EasyJet Returns to Rijeka Airport After 15 Years, Introduces London Route

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Rijeka airport announced the return of the English low-cost airline to the island of Krk. After fifteen years of absence, EasyJet will connect the third largest city in Croatia with London Gatwick.

The airline also confirmed the news, adding that it will operate between May and October 2022, with two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

“EasyJet deserves record airport traffic”

Rijeka airport welcomed the news that after announcing the return of Ryanair, Condor Airlines, and AirSerbia, the well-known company EasyJet will also join them this year. It is one of the most important low-cost airlines in the British market, and in 2006 and 2007 it was responsible for a large part of the international air traffic at Rijeka airport.

As EasyJet returns to Rijeka airport, the city expects this year the recovery of international traffic in the region, and also a record number of passengers arriving between May and October.

More tourists from the UK are expected

They state that after many years of negotiations between Rijeka Airport and EasyJet, a consensus was reached and that in talks with representatives of the relevant ministry, county, local units, hotels, and tourist boards, support and guarantees for promotional activities in the region were provided.

These activities are necessary to better position Kvarner in the British market, so it is planned to encourage and increase the number of arrivals of guests from that market, which now accounts for less than 1 percent of overnight stays in Kvarner, said Rijeka Airport.

The city of Rijeka considers it necessary to reinforce its tourist offer and its strategy to attract international guests, after a couple of years of a pandemic that affected the development of the activities planned for Rijeka 2020: European Capital of Culture and the traditional carnival of the city being canceled in both 2021 and 2022.

Source: Index.hr

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