Aegean Airlines commenced operations to Zagreb on 14 May, with the Croatian capital airport greeting its newest airline partner with a cake decorated in the carrier’s logo. Seen conducting the prestigious cake cutting are: Jacques Feron, CEO of Zagreb Airport; Sergios Diplarakos, Airport Services Manager, Aegean Airlines; and Stavros Tsiepa, Ambassador of Greece to Croatia. The Star Alliance member will operate the 1,083-kilometre capital connection twice-weekly.
- Aegean Airlines has added Zagreb (ZAG) to its vast Athens (ATH) network, launching a twice-weekly (Mondays and Saturdays) service on the 1,083-kilometre European capital connection. The route will be flown on the carrier’s Q400s which are operated by Olympic Air, with the Star Alliance member expecting to face no direct competition on the city pair. According to OAG Traffic Analyser data, some 14,800 passengers travelled indirectly between the two cities in 2017, with 51% of passengers originating at the Croatian-end of the route. Based on the same source, the most popular airport for connecting traffic was Belgrade, with it capturing 44% of the market courtesy of Air Serbia. The second most popular connecting airport for transfer traffic between Zagreb and Athens in 2017 was Vienna. See how Zagreb Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.