Winter changes for Adria and Croatia Airlines
The 2013/14 Northern Hemisphere winter season begins next Sunday, October 27 and will last until March 30, 2014. Both Adria Airways and Croatia Airlines will make significant reductions to their network during this period as both airlines will operate with a smaller fleet. Currently, none of the two plan to introduce new destinations during the winter period.
Adria Airways’ winter season changes are in line with the carrier’s new strategy to reduce frequencies and operate larger aircraft. Adria will significantly decrease the number of flights to Star Alliance hubs such as Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Frankfurt. The Slovenian carrier will operate two daily flights to Munich, instead of last winter’s three, and only twelve weekly flights to Vienna, compared to last year’s 21. The airline will add one weekly flight to Pristina, operating the service eight times per week, while Sarajevo will be reduced to six flights per week. Although the airline will see competition on its Belgrade route starting December 1, Adria will maintain five weekly flights to the Serbian capital. Services to Tirana will operate eight times per week, up from last year’s daily flights. Out of its Pristina base, Adria will maintain a similar network to last winter with minor adjustments.
Croatia Airlines’ network reductions will hit Dubrovnik hard. The airline is suspending all flights out of Dubrovnik with exception to Zagreb and Rome, meaning the city will lose services to Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich over the winter months. The Croatian carrier plans to reduce frequencies on domestic flights between Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Pula. Croatia Airlines will also reduce frequencies to Pristina, operating the service only three times per week but will boost flights to Sarajevo to twelve per week. Flights to Brussels will be boosted from last year’s daily to ten weekly flights. Routes suspended during the summer, which include Podgorica, Istanbul and London Gatwick, won’t be making a comeback this winter. On the other hand, Croatia Airlines will maintain its seasonal summer service to Barcelona up until late November.
You can review the winter season changes both Adria and Croatia Airlines will be making by clicking on the links below.