By operating flights from Zagreb to Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia Airlines started to partially resume flight operations within Croatia
11th May 2020, Zagreb
With today’s flights from Zagreb to Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia Airlines started to partially resume flight operations within Croatia in line with the current epidemiological situation and in conformity with the decisions taken by competent public health and aviation authorities, and the decision made by Croatia’s flag carrier Crisis Management.
As of today, Croatia Airlines will be operating flights on the Zagreb-Split and the Zagreb-Dubrovnik routes twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Depending on the further development of the epidemiological situation and the future measures taken by Croatia’s national Civil Protection Headquarters and other competent authorities, additional flights are expected to be reintroduced gradually, first in domestic and then in international air transport, where currently only one daily flight is operated on the Zagreb-Frankfurt route.
The number of passengers that flew on today’s two flights – one on the Zagreb-Split route and the other on the Zagreb-Dubrovnik route – was 60 on each. The passengers said that they were happy with the reintroduction of air traffic between Split and Zagreb and between Dubrovnik and Zagreb after a month and a half of flights having been completely suspended on these routes.
– Given that we are an important segment of Croatia’s transport infrastructure, today we’ve resumed domestic air transport by connecting Zagreb with Split and Dubrovnik. We are very happy about this, particularly in the context of our hopes for resuming flights in the near future to other destinations as well. This is a great responsibility because the health and safety of our passengers and employees always come first with us. In the coming days, we’ll continue being mindful of the epidemiological situation and we’ll continue implementing the recommendations made by all relevant authorities, adapting our business operations accordingly. In other words, we’ll suit the number of flights to the situation and continue providing our support which is rightly expected from Croatia’s flag carrier airline – said Mr Jasmin Bajić, President and CEO of Croatia Airlines, after Croatia Airlines’ aircraft landed at the Franjo Tuđman International Airport in Zagreb flying from Split.
– Croatia Airlines, our leading business partner, started operating flights to Split and Dubrovnik today, which makes us extremely happy. We believe that this is just the beginning of the reintroduction of all Croatia Airlines flights from Zagreb to the satisfaction of all of us and our passengers. The passenger terminal has been prepared for traffic in accordance with all the measures adopted to protect the health of all our passengers and employees. We hope that traffic will continue to normalise as expediently as possible and for good traffic results in the coming months – said Mr Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, President and CEO of Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman International Airport.
As of 4th May this year, passengers are required to wear protective face masks or face covers on all Croatia Airlines flights. Also, when making passenger seating arrangements, the company will, whenever possible, follow the rule of social distancing so as to ensure that the distance between passengers is as great as possible. It should also be highlighted that the company’s aircraft are equipped with high-quality cabin air purifier filters – fresh air is continuously introduced from the atmosphere, with the air in the passenger cabin circulating vertically.