Like most of the airlines around the world, Qatar Airways is also going through a turbulent period.
The airline resumed its service to Zagreb, Croatia with 9 flights in the mid of August. Out of these 9 flights, the airline only operated 3 flights to Zagreb, and rest of them were cancelled. No one knows the actual reason but it’s prominent that it was due to the load factor and the overall passenger demand which has declined due to the COVID-19.
Qatar Airways earlier in July resumed flights to Zagreb. The airline started 14 scheduled flights with 3 weekly (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) in the month of July. But out of these flights, the airline only operated 4 flights, and rest of them were cancelled.
The last flight from Doha to Zagreb was operated on 26th August with an Airbus A320.
Rest of the flights were cancelled and the airline only operated 3 flights on August 12th, 17th, and 26th. The flight scheduled for 31st August is also cancelled.
According to the Croatian Aviation Minister, “The biggest issue for this airline is low demand. Qatar Airways is using the smallest aircraft from its fleet, the A320 aircraft, which has only 132 seats in the passenger cabin. It is obvious that the airline couldn’t sell enough seats on those flights to keep them active. The fact that Qatar Airways cancelled almost 70% of scheduled flights on Doha – Zagreb route during July and August is not something that would attract passengers to buy tickets on those flights at the moment”
Qatar Airways is still fighting against the COVID-19 and just operating to limited destinations around the world.
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