Vueling discontinues Zagreb service


Spanish low cost carrier Vueling will not return to Zagreb this summer season after twelve years of service. The airline has confirmed it will discontinue its flights to the Croatian capital, which have been maintained seasonally since 2012, including during both of the Covid-impacted 2020 and 2021. Last summer the airline operated two weekly rotations between the two cities, down from three weekly in 2022, although the carrier primarily maintained two weekly flights throughout its twelve-year run. Ticket sales for the route were suspended some time ago, however, the airline had previously said it was still evaluating a potential return to the Croatian capital.

Zagreb will continue to be linked to Barcelona by Croatia Airlines. The flag carrier will restore seasonal flights between the two cities on April 2, initially operating twice per week, before increasing to three weekly from May. As a result, frequencies remain unchanged compared to last year. Furthermore, Ryanair will introduce three weekly flights between Zagreb and Girona, some 100 kilometres north of Barcelona Airport, starting April 1. The Croatian capital will see a record number of flights to Spain this summer, with Ryanair launching operations to Palma de Mallorca, in addition to Girona, while Iberia will increase frequencies on its seasonal service from Madrid, with up to nine weekly rotations during the peak of summer.

Vueling will continue to maintain operations to Croatia with services to Dubrovnik and Split. The airline will run flights from both Barcelona and Rome Fiumicino to the two Croatian coastal cities, for a total of 33 weekly flights to the country during the peak of the 2024 summer season. It will operate eight weekly flights from Barcelona to Dubrovnik and daily to Split. There will be a daily service between Rome and Dubrovnik, and eleven weekly flights to Croatia’s second largest city. This is up from six weekly and daily respectively last summer. On the other hand, Vueling will not restore its seasonal service between Paris Orly and Split which was maintained twice per week last summer. The route was launched in 2022.


Comments

  1. Anonymous09:01

    Maybe switch to Ljubljana is incoming?

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      It better!

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    2. Anonymous09:23

      LOOOL, Ljubljana

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    3. Anonymous09:28

      They would do well in LJU because Slovenia is closest to Western Europe in ex-YU and that is where Vueling does best (Western Europe).

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    4. Anonymous09:34

      @09:28
      SMFH!

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    5. Anonymous09:38

      We all know LJU has next to zero demand and those few passengers that fly are Croats so BCN-LJU makes zero sense.

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    6. Anonymous09:39

      Slovenia is richer, yields would be better. airBaltic chose LJU over ZAG, FZ has more flights to LJU, JU has more flights to LJU than ZAG, Finnair chose LJU over ZAG etc.
      Maybe you can get ZAG-RIX when Ryanair launches flights.

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    7. Anonymous09:41

      ^ has it crossed your mind that they have more flights because there is very little competition and a lack of any other choices?

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    8. Anonymous09:41

      Ann 9:38 you better be trolling

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    9. Anonymous19:06

      Well Vueling cant compete agains Ryanair which are launching Girona in a few months time.

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  2. Anonymous09:03

    One thing is for sure. OU won't respond in any way and take the opportunity from this termination

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    1. Anonymous18:26

      They will say it is "too early" to react. Like with every opportunity they had.

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    2. Anonymous21:29

      OU can't expand easily because when they were bailed out by the government some years ago they were forced to shrink their fleet and routes due to E.U regulations.

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    3. Anonymous01:30

      There is no EU regulations on this. Stop the bs

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    4. Anonymous01:36

      ^ yes there is. There are EU regulations for airlines when they are given state aid and baikout funds, something Croatia Airlines mentioned themselves on several ocassions. Do some research before acting high and mighty and accusing others of bs while you are the one spreading misinformation

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    What we're their loads like?

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  4. Anonymous09:04

    Vueling has failed everywhere in ex-Yu

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      I understand that they can't compete in BEG, but ZAG confuses me.

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    2. Anonymous09:16

      Vueling has failed all over Eastern Europe. They made a big expansion a few years ago from BCN to that part of Europe and it failed spectacularly.
      ZAG and the other airports in our region should attract Volotea. They seem much more focused on routes to tourism hotspots.

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    3. Anonymous09:19

      But why did they fail? Where did they go wrong?

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    4. Anonymous09:20

      No marketing whatsoever in a market where their brand awareness was nonexistent.

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    5. Anonymous09:25

      They stagnated for years because they always had 2 weekly flights with bad schedule, usually very late. If they increased to 3,4 flights and make it in the middle of the day they would make much better work.

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    6. Anonymous09:27

      BEG was 3 in summer and they increased it to 4 just before they terminated flights. So that argument doesn't fly. In BEG they failed because of horrible flying times and they just couldn't compete with JU and W6 which were adding flights left and right like crazy.

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    7. Anonymous09:33

      @anon 9:20
      AŠP wouldn't agree, lack of Vueling was BEG's big disadvantage compared to ZAG.

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    8. Anonymous09:34

      I am waiting to see if there is going to be hysteria in Vrapce now that they are cutting ZAG the same way there was when they terminated BEG.

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    9. Anonymous10:06

      Of course it won't happen.
      First he will ignore this fact for a certain period of time and after it he will shortly publish it without hysteria which he created in case of BEG.

      Also he will block any comment saying that many people announced this will happen and he stubbornly rejected even conversation about it.

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    10. Anonymous13:48

      Cheerleaders boss is irrelevant for serious portals like this one and who cares about that person. Just ignore

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    11. Anonymous10:46

      They were doing quite well in Dubrovnik for many years.

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    12. Anonymous20:10

      Letting readers on your blog talk bad about your colleague's blog is rock bottom. Bedno

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  5. Anonymous09:22

    It's a public secret that Croats love Ryanair and that they can't get enough of their rock bottom fares. The writing was on the wall last year when they started cutting ZAG. Now the inevitable has happened.

    With so many flights to Spain from ZAG we have to see to what extent Iberia does well. After all they can't fill all those flights with transfers from Buenos Aires alone. Many who flew via MAD to Spain will switch to flying with FR.

    Ryanair's time in ZAG is only coming now.

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      You make it sound as if Croats are lame because they fly with FR. Most Europeans don’t have a problem with it so I don’t understand your point of view.

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    2. Anonymous09:33

      You saying Croats are lame for flying with FR only tells us that you are subconsciously bothered by it.
      I am saying that Croats can't get enough of their low fares and many are flying for them first time because of them. Instead of paying €400 to fly with OU and VY to BCN now they can reach Spain for €10!

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    3. Anonymous09:39

      Wow, Columbo. People fly with them cuz they offer low fares, thank you for discovering that!

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    4. Anonymous09:47

      Slovenians also use lot of Ryan air flights from Zagreb

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    5. Anonymous09:51

      Lies. There are no Slovenians in ZAG.

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    6. Anonymous13:05

      Plus, somebody above reminded us again that Slovenias are richer, and if this is the case why would they bother to fly to ZAG (and other surrounding airports) just fly with FR and its lower fares

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    7. Anonymous15:29

      How old are you? You look like you are 3 and a half

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    8. Anonymous21:32

      If people are paying 400 euros to fly with OU, that means their flights are full. You try booking a Ryanair flight last minute, it will cost just as much if not even more.

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  6. Anonymous10:06

    Maybe this could mean the switch to Lju through the latest subsidies tender…but I won’t get my hopes too high following some recent news about airlines cancelling Lju flights

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    1. Anonymous12:36

      Which airlines - expect Wizz from Luton - are cancelling LJU flights?

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  7. Anonymous10:46

    Did they ever fly year round?

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    1. Anonymous18:34

      No. But in 2015 and 2016 they flew until September and then flew again in December and January for Christmas/New Year.

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  8. Anonymous11:03

    No problem, they can fly via BEG.

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    1. Anonymous11:13

      Or they could fly nonstop with Croatia Airlines.

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    2. Anonymous22:48

      During the winter too?
      I don't think so.

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  9. Anonymous11:12

    Had no idea they even flew ORY-SPU!

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    1. Anonymous18:25

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2022/04/vueling-to-launch-new-croatia-service.html

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  10. Anonymous12:18

    Girona ide 3 pw a ne 2 puta.

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  11. Anonymous12:26

    Maybe we see Vueling start SKP-Barcelona flights this summer season ?

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  12. Anonymous18:25

    What were their fares like, in comparison to Croatia Airlines?

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  13. Anonymous18:27

    Were the ZAG flights also in the middle of the night like they used to have to BEG?

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    1. Anonymous18:32

      No, they were evening flights

      BCN-ZAG 1930-2140
      ZAG-BCN 2220-0040

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    2. Anonymous18:39

      Thanks

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    3. Anonymous18:39

      Still not the best schedule

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  14. Anonymous18:32

    Wouldn't have survived Ryanair anyway.

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    1. Anonymous18:40

      But they will fly to Girona not Barcelona.

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    2. Anonymous18:45

      Close enough.

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