ZAGREB, 9 February 2021 – Germany airline Lufthansa plans to resume traffic on two routes from Germany to Zagreb Airport next month.
Lufthansa headquarters confirmed to Croatian Aviation that they intend to resume traffic to Zagreb Airport from March 1.
Lufthansa suspended traffic on the Frankfurt – Zagreb – Frankfurt route at the start of the pandemic and has not been operating on it since March 2020.
However, as of March 1, the company plans to resume traffic on that route. The second Lufthansa service to the capital, between Munich and Zagreb, was also suspended back in October 2020, and there has been no direct connection between the two cities since.
Lufthansa intends to resume traffic on the routes from Frankfurt and Munich from March 1, 2021, with the caveat that the cancellation of certain flights may occur due to low demand caused by strict epidemiological measures.
The Frankfurt-Zagreb-Frankfurt service will operate daily until the end of March (with an early afternoon departure from Zagreb), and smaller-capacity aircraft have been announced on the route – a Canadair Regional Jet 900, which has a capacity of 90 seats.
Traffic on the Munich – Zagreb – Munich route is being re-established. This route should also operate daily until the end of March, with the same type of aircraft as on the route from Frankfurt, and an increase in the number of weekly flights on both routes is expected from the beginning of the summer flight schedule at the end of March.
“The temporary withdrawal of the carrier, which has been flying to Zagreb Airport for more than 50 years, could be called a kind of precedent, but given that 2020 was the worst in the history of aviation, the move was not too much of a surprise. The fact is that Lufthansa will certainly have a good result on the routes to Zagreb in the spring and summer, while in March we will still be afraid of possible ad-hoc cancellations of this well-known airline,” Croatian Aviation said.