October 12, 2020 – The latest news for flights to Croatia as Ryanair will soon conclude regular operations to Croatia for this year.
Croatian Aviation reports that Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will soon complete regular operations at Croatian airports. The company had big plans for this year, but they did not materialize due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Ryanair planned to base three A320 aircraft at Zadar Airport and fly from Zadar to 33 international destinations across Europe. Ryanair’s partner airline, Lauda, chose Zadar, ahead of the airport in Palma de Mallorca.
Due to the lockdown caused by 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 lines than in the summer season of 2019. This well-known low-cost company operated this summer to five Croatian airports: Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik.
As in previous years, Ryanair will conclude its operations with Croatia on the last day of the summer flight schedule (October 24). In the winter flight schedule, this company does not operate to Croatian airports.
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 pandemic). At the same time, on most lines, there was a reduction in weekly frequencies.
The following lines will be in traffic until the end of October:
Pula – Berlin, once a week (until 24.10),
Pula – Brussels, 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 – Brussels, 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.).
Given the pandemic’s impact on air traffic, we can be satisfied that this low-cost carrier was on the Croatian market this summer season at all. The question remains whether Ryanair will realize the plan from this year in the next year (to base three aircraft in Zadar). Such a decision will primarily depend on how we will welcome the next summer season.
Ryanair has so far announced one new line for next summer season, between Vienna and Pula. In the winter flight schedule, the company will fly to airports in the region, such as Banja Luka, Vienna, Budapest, and Trieste.
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