Thursday, 13 January 2022

5 Ryanair Zagreb Lines Canceled until March, KLM Reduces Amsterdam-Zagreb

January 13, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia with more bad news for Zagreb Airport as 5 Ryanair Zagreb lines have been canceled and KLM reduces the Amsterdam-Zagreb line until the end of January. 

Croatian Aviation reports that Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair canceled 12 scheduled flights from Zagreb in January this year. The number of weekly departures to 4 more international lines has been further reduced, and the airline has now made additional changes and canceled 5 more lines until the beginning of March!

Passengers were sent notices about the canceled flights last night, in which it is clearly stated that they are not entitled to compensation in accordance with EU 261 regulations. Of course, the airline offered passengers a free change of date or refund, but the bigger problem is that according to most cities where the cancellation occurred, there is no option of a direct flight with another airline from Zagreb.

Route cancellations until March:

Zagreb - Dusseldorf Weeze, from March 2,

Zagreb - Frankfurt Hahn, from March 4,

Zagreb - Naples, from March 4, 

Zagreb - Oslo Torp, from March 2,

Zagreb - Sofia, from March 2. 

By canceling these flights, Ryanair will have 88 fewer return flights from Zagreb Airport in February, and consequently 15,840 fewer seats.

Croatian Aviation also reports that Dutch KLM has reduced the number of weekly flights on the scheduled flight between Amsterdam and Zagreb. Until January 10 this year, KLM operated twice a day between the two mentioned cities, arriving in Zagreb in the afternoon and evening.

Due to reduced demand, KLM has canceled certain evening flights to Zagreb, which depart from Zagreb to Amsterdam at 6 am the next day.

Namely, until the end of January, KLM will operate from Amsterdam to Zagreb in the evening flight three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while afternoon flights between the two cities remain in daily traffic. In total, by the end of January, the airline will have 10 weekly flights between the capitals of the Netherlands and Croatia.

According to the schedule, KLM should operate 14 times a week or twice a day between Amsterdam and Zagreb at the beginning of February, but the realization of flights will depend exclusively on passenger demand, which is still determined by the pandemic and passenger restrictions in Europe.

The Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, operates daily between Amsterdam and Zagreb in the morning, with aircraft from the A320 family.

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Thursday, 18 March 2021

KLM Flights to Split for Easter, Amsterdam-Zagreb Frequencies Increased!

March 18, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as KLM flights to Split begin from Easter, and frequencies on the Amsterdam-Zagreb route have been increased! 

Croatian Aviation reports that the Dutch national airline will increase the number of weekly flights between Amsterdam and Zagreb at the beginning of April and launch its seasonal route to Split Airport.

KLM introduced its second daily flight to Zagreb in mid-February, and although the plan was to operate twice a day on this route every day of the week, this did not happen due to low demand.

The airline started with a smaller number of double rotations, but now it will still increase the number of weekly flights to Zagreb Airport. From April 5, KLM aircraft will operate on the Amsterdam - Zagreb - Amsterdam route as many as 13 times a week, and from April 12, two flights a day should be available all seven days a week.

Even better news, KLM will renew its seasonal line to Split before Easter!

The first flight has been announced for Friday, April 1. The airline will have two flights until April 10 (Monday, April 5 and Saturday, April 10), and then from April 17 to 25, it will operate twice a week, on Saturdays and Sundays.

From April 26, KLM plans daily operations to Split, but the schedule after that date should certainly be taken with caution, given that the published flight schedule will probably be reduced, of course, depending on the booking status of individual flights.

As of Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the current restrictions and rules for trips to the Netherlands have changed, as travelers now no longer need a rapid antigen test. 

Croatian Aviation reported yesterday that easyJet will introduce three routes to Split and Dubrovnik Airports in early April.

The British low-cost carrier plans to operate to two destinations in Croatia - Split and Dubrovnik.

The airline will introduce three lines from Switzerland to Split and Dubrovnik around Easter, with Split being connected to Basel and Geneva. At the same time, Dubrovnik will have a line only to Geneva.

The Basel - Split - Basel line has been announced from April 1 with two flights a week (every Thursday and Saturday). Because of the Easter holiday, it will operate on Monday, April 5 and 12. A319 aircraft have been announced on the routes.

The Geneva - Split - Geneva line has been announced from April 3, once a week, every Saturday, throughout the month of April. A319 aircraft are also expected on this route.

The Geneva - Dubrovnik - Geneva line is planned from April 10, once a week - on Saturdays.

Lufthansa will also resume traffic to Split and Dubrovnik during the holidays. 

The airline will strengthen the existing flights and renew traffic on several lines from Germany to traditional tourist destinations in Spain, Greece, Italy, and Croatia. Despite the restrictive measures in travel, Lufthansa records an increase in bookings around Easter, and consequently, there will be a resumption of traffic to the airports in Split and Dubrovnik.

The airline has already resumed traffic on the line from Frankfurt to Zagreb and canceled the line from Munich to Zagreb.

The Munich - Split - Munich line will be in operation from Saturday, March 27. Three flights a week have been announced, until April 15, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additionally, a flight is available on Monday, March 29.

The Frankfurt - Split - Frankfurt line will operate from Thursday, April 1. By April 18, 8 return flights have been announced. After the holidays, the line will work on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Munich - Dubrovnik - Munich line will operate from Sunday, March 28. From April 1, two flights a week are available, every Thursday and Saturday.

On the routes to Split and Dubrovnik, E190 aircraft with a capacity of 100 passengers have been announced. If necessary, the airline will react and increase the capacity following the bookings.

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Saturday, 5 December 2020

Flights to Croatia: KLM Boosts Amsterdam-Zagreb from February 2021

December 5, 2020 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as KLM boosts Amsterdam-Zagreb from February 2021. 

Croatian Aviation reports that Dutch KLM, the oldest airline in the world, will introduce the second daily flight on the Amsterdam - Zagreb - Amsterdam route from February 12 next year!

Until now, KLM has operated daily to Zagreb, but from February KLM will operate on this line 14 times a week.

"However, from February next year, we are happy to be able to offer 2 daily flights to Amsterdam. All KLM staff, both on the ground and on the plane, guarantee our passengers the highest level of health and safety. We have taken several sanitary measures on the plane and at the airport, as well as adjusted our sales and refund policy to ensure smooth and safe travel. I hope that this new, additional flight between Zagreb and Amsterdam will be a sign of optimism for the future, offering the opportunity to visit the world, reunite family and friends living abroad, establish new businesses between Croatia and the Netherlands, and welcome new foreign tourists in the country," said Ildikó Kiss, sales manager for the region.

"We would like to express our satisfaction with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' decision to introduce a second daily flight on the Amsterdam-Zagreb route from February 2021. This news is especially significant in the circumstances when we face significant consequences of the pandemic in global air traffic. We are optimistic about the future and firmly believe that the additional daily flight between Amsterdam and Zagreb will be a bright sign of a new future," said Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, Executive Director of Zagreb Airport.

KLM planes will take off from Zagreb twice a day, at 06:30 in the morning (arrival in Amsterdam at 08:30), and 12:20 (arrival in Amsterdam at 14:30). E175 aircraft have been announced for both daily flights.

The introduction of KLM's second daily flight to Amsterdam will enable an even larger number of connections from Zagreb Airport, and in addition to the Dutch company's two daily flights, Air France is expected to introduce a second daily flight to Paris in the spring of next year.

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