Ryanair to restore Zagreb network


Low cost carrier Ryanair is restoring destinations and frequencies from its Zagreb base over the next two weeks following over two consecutive months of reductions and suspensions. The airline will bring back a third stationed aircraft to the Croatian capital, enabling it to restore frequencies on a number of routes, as well as resume operations to Basel, Sofia and Brindisi. Furthermore, the budget carrier will reinstate frequencies on flights to Baden Baden, Bergamo, Beauvais, Charleroi, Gothenburg, Hahn, Malaga, Malmo, Malta, Memmingen, Paphos, Sandefjord and Weeze. On the other hand, its newly launched service between Zagreb and Corfu has been reduced to one weekly rotation and will remain that way. Ryanair never provided a reason for the cuts, although staffing issues and a lack of equipment are believed to have been partially to blame.

Commenting on its Zagreb operations, the airline said, “Ryanair is Europe’s and Croatia’s number one airline. We have seen strong summer bookings to date from Zagreb with a total of 27 routes. Ryanair’s three Zagreb-based aircraft represent an investment of 300 million US dollars, which will support over ninety highly paid aviation jobs and over 1.000 total jobs in Zagreb”. It added, “As we look forward with a strong summer of bookings to/from Zagreb, Ryanair will operate almost eighty weekly flights (over thirty more than last year) to give our Zagreb customers an abundance of choice to top European destinations like London, Milan and Paris or popular holiday hotspots like Brindisi, Corfu and Malaga, whilst giving Zagreb inbound tourism a boost after two lost years”.

This year, Ryanair has either temporarily suspended or reduced its number of flights out of Zagreb over a total of five months. In January and February, sixteen of Ryanair’s routes from the Croatian capital were temporarily suspended due to reduced demand resulting from a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic, while the latest reductions and suspensions began in May and were eventually extended into mid-July. Ryanair has quickly become Zagreb’s second busiest airline in terms of passengers carried, offered capacity and the number of flights, while it is the Croatian capital’s biggest airline when it comes to the number of destinations on offer.



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  1. Anonymous09:04

    Finally!

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  2. Anonymous09:04

    "it's bringing back 3rd aircraft"
    Where are promised 5+ aircraft they talked about last year?

    And even with reductions they still have to pay a lot less for fees because otherwise they threat to leave the airport completely... Welcome to doing business with FR

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  3. Anonymous09:05

    Will FR launch any new routes from Zagreb this winter?

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    1. Anonymous09:19

      Seems highly unlikely. They couldn’t keep their original routes in the high summer season

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    2. Anonymous09:36

      Anonymous 9:19, you know they are still suspending routs all over Europe, do you?

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    3. Anonymous10:27

      They didn't announce a single new route from ZAG in 6 months.

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    4. Anonymous11:22

      They did - Brindisi

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    5. Anonymous13:07

      Brindisi was added because Lvov was terminated.

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    6. Anonymous14:10

      And that is good news? How would they have more than 3 aircraft if all they do is cancel flights?

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  4. Anonymous09:06

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      Nothing worth saying bravo for... Zag git screwed over with promises fron FR and is now trapped, either they lower taxes or FR is out

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  5. Anonymous09:08

    Well they are in for a nasty surprised. OU will get a cash injection of hundreds of millions, they have extra capacity this year and they will attack them. FR thought they will have it easy but so far they did not force OU to suspend A SINGLE route from ZAG.

    How much longer will FR bleed money in ZAG before they realize that OU is out of their reach.

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      "OU will get a cash injection of hundreds of millions"

      Do you expect this to go unchallenged by Ryanair in EU court, if it happens?

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    2. Anonymous09:34

      OU did not restore many prepandemic routes out of ZAG, except BCN. I am sure FR is one of the biggest reasons.

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    3. Anonymous10:45

      F**k Ryanair!

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    4. Extra mayo in sandwiches today. Maybe even ham. It's Sunday after all

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    5. Anonymous12:12

      FR can complain but this aid was already approved by EU. Please, give me one example how FR pushed OU to suspend ONE route in their network? It's FR that was cutting all this time. lol

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  6. Anonymous09:25

    27 routes is not bad at all. Although they were announcing 4th and 5th plane last year.

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  7. Anonymous09:26

    Their fares are getting pricey

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    1. Anonymous09:28

      Well it's summer and planes are getting full. So it makes sense.

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    2. Anonymous10:07

      It's a mixed bag. On some routes prices are in range of legacy airlines, while on others they are a real bargain.

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  8. Anonymous09:28

    I think in July Zagreb will surpass 2019 result, thanks to Ryanair.

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    1. Anonymous09:30

      Highly likely

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    2. @9:27 & 9:30, don't get your nor anyone elses hopes/expectations so high. With so many massive last min reductions, LH group being the largest, ZAG's numbers can recover from 87% level to lower/mid 90%, like 92/93% thanks to Ryan's reatorations in later part of the month.

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    3. In August, however, when BA, LH, EW come back to normal (hopefully) and FR's full network...well than it's possible to overpass 2019. August numbers. Remember ZAG is still missing huge capacities from QR, EK, KE, AC and OU.

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  9. Anonymous09:29

    The biggest benefit of Ryanair's base and what I'm definitely seeing more and more is people going on short weekend breaks and travelling a lot more. They are starting to change habits which is a good thing.

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  10. Anonymous09:30

    I love when an airline uses the value of a plane they based and count that as a financial investment in that base

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    1. Anonymous09:47

      So you saying plane has no value and they purchased them for free?

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    2. Anonymous09:52

      Of course the plane has value but counting that towards the total investment into a city is just stupid. Especially since the plane probably wasn't even valued at that price as it was purchased as part of a deal with discounts.

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    3. Anonymous11:36

      That’s the Ryanair style, they’re always saying how they invest that much money like they’re gifting an airplane to the airport/city/country.
      It’s very funny and totally not measurable in a way they do it.
      I’m not saying that the investment isn’t there, but the ways to express the value aren’t really correct.

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  11. Anonymous09:51

    Good to see that there will be no more cancellations.

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    1. Anonymous14:11

      Did they say they won’t cancel anymore?

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  12. Anonymous09:54

    If the A321 XLR is introduced in 2023 by Wizzair, then we are likely to see them enter the Zagreb market and maybe launch ZAG-JFK or YYZ. Ryanair will not be very happy then.

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    1. Anonymous10:10

      Lol

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    2. Anonymous10:55

      Truly a fantastic amount of nonsense in a couple of sentences.

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    3. A321XLR has been postponed to 2024. Wizz first needs to come (back) to ZAG. No way ZAG will get Wizz North Am flights before BUD, BUH or WAW, if they start it at all. Which does not mean that North Am flights from ZAG are LOL and nonsense, and proves Croatia Airlines is missing huge opportunity here, like every time and everywhere before. Even Air Baltic is considering adding A321XLR to its all A-220 fleet and starting North Am long haul

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    4. Anonymous12:13

      A321XLR can't make it from ZAG to JFK with a full load. It can fly economically around 7 hours with a good load. JFK from ZAG is close to 9 hours.

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    5. LOL! You can check data on Airbus site. It can make it to ORD from ZAG, not only NYC . The type is revolution in air travel and that's why the interest for it is so huge. It has really extra long range for narrow body aircraft.

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    6. But I understand missed opportunities, waste potentials and loss making feeder model must be defended anyhow, lies included

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  13. Anonymous10:06

    "which will support over ninety highly paid aviation jobs"

    Hahahaha gotta love Ryanair PR. One of the reasons they don't have staff in Zagreb is because of how low the wages they are offering.

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    1. Anonymous14:28

      Correct. All of them, flight and cabin crew, work on subpar contracts.

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    2. Anonymous18:36

      Yes and no. In Spain for example, a flight attendant gains around 1400€, which is not a super salary but still something. It will also depend if you work for Ryanair Ryanair or Buzz for instance which is a leisure subdivision. Almost all their planes have Polish or Maltese registration so as you can imagine the work contracts will be different as well.

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  14. Ryanair is not European or Croatian number one, only in Michael O'Leary's dreams!

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    1. Anonymous10:53

      For real. They always keep saying it but it literally isn't true!

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    2. Ryanair and Croatia Airlines both started with two leased planes, OU with MD80, FR with even smaller type, BAC S1-11. They started approximately the same time, a bit over 30 years ago. Compare their fleets, destinations and profit/losses today. And then tell me again I am anti-Croatian

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    3. You are anti Croatian Pozdrav! Everything you say on any subject is anti Croatian!

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    4. Anonymous20:20

      Because he speaks truth about OU he is anti-croatian? Then I'm anti-slovenian I guess.

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    5. Anonymous21:17

      So which airline (group) has had the most flights per day, week or month in Europe for quite a while now, if not Ryanair?

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    6. anonymous! is typical example of primitive Kradeze member/voter who can't understand basics of both democracy and economy, and consider enemy and anti Croatian anyone who doesn't keep his eyes closed and mouth shut, but publicly warns about negativities in the society, Kradeze which destroyed the country and its flag carrier being the biggest such negativity. They are also not capable of giving any explanation about their claims . Pozdrav, you are anti Croatian, and that's it. Well, coming from such posters, I consider it a praise!

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    7. And once again, because intention is to switch the focus from FR vs OU to personal/me : Compare fleets, destinations, passengers carried and profits in case of Ryanair and losses in case of Croatia Airlines, two companies which started at the same time from the same positions. Of course it hurts and of course I am anti Croatian, but just for those who don't make the difference between the country and fully convicted criminal organization which destroyed and robbed the country

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  15. Anonymous13:47

    A lot of flights get cancelled .
    My Charleroi flight to Ljubljana with Wizz Air was cancelled some days ago ...

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  16. Anonymous14:24

    “Investment of 300 million USD” LOOOOL. Ryanair math. A320 list price (the imaginary price of a jet) is 100 million USD, and realistically it is never more than 70. But ok. By basing 3 a/c RYR goons’ propaganda is that this is the direct investment into ZAG. Anyone with 1% understanding of economics knows that this has nothing to do with investment whatsoever because if they close the base, those “100 million invested USD” fly away to another base.

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    1. Anonymous21:18

      The other side of propaganda is exyu national carriers making 10m profit (once a decade), while conveniently forgetting to mention that 30m handout from the government.

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    2. Anonymous22:01

      Hahahah yes… clownworld!

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