Flying to the Balkans: Croatia

Flying to the Balkans: Croatia

20. 07. 2020 Blog 4min

Croatia has become Europe´s traditional popular holiday destination and one of the most visited countries in the Balkan region, especially during the Summer season. Croatia’s long Adriatic Sea coastline is filled with islands containing countless beaches and secluded bays. Croatia has many entry airports located throughout the country, therefore you may choose the most convenient airport for your trip.

What should you know when flying to Croatia

Please find below some useful information if you are planning a flight to Croatia.

Entry Airports

Entry airports in Croatia receive a significant number of commercial flights as well as private and business aviation flights. The main Croatian airports are typically congested during the summer months, commercial aircraft and seasonal charters will typically be given a priority status.

Aircraft Parking

All airports have limited availability in terms of aircraft parking, especially during summer months. Zagreb’s Franjo Tudman Airport (LDZA/ZAG) is an exception, as it is not as busy in the Summer season and is the largest of the Croatian airports. Split Airport (LDSP/SPU) has no aircraft parking available, so always be prepared to reposition from this airport. Dubrovnik Airport (LDDU/DBV) is a good alternate airport option to Split, as the ramp space recently expanded. Another good option for an alternate airport is Zadar (LDZD/ZAD), which is located less than 2 hours driving time from Split. Additionally, Pula Airport (LDPL/PUY) is also a good alternate option for aircraft parking.

Flight Support Dubrovnik, Croatia

Landing and Take-off Permits

The landing permit officially takes 3 working days to process, however usually it can be obtained even faster. Air carriers of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can operate commercial flights without any authorization, but they must submit written notification of the intended flight to the Croatian CAA. Authorization is also not required for aircraft registered in ICAO member states on private flights, ambulance flights and technical landings. Any non-ICAO operator must obtain operating permit for non-scheduled air services regardless of the capacity of the aircraft operated. As for the commercial flights applying for a landing permit - the aircraft operator must hold an EASA TCO authorization.

How can we support your flights in Croatia

Euro Jet is ready to provide trip support for all flights coming to Croatia and provide your aircraft with a range of flight support services:

  • Ground handling support
  • Landing and take-off permits
  • Jet fuel, fuel uplift
  • Flight planning
  • Crew accommodation
  • Crew transportation
  • VIP in-flight catering
  • Credit for qualifying customers

Contact us at ops@eurojet-service.com for any service requests.

Euro Jet´s Croatia team is led by our Country Manager Davor Brixy. Davor’s team consists of experienced aviation professionals with extensive knowledge of all entry airports in Croatia. Euro Jet’s Ground Service Coordinators are present directly on the ramp and personally oversee all aspects of each flight and ensure an excellent level of service.

Euro Jet also has its own VIP crew lounges at Zagreb’s Franjo Tudman Airport (LDZA/ZAG) as well as at Dubrovnik’s Čilipi Aiport (LDDU/DBV). Both of these crew lounges are located right on the ramp and include a fully air-conditioned area for the crew to relax or get some work done. The crew lounge also offers a work station with computer, printer and wi-fi, kitchenette and a variety of complimentary snacks and beverages.

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