Flight cancellations in Croatia in July from Eurowings, Austrian, Lufthansa and easyJet
June 28, 2022 – The latest flight news as July Croatia flight cancellations from Eurowings, Austrian, Lufthansa and easyJet have been announced.
Eurowings, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have canceled a total of 55 return flights to Croatian airports announced in July this year, all to ensure regular operations due to a lack of personnel within the airlines and in the airports to which they operate, reports Croatian Air Force.
The three Lufthansa group carriers mentioned have canceled 55 return flights to Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.
Lufthansa has reduced the number of flights on a single route to Croatia, between Zagreb and Munich, so in July it will operate 6 instead of 7 times a week on this route, for a total of 28 return flights.
Low-cost carrier Eurowings is reducing traffic on 10 international routes to six Croatian airports:
Cologne – Rijeka, instead of 13, announced 9 flights (cancelled 4),
Cologne – Zadar, instead of 13, announced 9 flights (cancelled 4),
Cologne – Zagreb, instead of 26, 14 flights announced (12 cancelled),
Cologne – Dubrovnik, line suspended, last flight on June 12,
Düsseldorf – Rijeka, instead of 14, 11 flights announced (3 cancelled),
Düsseldorf – Zagreb, instead of 13, 9 flights announced (4 cancelled),
Stuttgart – Pula, instead of 7, 6 flights announced (1 cancelled),
Stuttgart – Rijeka, instead of 9, 6 flights announced (3 cancelled),
Stuttgart – Split, instead of 41, 38 flights announced (3 cancelled),
Stuttgart – Zagreb, instead of 23, announces 14 flights (9 cancelled),
In July, Austrian Airlines continues to operate daily to airports on the Adriatic, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, but significantly reduces the number of flights to Zagreb airport.
Instead of 53 return flights scheduled for July, Austrian canceled 9 and now plans 44 flights on this route for July.
The Lufthansa Group is no exception among carriers. Businesses and airports were unprepared for high demand this summer, resulting in labor shortages across all segments of air travel, from a lack of on-board and cabin crew to flight crew in airports (check-in, loading and unloading of luggage, general reception and departure of passengers and aircraft). There are also standard issues with the air traffic control workforce, which is why planes rarely take off (and land) during the summer months according to the scheduled flight schedule.
Given that the number of Lufthansa Group monthly flights to Croatian airports is relatively large, 55 canceled flights to Croatia in July is not a huge number, especially if it will relieve pressure on the previously mentioned stakeholders and allow a some normalization of air traffic in high season.
Otherwise, Croatian Air Force reports that British low-cost airline easyJet has canceled 15 previously announced return flights to three Croatian airports – Pula, Rijeka and Split. The airline also cites major operational problems at London (Gatwick) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) airports.
On the London (Gatwick) to Pula route, easyJet offered 27 return flights in July through Sunday, but three flights have been canceled and 24 are now available for booking.
There were supposed to be 13 return flights between Paris and Pula in July, but easyJet has canceled four return flights, and only nine are now available.
easyJet has the most summer flights to Split airport, to which only six flights are currently cancelled. Namely, between Gatwick and Split, 95 return flights are scheduled in July (99 previously), while between Paris and Split, 38 return flights are now available (40 previously).
easyJet is permanently canceling flights on the new route between Rijeka and London, originally announced twice a week. The airline also reduced weekly operations in July and canceled announced Tuesday flights, leaving only Saturday flights on sale. For now, only flights on July 5 and 12 have been canceled, but the carrier has not yet revised the flight schedule for the second half of July, so further reductions could take place.
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