Zagreb, Ljubljana and Tivat see new route cancellations


Over forty new routes planned to launch during the 2020 summer season to countries of the former Yugoslavia have now been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, with services to Zagreb, Ljubljana, Tivat and Zadar being among the latest to be cut this week. Ukraine’s Windrose Airlines has cancelled plans to introduce a new three weekly flight between Kiev and the Croatian capital, although, at this point, it is sticking with plans to commence operations to Ljubljana in early July. Unsurprisingly, Iberia has shelved its planned new service between Madrid and Jože Pučnik Airport. Flights to Ljubljana were to commence on July 25 and initially saw strong bookings.

MARCH AND APRIL

RouteOriginal dateNew date
Vienna - Zadar (Austrian)MAR 29 JUL 01
Vienna - DubrovnikMAR 29AUG 01
Vienna - Zadar (Lauda)MAR 30JUL 03
Paris - DubrovnikMAR 30JUN 15
London Luton - LjubljanaMAR 30CANCELLED
Poznan - PodgoricaMAR 30JUL 02
Gdansk - ZadarMAR 31CANCELLED
Kraljevo - ThessalonikiMAR 31JUL 02
Stockholm - TivatAPR 01SEP 02
Dublin - PodgoricaAPR 02JUL 02
Vienna - Banja LukaAPR 03AUG 03
Hahn - RijekaAPR 04CANCELLED
Paris Orly - PulaAPR 04JUN 06
Nantes - DubrovnikAPR 11JUN 27
Athens - SplitAPR 19JUL 05
Brussels - PulaAPR 25JUN 20
London Luton - PulaAPR 28JUL 02
Kiev - LjubljanaAPR 30JUL 02

TUIfly Belgium has cancelled its planned new seasonal service from Brussels to Ohrid, although the carrier intends on going ahead with its new route to Pula in late June. Volotea has suspended the introduction of flights from Mykonos to Dubrovnik and from Bari to Split for 2020 and will launch the two routes next year instead. On the other hand, it is maintaining plans to commence operations between Athens and Split this July. German carrier Condor has cancelled its new flights from Frankfurt to Tivat and from Hanover to Dubrovnik. Norwegian Air Shuttle, which is expected to discontinue the majority of destinations in its network, is still selling tickets for its planned new service between Stockholm and Tivat, although they have now been pushed back until September. They are unlikely to materialise with plans for the “New Norwegian” to be revealed in the coming months.

MAY

RouteOriginal dateNew date
Zagreb - SofiaMAY 01 CANCELLED
Wroclaw - ZadarMAY 01CANCELLED
Frankfurt - TivatMAY 01CANCELLED
Paris - PodgoricaMAY 01JUN 19
Vilnius - DubrovnikMAY 02CANCELLED
Zadar - RigaMAY 03CANCELLED
Zadar - CorkMAY 03CANCELLED
Zagreb - PodgoricaMAY 03CANCELLED
Beuvais - ZadarMAY 06CANCELLED
Zadar - KaunasMAY 06CANCELLED
Zadar - BremenMAY 07CANCELLED
Vilnius - RijekaMAY 07CANCELLED
Zadar - LiverpoolMAY 10CANCELLED
Zadar - MaastrichtMAY 11CANCELLED
Zadar - AarhusMAY 15CANCELLED
Zadar - HamburgMAY 15CANCELLED
Zadar - ToulouseMAY 16CANCELLED
Doha - DubrovnikMAY 18CANCELLED
Manchester - TivatMAY 21JUL 02
London Stansted - TivatMAY 21JUL 02
Stuttgart - BelgradeMAY 21JUL 02
Izmir - SkopjeMAY 23CANCELLED
Tel Aviv - LjubljanaMAY 23AUG 01
London Stansted - ZadarMAY 24JUL 01
Manchester - ZadarMAY 24JUL 01
Qassim - SarajevoMAY 25CANCELLED
Monastir - ZagrebMAY 27JUN 24
Budapest - BelgradeMAY 27JUN 01
Rzeszow - ZadarMAY 28JUN 06
Malmo - SplitMAY 30CANCELLED
Mykonos - DubrovnikMAY 30CANCELLED

The pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the aviation sector, with the liquidity crisis risking insolvencies and threatening millions of jobs within months. Airports Council International (ACI) estimates that, in 2020, airports will suffer a reduction of more than 4.6 billion passengers and a decline in revenue of more than $97 billion.

JUNE AND JULY

RouteOriginal dateNew date
Belgrade - Amman JUN 01CANCELLED
Belgrade - GenevaJUN 01CANCELLED
Belgrade - ChisinauJUN 01CANCELLED
Belgrade - LvivJUN 01CANCELLED
Belgrade - Rostov-on-DonJUN 02CANCELLED
Kiev - ZagrebJUN 02CANCELLED
Brussels - OhridJUN 06CANCELLED
Belgrade - FlorenceJUN 07CANCELLED
Kuwait City - SarajevoJUN 11CANCELLED
Tel Aviv - SkopjeJUN 11CANCELLED
Basel - ZadarJUN 22JUL 02
Milan - TivatJUN 22JUL 03
Glasgow - PulaJUN 22JUL 03
Podgorica - LisbonJUN 22JUL 06
Amsterdam - ZadarJUN 23JUL 05
Copenhagen - ZadarJUN 30CANCELLED
Copenhagen - TivatJUL 01CANCELLED
Budapest - ZadarJUL 02CANCELLED
Vienna - PodgoricaJUL 03JUL 20
London Heathrow - PodgoricaJUL 04CANCELLED
Hanover - DubrovnikJUL 04CANCELLED
Bari - SplitJUL 04CANCELLED
Ljubljana - MadridJUL 25CANCELLED

Comments

  1. Anonymous09:02

    Over forty routes cancelled. Wow

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  2. Anonymous09:03

    This is just bad, really bad.

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  3. Anonymous09:03

    I have a feeling Emirates will be next, makes no sense to postpone it after August.

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  4. Anonymous09:05

    I think airlines should not cut so many flights. Yesterday we read how loads on JU exploded once flights were introduced. With more and more Ukrainians coming for holidays to Croatia cutting these flights is beyond idiotic.

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      I wouldn't use the word "exploded" as that wasn't mentioned anywhere.

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    2. Anonymous09:06

      +1

      at least ou is in expansion mode which is great

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    3. Anonymous09:07

      They increased from 14 to 70 frequencies my friend, that's an increase of how much? :3

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    4. Anonymous09:08

      Hopefully people recognzie the importance of OU after corona

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    5. Anonymous09:29

      @ 9.08 Me too. They will salvage what can be salvaged of this summer.

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    6. Anonymous13:32

      That's an increase of five.

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    7. Anonymous19:27

      I think 31.05 will be the first day with busier traffic: AMS, VIE, CDG...

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  5. Anonymous09:05

    Mykonos-Dubrovnik was the most interesting to me. Understandable it won't start this summer but good thing it's been moved for 2021.

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  6. Anonymous09:05

    Can anyone predict how many passengers Croatian airports will have this year?

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  7. Anonymous09:07

    Zadar has it worst this summer. I hope some of these routes can be salvaged next year.

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    1. Anonymous10:12

      The Adriatic coast in general will have a brutal summer.

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    2. Too bad ZAD cannot take advantage of the significant drop in passanget traffic to start the planned airport expansion this year.

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  8. Anonymous09:08

    Windrose will probably eventually cancel Ljubljana too.

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    1. Anonymous09:09

      Unless they are getting €€€ from Fraport.

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    2. Anonymous13:40

      They must allow Ukrainians to enter freely to Slovenia without corona virus limitations.
      Even with unrestricted entry allowed it will be difficult.


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  9. Anonymous09:10

    Anyone know if SU is planning on coming back to ZAG? They already reduced capacity this summer before corona.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      Yes, they are planning on coming back.

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    2. Anonymous09:14

      Nice, hope they do well now that there will be barely any Asian tourists. I guess they carry the same type of passengers as EK, QR, TK... though they send their SSJ so it shouldn't be too hard to fill a regional jet.

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    3. Anonymous09:17

      I'm sure your hope is genuine.

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    4. Anonymous09:17

      It is. :)

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  10. Anonymous09:15

    What a depressing year but at least from tomorrow LJU is getting some action once JU lands. I wonder how the load will be.

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  11. Anonymous09:25

    Pity about Iberia. I think they would have had good loads if they were to go ahead and start LJU in late July.

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    1. Anonymous09:27

      Considering how affected Iberia has been by this coronavirus, it will be miracle if they are still around by the end of July.

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    2. Anonymous09:28

      Of course they will be around. They are owned by IAG.

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  12. Anonymous09:26

    I see in the table that Israair's TLV-LJU is moved to August. I hope they will launch it.

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    1. Anonymous09:27

      I believe they will. They cancelled plans to start TLV-SKP. So if they were giving up on LJU they already would have cancelled it.

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  13. Anonymous09:33

    More to come unfortunately. For all airports.

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    1. Anonymous10:00

      99% of the routes in these tables which still haven't been cancelled won't be launched.

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  14. Anonymous09:34

    I'm interested to see whather LOT will keep any of its new routes. Especially those from Budapest.

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    1. Anonymous10:07

      I fear those flights from June 15 are simply automatically moved by the system because that's when they plan on starting to fly. I'm doubtful they will actually start those new routes. When they start flying in June it will probably be just a handful of cities.

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  15. Anonymous09:40

    I'm waiting to see whather a single new route will be launched.

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    1. Anonymous09:41

      Like I sad a few weeks ago, summer is cancelled.

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    2. Anonymous10:01

      2020 is cancelled.

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  16. Anonymous09:40

    Sad :( this would have been a fantastic year for most airports.

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    1. Anonymous09:43

      Yes! Especially for some like BEG or DBV as they were supposed to have their best years so far. Unfortuntely there is no way for DBV to start recovering before next summer though.

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  17. Anonymous09:52

    This is going from bad to worse.

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  18. Anonymous10:06

    Is it realistic for Windrose to start LJU in July?

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    1. Anonymous10:40

      Yes, why not? So far LJU has done more or less ok in terms of foreign carriers.

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  19. Anonymous10:11

    The list keeps growing :(

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  20. Anonymous11:31

    Considering Norwegian will likely end all routes except a few domestic flights this could be a good chance for Air Serbia to launch Belgrade-Oslo. Also, Croatia Airlines should keep Zagreb-Oslo this year but I think there was already an article here that they will cut most Scandinavian routes this summer.

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    1. Anonymous11:34

      It would make sense in my opinion.

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  21. Makes sense if new routes began in April or May to cancel them but if these new routes were planned for mid June or July maybe wait a little bit and delay them for a few weeks before deciding to cancel the routes all together.

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  22. Anonymous12:38

    It would be interesting to see the spreadsheet showing which airport in ex-yu has seen the most cancellations and opposite

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  23. Anonymous13:36

    Zadar really can't catch a break. First the Ryanair flights, now SAS too.

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    1. Anonymous13:37

      24 planned new routes cancelled as far as I can see.

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    2. Anonymous13:38

      And many existing ones won't resume either unfortunately.

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  24. Anonymous13:39

    I see in the table that Ryanair has cancelled Hahn-Rijeka. Since they also cancelled Frankfurt-Rijeka that means no Frankfurt flights anymore. Maybe Croatia Airlines should consider it.

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    1. Anonymous15:08

      Condor

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    2. Exactly. Condor scheduled RJK FRA for this summer as well. At least for now. What I am more worried, is Croatia might not come back with RJK MUC this summer

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  25. Anonymous13:46

    Given the current corona situation and the behaviour of people:
    Manchester and London to Tivat and Zadar are very risky!

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    1. Anonymous15:06

      Risky in what way? That the UK's got more cases of Coronavirus?

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  26. Anonymous17:39

    BRIEF-Fraport Flight Operations Down 83% Last Week

    May 26 (Reuters) - Fraport:

    * SAYS FLIGHT OPERATIONS -83.0% IN LAST WEEK

    * SAYS PASSENGERS -95.4% IN LAST WEEK

    * SAYS CARGO -17.4% IN LAST WEEK Further company coverage: (Berlin Speed Desk)

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