The largest provider of low-cost aircraft has added Zagreb as one of “its” airports. The first flights will take place in July and direct flights from Zagreb to 12 European cities will start in September. The new base will boost air transport and the tourism industry in the region while continuing vaccination programs and opening Europe up in time for the summer holidays.
A major breakthrough for Zagreb Airport
After years of stagnating growth and very few new route announcements, Zagreb Airport has finally had a major breakthrough today. Ryanair is coming to the city for the first time ever, and will base two aircraft there. This represents an investment of $200 million and it is a major development not just for Zagreb but also for the wider region.
Ryanair has chosen its Lauda Europe division for Zagreb, unsurprisingly. This means that the two aircraft that will be based in the city will be Airbus A320s. They will operate 12 brand new routes out of Zagreb, starting in September this year. However, two routes will start even sooner, in July, with aircraft from bases in Milan Bergamo (BGY) and Brussels Charleroi (CRL). Furthermore, Eddie Wilson, Ryanair’s CEO, also indicated that more route launches are likely.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said:
“We are delighted to have launched a new Croatian base that represents an investment worth $ 200 million in Zagreb. This development will create over 60 direct jobs and this summer we will offer our Croatian customers many attractive European destinations, including popular destinations such as Rome, Milan, Paris and London.
Keeping in mind that restrictions due to Covid 19 change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved vacation, knowing that if they need to postpone or change the travel date, they can do so up to twice with a free flight change fee until the end of October 2021.
To celebrate the launch of the new Zagreb base and new routes, we are launching the sale of seats at prices of 151 kuna for travel until the end of March 2022, which must be booked by midnight on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Since these incredibly low prices, prices will increase rapidly, and customers should log in to www.ryanair.com as soon as possible and avoid missing out on this fantastic price. ”
New routes from Zagreb – Weekly flights
- London Stansted, daily
- Frankfurt Hahn, three weekly
- Paris Beauvais, two weekly
- Brussels Charleroi, three weekly
- Memmingen, two weekly
- Rome Ciampino, three weekly
- Oslo Sandefjord, two weekly
- Milan Bergamo, four weekly
- Dortmund, two weekly,
- Karlsruhe / Baden Baden, three weekly
- Podgorica, two weekly
- Gothenburg, three weekly
Ryanair has so far offered flights to Croatia connecting Pula, Rijeka (Krk Airport), Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik with several European destinations. However, these lines only operate during the high season. In the meantime, they are scheduled to fly from Zagreb all year round. ryanair zagreb