Unsuccessful winter routes of private Russian air carrires

Russian flag air carrier Aeroflot (SU/AFL), a mebmer of SkyTeam Alliance, has sigificantly boosted regular flight operations from Moscow to Zagreb, and has inaugurated a second route from Sankt Petersburg. Contraty is the situation with private Russian air carrier, which cancelled most of winter flights to Croatia. Beside Aeroflot, only Nordwind Airlines (N4/NWS) operates regular flights from Moscow to Zagreb with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays. Additionaly, since December, a larger Airbus A321 is operated on this route instead of the announced smaller Boeing 737-800. Also, Russian air carrier Rossiya (FV/SDM) has started with flight operations from Sankt Petersburg to Zagreb weekly on Sundays, but these flights are operated on behalf of Aeroflot.

S7 Airlines (S7/SBI), a member of OneWorld, used to start with flight operations from Moscow to Zagreb on last Sunday, January 23rd, with weekly flights on Sundays. However all S7 Airlines flights to Zagreb were cancelled. Previously Azur Air (ZF/AZV) has discontinued all flights from Moscow to Zagreb in November last year, after only three flights. Also winter flights of Russian air carrier Ural Airlines (U6/SVR) from Moscow to Dubrovnik and Pula were unsuccessful. These flights were operated in the first half on November and only several flights were operated during New Year’s Holidays. All remaining flights were cancelled.