ZAGREB, 12 October 2020 – Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will soon complete regular operations to Croatian airports. The company had big plans for this year, but due to the global pandemic, they did not materialise, Croatian Aviation reports.
Ryanair planned to base 3 A320 aircraft at Zadar Airport and fly from Zadar to 33 international destinations across Europe. Ryanair’s partner airline, Lauda, chose Zadar, instead of Palma de Mallorca airport.
Due to the global pandemic and the large drop in demand, Ryanair and Luda abandoned this plan, and Ryanair returned to Croatia only at the beginning of July, with fewer routes than in the summer season of 2019. The airline operated this summer to five Croatian airports – Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.
As in previous years, Ryanair will conclude its operations to Croatia on the last day of the summer flight schedule (October 24th). Ryanair does not operate in Croatia during the winter flight schedule.
This year, the company did not operate on several routes to Croatia (some were excluded from this year’s summer flight schedule even before the outbreak of the pandemic), while on most routes there was a reduction in weekly frequencies. The biggest surprise is the fact that Ryanair did not operate from Dublin and London to Zadar this year.
The following routes will be in traffic until the end of October:
Pula – Berlin, once a week (until 24.10)
Pula – Bruxelles, twice a week (until 23.10)
Pula – London, twice a week (until 22.10)
Rijeka – Hahn, once a week (until 24.10)
Dubrovnik – Dublin, twice a week (until 21.10)
Split – Dublin, twice a week (until 24.10)
Zadar – Bruxelles, twice a week (until 24.10)
Zadar – Cologne, once a week (until 18.10)
Zadar – Düsseldorf, twice a week (until 24.10)
Zadar – Karlsruhe, twice a week (until 24.10)
Ryanair has so far announced one new route for next summer season in Croatia, between Vienna and Pula. In the winter flight schedule, the company will fly to airports in our neighborhood, such as: Banja Luka, Vienna, Budapest or Trieste.