Croatian Aviation reports that in January, the Croatian National Airline will continue to connect Zagreb with a total of 14 international destinations. This is the same number of destinations as in December, and it should be noted that the number of weekly operations has not been drastically reduced, as was the case in January this year.
Croatia Airlines will operate from Zagreb in January 2022 to:
Amsterdam, daily (A319 with 144 seats),
Vienna, 3 times a week (DashQ400 capacity 76 seats),
Brussels, 10 to 12 times a week (DashQ400),
Dublin, 2 times a week (A319),
Frankfurt, 21 to 28 times a week (A319, DashQ400),
Copenhagen, daily (A319, DashQ400),
London, 3 times a week (A319),
Munich, 10 to 12 flights a week (DashQ400),
Paris, daily (A320, A319),
Pristina, 2 times a week (DashQ400), ACMI charter Trade Air,
Rome, daily via Split (DashQ400),
Sarajevo, 6 times a week (DashQ400),
Skopje, 4 times a week (DashQ400),
Zurich, 10 to 14 flights a week (DashQ400).
Unlike last year, when DashQ400 aircraft were used on almost all routes, this January Croatia Airlines will still use the Airbus fleet, mainly to larger European hubs with a significant number of transfer passengers, such as Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam. The Airbus fleet will also travel to Dublin, Copenhagen, and London, and at the very beginning of the new year to Munich.
Until mid-January, Croatia Airlines will continue to connect Osijek and Munich, while daily flights from Split to three international destinations are available – Frankfurt, Munich, and Rome.
Recall, before the holidays, Croatian Aviation was contacted by several passengers who had tickets on Ryanair flights in January but were informed by the airline that their flight had been canceled, without further explanation as the airline was not required to compensate for the cancellation if more than 15 days before the travel date.
Croatian Aviation reported that flights on the following routes had been canceled:
Zagreb – Brussels Charleroi – Zagreb, from 09.01. to 02.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Sofia – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 02.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Dusseldorf Weeze – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 02.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Frankfurt Hahn – Zagreb, from 09.01. to 04.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Karlsruhe – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 01.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Memmingen – Zagreb, from 07.01. to 04.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Naples – Zagreb, from 07.01. to 04.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Podgorica – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 01.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Oslo Torp – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 02.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Malmo – Zagreb, from 08.01. to 01.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Basel – Zagreb, from 07.01. to 04.02.2022.,
Zagreb – Manchester – Zagreb, from 09.01. to 03.02.2022.
In addition, the number of weekly operations has decreased on certain lines:
Zagreb – Gothenburg – Zagreb, from 3 to 2 flights a week,
Zagreb – Milan Bergamo – Zagreb, from 4 to 2 flights a week,
Zagreb – Paphos – Zagreb, from 2 to 1 flight per week,
Zagreb – London Stansted – Zagreb, from 7 to 4 flights a week.
Croatian Aviation adds that it is very likely that the suspended lines will not return to traffic in early February, but only with the summer flight schedule, which is expected given the low demand and new travel complications caused by the pandemic.
Ryanair failed to attract enough passengers to its routes during the pandemic, and a bigger problem for the airline itself is very poor yield, which is confirmed by 10 euro tickets one way even a day or two before the flight.
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