Croatia Airlines Already Beginning to Reduce Number of Flights

What will the future hold for the already enfeebled national carrier, Croatia Airlines? Long before the coronavirus outbreak occurred and created a whole host of issues, Croatia Airlines has been struggling. The search for a strategic partner bore no fruit, and the last thing the airline needed was a global pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with the global travel industry. With countries having closed their borders in an attempt to slow down the spread of the new virus (COVID-19), countries which rely heavily on the revenue generated by tourism have been biting their nails, hoping for the epidemiological situation to change so that at least part of the summer season for 2020 can be rescued from the grasp of the economic crisis the virus has created. Croatia is among them.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/DB writes on the 15th of May, 2020, it has been unofficially learned from Croatia Airlines that the domestic carrier is set to reduce the number of flights available.

A mere three days after re-establishing flights from Zagreb to the Adriatic destinations of Split and Dubrovnik, the national carrier Croatia Airlines has decided to reduce those routes.

Namely, as the specialised aviation portal has unofficially learned, Croatia Airlines decided on this move due to the very low interest in these flights and the small number of tickets being sold, which is more than understandable given the current uncertain situation.

Thus, as of yesterday, instead of two direct lines flying from Zagreb to Split and Zagreb to Dubrovnik, one line going from Zagreb to Split and then down to Dubrovnik has been established, which will operate as such until further notice.

It has been unofficially learned from Croatia Airlines that this change will likely last for a while and will change depending on the number of reserved seats on future flights.

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