Removal of winter flights S7 Moscow-Zagreb, Eurowings reduces winter flights to Zagreb
January 24, 2022 – The latest news on flights to Croatia as winter S7 Moscow-Zagreb flights have been discontinued and Eurowings has drastically reduced winter operations to the capital.
In mid-December last year, Russian S7 Airlines announced a new route between Moscow and Zagreb. The first flight was announced for January 23, 2022, reports Croatian Air Force.
Although the airline confirmed this news exclusively to Croatian Aviation, the flights did not work. Namely, only 6 days ago, the airline canceled regular flights between Moscow and Zagreb, justifying the move with lower than expected demand.
The flights were announced from January 23 until the end of the winter flight schedule, i.e. until the end of March this year, with the possibility of continuing operations in the winter flight schedule. ‘summer. However, this will not happen and this Russian airline will continue to operate seasonal flights from Moscow to Pula, Zadar and Split.
Russian Azur Air announced regular operations to Zagreb, at one point even with jumbo jets, but the route was canceled after only a few rotations.
On the other hand, on Friday, January 21, the new regular Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines route between Zagreb and Saint Petersburg was launched. The first flight from St. Petersburg carried 97 passengers to Zagreb (load factor 61%), and the flights take place according to the announced flight schedule, twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays.
Furthermore, Croatian Air Force reports that German budget airline Eurowings has drastically reduced the number of flights to Zagreb airport since the start of this year due to falling demand. January and February are traditionally the two worst months of the year when it comes to air traffic in Croatia and the region. However, this year, like the previous ones, demand is penalized by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe and around the world.
For this reason, Eurowings has canceled many departures to and from Zagreb International Airport.
On the Stuttgart – Zagreb – Stuttgart route, Eurowings made its last flight on January 9 this year, and there are no regular flights between the two cities until February 7. In addition, 14 return flights were canceled over the period mentioned, i.e. 4,368 fewer flights. seats to and from Zagreb.
On the Cologne – Zagreb – Cologne route, Eurowings operates regularly, twice a week, but some weekly flights have been canceled, no less than 10, or 3,120 seats less than planned!
The Düsseldorf – Zagreb route last operated on December 28, 2021, with all January and February flights canceled. The next flight is announced for March 1. Zagreb lost an additional 6,120 seats from 17 canceled rotations.
The Prague – Zagreb line was supposed to start operating in the winter flight schedule this year, but this did not happen. Eurowings has already extended the start of operations on this route several times, and the first flight has been announced for March 8. In total, 6 rotations scheduled in January and February were canceled, i.e. 1,872 fewer additional seats.
From the beginning of the year to March, Eurowings canceled 47 return flights on four international routes, which caused Zagreb to lose 15,480 seats.
The number of lost seats is relatively low compared to canceled Ryanair flights, which are significantly more numerous. Namely, from the beginning of January to the end of February, Ryanair removed more than 45,000 seats from and to Zagreb International Airport!
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