SkyWork to farewell Zagreb next month
SkyWork Airlines has continued its relatively unsuccessful run in the former Yugoslavia as it announces the cancelation of its Bern - Zagreb service. Flights will be terminated from Saturday, August 3. The Swiss airline launched two weekly flights to the Croatian capital at the start of last year’s winter season, in October, before cutting down frequencies to only one weekly flight this summer. Several months ago SkyWork cancelled its Bern - Belgrade service as well, but remains present it the region with seasonal flights to Rijeka, Split and Zadar. Expensive tickets are a likely cause for SkyWork’s failure in the region. The Zagreb service will be suspended along with several others, including Budapest and Thessaloniki.
With SkyWork’s exit, Croatia Airlines once again becomes the only carrier operating flights between Zagreb and Switzerland. The Croatian carrier maintains ten weekly flights to Zurich. Meanwhile, Zagreb Airport has recorded a good start to July as it handled 80 aircraft during the first day of the month. Out of the 80 jets handled, 55 were scheduled flights while the other 25 were VIPs, mostly carrying officials and statesmen who attended Croatia's EU accession celebrations in Zagreb. June passenger results are set to be released soon.
On the other hand, Dubrovnik Airport has continued its impressive run with a notable 223.809 passengers handled last month. As a result, the airport recorded growth of 8.3%. In the first half of the year Dubrovnik Airport has welcomed 546.696 passengers through its doors, up 8% on last year. Similar figures were recorded in Split with 228.957 passengers welcomed in June, up 10.6%. So far this year the coastal airport has handled 517.791 passengers, an impressive 9.7% increase compared to the first half of 2012.