Ryanair opens a base in Zagreb
ZAGREB, July 23, 2021 – Low-cost airline Ryanair opened its base at Zagreb Airport on Friday, announcing that it plans to increase the number of its planes from one to three by the end of the year. year and carry around 700,000 passengers by April 2022.
Speaking at a press conference, Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said Zagreb has great potential for the development of their business and that with an investment of $ 300 million they hope to make it a even stronger tourist destination.
He said that during the winter flight schedule Ryanair will operate 60 flights per week from Zagreb to 24 foreign destinations, including nine new ones. In summer, the airline connects Zagreb with 15 European destinations.
We want to fly all year round and improve our business in Croatia. We have our bases in Zadar and Zagreb, and we also fly to Pula where we are doing very well, Wilson said.
When asked if he thought the inclusion of Croatia’s Adriatic coast in the orange zone on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) COVID-19 map would hurt the health care industry. tourism, he replied that it was less important and that more important is how many people in the country have been vaccinated.
This summer we expect a longer season than last year, also in Croatia, which is now in a good situation, and we hope it will remain so, Wilson said.
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