Croatia Airlines confirmed to Croatian Aviation that the airline will not operate on three international routes from Zagreb during this summer season.
The reason for giving up the launch of three seasonal international routes is, of course, the reduced demand and restrictions imposed by certain countries to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In 2017, the company made an expansion in the Scandinavian market, launching direct flights from Zagreb to Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo. In the first season, in the summer of 2017., the company had 3 weekly flights on the routes from Zagreb to Stockholm and Helsinki, and 2 weekly flights to Oslo. During the summer 2019. the airline operated on all three mentioned routes 3 flights per week. The routes were operated by Canadair CRJ-1000 aircraft, which Croatia Airlines leased on a short-term base from the Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum.
The company has made a decision and the Zagreb - Stockholm, Zagreb - Helsinki and Zagreb - Oslo routes are completely canceled for this summer season. It is still being considered whether a direct route between Zagreb and Bucharest will be introduced this summer.
All other routes (operating year-round and on seasonal base) should be active again in this summer flight schedule, the company is still considering the dates of their re-introduction, which primarily depends on the development of the epidemiological situation in each destination, country restrictions and demand.