Croatia Airlines, which launched three weekly flights between Zagreb and Lisbon in late May, has seen solid passenger numbers on the route so far. During its first full month of operations, in June, the carrier handled 1.838 passengers according to Portuguese media. The airline operated thirteen flights during the month. Croatia Airlines maintains the service on a seasonal summer basis. The carrier told EX-YU Aviation News last week it will analyse the route's performance and will then decide whether the service will be resumed next summer. However, Croatia Airlines' CEO, Krešimir Kučko, previously said, "Even before we launched our sales and marketing campaign, bookings for our Lisbon flights were above expectations. First results indicate that services could also remain during the winter, making it an annual operation. The load factor is almost on par with our global average of 70%". TAP Portugal maintained year-long flights between the Portuguese and Croatian capitals until March when it suspended the service.