MIAMI – Delta Air Lines (DL) has announced it is starting operations to Croatia New York (JFK) and Dubrovnik (DBV) on July 2.

As stated in a company blog post made public today, for this route, DL will use the 226-seat Boeing 767-300 featuring full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin services. Flights will depart four times a week. It will be the first time DL operates a nonstop service to Croatia.

One of the main features of the route is the visitors to Croatia are not subject to COVID-19 quarantine upon arrival, as well as the openness to foreign travelers.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER. Photo: Francesco R. Cecchetti/Airways

Comments from Delta Air Lines, Croatian Tourism Minister

“Croatia welcomes all travelers who are fully vaccinated, have a negative PCR test or proof of recent COVID-19 recovery,” the post stated. Delta’s senior vice president of Network Planning Joe Esposito praised the increasing demand for leisure travel, as well as the fact more countries are reopening.

“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. More countries are easing restrictions for vaccinated travelers, and we’re ready to help reconnect people to their lives and loved ones,” Esposito said.

Croatian Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac lauded DL’s move, and reemphasized her country’s high sanitary standards.

“We are extremely pleased with the decision of Delta Air Lines to establish the NY-Dubrovnik route this summer. 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,” Brnjac said.

Featured image: Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332ER (N1602). Photo: © Roberto Leiro/Airways