Ryanair Croatia Anniversary Sees Praise for Irish Budget Carrier

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, the largest European airline currently in operation, and as they themselves point out, the largest airline in all of Croatia, the low-budget Irish Ryanair, has been celebrating the anniversary of the launch of its Zagreb operations.

The company emphasised that, along with a total of 27 routes heading to various European cities from Zagreb Airport, they have good reservations in their largest summer flight schedule for Zadar.

Ryanair’s three Zagreb aircraft represent a massive 300 million US dollar investment, which will support more than 90 high-paying aviation jobs and more than 1,000 total jobs in Zagreb itself.

Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for CEE & the Balkans, Olga Pawlonka, said that Ryanair will operate (from Zagreb alone) almost 80 weekly flights throughout the summer of 2022, 30 more than last year, to provide Zagreb’s customers with a wide choice of European destinations to head to, such as London, Milan, Paris, or popular destinations for holidays (Brindisi, Corfu and Malaga), giving an extremely welcome boost to Zagreb tourism after two consecutive years more or less entirely lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryanair pointed out that their customers in Zagreb can plan an escape at the lowest prices of a mere 159 kuna (19.99 euros) one way until October 2022.

As Tadej Notersberg, CEO of Lauda Europe, a company that is part of Rynair with its branded fleet of 29 Airbus 320 aircraft, recently pointed out; in addition to Zadar and Zagreb, their aircraft are based in Vienna, London Stantsed and Palma de Mallorca (Spain). The global coronavirus crisis severely disrupted air traffic across all of Europe for two years, but with the lifting of epidemiological restrictions in most countries, they are now finally returning to previous levels.

“We’re satisfied with the way business in Croatia has been going so far, and the forecasts speak of further growth. That’s why we’re increasing the fleet, the number of flights and the amount of routes,” concluded Nottersberg on this Ryanair Croatia anniversary.

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