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Ryanair launches new Budapest-Zadar route  

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ZADAR, 4 February 2020 – Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will commence flights between the Hungarian capital Budapest and Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast this summer.

Launching on 2 July, flights between Budapest and Zadar will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays until the end of September, according to data on the airline’s website. The flights are the first between the two cities. 

“The introduction of a new Ryanair flight that will connect Zadar and Budapest for the first time in the summer is great news for the entire tourism sector, especially when we know that the Hungarian market is among the top 10 markets with the highest tourist turnover. We expect great effects for many destinations in Zadar County, especially Vir and Zadar, which are among the favorite destinations of Hungarian tourists,” said Croatian Tourist Board Director Kristjan Stanicic.

In December, Ryanair announced 11 new Zadar routes for the 2020 season, including flights to Aarhus, Bremen, Cork, Paris Beauvais, Gdansk, Kaunas, Liverpool, Maastricht, Riga, Toulouse and Wroclaw.

Ryanair’s Zadar summer 20 schedule will be operated by a new Lauda base, and will deliver 672,000 customers p.a. and support more than 500 jobs at Zadar Airport this year. 

This year the first flight between Dubrovnik and Budapest in 13 years will be launched by Polish airline LOT. The 1hr 15 min Budapest-Dubrovnik flight will operate on Sundays from 7 June 2020 with LOT using a Embraer aircraft for the service. The flight will depart from Budapest at 7 am and leave Dubrovnik for Budapest at 8:55 am the same day.

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