Sunday, 4 July 2021

Rijeka Airport: Lufthansa Returns, Eurowings Flights Reinstated, New LOT Routes

ZAGREB, 4 July, 2021 - Rijeka Airport, which is located on Krk island, said on Sunday that Lufthansa was returning with flights to Munich and Frankfurt, that almost all Eurowings flights had been reinstated, and that three new Polish destinations had been arranged with LOT.

"In turnover terms, the first Saturday in July, with nine regular daily international flights, looked like those in the times before the COVID-19 pandemic," the airport said.

The German national airline is returning to Rijeka Airport after two years with two flights on Sunday - one to Munich, which was introduced in 2019, and a new one to Frankfurt, the airport said, adding that both flights would operate until October.

On Saturday, 123 passengers arrived on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt and 40 from Munich.

The low-cost Eurowings has reinstated flights from Rijeka to Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg as well as introducing a flight to Cologne as of yesterday. Flights to Stuttgart are expected to be reinstated on 31 July.

On Saturday, 86 passengers arrived on a Eurowings flight from Berlin, 123 from Hamburg, 140 from Cologne and 130 were expected from Düsseldorf in the evening.

All Eurowings flights are expected to operate every Saturday until the end of October.

Rijeka Airport and the Polish national airline LOT have arranged three new destinations in Poland  besides Warsaw, which was introduced last year - Szczecin, Olsztyn and Zielona Gora.

This year's first LOT flight from Warsaw landed on 19 June, those to Szczecin and Olsztyn took off yesterday and the first one to Zielona Gora is expected today. The flights to the three new destinations will operate once a week, on weekends, until the first weekend in September, while those to Warsaw will operate until early October.

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Flights to Croatia: Air Serbia to Five Destinations, Lufthansa Cancels Munich-Rijeka Route

July 2, 2020 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates from Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka and Zadar.

Croatian Aviation reports that Air Serbia, the national carrier of the Republic of Serbia, began regular traffic on the Belgrade - Zagreb - Belgrade route, while traffic to other airports in Croatia will be established in the next 10 days.

Air Serbia re-established traffic between the two neighboring capitals on an evening flight from Belgrade to Zagreb on Wednesday. The line will be in operation every day, with one daily flight on an ATR75 aircraft. Booking on the first flight was very small.

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Air Serbia has already launched flights on the Belgrade-Split route. The company operated its first flight on Sunday, June 28, and flights will run twice a week through July, Fridays and Sundays.

The company will also launch flights to Dubrovnik. The Dubrovnik - Belgrade line will be in operation from July 3 with two flights a week, on Fridays and Mondays, and from July 15, another flight will be added per week, every Wednesday.

The Belgrade - Zadar line is also being introduced. The company will operate on this line from July 11 with two flights per week, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The long-term seasonal Belgrade - Pula line will be in operation from July 10, with as many as three flights per week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

ATR75 aircraft are expected on the routes to Zagreb, Zadar and Pula, while aircraft of larger capacity, mainly A319, will operate to Dubrovnik and Split.

The only line that is no longer on sale is the one between Belgrade and Rijeka.

Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reported that Lufthansa would not operate on the Munich-Rijeka route in this year's summer flight schedule.

Lufthansa introduced the first line to Rijeka from its base in Munich last summer, and the line was in operation from the end of May to October 2019. CRJ9 aircraft operated on the route once a week, on Saturday evenings.

Croatia Airlines operates on the same route, three times a week, on a DashQ400 aircraft, but the line was suspended at the time of the pandemic and has not yet been returned to traffic. Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines have a code-share agreement on the Munich - Rijeka - Munich route.

Lufthansa has confirmed that it will not launch the Munich-Rijeka route this summer, but plans to return to it in the summer of 2021, but will, therefore, travel to Zagreb, Zadar, Pula, Split and Dubrovnik.