Croatia Airlines will launch its 2009/10 winter schedule on October 25 with 12 aircraft – 4 Airbus A319s, 4 Airbus A320s and 4 Dash 8s. Another Dash 8 Q400 is expected to join the fleet near the end of the winter season. Keep in mind that this is a preliminary schedule and as such is subject to change. Any changes will be brought to your attention by visiting the blog.
As usual during the winter Croatia Airlines will completely pull out of some seaside towns in the country. At its main base, Zagreb, the airline will not be reducing too many services, unlike in previous years. Many services will be operated with the same number of frequencies as they were during the summer. More flights will be introduced to Frankfurt and London-Heathrow Airport. Frequencies from Zagreb will be decreased on domestic services. Zurich, Vienna and Sarajevo will be served twice daily.
New and suspended routes
Croatia Airlines won’t be introducing any new services this winter. It will suspend its seasonal services from Zagreb to Gothenburg and Tel Aviv. The airline will also suspend its 3 weekly flights to Barcelona, which was not a seasonal destination. Despite plans to launch services to Ukraine’s capital Kiev, these plans have, for now, been put on hold. The airline will cut all services from Osijek and Rijeka. Services from Pula to Dubrovnik and London will be terminated as well as services from Split to London and Osijek.
The following displays all of the modifications taking place in the Croatia Airlines 2009/10 winter schedule from Zagreb
Destination Frequency Summer 09 Frequency Winter 09/10 Aircraft Summer 09 Aircraft Winter 09/10 Amsterdam 7 7 A320 A319/A320 Barcelona 3 SUSPENDED A319/A320 - Brussels 7 6 A319/A320 Dash 8/A319 Copenhagen 4 3 A319/A320 Dash 8/A319 Dubrovnik 25 22 A319/A320 Dash 8/A319/A320 Frankfurt 19 21 A320 A319/A320 Gothenburg 2 SUSPENDED A320 - London-Heathrow 7 (1 via Rijeka) 9 A319/A320 A319 London-Gatwick 5 3 A320 A319/A320 Munich 7 7 Dash 8 Dash 8 Paris 7 7 A319/A320 A319/A320 Podgorica 5 3 Dash 8/A319 Dash 8 Priština 5 5 A319/A320 Dash 8 Pula 18 (13 via Zadar) 16 (7 via Zadar) Dash 8/A319/A320 Dash 8/A319/A320 Rome 7 (2 via Dubrovnik and 5 via Split) 7 A320 A319/A320 Sarajevo 14 14 Dash 8 Dash 8 Skopje 7 7 A319 A319 Split 27 21 Dash 8/A319/A320 Dash 8/A319/A320 Tel Aviv 1 SUSPENDED A320 - Vienna 14 14 Dash 8 Dash 8 Zadar 15 10 Dash 8 Dash 8 Zurich 15 14 Dash 8/A320 Dash 8
All frequencies are on a weekly basis