Zagreb Celebrates The Return Of Air Transat

Zagreb is celebrating as it prepares, once again, to welcome service by Air Transat.

Air Transat will resume nonstop flights to Croatia after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The nonstop seasonal flights to Croatia will commence on May 7 between Toronto and Zagreb and continue to Oct. 29. The airline will offer flights once a week from May 7 to June 4 and twice a week from June 8 to Oct. 29.

Air Transat’s inaugural nonstop flight from Canada to Croatia was first introduced in June 2016 and continued in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and was gaining momentum until it was postponed in 2020 and 2021.

Zagreb and Croatia, in general, continues to be a popular destination for Canadians, and with Air Transat reactivating its nonstop flights to Zagreb, this is expected to meet pent-up demand for travel to Croatia from this important market. The flights on Airbus A330-200 aircraft have a capacity of 332 to 345 seats.

Passengers will also be able to use the Connectair service by Air Transat to combine Air Transat flights with their partner airlines and travel to additional destinations within Croatia, such as Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik.

As the COVID-19 restrictions loosened and travel rebounded this summer, 20 European and international airlines will operate on regular routes to Zagreb Airport.

Martina Bienenfeld, CEO of the Zagreb Tourist Board, said: “The reestablishment of regular flights between Toronto and Zagreb is particularly gratifying. Given that Croatia’s capital is a primary air destination, this renewed route brings back optimism. The significance of direct flights is unmeasurable because they help to foster tourism, establish real economic connections and enable flows of people and ideas between our two continents and our two cities. Therefore, we’re looking forward to welcoming Air Transat’s flights once again, and Zagreb Tourist Board has prepared a special token of appreciation for every passenger on the inauguration flight.”

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Zagreb, Croatia – Flower Square — photo by M. Gasparovic