EasyJet Looking to Grow Operations in Croatia Next Year

Daniela Rogulj

Europe’s most popular low-cost carrier is looking to expand their Croatian operations in 2018.

Just one month away from 2018, it comes as no surprise that new flight announcements have been all the rage lately as airlines scramble to fix their summer schedules for Europe’s busiest season. EasyJet is yet another carrier we can add to this ever-growing list, and it’s safe to say that they do not want to give up their stake in Croatia. ExYuAviation reports the details on November 30, 2017. 

If you recall, back in December 2016, EasyJet announced eight new routes to Croatia’s coast for 2017, an expansion which gave the trusted budget airline a 23% year-on-year increase in seat capacity. Ahead of Eurowings, Ryanair, Norwegian and Lufthansa, EasyJet is the second largest carrier in Croatia when it comes to capacity, and they increased their share to 10% this year alone. The number one airline for both Split and Dubrovnik airports, the carrier is looking for help from the Croatian National Tourist Board through the implementation of joint strategic promotional campaigns next year, and it looks like 2018 could be an even bigger year for EasyJet in the country. 

EasyJet’s UK Country Director Sophie Dekkers talks about hoping to expand the airline’s operations in Croatia next year, and especially from the UK.

“A lot of the challenges we’ve faced in the last twelve months has consolidated our capacity in Europe. A lot of airlines have shifted away from Egypt and Turkey in favor of routes like Spain and Portugal. Everyone is competing to get passengers. We are looking at alternative routes to places like Croatia next year”. 

The expansion would consider the entire country and could save the day on the London – Zagreb route which is in need of some loving after Croatia Airlines reduced flights to the UK capital and Monarch Airlines fell apart. 

EasyJet’s UK Commercial Manager Ali Gayward also sees the need to expand in Croatia, especially for short and long breaks where they see a growing demand. 

“We see a growing demand for short and long breaks to Croatia and we’re continuing to make it convenient for our customers to visit Croatia’s fantastic destinations contributing to the local economy’, Gayward noted. 

EasyJet’s commitment to Croatia is more than obvious and we think new flight announcements from the airline are on the horizon. 


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