The British national airline and OneWorld alliance member British Airways resumed regular flights between London and Zagreb in early December, reports Croatian Aviation.
Namely, on December 2 this year, a British Airways A320 aircraft landed again at Zagreb Airport with a total of 103 passengers after a short break. Since the beginning of the pandemic, British Airways has often made operational changes in its flight schedule, with most changes to its Zagreb route, which has been suspended several times for a shorter or longer period.
Zagreb suffered the same fate this autumn, but British Airways has resumed traffic on the route to Zagreb, expecting higher demand in December, as is usually the case, due to the Christmas holidays and New Year’s celebrations.
Thus, from December 2 to 31, British Airways will operate a total of 14 return flights between Zagreb and London and offer an additional 5,000 seats. Along with British Airways, Croatia Airlines also operates on this route four times a week, while the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair flies between Stansted and Zagreb.
According to current announcements, British Airways will stay in Zagreb until January 10 (flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays), and then will cancel the route again. For now, only until February 1, but it is expected that the airline will extend flights to Zagreb until spring.
Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reports that the Russian national airline Aeroflot will operate daily between Moscow and Zagreb from December 23 this year.
Aeroflot will send wide-body A330-300 aircraft to Zagreb this December, all due to the increased passenger demand when Russian citizens flocked to the Croatian capital in large numbers for vaccines.
In addition to the previously announced A330-300 aircraft, which will arrive in Zagreb on December 9 and 12, the third A330-300, which will land in the Croatian capital on Thursday, December 16, has been announced in additional changes.
By the end of this year, Aeroflot will offer more than 7,200 seats between Moscow and Zagreb on a total of 19 return flights, with 3 return flights with wide-body aircraft that we could see daily at Dubrovnik Airport this summer and on the last day of the summer season in Split.
So far, Aeroflot has rarely sent wide-body aircraft to Zagreb, but this was mainly due to cargo. In the winter of 2019, Aeroflot flew to Zagreb on a daily basis using Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
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