The Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, will reintroduce a scheduled flight between Zagreb and Barcelona in the 2022 summer flight schedule, reports Croatian Aviation.
The flight between the two cities was introduced for the first time in the summer of 1999, and then again in the summer of 2009. The line operated regularly until the summer season of 2020 when it has not been in operation due to the pandemic.
The Croatian national airline expects a recovery in demand on this route in the next summer season, so tickets for direct flights between the two cities are already on sale.
The first flight was announced at the very beginning of the summer flight schedule, on March 27, and by mid-April, there will be two flights a week, every Thursday and Sunday. As of April 19, the third weekly flight is on sale, every Tuesday, and Croatia Airlines plans to keep three-weekly flights until the end of the summer season, i.e., October 29, 2022.
A319 aircraft have been announced on all flights between Barcelona and Zagreb, which have a capacity of 144 seats on Croatia Airlines. In the first 7 months of next year, Croatia Airlines will offer more than 26,000 seats on this route.
Along with Croatia Airlines, Spanish airline Vueling should operate between Barcelona and Zagreb next summer, twice a week, every Tuesday and Saturday, and in August and Thursday, so there should be as many as six weekly flights on this route at the peak of the summer season.
Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reports that the number of weekly operations on the new line between Zagreb and Pristina, which started on December 15 this year, will be reduced.
From the beginning of January to the end of February next year, the Kosovo tour operator will operate between Zagreb and Pristina two instead of three times a week.
Croatia Airlines and Trade Air will soon reduce the number of weekly operations on Kosovo’s MyWings. During this period, flights are canceled on Mondays, so Zagreb and Pristina will be directly connected on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is an expected move by the tour operator given that the line was introduced recently and that demand is generally low in January and February, especially now with the pandemic.
From the beginning of March, MyWings will again operate between Pristina and Zagreb three times a week (and on Mondays), and from the end of March, there will be a significant increase in capacity on the line – instead of the 76-seat DashQ400 aircraft, the 144-seat A319 aircraft will operate.
By March next year, there will be an increase in demand on the line, and the tour operator will carry out certain marketing activities to attract as many potential passengers as possible.
The prices of return tickets have now been reduced and can be purchased for as little as 150 euros.
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