easyJet drops Paris - Zagreb flightsThe low cost airline easyJet will suspend services from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Zagreb next summer season due to poor passenger loads. Although the airline planned to operate four weekly flights on the route over the winter season, frequencies have been reduced to only one weekly flight. Three extra services will be added only during the Christmas and New Year period to cater for holiday passenger travel. The airline launched the Paris - Zagreb route last year. However, passenger numbers took a hit recently after Croatia Airlines significantly reduced its ticket prices throughout its European network. easyJet will continue to operate its flights from Dortmund and London Gatwick Airport to the Croatian capital as per normal.
easyJet’s Paris suspension will be warmly welcomed by Croatia Airlines which will now only see competition from Air France on the route. Currently, the Croatian national carrier plans to operate daily flights from Zagreb to the French capital during the 2012 summer season. Furthermore, it will introduce a new service from Zadar to Paris (commencing May 1), to be operated once per week and will increase its frequencies on the Dubrovnik - Paris service from two to three weekly next summer.
easyJet will operate its final service from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Zagreb’s Pleso on March 23. France is the fifth biggest country market out of Zagreb Airport after Germany, Croatia, the United Kingdom and Austria.