Aegean to end seasonal Zadar flights

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Greece's Aegean Airlines will not resume seasonal flights between Athens and Zadar which were introduced during the 2018 summer season. Services were maintained twice per week with the Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. Instead, Aegean will focus on strengthening its operations elsewhere in Croatia. During the 2019 summer season, the Greek carrier will add an extra rotation from Athens to both Zagreb and Split for a total of four and five weekly flights respectively. On the other hand, the carrier will decrease operations to Dubrovnik to five per week, down from daily, but will boost capacity by operating its mainline Airbus A320 aircraft on three out of the five weekly departures, instead of the Dash 8.

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  1. I don't think that Croatia is a strong market for Greece.
    Both countries are beach and leisure destinations therefore tend to be more receptive.
    Maybe ATH-BWK might work out?

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    1. The difference being that Greeks as a nation travel A LOT outside of Greece, especially on short weekend break.

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    3. Croats travel to Greece more. Athens and Santorini are very popular destinations.

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    4. Could an OU route ZAG-SKG-ATH work? Maybe three times a week?

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    5. I think a ZAG-SKG would have more chances of survival than a ZAG-SKG-ATH. With Aegean flying non-stop from Athens I don't think OU would be too appealing so the cost of the tag-on wouldn't be covered from sales revenue.

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  2. Any chance they will increase SKP soon?

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    1. They must be deploying the freed capacity to SKP actually.

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    2. Yes, Q400s from both ZAD and DBV will be redeployed to SKP.

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    3. Seems demand is really exploding like many predicted after the political issues were settled. And they offer great connections.

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    4. Dude they are mocking you, Aegean isn't adding any flights to SKP.

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    5. Actually he is right. A3 started off with 2 flights per week but they are increasing it to 3 for the summer season.

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  3. Unfortuntely this makes sense with SPU right next door.

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  4. Zadar had a catastrophic November. I guess their fairytale is coming to an end.

    From 5.481 to 2.622 which is a drop of some -52,16%

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    1. SPU being really close is hurting them.
      When the expansion of the terminal is complete then I suspect a lot more traffic will move to it from ZAD.

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    2. ZAD had a really unfortunate year. This is 4th or 5th month of declining passenger numbers.

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    3. Huh? ZAD in October had an increase of 4,7%.

      2018/2017
      59.854/57.165. +4,7%

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    4. Who is speaking about October, we are talking about their catastrophic November. They also had a fall in April, July, August and now November.
      PUY's numbers also collapsed in November from 2.412 to just 1.234.

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    5. Those are disastrous numbers. Only SPU is managing to reduce seasonality. Even ZAG's growth was disappointing.

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    6. Anon 7:29 That was mainly due to runway works in Dubrovnik.

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    7. Ryanair used to Fly well into November last year. Until 10th November. This year they stopped at the end of October. The numbers are very tiney though.

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