Flights to Croatia: Windrose Further Delays Zagreb, Croatia Airlines Resumes Amsterdam

Daniela Rogulj

May 26, 2020 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates from Zagreb.

Croatian Aviation reports that Ukrainian airline Windrose announced a new planned start of operations on the Kyiv-Zagreb route.

The line has not existed so far, so this summer season was supposed to be the first in which there would be a direct connection between the capitals of Ukraine and Croatia, and it was originally supposed to start operating in May.

Due to the pandemic and the crisis it caused, the company initially postponed the start of operations to the end of May, then to June, but after Monday’s changes, the company decided to further postpone the planned start of operations to July 21.

Windrose kept three weeks of flights on this route in the reservation system, with a small capacity aircraft (48 seats), ERJ-145.

Additional delays are also likely, as well as the complete cancellation of the line for this summer season and the start of traffic only in the summer flight schedule in 2021.

Furthermore, on Monday, Croatia Airlines performed the first rotation on the Zagreb-Amsterdam-Zagreb service after a long break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although it was planned that initially smaller aircraft (76 seats) would be on the route, Croatia Airlines rotated the A319 aircraft (reg. Marks 9A-CTH) with a capacity of 144 seats.

The plane took off from Zagreb at 08:40 in the morning towards the capital of the Netherlands, with 78 passengers. The return flight from Amsterdam was delayed on arrival in Zagreb by only 12 minutes, but, interestingly, on the first day of the re-establishment of this line, there were as many as 124 passengers on the flight (load factor of 86% cabin occupancy).

After 1 hour and 20 minutes of flight through the airspace of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Slovenia, the plane landed at Zagreb Airport and made an afternoon flight to Frankfurt, also the first after a long break.

Following the announcements of airlines in the region and Europe in general, we can expect the normalization of air traffic soon, but certainly not to the extent that it existed before the outbreak of the pandemic.

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