Sunday, March 10, 2013

Croatia Airlines to maintain Gatwick flights

Croatia Airlines revises summer plans

Croatia Airlines has resumed ticket sales on its flights from Zagreb to London Gatwick Airport. The service, which was originally planned to be shelved this summer season will remain part of the carrier’s network, although flights will operate only twice per week compared to last year’s four. As was previously announced, the airline will suspend its flights from Zagreb and Dubrovnik to Istanbul while flights from the Croatian capital to Podgorica, discontinued last week, will not be operating through the summer either. Services from Pula to Paris and Hamburg as well as the Zadar - Paris service have been cancelled.

Passengers affected by the cancellations will be rerouted onto other Croatia Airlines flights. The network downsizing comes as a result of cost cutting and the departure of an Airbus A320. “Due to the shortage of a plane in the fleet in comparison to last year, we are forced to reduce the offer of domestic and international Croatia Airlines routes. The changes in the timetable are part of the process of restructuring, so as to consolidate the company's operations and to remain competitive in the market”, the airline said in statement. Croatia Airlines will reduce frequencies to several destinations this summer, including Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome and Priština. The airline is considering transferring all of its Heathrow flights to Gatwick in the summer of 2014.

Meanwhile, the airports in both Dubrovnik and Split are continuing to record strong passenger growth, on the back of a solid performance in January. In February, Croatia’s second busiest airport, Dubrovnik, welcomed 17.154 passengers, an increase of 9.1% compared to the same month last year. So far in 2013, the airport has welcomed 36.033 passengers. On the other hand, Split Airport handled 22.522 passengers resulting in 7.5% growth.

B&H AIRLINES UPDATE

B&H Airlines has today resumed services to Istanbul but has cancelled its afternoon flight to Zurich via Banja Luka

22 comments:

  1. It's good to see an airline with such professional management following clear strategy...

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  2. OT: Any official information as to why JU420 has been cancelled for tomorrow or when has it been announced?

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    1. Shortage of aircraft!

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    2. Ok, but when was it announced? Will the same flight next Monday operate or not?

      Also it is strange it is not marked as "cancelled" on beg.aero.

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    3. The flight does not even appear on BEG.aero

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  3. The London routes are ovbiously more profitable to OU then their Lufthansa advisors would have them believe. I'm sure Lufthansa would of loved the passengers to fly via Germany! It's good to know that OU doesn't do everything Lufthansa tells them to do!

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    1. It would suit LH very well that OU transfers the London flights to Gatwick.

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    2. ^Totally right!
      No transfer options in Gatwick...
      When OU switches its whole operations to Gatwick,
      LH will get all the transferring pax to FRA and MUC.
      Nice to see that at least some people here are using their brains!

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    2. JA will operate CPH tomorrow but not IST
      Tuesday IST scheduled, Wednesday IST and ZRH

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  5. JAT also cancelled all flights to Dubrovnik, Pula and Split during May.

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    1. Jat starts flights to DBV, PUY and SPU in June as last year. They were never planned for May. OU planned flights SPU-BEG from May 1 but moved them to May 31.

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  6. Are those JA flights flying empty? What are the load factors? I, for sure, would not risk booking tickets with an airline that's cancelling flights on a daily basis, especially given the choice of flights to IST.

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  7. When are jat's new atr's scheduled to join the fleet?

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  8. Not before June starts. Optimistic forecast.

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  9. How comes? Commission said that ATR will come in beginning of summer schedule, because they have crew for them.

    They can not lease planes in one month? How comes? They told us it is just like that. Just like you go to supermarket? Wasn't plan ATR in March, Airbuses in June. No ATR is in June, and Airbuses????

    Jatovanje!

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    1. No! That is not Jatovanje. It is so proffesional that after 5 months they find in March

      - they can not lease ATR's in just few weeks
      - they can not training crew for Airbuses in short time (so maybe better solution is Boeings because they did nothing for 4 months)

      Sure, that is not unprofessional and Jatovanje, that is just "Zagrebovanje" stupid propaganda!

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    1. Perhane brate crni sta's da radis kad ti dizalica digne kucu kartomsku sa sve konpjutor odakle ce da vredjas narod

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