According to a spokesman from Croatia Airlines, the Croatian national carrier will not launch new seasonal flights from Zagreb to Sofia and Podgorica this year.
The original plan was to start with these two new routes from early May, then the start was postponed to June, but the planned new destinations are now completely suspended for this year's summer flight schedule.
Flights from Zagreb to Sofia and Podgorica were scheduled to operate 3 times per week, using a Dash400 aircraft with a capacity of 76 seats.
The complete cancellation of these two new lines is actually a logical move in a year where poor results in the airline industry are expected. Considering the launch of new routes that always need a certain time to promote, Croatia Airlines made a smart move, preventing flying on new routes that would surely create additional losses this summer season.
The renewal of other international flights of this airline, as well as the scope of flights to European destinations, will be adapted to the development of the epidemiological situation and the decisions of the competent public health and aviation institutions.
Croatia Airlines continues to connect daily Zagreb with Frankfurt, and from May 11th, two daily flights between Zagreb and Split and Zagreb and Dubrovnik will be reintroduced.