get the fact straight those Croatia flights are scheduled services aren,t they ?
Not charter and neither is the Adria service to Ljubljana a charter service either !
The Croatia/Dalmasia coast have been very popular with the British and Germans since the sixties !
Admittedly the civil wars plagued the former Yugoslav countries in the early nineties after Tito death.(Much in the way expected by many scholar's beforehand).
With more stabilization and EU prospects the package tour industry is now beginning to return.
(Many of the facilities are still in place and the war damage is being repaired)
In any case other than the bombardment of Dubrovik the coastal area were pretty much saved much of the devatation.
So in the next very few seasons the big guns will also return.
TUI/First Choice etc.
My travel might not they are to young I think and will have to establish a rappore and network with the local hotel travel industry from scratch.
yachters were the real big player here in times past (Sure they were state owned )
Have a pleasant holiday


User currently offlineCroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

...I also have to mention my baby, all year round charter OSL-SPU which is going weekly this year, thu out of main season and sat in the summer. Operators will be both Croatia Airlines and Air Adriatic.

CroFlight
http://www.sunadriatic.com


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User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Last spring I flew SXF-DBV on a Croatia Airlines charter. I booked this flight on
www.tui.de. I am planning to travel there the first two weeks in august of this year but I have not been able to find that flight. Is it going to be operating on their summer timetable this year. Are there any other airliners that fly from Berlin to DBV? Thanks

AL


User currently offlineCroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

AirBerlin, try
http://www.misir.de

They have charters SXF-DBV this year.

rgds,

CroFlight


User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Thanks CroFlight. The prices are also pretty good.

AL


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Bring back the good old days when Yugotours use to charter JAT's vintage DC-9's and B727-200's from the UK to the coast airports of Pula, Krk, Zadar, Split, Bol, Dubrovnik, Tivat and Podgorica (Use to be called Titograd) during the summer months.

They use to fly from about every possible UK airport including, Southend, Manston, Exeter, Humberside and Aberdeen!


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Gilesdavies, you forgot to mention the pure pleasure of also seeing those wonderful JAT B707's and Aviogenex TU-134's used on these charter routes at the same time back in the 1980's.

Those were the days, back when the European charter scene had some spice and variety!


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Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineRichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 718 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Hi Capital146

Aviogenex TU-134's used to fly once a week from Belfast to Pula.

I flew on one, what ever happend to Aviogenex, do they still operate and if
with what.

Rich


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Does anyone know what plans OU has for this year. Will they introduce any new routes, or order any more planes? What about Air Adriatic are they still around, and if anybody knows if they have any plans for this year?


CB777


User currently offlineCroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

CB777: No news from Croatia, no orders, no new routes.... maybe something happens now when "new-old" government takes full power, they were their "pet" from the early days...
When it comes to AirAdriatic, they are arround, this year with 3 MD82's, still trying to secure their place in the skies...

CroFlight


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Capital146 - Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of Aviogenex!

We flew to the former Yugoslavia back in the late 1980's I was only 9-12 years old.

In 1988 I have the pleasure of JAT's DC-9 from LTN-PUY-LTN.

In 1989 the journey was a little more entertaining we flew on one of JAT's "new" 737-300 in the classic silver livery, we were supposed to fly to DBV but we got diverted to Belgrade, we was not told we was been diverted until 10 minutes before landing by some stewardess in broken English. They blamed it on Thunderstorms in the DBV area, but Belgrade is 400 miles from DBV and could have flown us to Tivat or Titograd.

The following morning we flew onto DBV on this wreck of a DC-9, the cockpit just had a curtain which they left open for the full flight. My dad was sat in the aisle seat and could see straight ahead into the cockpit. I remember my dad saying he thought we was going to crash into the mountains on approach to DBV, and the cockpit had wires hanging out with LEDS on the end of them!

The flight home was a little more straight forward on a qaulity 727-200, back to LTN from DBV. I have never flown on one since but I remember how noise they were and kept having to shout to each other on the flight.

1990 we flew LTN-SPU-LTN with Adria Airways on a leased Cyprus Airways A320 on the way out and one of Adria's current A320's on the lay home.

Whenever we flew with JAT we was always delayed by a minimum of two hours and we worked out JAT stood for "Joke About Time"!


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Despite the Adria livery been over 10 years old I think this still looks very modern and one of my favourites!


User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

I think that OU should have bigger planes or more flights from popular cities in europe to SPU. I can never get a connection from FRA-SPU. I fly LAX-FRA-ZAG-SPU. I always hear that the FRA-SPU is sold out. I do love Croatia Airlines a lot and I am excited to fly them this summer when I go back home to croatia for 3 weeks.


"Keep Climbing"
User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2635 times:

FAO Rutankrd

Agree with your positing. Croatia is a beautiful place. I sincerely hope that the country can shed the memories of the past and regain some of the popularity it first had.

Just for your info, TUI (Thomson and Portland in the UK), have been going to Croatia for the last few years. I worked with them in Istria 2001, which if i remember right, was their 4th consecutive year of operating charters to Pula (PUY/LDPL). Initially, I believe they operated shared charters with various other tour operators from LGW / BHX and MAN, some of which were operated by the 235 seat BY 757's. By the time I got there, they had scaled down the operation a little to just two 130 seat 737-200's from EAF. Although I love the look and sound of those stubby little aircraft, they were very unreliable which was a real pain in the ar*e.
The following year however, and BY were back with LGW and MAN flights operated by 757's. Due to dissapointing yeilds, I believe that the MAN flight is scheduled to be operated by Eurocypria this year.

Thomson / Portland has also been operating to Zadar and Dubrovnik resorts for a while too, under their Thomson Lakes & Mountains brand, using the scheduled services of OU.

It is good to see some of the other UK tour operators taking the plunge and investing in a new destination. Good luck to 'em.


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