Private Croatian airline Trade Air has once again delayed the start of operations on domestic PSO lines, reports Croatian Aviation.
Trade Air announced on its website that it is once again postponing the start of operations on domestic PSO lines. The mentioned lines have been suspended since May, and the start of operations was first announced for June, then for July 1, and then for July 18. Finally, the lines had last been announced for August 1, which now will not happen. The new planned date for the start of operations is August 15.
The announcement reads as follows: “Dear passengers, unfortunately, Trade Air expects to re-establish domestic flights only on August 15, 2022, after receiving confirmation from the relevant authorities. Sales will not open before August 1, so we invite you to visit us again after an unspecified date. When the sales open, we will announce it through established communication channels (news, Facebook, and Instagram)”.
As a reminder, this summer Trade Air should operate on the following routes:
Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek,
Osijek – Pula – Split – Pula – Osijek,
Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek,
Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka,
Osijek – Zadar – Osijek, and
Rijeka – Zadar – Rijeka.
The number of weekly frequencies remains the same as in the previous four-year period, except for the lines between Osijek and Zadar and Rijeka and Zadar, which will operate once a week.
These lines are extremely important for Osijek Airport, which could have recorded high interest in the summer months due to the planned larger aircraft (Saab340 with 34 seats), and lines to airports on the coast. Due to bureaucracy, these lines won’t run until mid-August, and considering that the start of traffic has already been postponed several times, it is difficult to say whether the lines will actually start operating from the specified date.
Once they start, all lines except the ones mentioned to and from Zadar will operate throughout the year, which is important not only for Osijek but also for other Croatian airports.
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