November 27, 2020 — British Airways will briefly offer London Heathrow – Zagreb flights at Christmas and New Years. Croatia Airlines is also increasing flights on the same route.
British Airways has frequently changed its flight schedule for the London Heathrow – Zagreb route this year. They suspended the route in September through the end of October. Then they operated the route connecting the two capitals for only two weeks, before the airline halted flights to Zagreb again.
By mid-November, the company was once again offering several direct flights between Zagreb and London beginning mid-December. However, as the flight dates grew near, British Airways abruptly reduced them. There are now fewer departures on this route just in time for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
British Airways Offers Five Return London – Zagreb Flights in December, January
There are now only five British Airways return flights to Zagreb, significantly less than the company’s original plan. The airline confirmed to Croatian Aviation that they will fly this route from December 20 to January 5, However the airline will only offer five return flights, far less than originally planned.
Flights are available for the London Heathrow – Zagreb route on:
- Sunday, December 20
- Tuesday, December 22
- Tuesday, December 29
- Sunday, January 3
- Tuesday, January 5
Seats have sold well on the available British Airways Flights in both directions. Nevertheless, the question remains as to why British Airways did not continue offering more flights on this route just in time for the holidays. Most of the available flights have sold well almost a month in advance. In addition, the company has time to offer more flights to Zagreb, but has done the opposite so far – in time for the holidays.
Croatia Airlines Offering Second Weekly London – Zagreb Flight for Holidays
Croatia Airlines, which operates once a week (Monday) between Zagreb and London, is offering a second flight a week on this route beginning mid-December. This is a smart move by the national airline, which is following the competition on this route by offering flights in a timely manner.
In addition to flights on Mondays, Croatia Airlines has direct flights connecting London Heathrow – Zagreb available on:
- Saturday, December 19,
- Wednesday, December 23
- Wednesday, December 30
- Saturday, January 2
- Saturday, January 9
Therefore planning a trip will be a somewhat difficult task for anyone who plans to spend the holidays in Croatia. And this is primarily due to fewer available flights between London and Zagreb for this time of year. Aside from British Airways and Croatia Airlines, there is no doubt that many passengers will fly on other airlines, with stops in Amsterdam and Warsaw, for example.
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