ZAGREB, 19 June 2021 – Air Canada is to start operating flights between Toronto and the Croatian capital Zagreb in June next year.
Air Canada Rouge operated the service between Toronto and Zagreb from 2018 before it announced in February this year that it was terminating flights. The service will now being taken over by its its parent company Air Canada.
Air Canada will operate three weekly flights from Toronto to Zagreb on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2 June 2022, EX-YU Aviation reported this week. The return flights from Zagreb to Toronto are set for Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The airline will use the 297-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft for the service, which features 32 seats in business (signature) class, 24 in premium economy and the remaining 241 in the standard economy cabin.
“Air Canada will compete directly against Air Transat on the route, which will resume its seasonal Zagreb service on May 29, 2022 with the 332-seat A330-200 jet. Canada’s national carrier was to acquire its leisure rival, but the deal fell through this April after the European Commission refused to give its approval, citing competition concerns. There have been no flights between Toronto and Zagreb since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with the last scheduled service between the two cities operating in October 2019,” EX-YU Aviation said.
Toronto and Zagreb have not been connected with flights since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with the last scheduled service operating back in October 2019.
In 2019, Air Canada Rouge and Air Transat jointly handled 65,486 passengers, which was 14.6% more than in 2018.