November 10, 2020 — The Canadian leisure airline, Air Transat, confirmed that it plans to resume direct flights from Toronto and Zagreb in Summer 2021!
Air Transat is the first airline from a distant market to confirm its return to Zagreb next summer, according to an exclusive for Croatian Aviation. Emirates completely withdrew service while Korean Air and Air Canada Rouge have not yet committed to Zagreb flights next year.
Air Transat made its first flight on the Toronto – Zagreb route in June 2016. They they continuously increased the number of weekly flights on this route every season. In addition, they extended the duration of operations (which are currently from May to the end of October).
Air Transat Serviced Canadian Tourists, Diaspora on Zagreb Route
The airline mainly transported many Canadian tourists on the Zagreb route. It also, to a lesser extent, serviced the diaspora, who mainly used Air Canada Rouge. Therefore, it made sense to temporarily cancel the route this summer, given the reduced demand and restrictions on state borders.
“Croatia is a well-known tourist destination and we expect to reconnect Toronto and Zagreb in 2021. Tickets are already on sale. Operations will depend solely on passenger demand. However, our intention is clear, we want to reconnect these two markets!” Air Transat announced the first flight on the Toronto – Zagreb route for Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The route will operate once a week until the end of May. Departures on Sundays will begin on May 30 and flights on Thursdays start June 17.
Therefore, from June 17, Air Transat will operate on this route three times a week until the beginning of September. Then the number of weekly flights will decrease as the summer season approaches.
Toronto – Zagreb Three times a Week From June to September 2021
On the Toronto – Zagreb route, Air Transat will use an A330-200 from their fleet. Those planes have have a capacity of 332 to 345 seats.
Departures from Toronto are in the evening on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and as it is a night flight. Departures from Zagreb to Toronto happen the next day (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). In addition travelers from Zagreb have connections available to other Canadian cities like as Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal.
Air Transat’s plan to return to Zagreb in the summer of 2021 is positive news. Provided that Croatia enjoys a normal tourist season in 2021, many Canadian tourists will undoubtedly fly this route.
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