Flights to Croatia: Qatar, Emirates Reduce Zagreb Flights, N. African, SE Asian Routes Coming?

Daniela Rogulj

March 9, 2020 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Zagreb Airports. 

After Korean Air, who postponed seasonal flights between Seoul and Zagreb from March 31 until April 23, Qatar Airways and Emirates have also reduced their operations to Zagreb due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Ex Yu Aviation.

Beginning this week, Qatar Airways will reduce its daily services between Doha and Zagreb to twelve flights per week. Namely, Qatar Airways will no longer operate a second flight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the start of the 2020 summer season, or March 29. All Qatar Airways flights to remaining destinations in the former Yugoslavia remain unchanged. 

Furthermore, Emirates has reduced its daily service between Dubai and Zagreb to six per week, with flights no longer available on Tuesday. This is only in effect for the first two weeks of operations (beginning March 29), until Easter week. Emirates expect to make more changes as the situation progresses.

For the upcoming summer season, we know that Eurowings will discontinue flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf to Zagreb, while Swiss and Czech Airlines will not resume their seasonal services from Zurich and Prague. 

However, Ex Yu Aviation reports that a number of airlines will increase operations to Zagreb this year, like Croatia Airlines, which will launch two new routes, to Sofia and Podgorica, three times per week from May. They will also run an extra weekly service to Amsterdam. 

Windrose Airlines will introduce three weekly flights from Kyiv in June, while Air France added a second daily service from Paris and British Airways has upped their flights from London Heathrow to eleven per week. Air Serbia will run thirteen weekly flights from Belgrade, while Aegean Airlines doubled the number of available seats. Croatia Airlines will also increase seat capacity to Brussels, Skopje, and Copenhagen.

Zagreb Airport could soon welcome carriers from North Africa and Southeast Asia, too.

“We are in regular contact with all airlines which could review their summer schedule if the situation develops in an adverse way,” said the airport on the coronavirus outbreak. While Tunis Air will run one weekly charter flight between Monastir and Zagreb from May 27, we have yet to see which other carriers from North Africa or Asia will come to the Croatian capital next. 

Last month, Zagreb welcomed 184,236 passengers, which is up 1.7%. During the first two months of 2020, Zagreb Airport welcomed 387,271 passengers, up 4%. 

Source: Ex Yu Aviation

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