ZAGREB, October 15, 2020 — Turkish Airlines plans to operate on the Istanbul-Zagreb route four times a week in November this year. The company flies regularly to Zagreb, without canceling announced flights.
The Turkish national airline, a company that normally operates to the most destinations in the world (over 315), plans to operate four times a week on the Istanbul-Zagreb itinerary in November this year, according to Croatian Aviation.
It is, of course, a smaller number of weekly flights compared to last year’s winter flight schedule, with 10 to 14 flights per week, but given the global COVID-19 pandemic and reduced demand, this move is not really surprising. The company also operated four times a week in the summer flight schedule to Zagreb — even twice a day last year. The same number of weekly operations was announced for the first month of this year’s winter flight schedule.
Turkish Airlines has direct flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights on Mondays and Fridays are scheduled in the evening, while the Wednesday’s and Sunday’s flights leave in the morning.
Zagreb Only Airport in Croatia That Directly Connects Istanbul
A large number of Croatian citizens and residents have decided to travel to this destination at this time. Besides, entry into Turkey is possible without testing for COVID-19, and currently there are very favorable prices for return tickets of Turkish Airlines on the route from Zagreb to Istanbul. As a result, the occupancy of this company’s aircraft on the only route to Croatia is very good.
The second destination of Turkish Airlines in Croatia is Dubrovnik. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Istanbul-Dubrovnik line did not operate this summer season, and it is obvious that it will not operate in the winter months ahead.
Turkish Airlines launched regular flights to Zagreb on July 1 this year. Since then there have been no cancellations of departures on this route, which is really a rarity in the aviation industry today. Zagreb remains the only airport in Croatia from which it is possible to fly directly to Istanbul.