September 5, 2020 – The latest news for flights to Croatia as Air Baltic maintains Dubrovnik-Vilnius and likely cancels all other Croatia lines.
Croatian Aviation reports that according to the original plan, Air Baltic, the national carrier of Latvia based in Riga, was supposed to operate on four routes to Croatia in September, but this will not happen. Only one international line remains active.
Air Baltic started regular traffic to Croatia very early, back in June, and was also the first international line after a complete lockdown to Rijeka Airport. The company operates new A220 aircraft on all routes to Croatia.
The Riga – Dubrovnik route has been announced once a week in September, every Monday, but the company has been canceling flights on this route for some time. Currently, flights from September 14 are on sale again, but it is quite certain that they will also be canceled.
The Riga – Split line is also announced once a week through September, every Friday, though this line should see the same fate – the company ran the last flight on this line on August 21, while all flights after that date were canceled. Air Baltic has been offering flights on this route until September 18, but as is the case with the Dubrovnik route, it is obvious that they will not return to Split this year and will cancel the mentioned flights.
On the Riga – Rijeka line, the last flight operated on August 19, though it was originally planned that the last flight would be on September 16. However, in the meantime, all departures have been canceled and the company no longer offers direct flights between the two cities.
The last, fourth Air Baltic line, also a completely new line that started operating this year, Vilnius – Dubrovnik, is the only one that operates regularly, and Air Baltic plans to maintain it until the end of this month (September 25), once a week, every Friday.