As Vecernji writes, the low-cost European transport giant Ryanair has been operating in Europe for many years, including Croatia. The confirmation that business has been going well came in the form of announcements for the next summer season when the Irish airline that offers low prices plans to launch seven more routes in the region, six of them in Croatia.
Airplanes of the Boeing 737 type, with a capacity of about 180 passengers, will be flying in Croatian skies more often from March, that is, June and July. The start of flights from Pula to Germany is expected in March, and Pula to Poland in June. Routes from Zadar to the same countries will start in June, with the addition of a route to Italy. Another connection to Italy will be established in July from Rijeka.
With all Ryanair’s announcements added up, the schedule looks like this:
- from March 26: Pula – Düsseldorf (Weeze)
- from June 2: Pula – Katowice, Zadar – Rzeszów
- from June 3: Zadar – Münster
- from June 4: Zadar – Milan
- from July 3: Rijeka – Bergamo
Another route was announced from Montenegro, more precisely from Podgorica to Gdansk, but it is not excluded that a few more routes will be announced in the following days. However, some passengers are justifiably skeptical because of how low-cost companies such as Ryanair, WizzAir, Jet2 and similar operate, that is, they cancel flights at the last minute if they are not satisfied with the occupancy of the aircraft (eng. load factor). The high load factor is one of the reasons why the mentioned companies offer prices much lower than their competition in aviation.
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