It has been a while! Ever since the start of the pandemic, I was grounded. (Ok, that one acrobatic flight does not count.) So, when the first opportunity came by, I was happy to board a local flight from Zadar to Zagreb. Usually, I would drive but not this time. Flying over Velebit was something I was really looking forward to!
At the airport
Zadar airport is fairly dead at the moment. There are only local connections to Zagreb and Pula and even the early morning flight has been cancelled. Corona virus did its thing… There were maybe a dozen of us waiting for the plane to come from Pula and then continue to Zagreb. Cool but sunny day was perfect for this very scenic flight!
Flying from Zadar to Zagreb
Once we took off, the views started opening. The flights from Zadar airport have some of the most stunning views probably in Europe: islands, mountains, wonderfully blue sea… I simply could not get enough!
We flew over Šepurine I wrote about in one of the past blogs: https://secretcroatia.blog/2017/07/23/shadows-and-graffiti-of-sepurine-military-base/
One can see that there is still plenty of land to build more ugly houses on Vir Island.
Not only from the ground level, but even from the air, Pag is definitely the most unique Croatian island!
The flight from Zadar to Zagreb is fairly short. It lasts only about 45 minutes and it costs about 45 Euros one way. The landing at Zagreb airport was smooth and easy. For booking, it is best to book directly at Croatia Airlines web site: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/