| 6th October 2020.
Flights to Croatia from October
Croatian Aviation report states that foreign airlines will reduce their flights to Croatia from October.
Lufthansa stops several routes to Croatia in October
Croatian Aviation reports that German airline Lufthansa will drastically reduce the number of operations at Croatian airports by the end of October.
Lufthansa, a Star Alliance member, has not operated on its two seasonal lines since October: from Munich to Pula and Zadar. Although the lines operated in October, the company stopped operations earlier this year due to the impact of the global pandemic or reduced demand.
In October, Lufthansa will have 7 active routes to Croatian airports, two less than in the previous month. Although the number of routes did not decrease significantly, there was a large reduction in the number of weekly flights to Croatian destinations.
A look at the flight schedule that is in effect until the end of this month.
Frankfurt - Dubrovnik will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17. Lufthansa operated 3 times a week on this line in August and twice a week in September.
Munich - Dubrovnik will operate four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, until October 24.
Frankfurt - Split will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17. The company operated on this line 4 times a week in August, and 3 in September.
Munich - Split will operate four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, until October 24.
Frankfurt - Zadar will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 24. This is one flight less per week compared to September, and two compared to August.
Frankfurt - Pula will operate until October 17, once a week, on Saturdays. This, too, is one flight less per week than in September, and two less than in August.
Munich - Zagreb will operate 5 times a week until October 17; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. From October 18, there will be only three flights a week on this line, on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Lufthansa will stop traffic to Adriatic airports earlier than in previous years, and there will be a reduction in the number of weekly flights on the Munich - Zagreb route.
It is still unknown whether Croatia Airlines will operate on Dubrovnik - Frankfurt, Split - Frankfurt, and Split - Munich in the winter flight schedule this year.
EasyJet completed most of its lines to Dubrovnik on the first weekend of October. Until the end of October, this well-known low-cost carrier will operate only to Split Airport.
Although easyJet flew to Pula, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik until the end of the season (end of October) in last year's summer flight schedule, this will not happen this year. Lines to Zadar and Pula stopped operating at the end of September, and the company planned to operate on 4 lines to Dubrovnik and eight to Split by the end of October.
easyJet further reduced traffic to Dubrovnik. In the first five days of October, it operated the last flights of this year from Bristol, Edinburgh, and London to Dubrovnik Airport. Although tickets were on sale until the very end of October, this airline decided to stop traffic much earlier than planned.
easyJet previously announced traffic on 8 international routes to Split by the end of October, but two lines, from Bristol and Glasgow to Split, were canceled.
The company now offers 6 lines to Split Airport:
Basel - Split, twice a week, until October 24,
Berlin - Split, twice a week, until October 24,
Gatwick - Split, twice a week, until October 24,
Geneva - Split, once a week, until October 24,
Luton - Split, once a week, until October 24,
Manchester - Split, once a week, until October 17.
With the end of the summer flight schedule (October 24), easyJet will suspend operations to Split Airport and end this year's summer season to Croatian airports. easyJet plans to operate to Croatian destinations in 2021 on all lines.
Austrian Airlines spokesperson told the airline will temporarily cancel the Vienna - Zagreb route in mid-October.
Austria Airlines will operate its last flight to Zagreb on Monday, October 16, while all other flights after that date have been canceled.
Exceptionally, the company plans to operate on this line during the Christmas and New Year holidays (only 10 flights), but it will depend on passenger demand. From January to the beginning of the summer flight schedule (end of March next year), Austrian will not operate on this route.
After the departure of Emirates and FlyDubai, this is another blow for Zagreb Airport. Austrian has been a long-term user of Zagreb Airport and has normally operated on this route several times a day, both in summer and winter.
After many years, this winter, Zagreb will be without a direct connection with Vienna.
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