Zagreb held a grand reception to greet the arrival of Air Canada Rouge’s inaugural service from Toronto Pearson, with activities on the day including a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony. Honoured with cutting the ribbon to declare the 7,070-kilometre route open were Carolyn Hadrović, Corporate Secretary, Air Canada and Ivana Akmadzic, Managing Commercial Director, MZLZ Ground Handling Services. Flights will operate four times weekly using 767-300s.
- Air Canada Rouge launched its latest transatlantic route from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on 2 June, a 7,070-kilometre sector to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia. “We are satisfied with advanced bookings for our new Zagreb service. This is why we have allocated four weekly frequencies to this route, which is primarily targeted at leisure travellers,” commented Carolyn Hadrović, Corporate Secretary, Air Canada about the airline’s latest European link. As stated, the airline will offer four weekly flights between Toronto and Zagreb, with the carrier utilising its fleet of 767-300s on the sector. Direct competition comes from fellow Canadian lesiure operator Air Transat, with the latter offering a twice-weekly summer seasonal service using its mixed fleet of A330s. With this launch, it brings to 11 the number of transatlantic routes flown by Air Canada Rouge from Toronto Pearson, with Porto and Bucharest to become the 12th and 13th connections when they are launched on the 8 and 9 June respectively. See how Zagreb Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.