ZAGREB, 16 November 2020 – Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will introduce a service next summer between the Danish capital Copenhagen and Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, Croatian Aviation reports.
The route was set to launch this summer but was cancelled because of the pandemic. SAS has now announced that the route will launch in the summer of 2021 and is set to operate from the end of June to mid-August, which is very short compared to other SAS routes to Croatia which mainly operate from April to the end of September.
The Copenhagen – Zadar service will operate twice weekly, every Tuesday and Saturday, with the CRJ900 aircraft which has a capacity of 90 seats.
Next summer, SAS plans to operate to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik from numerous Scandinavian cities (Copenhagen, Oslo, Stavanger, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Aarhus, Bergen, and Kristiansand), but the realisation of those flights will primarily depend on the epidemiological situation and demand.
Like all other airlines, SAS has recorded a significant decline in passenger numbers and revenue. Occupancy (Cabin Load Factor) of Scandinavian Airlines aircraft was 50.6% in July, 46.7% in August, only 35.8% in September, and 37.3% in October.
This summer, SAS had a reduced schedule to Pula and Split, while there were no regular flights to Dubrovnik. Pula had a direct connection with Copenhagen, while Split had four routes; to/from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Gothenburg.