Germany's Lufthansa has announced 15 new routes for the summer season 2021. Among them, the airline will introduce Frankfurt - Rijeka route!
During the summer season, Lufthansa operates regular flights from Frankfurt to 5 airports in Croatia: Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, from the next year, the airline will add one more route from Frankfurt - to Rijeka Airport. l
On the route from Frankfurt Ryanair operated direct flights to Rijeka in previous seasons, but from this year the airline switched operations to Hahn Airport. on the route from Frankfurt Condor Airlines operated direct flights to Rijeka during the summer season 2019., but due to the pandemic situation the airline did not operate flights to Rijeka this year and it is not confirmed that Condor will come back to Kvarner next summer season.
The Frankfurt - Rijeka - Frankfurt route will start operating from May 8th, once per week, every Saturday. A320 aircraft will be used on this route (capacity between 168 to 180 seats).
This new route will operate during the evening hours, with departure from Frankfurt at 5:35 PM and arrival to Rijeka at 7 PM. Scheduled departure from Rijeka is at 8 PM with arrival to Frankfurt at 9:30 PM. The airline left the possibility of adding more weekly flights if demand (booking) will be satisfied.
Lufthansa already operates flights to Rijeka from Munich, but this route is not operating in the summer season 2020. due to the pandemic situation.
This is the third new route scheduled for next summer season, Ryanair already announced new route between Vienna and Pula, while TAP Portugal scheduled flights between Lisbon and Zagreb.