Iberia Grows Croatian Services For Summer Leisure Demand

As a part of its commitment to restarting global tourism, Iberia announced last week that it expanded the number of flights from Spain to Croatia. In a statement released on June 15, the Spanish national flag carrier said it had added three destinations in Croatia to its summer network: Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Split.

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Iberia adds three Croatian destinations to its summer network. Photo: Iberia

Iberia believes that Croatia offers vacationers a unique mix of outdoor and cultural activities and its beautiful Adriatic coastline, where people can soak up the sun and swim. If you dream of spending sun-kissed days next to sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is where you can turn these dreams into a reality.


Regarded as being the pearl of the Adriatic Sea, the sense of awe you feel when seeing the old town for the first time will last for a lifetime. Walking its limestone streets surrounded by baroque architecture and the shimmering blue sea, Dubrovnic is an open-air museum with centuries of history.

In 1991, during the breakup of Yugoslavia, the world was shocked by the shelling of the town and its surrounding mountains. Since then, the city has rebounded from the war and is eager to embrace tourists with open arms.

During the summer, of 2021 Iberia will offer five weekly flights from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) to Dubrovnik Airport (DVB). The number of flights between MAD and DVB will increase to ten flights per week in July and a twice-daily service in August.

Madrid to Dubrovnik:

  • Iberia flight number IB3156 departs Madrid at 07:55 and arrives in Dubrovnik at 10:45
  • Iberia flight number IB3292 departs Madrid at 15:50 and arrives in Dubrovnik at 18:45

Dubrovnik to Madrid:

  • Iberia flight number IB3157 departs Dubrovnik at 11:25  and arrives in Madrid at 14:40
  • Iberia flight IB3293 number departs Dubrovnik at 19:40 and arrive in Madrid at 22:50

The Croatian capital of Zagreb

A world away from the sun-soaked islands of the Adriatic, Zagreb has a charm all of its own. Seen by most travelers as a city to fly into before heading off to the Istrian Peninsula, or Dalmation coast, Zagreb and its medieval and charms are often overlooked by visiting tourists.

Easy to explore on foot, Zagreb is an eclectic mix of secessionist, neo-baroque, and art deco buildings surrounding beautiful parks and green spaces. In Zagreb, you will find plenty of good restaurants, lively bars, and a cafe culture of young people having a good time.

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Flight time from Madrid to Croatia is just under three hours. Photo: Iberia

In June, Iberia offers three weekly flights to the Croatian capital from Madrid. During July, this increase to four and then seven flights per week in August.

Madrid to Zagreb:

  • Iberia flight number IB3158 departs Madrid at 07:50 and arrives in Zagreb at 10:35
  • Iberia flight number IB3198 departs Madrid at 16:20 and arrives in Zagreb at 19:05

Zagreb to Madrid:

  1. Iberia flight number IB3159 departs Zagreb at 11:20 and arrives in Madrid at 14:15
  2. Iberia flight number IB3199 departs Zagreb at 19: 50 and arrives in Madrid at 22:55

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Split: a UNESCO World Heritage City

When you sit at a cafe on Split’s seafront promenade and gaze across the harbor to the islands, it is easy to see why Roman Emperor Diocletian chose this location to build a lavish villa for his retirement. Full of history and yet buzzing with life, Split is the quintessential Mediterranean city where history and modernity live side by side. Add in the spectacular mountain backdrop, Dalmation cooking, and you will see why Split is a favorite summertime place to visit.

Madrid to Split:

  • Iberia flight number IB3310 will depart Madrid at 15:25 and arrive in Split at 18:10
  • Iberia flight number IB3276 will depart Madrid at 16:25 and arrive in Split at 19:10

Split to Madrid:

  • Iberia flight number IB3311will depart Split at 18:55 and arrive in Madrid at 21:55
  • Iberia flight number IB3277 will depart Split at 19:55 and arrive in Madrid at 22:55
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Croatia is the perfect summer destination. Photo: Iberia

All flights from Madrid to Croatia are available for as little as €98 ($116) roundtrip, and Iberia gives customers the option of arriving in one city and departing from another. This presents the perfect opportunity to get out and explore Croatia.

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