August 15, 2020 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates for Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik.
Croatian Aviation reports that OneWorld alliance member British Airways will reduce the number of weekly flights to Zagreb in September this year.
British Airways currently operates daily between London (Heathrow Airport) and Zagreb, on A319 and A320 aircraft. Given the occupancy of the passenger cabin and reduced demand, the company decided to reduce the number of weekly flights on the said route in September this year.
From September 1 on the London – Zagreb route, British Airways aircraft will operate six times a week, every day except Wednesday, while from September 7, there will be five flights per week on the route. Namely, the flight will be additionally canceled on Tuesdays.
Changes are certainly still possible, but unfortunately not in the direction of increasing weekly flights, especially with the fact that the number of patients with COVID-19 in the Republic of Croatia is growing significantly.
Other British Airways routes in Croatia (to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula) have no operational changes so far.
Croatia Airlines currently offers three flights a week on the route Zagreb – London Heathrow throughout September (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), but the flight schedule for next month has not yet been finalized.
Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reports that Aeroflot has completely canceled the Moscow – Split route, to which it planned to return in August, and there are no announced flights to Dubrovnik or Zagreb.
Before the pandemic, Russian Aeroflot operated daily on the Moscow (Sheremetyevo Airport) – Zagreb route, both in summer and winter.
The line was suspended at the time of the pandemic and has not resumed until now. However, according to the announcements from the airline, there will be no direct flights between the two capitals this year. The company plans to make a significant restructuring after the crisis, and according to current announcements, we can expect a direct air connection between Moscow and Zagreb only in April 2021.
Aeroflot even announced the launch of its seasonal route Moscow – Split in August this year, airline tickets were already on sale, but given the regulations at the state borders, it was to be expected that flights would be canceled, which eventually happened.
The third Aeroflot line in Croatia, the one to Dubrovnik, was withdrawn from sale in March, so Croatia will not have a direct connection with the capital of Russia this year.
In the summer flight schedule, the Croatian national carrier operates on the Zagreb – St. Petersburg line, but that line was also canceled for this year.
Aeroflot’s last visit to Croatia was on May 2 this year, when a B777 aircraft landed at Zagreb Airport for the first time, transporting medical equipment from China via Moscow to the Croatian capital.