No go for Milan - Zagreb flightsThe Alitalia subsidiary airline, Air One, has cancelled its plans to commence flights from its base in Milan to Zagreb later this month. The flights, which were announced several months ago, were to begin on September 25 and operate 3 times per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets were on sale until recently. The flights were to be code shared by Alitalia. As a result, Croatia Airlines will maintain its monopoly on flights between Zagreb and Italy. The only Italian city currently served from Zagreb is Rome, by Croatia Airlines.
Zagreb Airport has seen a significant increase in passenger numbers this year thanks to a resurgent national carrier and more interest from foreign airlines. Earlier this year it managed to lure the low cost airline easyJet to operate flights from several European cities. In the first 7 months of the year the airport saw the number of flights operating in and out of Zagreb increase by 6.9% with 24.772 flights. Still, the airport is hoping for more new inter European routes to open and is particularly pushing for flights from Warsaw, Helsinki, Bucharest and Geneva. Meanwhile, the second phase of the tender to select a partner to build the much anticipated new terminal is ongoing.
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