ZAGREB, 19 October 2020 – Aeroflot, Russia’s national airline, will not return to Zagreb Airport this winter, Croatian Aviation reports.
Aeroflot suspended operations on the Moscow – Zagreb service at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak and did not operate on this route in the summer flight schedule this year.
Normally, Aeroflot operated the Moscow – Zagreb service daily, in both summer and winter schedules. There was a possibility the airline would re-establish flight operations in the winter flight schedule but as the number of infected cases is increasing again in Croatia, as well as in other countries across Europe, the airline closed sales on the Moscow – Zagreb service for the entire 2020/2021winter flight schedule.
This summer, Aeroflot, along with Zagreb, did not operate to the other two destinations in Croatia, Split and Dubrovnik, although flights to Split were scheduled from August this year. However, in early May, Aeroflot landed at Zagreb Airport with a B777-300ER aircraft without passengers, transporting humanitarian aid from China via Moscow to Zagreb.
The first scheduled flight between Zagreb and Moscow is currently scheduled for March 28th, 2021, when the summer flight schedule starts. The capitals of Russia and Croatia will be without a direct connection for more than a year.