Delta Airlines has just added another brand new route to Europe for this summer to Croatia, a popular summer destination that just reopened its borders to tourism.
Starting in July, customers can enjoy a new four-times-weekly nonstop service to Dubrovnik, Croatia from New York City.
Croatia Is Now Open For Tourism
Croatia reopened for tourism last month to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. This includes visitors from third-party countries outside of the EU, like Canada and the USA.
They are part of the list of countries allowing vaccinated travelers to enter without testing and/or quarantines but are not making vaccination for entry mandatory. It’s simply an option for travelers who prefer vaccination over PCR or antigen testing.
Delta Launching New Direct Flights From New York to Dubrovnik
Beginning July 2, Delta will launch a new four-times-weekly nonstop service to Croatia’s Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK).
The new route is in response to an ever-growing increase in travel demand.
“Customers are at the center of everything we do, including where we fly, and the addition of a new outdoor-friendly destination is another sign of the surge in demand we’re seeing,” said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning.
“More countries are easing restrictions for vaccinated travelers, and we’re ready to help reconnect people to their lives and loved ones.”
The new route is the first time Delta has operated service directly to Croatia.
“We are extremely pleased with the decision of Delta Air Lines to establish the NY-Dubrovnik route this summer,” said Nikolina Brnjac, Croatian Tourism Minister.
“Croatia has been open to U.S. tourists since the beginning of April, with proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative PCR or antigen test and booking confirmation. Our national Safe Stay in Croatia label ensures the highest epidemiological standards for tourists and we look forward to welcoming back American tourists very soon.”
Delta’s schedule to Croatia will operate as follows:
Introductory fares weren’t immediately available, as the flights will go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 8th.
United Airlines has also recently announced they will be starting direct flights on July 8 from EWR to Dubrovnik.
Delta Keeping Up With Demand For Tourism in Europe This Summer
In addition to Croatia, Delta has been adding more new routes to Europe to keep up with demand.
Delta was the first North American airline to resume direct flights from the U.S. to Athens, Greece since Americans have been allowed back in the country. This includes daily flights from JFK to Athens and another new daily route from Atlanta to Athens.
Delta also resumed and expanded its flights to Reykjavík, Iceland for vaccinated travelers, with brand new service from Boston and returning service from JFK and Minneapolis/St. Paul starting in May. Iceland is currently open to vaccinated tourists.
For those looking to stay closer to home this summer, Delta has also significantly expanded flights to Alaska, mountain destinations in the West, and the Caribbean.
This summer, Delta will operate approximately 4,000 daily flights to more than 200 domestic and more than 50 international destinations.
- Current List of EU Countries Allowing American Tourists in 2021
- Where American Tourists Can Travel Now: A-Z Country List
- Travel Insurance for Americans That Covers Covid & Cruising
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