November 17, 2020 – The latest news for flights to Croatia as Ryanair pulls 15 lines to Croatia in the 2021 summer flight schedule.
Croatian Aviation reports that Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has pulled 15 international routes to Croatia for the summer of 2021. These are lines to Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, and Split.
Namely, Ryanair has revised its flight schedule for the 2021 summer season and has stopped sales on numerous international routes, including as many as 15 to and from Croatian airports – Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, and Split.
Only one line less to Pula and Split
Until the beginning of November, Ryanair had Berlin-Pula and Vienna-Split routes on sale, but they have been withdrawn from sale, and it is currently not possible to buy tickets on this airline for next summer. In the 2021 summer flight schedule, Ryanair will operate on some lines to Pula and one to Split (from Dublin).
Two long-standing lines to Rijeka are no longer for sale
The airline currently offers only one line to Rijeka Airport for the summer of 2021. This is the Frankfurt Hahn-Rijeka line, which also operated this summer season. In 2019, Ryanair operated from Frankfurt’s main airport to Rijeka, a far better option for passengers than Hahn, 115 kilometers away.
There are currently no lines from London and Brussels to Rijeka on sale for the next summer season, while the long-standing Stockholm-Rijeka line was canceled earlier. According to the currently available flight schedule, only the Frankfurt Hahn to Rijeka route will be in traffic.
As many as 11 lines to Zadar were withdrawn from sale
Zadar Airport had big announcements from Ryanair and partner company Laudamotion for the 2020 summer season. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the previously announced routes were not launched. The company offered all lines for the next summer season, thus leaving space for aircraft bases in Zadar and great expansion in the Croatian market.
At the beginning of November, Ryanair withdrew 11 lines from Zadar for next year. The following lines are no longer on sale:
Aarhus – Zadar,
Hamburg – Zadar,
Maastricht – Zadar,
Bremen – Zadar,
Toulouse – Zadar,
Riga – Zadar,
Kaunas – Zadar,
Liverpool – Zadar,
Cork – Zadar,
Dublin – Zadar,
London – Zadar.
Most of these lines were supposed to start operating in the summer flight schedule this year, but this did not happen for obvious reasons. Ryanair obviously has no plans to base aircraft in Zadar next year. It is even more surprising that there are no flights from Dublin and London to Zadar, which did not operate this summer either. This airline had an excellent occupancy on these lines in previous years, and ticket prices were often high, especially in the peak season.
The flight schedule is available on the Ryanair website and is still subject to change. This has been confirmed to Croatian Aviation from the airline’s headquarters, and we will have to wait until January when the final 2021 summer flight schedule for Croatia is announced to see if there will be any further changes.
This will certainly depend on the epidemiological situation and the demand itself.
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