SAS to introduce Zadar service
SAS Scandinavian Airlines plans to introduce a new route to Croatia next summer season.
SAS will introduce Copenhagen - Zadar route which was originally supposed to operate this summer, but due to the outbreak of a global pandemic, the closed sales and rescheduled this route for the next summer season.
SAS has now announced this new route for the summer of 2021, it should be in operation from the end of June to mid-August, very short compared to other routes of this airline that operate to Croatia mainly from April to the end of September.
The Copenhagen - Zadar route will operate twice a week, every Tuesday and Saturday, with CRJ900 aircraft which has a capacity of 90 seats in carrier fleet.
Next summer, SAS plans to operate to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik Airport from numerous Scandinavian cities (Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Aarhus, Bergen and Kristiansand), but the realization of those flights will primarily depend on epidemiological situation and demand.
It is important that SAS in the summer flight schedule for next year left on sale all routes to Croatia from the summer season of 2019, estimating at this time that next year demand for Croatia will be significantly better than this year..
Like all other airlines, SAS also records a significant decline in passengers numbers and revenue. Occupancy (Cabin Load Factor) of Scandinavian Airlines aircraft was 50.6% in July, 46.7% in August, only 35.8% in September and 37.3% in October.
This summer, SAS had reduced schedule to Pula and Split, while there were no regular flights to Dubrovnik. Pula had a direct connection with Copenhagen, while Split had four routes; to/from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Gothenburg.
Take a look of landing at Split Airport from the cockpit of SAS A320NEO!