Austrian Airlines to reduce the number of weekly flights to Croatia
The Austrian national airline has announced its flight schedule for October. The company will operate to three Croatian airports by mid-October; Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik Airport.
As confirmed to us by this airline, due to travel restrictions, the company decided to reduce the number of weekly flights to Croatia and end its traffic to Split earlier than it was planned. As a reminder, Austrian launched the Vienna - Zadar route this summer season, which was in operation until mid-September. Despite the pandemic, the company is satisfied with the results of this route and plans to continue operating on it in the summer season of 2021.
The Vienna - Split route operated 6 times a week during the summer flight schedule, every day except Tuesday. Although Austrian planned to operate on this route throughout October, due to restrictions and low demand, the last flight will be earlier than planned - on October 10th. From October 1st until October 10th, the Vienna - Split route will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the afternoon hours.
The Vienna - Dubrovnik route also operated 6 times a week this summer season. This route will be active until the very end of the summer flight schedule - until October 23rd.
from October 2nd to 5th, four flights a week have been scheduled, on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
from October 11th to 18th, two flights a week have been scheduled, on Fridays and Sundays,
from October 19th to 23rd, two flights a week are scheduled, on Mondays and Sundays.
Austrian is also announcing changes on the Vienna - Zagreb route. Although this route was supposed to operate 6 times a week in September, the company very often canceled certain departures due to weak demand. For this reason, there has been a reduction in the number of weekly flights on the route for October, so from October 1st Austrian will connect Vienna and Zagreb four times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights are scheduled to operate in the afternoon hours.
In the summer flight schedule in previous years, Austrian flew to Split and Dubrovnik every day, often using its largest aircraft from the Airbus family (A321), while on the Vienna -Zagreb route it operated up to 3 times a day! The only route that should be in traffic in this year's winter flight schedule is Vienna - Zagreb, but the number of weekly flights is still uncertain, we will announce the airline's plan for this route in the winter months by the mid-October.