German airline Lufthansa will suspend its Munich – Zagreb service, the only current service it has to the Croatian capital, from December 1st, Croatian Aviation reports.
With the cancellation of this service, Lufthansa will temporarily leave Zagreb Airport. The airline already suspended its Frankfurt – Zagreb service until the spring of 2021.
“Lufthansa re-launched the Munich – Zagreb route shortly after the lockdown, and initially operated it three times a week, gradually increasing the number of weekly flights between the two cities. During the lockdown, the airline suspended traffic on the Frankfurt – Zagreb route, and its resumption of operations was scheduled for March 2021,” Croatian Aviation said.
The figures confirm how important Lufthansa is as a partner of Zagreb Airport – in 2016, the airline had a share of 18.25% of passenger traffic, in 2017, slightly less – 17.45%.
Lufthansa was expected to operate the Munich – Zagreb service during its winter schedule (the only active Lufthansa route to Croatia), and the number of flights even increased for November, but from December 1st the airline will suspend traffic on this route. Lufthansa will temporarily, withdraw from Zagreb Airport, and consequently from the Croatian market until next spring.
Eurowings is the only airline from Lufthansa Group that will operate to Zagreb Airport this winter. Lufthansa has had continued service to Zagreb for 53 years but will temporarily withdraw from the airport due to the global pandemic and low demand.
From Wednesday, December 16th, Croatia Airlines will offer daily flights on the Zagreb – Munich route, which will primarily depend on demand.