Ryanair strengthens Zadar offerEurope’s largest low cost airline, Ryanair, has announced the opening of several new seasonal routes to Zadar, thus serving the city from a total of eleven destinations in 2012. New flights to Zadar will be launched from its newest base Karlsruhe near Baden-Baden in Germany from March 28, Billund in Denmark from March 24, Marseille in France as of March 26 and East Midlands near Nottingham in the United Kingdom from July 2. Flight details can be viewed by clicking on the highlighted links.
Zadar Airport was one of Croatia’s star performers in 2010 with passenger numbers sharply increasing, primarily thanks to the Irish no frills carrier. This year the pace of growth has slowed. By the end of October Zadar handled a total of 259.952 passengers, an increase of 3% compared to the same period last year. Along with the new routes, Ryanair operates seasonal flights to Zadar from Brussels (South Charleroi), Frankfurt (Hahn), London (Stansted), Dublin, Oslo (Ryyge), Stockholm (Skavsta) and Dusseldorf (Weeze).
During the 2012 summer season Zadar will also see Lufthansa introducing flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf while Croatia Airlines will launch new flights from Zadar to Paris.