Two well-known low-cost carriers, Eurowings and Vueling, have withdrawn from sale two routes to Croatian destinations, although they were scheduled for December and January, respectively.
In November, Eurowings announced its flight schedule for December this year, in which it would offer slightly more flights to Croatian destinations, to Zagreb and Split, just in time for the holidays.
Although Eurowings has announced traffic on direct Split - Cologne route, this will not happen. The company's original plan was to operate on this route in the period from December 22nd to January 10th twice a week, on Tuesdays and Sundays, but low demand caused by new measures at state borders forced this airline to cancel planned operations.
There will still be flights from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart to Split, as well as two routes to Zagreb Airport.
Vueling cancels Dubrovnik service for January 2021.
The Spanish low-cost airline announced at the end of October that it would launch the Barcelona - Dubrovnik route in January 2021.
Regular flights on this route were on sale twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday. Vueling was also forced to cancel these flights and is currently planning to return to Dubrovnik with the start of the summer flight schedule, in April next year.
The company tried to motivate a certain number of passengers to visit Dubrovnik in January at very reasonable prices, but this was clearly not enough. When we take into account all the restrictions that exist today when traveling (especially on international routes), the cancellation of these flights is quite an expected move by the airline.
Dubrovnik was left without its only scheduled route for this winter, and there will be no international flights to and from Dubrovnik until the spring of next year, while Split remains connected by Croatia Airlines to Frankfurt, Rome and Munich, Edelweiss to Zurich, KLM to Amsterdam and Eurowings to Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.