Croatia Airlines has announced the sale of tickets for its upcoming flights between Zagreb and Mostar, with the first flight scheduled to take off on May 3. The airline aims to provide better connectivity for travelers with a revamped schedule, operating three times a week and facilitating smoother transfers onto Croatia Airlines’ Europe-bound flights via Zagreb.
The route will be served by a 76-seat Dash 8 turboprop aircraft, with the City of Mostar providing a subsidy of over half a million euros to secure the route’s financial viability for this year, according to EX-YU Aviation.
The new schedule marks a significant improvement over the airline’s previous attempt at the Mostar route, which failed to offer adequate connections for passengers looking to travel further afield. Flights between Zagreb and Mostar have been operated sporadically over the last two decades, with previous efforts by Croatia Airlines and B&H Airlines proving unsuccessful due to poor load factors. The airline is optimistic that the revised schedule will result in increased passenger numbers on the route compared to its past operations between the two cities.
Mostar will become Croatia Airlines’ second destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, following Sarajevo. The carrier currently operates thirteen weekly flights between Zagreb and the Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital, having served 33,762 passengers on the route last year.