Eurowings has been steadily increasing its interest in Croatia, and the airline is in talks to open its first Croatian base in Rijeka, reports ExYuAviation on March 11, 2017.
“The no frills airline has begun talks with the Croatian Ministry for Tourism and Rijeka Airport over its potential plans. The Lufthansa subsidiary currently operates seasonal summer services from Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart to Rijeka. “This year Eurowings will boost operations to Rijeka and Pula. If Rijeka offers agreeable conditions, it will become a Eurowings base”, the Croatian Minister for Tourism, Gari Cappelli, said following his meeting the low cost airlines’ management at the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin this week. An additional sixty rotations are planned to be operated by Eurowings to Rijeka this year, which should result in some 20.000 extra passengers on 2016.
“Apart from Rijeka, Mr Cappelli noted that the airline is also mulling a year-round two weekly service between Dusseldorf and Zagreb, as well as flights to Brač next summer.”