Ryanair, the world’s largest low-cost airline, has for the sixth year running been rated as the worst airline in the UK. The airline has recently announced that for the first time in their history they will connect Dublin and Dubrovnik this year with four flights a week throughout the summer season. The survey of the airline companies in the UK was carried out by the prestigious Which magazine and reveals that the Dublin based airline is top of the list once again.
The annual survey questioned passengers and Ryanair received the lowest marks for boarding, seat comfort, food and drink and cabin environment. In fact, a massive 70 percent of the people surveyed said that they refused to fly with Ryanair. In response to the survey Ryanair released a statement saying that the information was “unrepresentative and worthless.”
Worst UK airline to fly into Dubrovnik this year
And although the airline has a reputation for being the cheapest in the world the Which survey stated that charges for assigned seating and luggage often pushed the ticket prices higher than many rivals. In fact, Ryanair makes a huge profit from the additional services, estimates suggest that last year 28 percent of the airlines revenue came exactly from additional charges.
Commenting for The Guardian the travel editor of Which, Rory Boland, added that “Airfares might seem to be getting cheaper, but only if you don’t fancy sitting with your family and children or taking even a small cabin bag on board. Increasingly you need a calculator to work out what the final bill will be, especially with Ryanair.”
This summer Ryanair will fly into Dubrovnik for the first time in history with direct connections from Dublin. The new Ryanair flights to Dubrovnik from Dublin will operate four times a week as part of the airline’s summer schedule for 2019. And along with Dubrovnik the airline will also connect Split.
The Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, welcomed the news stating that "These beautiful Croatian cities are full of culture and history and I have no doubt they will be hugely popular destinations.” Adding that “"We will work close with Ryanair’s management team to promote its new services.”