Ryanair finalises winter EX-YU network with four new routes


Low cost carrier Ryanair has finalised its 2022/2023 winter season operations, commencing on October 30 and running until March 26 of next year, which will see the airline introduce a total of four new routes from the former Yugoslavia, one from Podgorica and Banja Luka respectively, and two from Tuzla, which it will serve for the first time. As previously reported, it will commence a two weekly service from Manchester to the Montenegrin capital, as well as two weekly rotations between Berlin and Banja Luka. The latter operated until the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 but was discontinued since. On the other hand, the service between Manchester and Podgorica marks the first time the two had been linked with a scheduled nonstop air service. As reported online, Ryanair will also add its second destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina with two weekly flights planned from Stockholm and Memmingen starting November 2 and November 4.

As a result, Ryanair will operate ten routes out of Bosnia and Herzegovina this winter and nine from Montenegro. Furthermore, the no frills airline will maintain 25 routes out of its base in Zagreb during the winter. In a statement, it said, “As we look forward with a strong summer of bookings to/from Zagreb, Ryanair will operate almost eighty weekly flights for summer 2022 (over thirty more than last year) to give our Zagreb customers an abundance of choice to top European destinations. Ryanair also announces its biggest Croatian winter 22/23 schedule ever to exciting destinations such as London and Brussels. This brings Ryanair’s total winter 22/23 routes to/from Croatia to 25, giving customers more winter travel options than ever before and driving further inbound tourism throughout the off-peak season”. Unlike its summer operations, the low cost airline will not maintain flights from Zagreb to Brindisi and Corfu over the winter months.

Ryanair will not be adding any new routes out of Serbia either. It plans to maintain four destinations from Niš over the coming winter season, including Vienna, Malta, Stockholm and Bergamo. Unlike the summer, it will not run flights to Corfu. “As Europe’s number one airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce our winter 22/23 schedule for Serbia with four routes to popular destinations across Europe, such as Vienna, Stockholm and Malta. Although this schedule offers plenty of choice, demand is growing swiftly, so customers should book their winter 22/23 getaways early to ensure the lowest possible fares”, the carrier’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jason McGuinness, said.



Comments

  1. Anonymous09:02

    That Zagreb statement is a joke. They cut almost 50% of the routes with a few missing even after they announced that they'll start with them next month.
    It's not going according to the plan, that's for sure

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      True unfortunately

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    2. Anonymous09:57

      This winter is going to be terrible for FR operations in ZAG.

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    3. Anonymous09:59

      Why?

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    4. Anonymous10:12

      Why?

      If you have the case that FR is so massively reducing ZAG operations in May, June and July (which are together with August top months for each airline regarding passengers numbers) it is just the question of percentage how much flights they are going to cut in ZAG during October, November etc which are slow months in aviation industry.

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    5. Anonymous10:27

      These cancellation are from lack of fleet/crew.

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    6. Anonymous11:02

      These justifications are just for people who believe in fairytailes.

      So massive flight reductions (more than 25% of all flights with one plane removed from the base) are not seen in any other FR base so it is really strange this "problem" affects only ZAG.

      Demand is real problem here and we all know that demand is weaker during autumn and winter.

      After all it is really not a big problem to make obvious conclusions.

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    7. Anonymous11:03

      Ne bih ja bas rekao. Vise se cini kao rastanak sa Zagrebom

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    8. Anonymous12:44

      Yes all those cancellations we are hearing from LH, LX, EZY and the huge problems in AMS are all fairytales. The real reason is lack of demand. (irony off)

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    9. Anonymous13:16

      We are talking here about FR bases and not about LH, LX etc.

      Btw, FR does not fly to AMS.

      In FR bases there are no massive reductions as it has been done (and as it will probably be done) in ZAG. So, yes lack of demand is the only reason.

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    10. Anonymous13:25

      FR does fly to AMS.

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    11. Anonymous14:58

      My bad.

      To Malaga and Dublin only. Peanuts.

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    12. Anonymous15:06

      They operate flights to ZAG with aircraft from other bases which to me looks more like lack of staff than demand. BGY, MLA, BTS, FCO just as example. They could cancel those easily with having one less based plane and have legit reason for it.

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    13. Anonymous22:52

      Yes, they operate planes from other bases as FR reduced number of based planes in ZAG.

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  2. Anonymous09:03

    I expected more to be honest

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    Happy to see Banja Luka growing

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      Tuzla really lost its chance. It had the opportunity not to be dependent only on Wiizz Air from this summer season, but the government colluded with Wizz and blocked Ryan.

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    2. Anonymous09:14

      Agreed. Diversification is always better for airport.

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    3. Anonymous20:08

      But they announced Tuzla! :)

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    4. 20:08 Probably these guys didn't read the article 🤣

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  4. Anonymous09:04

    Why they don't consider any routes from SKP, is it that hard to compete with Wizz?

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      They wanted to come to Skopje a few years ago but were chased out with Wizz Air opening identical routes that they planned to launch.

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    2. Anonymous09:41

      Such a shame things didn't work out with Skopje. Not only would passenger numbers explode but there would a mix and choice between Wizz and Ryan and I assume Wizz would also try more.

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    3. Anonymous09:48

      Skopje is not for TWO low cost airlines!! If Ryanair opens services in Skopje, Wizz Air could reduce flights and move out from Skopje to Pristina. So I don't think Ryanair is for Skopje.

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    4. Anonymous09:50

      hahahaha... OK!

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    5. Anonymous10:00

      Wizz has created an enormous brand in Macedonia, and has over 60% market share for SKP/OHD.

      RYR flying from SKP would definitely reduce/stop W6's growth, but to suggest they could just easily remove them from the market by offering similar product for similar prices is silly

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    6. Anonymous10:02

      He said that this will make W6 reduce flights. I can totally agree with him. There is no room for 2 LCC players there.

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    7. Anonymous10:37

      The discussion is useless as Ryanair won't be coming to Skopje. There is a bigger chance of easyjet expanding operations.

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    8. Anonymous11:50

      What makes you think that easyJet will expand and not having at least 1 route by Ryanair.
      1 airline is much more than sufficient in skopie.. Also so any airlines have launched and halted their services. Notoriously unpleasant situation.

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    9. Anonymous18:33

      They can at least launch some routes and not a big ass base to undeserved routes, PSO routes or where there's a huge demand such as Prague, Ljubljana, Madrid, Barcelone, Vienna, Paphos, Luxembourg.
      Tbh, I'm quite afraid that the B737-800 might be way too big in terms of seat capacity for routes to LJU, PRG, MAD but let's see if these happen...
      Why not Naples at least on a seasonal basis though..

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  5. Anonymous09:08

    Compared to Wizz Air, their ex-Yu network is a joke.

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    1. Anonymous09:40

      Wizz was smart to enter this market early and I'm surprised others have been so reluctant.

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    2. Anonymous10:34

      46 routes by Ryanair in winter is not bad at all.

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    3. Anonymous10:37

      Yes but how many does Wizz have?

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  6. Anonymous09:09

    I've been in Malta and Malaga last winter, can't wait to see new destinations next year

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    1. Anonymous10:38

      Hopefully they will add routes.

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  7. Anonymous09:10

    I'm surprised there is demand between Nis and Malta

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    1. Anonymous09:11

      Big Serbian diaspora in Malta, all of them mostly from Nis and surrounding areas. So makes perfect sense.

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    2. Anonymous09:12

      When was the last time they added a new route from Nis? I think it's been a while.

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    3. Anonymous09:14

      Seasonal Corfu route is their last new destination from INI.

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    4. Anonymous09:16

      Thanks. Which year was this route added?

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    5. Anonymous09:17

      Last year

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    6. Anonymous09:19

      So not that long ago.

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    7. Anonymous09:23

      What other routes could be launched from INI by them?

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    8. Anonymous09:36

      I hope they eventually open a base in INI.

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    9. Anonymous09:38

      No chance

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  8. Anonymous09:11

    I was expecting they would add more new routes from Zagreb.

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    1. Anonymous09:15

      Too many new routes launched in a very short period of time. They got to improve loads and yields on the routes they've got.

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    2. Anonymous09:16

      They canceled so many recently.

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    3. Anonymous09:20

      They are all back from next month

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    4. Anonymous09:24

      Let's wait and see. They make thee cancellations on a month by month basis.

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  9. Anonymous09:12

    Nice

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  10. Anonymous09:13

    FR are taking BiH, HR & ME very seriously

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    1. Still Wizz is more in advance.

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  11. Anonymous09:14

    Fantastic news

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  12. Anonymous09:16

    What I find impressive is that Ryanair is operating routes like Krakow-Podgorica and Poznan-Podgorica on a year round basis.

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  13. Anonymous09:19

    Wonder if they will have demand between Manchester and Podgorica in winter. Seems like an odd route to launch.

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    1. Anonymous09:20

      They seem to think so

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    2. Anonymous09:38

      There is obviously sufficient demand.

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    3. Anonymous19:51

      Obviously not enough demand. Dubrovnik doesn't have winter flights to MAN. Pretty sure winter ops will be cancelled.

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  14. Anonymous09:33

    Wasn't Zagreb-Brindisi originally scheduled as a year round service?

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    1. Anonymous09:34

      Yes. Brindisi replace planned Lviv flights.

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    2. Anonymous09:34

      *replaced

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  15. Anonymous09:35

    Pity it's only 2 routes

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    1. Anonymous09:38

      Better than none

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  16. Anonymous09:38

    Would be great if they replaced Zagreb-Bratislava with Zagreb-Vienna. Any chance of that happening?

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  17. Anonymous09:43

    Slovenia nowhere on their radar.

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    1. Anonymous09:45

      greetings from lufthansa group

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    2. Anonymous10:03

      Simply too close to other airports

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    3. Anonymous10:05

      Ljubljana is right not to accept Ryanair's ridiculous business terms.

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    4. Anonymous13:18

      LJU too close to other airports? Thats the new excuse for fanboys? My god they will launch KLU later this year.
      LJU is only accepting LH cartel business terms.
      Fun fact: with Ryanair resuming BER-BNX, BNX will have more year round destinations than LJU. Bravo BNX and shame on you LJU. Bravo Fraport! Danke Deutschland!

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    5. Anonymous13:21

      Slovenia's over-dependency on Germany, especially in the aviation sector, is not okay.

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  18. Anonymous09:44

    I do hope Ryanair expands more in the region

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    1. Anonymous09:46

      Tivat and Skopje seem logical

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  19. Anonymous09:46

    Not surprised about Montenegro being successful for them. The country is in need of more low cost airlines.

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  20. Anonymous09:47

    What about Pristina? High fees or visa restricted travel is stopping them? I know there are some big incentives at the airport so it shouldn't be fees.

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    1. Anonymous09:49

      We might see them after visa liberalisation but you have to pay millions to Ryanair to start flights and I don't think PRN and many cities in the region want that.

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  21. Anonymous09:50

    BNX has the potential from its catchment area to grow a lot.

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    1. Anonymous10:05

      Not with them having a base in Zagreb

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    2. They are reducing Zagreb and increasing BNX and TZL because many of traveler from B&H were using ZG before.

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  22. Anonymous10:04

    Do we know how much Ryanair is getting for all these flights?

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  23. Anonymous10:27

    It's a shame they've stopped growing in Zagreb.

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    1. Anonymous12:37

      They haven’t stopped cancelling and reducing flights, That’s for sure.

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  24. Anonymous10:27

    So they gave up on keeping Vienna-Zadar over winter?

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    1. Anonymous10:33

      Yes

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    2. Anonymous16:28

      Would like to see the rationale for announcing that one to start with.

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  25. Anonymous12:03

    If ZAG made FR any money they would have found crew/planes to operate the base as intended. These cuts just prove the inbound potential is not there and clearly not there for outbound. Croatians do not travel much.

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    1. No, no, no, it's not Croatians do not travel much, they do not travel at all. And not only by plane, they simply just hate other people, especially Serbs, that much, that they don't want to go anywhere and to mix with anyone. Also, they don't use Internet, and that is because they don't have electricity, ok maybe they have electricity in Zagreb city center, but hardly elsewhere LOL!!!

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    2. Anonymous23:01

      No no no, you're very wrong, Croatians are the biggest travellers in the entire region. They have been witnessed in all corners of the world, from Brazil to Sri Lanka. That's precisely why FR is making an absolute killing in ZAG at the moment.

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    3. Generalize no gud,no generalize gud ,capisc?

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  26. Anonymous12:10

    I think Banja Luka is doing well on her own serving gasto routes for Bosnians and it should not relay for Zagreb’s catchment area.

    I was hoping to see at least one route from Mostar, pity.

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    1. Taht is true. I guess they are reducing ZG because so many people from B&H were using ZG instead of BNX or TZL.

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  27. Anonymous12:30

    They should've start TLV from Serbia. It would be success for sure.

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    1. Anonymous12:32

      And how would that be possible?

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    2. Anonymous15:57

      anon 12:32 Why not? Demand exists and there's only one airline on the route. And they are flying to TLV from many countries.

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    3. Anonymous16:02

      Only Serbian and Israeli companies can fly on this route. An airline from a third country can't.

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    4. Anonymous16:58

      Ah thanks. I didn't know that.

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  28. Anonymous13:10

    Wait, I thought ZD was supposedd to have year-long operations?

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    1. Anonymous13:24

      Only in wet dreams of so called "analiticara".

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  29. Anonymous19:26

    Nice to see FR launch 2 new routes from Tuzla.

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    1. Anonymous19:37

      Finally TZL coming to its senses

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    2. That is true. Hope to see Mostar as well with them

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  30. Anonymous20:09

    Are they competing directly against Wizz on the Tuzla routes?

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  31. Anonymous20:39

    I really hope one day that Eindhoven-Banja Luka will come back. When WizzAir discontinued this flight it left a lot of people desperate. This flight was always full of passengers so it came as a shock when they weren’t flying this route anymore.. I hope that Ryanair will take this route over or WizzAir brings it back..

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  32. Anonymous21:15

    Wow Pozdrav is Rijeke didn't cu8me in today. I m sure he cod ha e found something to complain about here

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    1. cu8me, cod ha e found. I don't need to say anything. You just did.

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  33. Anonymous09:29

    This post should be named like "Ryanair comes to Tuzla" or something like that

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  34. Anonymous16:32

    Does anyone know why Wizzair has canceled the flights betwen Barcelona - Skopje?

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