Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Norwegian Air Flights to Croatia: 14 Routes Planned for Summer 2021!

April 7, 2021 - The latest flight news as travelers can choose from 14 Norwegian Air flights to Croatia this summer! 

Croatian Aviation reports that Norwegian low-cost airline Norwegian Air plans to operate 14 routes to three Croatian airports this summer.

Norwegian plans to resume traffic to three Croatian airports from June this year; Pula, Split, and Dubrovnik. Before the outbreak of the global pandemic, the airline operated to Zadar, Rijeka, and Zagreb.

The airline had a minimal number of international lines to Croatia in the summer season of 2020. It is common knowledge that this low-cost carrier was in financial trouble even before the outbreak of the global pandemic. In January, there was news that this carrier would cancel all long-haul lines and focus on those within Europe.

In addition to being a pioneer in low-cost, long-haul lines, Norwegian had an extremely high-quality product, and passengers were delighted with the ratio of paid and received. One of the great marketing moves was the introduction of free internet on all Norwegian lines, but the rapid expansion led almost to its very collapse.

However, Norwegian is trying to consolidate and plans to operate to three Croatian airports, Pula, Split, and Dubrovnik, in this year's summer flight schedule. There has been no line to Rijeka or Zagreb for a long time.

Although in 2019 the number of routes to Croatian airports was significantly higher, given the current global situation, reduced passenger demand, and the state of this airline, 14 planned routes to Croatia for the summer of this year sounds more than good. Of course, given the movement of the global pandemic, there is a possibility that Norwegian will further reduce its flight schedule.

However, they have confirmed that they plan to operate on the routes below:

Oslo - Pula from June 2, 2 times a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays,

Bergen - Split from June 19, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays,

Copenhagen - Split from June 1, 2 times a week, daily from June 28,

Helsinki - Split on June 2, 3 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,

Oslo - Split from June 1, 3 times a week, daily from June 25,

Stavanger - Split from June 22, 2 times a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays,

Stockholm - Split from June 2, 2 times a week, 5 times a week from June 21,

Trondheim - Split from June 19, once a week, on Saturdays,

Bergen - Dubrovnik from June 19, once a week, on Saturdays,

Copenhagen - Dubrovnik from June 26, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays,

Helsinki - Dubrovnik from June 1, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays,

Oslo - Dubrovnik from June 1, 2 times a week, daily from June 25,

Stavanger - Dubrovnik from June 19, once a week, on Saturdays,

Stockholm - Dubrovnik from June 12, 3 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Given the problems that Norwegian has found itself in the past few years, it is quite difficult to expect that they will really operate on all of these lines. In the summer of 2020, Norwegian had only three routes to Croatia, two to Split, and one to Dubrovnik. With the current epidemiological situation in Europe, we can hardly expect a sharp increase in passenger demand in June. There are less than two months left until its first flight to Croatia.

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Flights to Croatia: KLM Reduces Split, Norwegian Air Cancels Copenhagen-Zagreb Service

August 21, 2020 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates for Zagreb and Split.

Croatian Aviation reports that from August to October 2020, Dutch KLM offers flights to 92 European destinations. A look at the flight schedule for September to Croatian airports.

For comparison, in 2019, in the same period in August, KLM performed 19,000 flights, in September 18,800, and in October 14,700 flights. In August 2020, 10,000 flights are expected, in September 13,500, and in October 11,000 flights.

KLM will continue to operate on the Amsterdam-Zagreb route daily, and in September, and in addition to KLM's direct flights, Croatia Airlines also operates on this route, also every day of the week.

KLM's other destination in Croatia is Split Airport, where this Dutch company currently has 12 flights a week (two flights a day every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and one flight a day on Fridays and Saturdays).

From September 1, KLM will significantly reduce the number of weekly flights on the route Amsterdam-Split and will operate only three times a week, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September, with smaller capacity aircraft - E190.

Furthermore, Norwegian Air will not return to Zagreb Airport this year.

Norwegian Air, a well-known low-budget company with bases across Europe, will not return to Zagreb Airport this year. The company operated on the Copenhagen-Zagreb route in the summer flight schedule, but it was completely canceled for this year.

The line used to be year-round, but the company turned it into a seasonal line at the end of 2018. Now, due to the coronavirus crisis, it will cancel it completely for this year.

Norwegian Air operated from Stockholm to Zagreb twice a week, but that line was previously suspended and is no longer in operation.

The Copenhagen-Zagreb line was operated twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in the summer flight schedule. It is not yet certain whether Norwegian will return to Zagreb in the summer flight schedule in 2021, given that many routes have not yet been announced for next year.

On the Copenhagen-Zagreb route, Croatia Airlines operates, every day of the week, on the A319 and DashQ400 aircraft.

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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Flights to Croatia: Norwegian Air Reduces Traffic to Dubrovnik Next Year

October 5, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Dubrovnik. 

Avio Radar reports that Norwegian airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced they will reduce traffic to Dubrovnik in their summer flight schedule next year. The airline revealed they’ll be closing their base in Madrid, which directly effects the Madrid-Dubrovnik route. 

Namely, the Madrid-Dubrovnik route will cease to operate after the current summer flight schedule. Norwegian currently operates two flights per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The service will end on October 26, 2019. 

Furthermore, although it has not been officially announced that Norwegian will close its base in Barcelona as well, the Barcelona-Dubrovnik route is also no longer on offer for the 2020 summer flight schedule. According to the planned flight schedule, this service has already been completed for this year. By canceling these two lines, Norwegian will no longer offer any routes between Spain and Croatia. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was used for both lines. 

Recall, TCN recently reported that Korean Air would not run the Seoul-Zagreb service this winter, though services will resume on April 1, 2020. The service will run between the two capitals only until November 29, 2019. Tickets sales have thus been discontinued. 

LOT announced they’re coming to Rijeka with a new direct seasonal service from Warsaw. The route will run from March 29 to October 18, once a week, on Sundays. The flight lands in Rijeka at 15:30 and departs for Warsaw at 16:20. An Embraer E195 aircraft, which has the capacity for 118 passengers, will service this line. 

Finally, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, a Star Alliance member, added a new Croatian destination to its 2020 summer flight schedule. Namely, the airline will service Zadar in addition to the existing routes to Dubrovnik, Pula, and Split. The new Copenhagen-Zadar route will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from June 30 to August 8, 2020. A Canadair CRJ-900 will be used for this line. 

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Flights to Croatia: Norwegian Air Presents 2019 Summer Schedule

February 7, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka Zadar, and Split. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Seven Stars Awarded to Croatia Airlines!

Of the other airlines flying into Croatia, Ryanair and Norwegian both received a lower than four star rating.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Norwegian Air Downgrades Winter Service to Zagreb

The low-cost airline has decided to stop its winter service to the Croatian capital. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Connection Between Dubrovnik and Oslo Beginning in March

The Norwegians are coming, and not only in summer.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Norwegian Upgrades Seasonal Zagreb-Copenhagen Service to Year-Round

The low-cost airline will maintain one weekly flight between the two capitals over the winter period too, departing every Saturday morning.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Norwegian to Remain Flying from Zagreb to Copenhagen, Stockholm over Winter

The Norwegian low-cost carrier is expanding its operations in Zagreb