As Ryanair announces flights to Split and Dubrovnik, it appears that neither destination airport got the memo.
As we reported recently, the largest European low-cost airline, Ryanair, announced that it will launch flights from Dublin to Split and Dubrovnik as of next summer, but it seems nobody at either Split or Dubrovnik airport knows much about it.
As Josip Bohutinski/VL/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 4th of December, 2018, more strangely still, Ireland’s popular Ryanair has already begun selling tickets for these flights which will commence on June the 1st, and be in operation until the 25th and 26th of October, 2019, starting at just 9.99 euros.
“Ryanair is pleased to announce the introduction of its new route from Dublin to Dubrovnik and Split, which will operate twice a week from June,” Robin Kiely of Ryanair said.
Vincent Harrison, the director of Dublin Airport, said that he was glad to hear that Ryanair was expanding its route network by adding Dubrovnik and Split. Depite this, the director of Split Airport, Lukša Novak, says he cannot confirm that these flights will be realised at all.
Josip Paljetak from Dubrovnik Airport has said that they have had no official information from Ryanair at all. He pointed out that the company hasn’t even contacted the airport this year.
“We were very surprised to see that they’d announced flights from Dublin, and it’s very strange that they’ve started selling tickets for flights which they never agreed upon with the airport. We don’t even know if we can accept their planes for when they say they want the flights,” Paljetak said.
In Croatia, Ryanair already flies to Zadar, Rijeka, and Pula.
Ryanair offered no response when requested to explain the announcement of their 2019 summer flights to Split and Dubrovnik.