First non-stop Zagreb-Kyiv flight in over 30 years set to commence
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
ZAGREB, 27 August 2020 – Non-stop flights between the Ukrainian and Croatian capitals were to resume this summer after more than 30 years before the pandemic put paid to it.
Ukraine’s Windrose Airlines was to launch flights between Kyiv and Zagreb in June. Flights were to operate three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until the end of October.
Now, the airline has announced that flights will commence on 4 October.
“Windrose is planning to use E145 aircraft on the Kyiv – Zagreb route which has a capacity of 48 seats per leg. The flight will depart from Kyiv at 11:30 with STA at Zagreb at 12:40. Departure from Zagreb is scheduled at 13:25, with arrival to Kyiv at 16:20,” Croatian Aviation writes.
Ukrainian carriers have flown from Kyiv to destinations on the Croatian coast, but there have not been non-stop flights between Kyiv and Zagreb since Aeroflot operated that route over 30 years ago.
Croatia Airlines had considered introducing services from Zagreb to Ukraine in 2009 but decided against the move.