Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair announces new routes for the 2022 summer flight schedule from three Croatian airports – Rijeka, Zagreb, and Zadar, reports Croatian Aviation and Ex Yu Aviation.
From Zagreb to:
Bratislava, twice a week, from March 27, 2022, every Wednesday and Sunday, until October 26 next year. There have been no regular lines between the two cities so far.
Corfu, twice a week, from June 4, 2022, every Tuesday and Saturday, until September 27 next year.
So far, there has been no regular line from Zagreb to Corfu. This line will certainly be attractive in the summer, given that an increasing number of Croatian citizens go on summer vacation to Greece. Along with Thessaloniki, Corfu is Ryanair’s second destination from Zagreb to Greece.
From Rijeka to:
Stockholm (Arlanda), twice a week, from March 27, 2022, Thursdays and Sundays, to October 27 next year.
Ryanair has operated between the two cities in previous years, but from Skvasta Airport, which is dislocated from Stockholm, so the change in operations in Arland is very positive news for all passengers on this line. This is the third announced Ryanair route for next year from Rijeka, with the addition of lines to Brussels and London.
From Zadar to:
Sofia twice a week, from March 27, 2022, Wednesdays and Sundays, to October 26 next year.
Helsinki, twice a week, from June 3, 2022, Mondays and Fridays, to September 30 next year.
The new additions bring Ryanair’s total number of destinations out of Zagreb to 26, far more than national carrier Croatia Airlines, reports Ex Yu Aviation.
“Ryanair has added 24 routes out of Zagreb, while Croatia Airlines has introduced three in the past three years and been the beneficiary of twelve million euros in state aid. We, on the other hand, receive no subsidies from the government. Croatia Airlines is a distinguished carrier, but it has lost touch with the development of air travel in Croatia, particularly from Zagreb. We do not see them as a competitor because even on the routes we both operate on, we fly to different airports. Ryanair will change travel habits in Zagreb and encourage locals to travel more by air,” said Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on Croatia Airlines’ slow development out of Zagreb before these new lines were announced.
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