June 12, 2020 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates from Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik.
Croatian Aviation reports that Air France announced today on its official website that it is re-launching international routes to numerous destinations in Europe and the world, including three in Croatia.
Air France originally planned to introduce a second daily rotation between Zagreb and Paris (thus connecting the two cities as many as 14 times a week), but the plans have, of course, been disrupted by the pandemic and will not happen this year.
The company will gradually increase the number of weekly flights to destinations in Croatia. We bring you the planned flight schedule for July:
The Paris – Zagreb line is being reintroduced, from July 1, 3 times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays),
The Paris – Split line is reintroduced, from July 13, 4 times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays),
The Paris – Dubrovnik line is being reintroduced, from July 4, twice a week (Saturdays and Sundays). On the Paris-Dubrovnik route, another flight will be added per week, on Mondays, from July 13.
On the routes from Paris to Zagreb and Dubrovnik, Air France will operate aircraft A319, A320 and A321, which in the fleet of this airline have a capacity between 143 and 212 seats in the passenger cabin.
According to current announcements, HOP will operate on the line from Paris to Split! for Air France Embraer 190 aircraft, capacity 100 passengers.
Furthermore, Croatian Aviation announced that Canadian leisure airline canceled the seasonal Toronto – Zagreb – Toronto route, which it launched in 2016.
Air Transat was originally supposed to launch a direct line between Toronto and Zagreb in May this year, but due to the impact of the pandemic, the start of traffic was postponed to July.
The direct line from Toronto was on sale 3 times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) with the A330-200 wide-body aircraft, but it was withdrawn from sale and the company announced that it will not operate on this line this year, of course, the only reason is poor demand caused by COVID-19.
Last summer, Zagreb was connected directly with Toronto with as many as two airlines, Air Canada Rouge operated 4 times a week between the two cities, while Air Transat operated 3 times a week on the route, i.e., a total of 7 weekly direct flights.
Air Canada Rouge canceled the route to Zagreb in April (as well as many other seasonal ones in Europe), and now Air Transat has done the same.
With this, as things stand now (with the exception of Emirates, which still has a line to Zagreb on sale since September), Zagreb was left without wide-body aircraft this year, given that Emirates will most likely also cancel flights to Zagreb.