|ČSA to resume Zagreb flights after two years|
ČSA Czech Airlines will launch seasonal flights from Prague to Zagreb this summer season. Croatia’s busiest airport has confirmed the service will be inaugurated on May 30 and will run until September 28. Flights from the Czech capital will operate only once per week, with a Friday evening arrival in Zagreb and a Sunday morning departure back to Prague. On Saturdays, the aircraft will be used on behalf of the start-up airline Air Croatia which will run services to Stockholm and Gothenburg from June 14. Air Croatia has previously confirmed it will be using the Czech carrier’s Airbus A319 for its flights this summer.
ČSA will resume services to Zagreb after a two year absence. In early 2012 it relegated its flights to Zagreb to its regional partner Central Connect Airlines (CCA). However, shortly after, in the summer of 2012, CCA declared bankruptcy and ceased all operations. Since then there have been no direct flights between the Croatian and Czech capitals. Zagreb was ČSA’s first international destination, launched back in 1930 with services operating on and off until 2012. Further flight details for the new route launch can be found here. The airline is yet to put tickets on sale.
Zagreb Airport says a total of eighteen airlines will maintain flights to 31 destinations this summer, seven of which are domestic services and 24 international. Apart from ČSA, others such as Germanwings, KLM Cityliner and Vueling will also launch new seasonal flights to the Croatian capital, while Trade Air recently inaugurated its commuter domestic service, linking Zagreb with Rijeka. Korean Air will operate a total of seven summer charter flights (three more than last year) using a mix of Boeing 777 and 747 aircraft. Zagreb Airport is still negotiating with several airlines to launch services to the city. Alitalia has previously said it too will resume flights to Zagreb in the near future.