November 26, 2020 — Austrian Airlines will briefly offer Vienna – Zagreb flights during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Austrian company will offer 14 flights between the capitals of Austria and Croatia.
Austrian Airlines has serviced Zagreb Airport for a long time, according to Croatian Aviation. Therefore, one of the biggest unpleasant surprises in this pandemic year was the news that the airline would temporarily discontinue Vienna – Zagreb flights.
The reason for the temporary cancellation in service to Zagreb was obvious (falling demand). However, that raises the question regarding how Austrian able to offer regular service to smaller destinations in the region — like Pristina, Skopje and Sarajevo, and even Belgrade. Nevertheless, when Croatian Aviation reported the cancellation of the Vienna – Zagreb route, they indicated that Austrian Airlines might offer the flight during the holidays.
Austrian Offers 14 Vienna – Zagreb Flights During Christmas, New Year Holidays
The airline will offer flights from December 18, 2020 to January 3, 2021– during which they will make 14 trips between Vienna and Zagreb.
Direct Zagreb – Vienna flights are available on the following days:
- Friday, December 18
- Saturday, December 19
- Sunday, December 20
- Monday, December 21
- Wednesday, December 30
- Saturday, January 2
- Sunday, January 3
Austrian Airlines DashQ400 aircraft, with a 76 seat capacity, will service the flights. In addition the larger E195, with a capacity of 120 seats, will service the flight on Sunday, December 20. Therefore, the airline will offer 1,152 seats between Vienna and Zagreb over a three week period.
After January 3, 2021 the airline will put this route on hold until March 1, 2021according to the company’s current plan. At that time, Austrian Airlines intends to resume daily flights between Zagreb and Vienna. Whether this will really happen will depend on demand and the epidemiological situation.
Unlike other airlines (KLM, Eurowings and Edelweiss), Austrian will not offer direct flights to Dubrovnik or Split this winter.
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