MIAMI – Long-haul startup Pragusa.One will offer nonstop premium economy flights from the United States to Croatia on Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft.
The US-Croatia route is set to have a frequency of three weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (EWR) to Dubrovnik (DBV). The first flight from New York is scheduled for June 21, 2021, followed by the first flight from Los Angeles on June 22, 2021. The service will be available until October 31, 2021.
The airline will fly an Airbus A330-300 between New York and Dubrovnik, with a total capacity of 15,700 seats for the said period. The flights will depart from New York and Dubrovnik on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
On the flights between Los Angeles and Dubrovnik, an Airbus A340 will be used, with a total capacity of 14,700 seats, also for the aforementioned period. The flights will depart from Los Angeles and Dubrovnik on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Apart from Dubrovnik, the airline will also have a base in Prague. The name “PRAGUSA” is a combination of “Prague” and “Ragusa,” the latter being the historical name for Dubrovnik.
Comments from Pragusa.One
Kresimir Budinski, managing director of Pragusa.One stated that the airline has been working hard since summer 2020 to develop this “one-of-a-kind product for frequent travelers” who are prepared to fly internationally.
The new airline will also include point-to-point flight operations combined with a complete travel plan and premium in-flight service, Budinski added. According to the airline, the US is one of Pragusa.One’s primary target markets.
A British company is behind the startup, as per the PRAGUSA.ONE Ltd – London, United Kingdom footer line on its website. According to onemileatatime.com, Pragusa.One planned to apply for an air operator certificate last month and has allegedly already secured incentives from the two airports.
Besides New York and Los Angeles, the new airline also plans to fly to Beijing, Tokyo, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Johannesburg. By 2024 the airline hopes to have a permanent fleet of four A350-900s. Interestingly, the startup says it aims to be an all-premium economy airline, meaning an A350 that would feature just 251 seats.
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