Ryanair touches down in Osijek after six years

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Low cost carrier Ryanair restored seasonal operations between London Stansted and Osijek late last week following a six-year hiatus. It marks the third time the airline has attempted to maintain operations to the airport. The inaugural flight carried 185 passengers on board out of 189 available seats. A total of 16.000 tickets have been put on sale on the route this summer, with two weekly flights to be maintained. “For the first time since 2017 a Ryanair aircraft has landed in Osijek. I would like to remind the public that just two years ago we had no international flights out of Osijek, while we now have Munich and London. Osijek is registering record tourist numbers and I am confident this new route will only aid the figures. The average cabin load factor on these flights is excellent”, the Mayor of Osijek, Ivan RadiΔ‡, said. The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Croatia, Simon Thomas, added, “We have excellent and friendly relations between Slavonia and the United Kingdom, and now we have another connection. It is excellent to see Ryanair link Osijek and London. We are certain it will boost tourism in both directions”.

The inaugural service didn’t go without a hitch though, with the inbound flight delayed just over five hours out of Osijek due to a technical issue with the aircraft. Ryanair abruptly suspended operations between London Stansted and Osijek in January 2017 after the Croatian airport refused to provide subsidies in the form of advertising concessions to the airline. The route was Ryanair’s only year-round service to Croatia at the time. It was initially maintained seasonally from 2013 until 2016 before being extended into the winter months.





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  1. Anonymous10:37

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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  2. Anonymous10:55

    Bravo Osijek, maybe! Bravo Ryanair maybe! But, I don't get to see what Hrvatska has to do with the considering it is neglecting whole of Slavonia for decades.

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    1. Anonymous11:15

      Osijek is in Croatia. What do you mean, Slavonia has been neglected for years by the Govt? Some of the biggest projects in Slavonia are being funded by the Govt and EU. Construction in Osijek is booming, thousands have returned. I have a feeling you really have got no clue what you are saying.

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    2. Anonymous11:35

      Thousands have returned, LOL, who are you trying to fool here? Slavonija is being emptied by the day, so is the area around Sisak. Everyone is leaving for Germany and Ireland.

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    3. Anonymous16:19

      How yes no.

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    4. Anonymous18:01

      @11:35....inform yourself up to date.

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    5. Anonymous18:36

      Well almost no cars after Slavonski brod except Serbian and other transit cars.

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    6. @10.55 and @11.35
      It's the same Kradeze aparatchik commenting and spitting on me every day here, cowardly hidden behind anonymous, the same one who thinks Croatia is the best country in the World, and OU in much higher league than JU, shortly no one worth wasting your time and energy.

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    7. Anonymous20:51

      Fake news from Pozdrav. It's not me today. Im only posting for you my friend. Why are you wasting your time ?

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  3. Anonymous12:16

    Odmah prvi let je kasnio 6h.

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    1. Anonymous12:26

      "The inaugural service didn’t go without a hitch though, with the inbound flight delayed just over five hours out of Osijek due to a technical issue with the aircraft."

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  4. Anonymous13:11

    Did they get their coveted subsidies? And does this route actually bring tourists or is uralt mostly vfr?

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    1. Slav.Man13:49

      Ryan air only works in when they can steal more money in the form of subsidies. Its so sad that Croatians are paying so much to Ryan Air.

      its good that the city has a new route, again just wish it was the national airline that does it. If the government can provide so man subsidies to Ryan Air they should do it for the national airline.

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    2. Anonymous15:35

      Croatians are paying much less to Ryanair than to Croatia Airlines even though Ryanair contributes to GDP far more because it brings way more tourists, plus it carries far more passengers. It also flies way more routes so it provides better connectivity.

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    3. @15.35
      You are definitely more anti-Croatian and much bigger hater than I am πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Even I couldn't formulate it better πŸ˜ƒ Thanks!

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    4. Anonymous20:47

      @11:31 Surprisingly there were a lot of people that weren't from Croatia (and surrounding areas), there was about 65% VFR and 35% of tourists, which I didn't expect and was quite confused to see so many Brits going to Slavonija for touristic purposes hah

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  5. Anonymous10:26

    It is fantastic to see how Ryanair brings so much growth to Croatia. Even if they get some subsidies, they bring significantly more traffic for less cost than what the Government pays to Croatia Airlines through PSO subsidies etc. I predict that Ryanair will have taken over Croatia entirely in 2-3 years from now, while OU will operate a couple of "basic" routes with 3-4 aircraft while making similar losses as today. Similar fate as TAROM or CSA.

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