Greek national airline Aegean Airlines has announced its return to Croatian airports in the summer flight schedule next year.
Aegean Airlines did not operate to Croatian airports this year. In the original plan, before the outbreak of the global pandemic, the company planned to operate to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, but all flights were cancelled in April for this year, reports croatianaviation.com.
The company then completely withdrew from sale all routes to Croatia for the summer flight schedule in 2021, so at one point the return of Aegean Airlines to Croatian airports was questionable. The worst-case scenario, however, will not materialize - the Greek airline has returned three routes for sale; from Athens to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb.
In the peak of the summer season in 2021, Aegean Airlines announces 22 weeks of flights to and from Croatia!
On all routes to Croatia, Aegean Airlines is announcing aircraft from the A320 family, which will lead to an increase in capacity, given that in the summer flight schedule in 2019, a certain number of flights were performed by DashQ400 aircraft.
Aegean introduced the line to Dubrovnik in the summer of 2015, continuously increasing the number of weekly flights from season to season, just as is the case with the line to Split. During the peak of the summer season in 2019, the line operated 5 times a week, with A320 and DashQ400 aircraft.
The Greek airline plans to restart this route as early as March 29, 2021, starting with two flights a week, Mondays and Saturdays. From May 20, the third flight is added weekly, every Thursday, and from June 4, flights on Fridays and Sundays.
Aegean will thus increase its capacity towards Dubrovnik, considering that A319 and A320 aircraft were announced on the flights, while in the summer of 2019, smaller capacity aircraft - DashQ400 - also operated on the route.
The line to Dubrovnik in the postseason will be reduced. Namely, in the period from September 30 to October 30, it should operate three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.