Winter tourism in Croatia has always a conundrum for tourism experts, but with one move the Croatian capital could have solved their winter blues. The most popular low-cost airline in the world, the Irish Ryanair, is connecting Zagreb like never before. And this week a further nine flights have been added to the flight schedule as the airline bases its third A320 plane at the capital’s airport.
On Thursday the third Ryanair plane will land and be based at Frano Tuđman Airport in Zagreb and with the opening of these nine new routes the Croatian capital will be connected to 24 destinations. And with the Advent in Zagreb festivities, the best Christmas market and festive program in Croatia, already opened the capital can expect a flood of tourists. Just how many tourists? Well, Ryanair will offer over 22,000 tickets on a weekly basis to Zagreb with 60 weekly flights.
The nine new routes that will start this week are - Malaga (Spain), from 1.12., twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays, Dublin (Ireland), from 2 December, three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Manchester (UK), from 2.12., twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, Basel (Switzerland), from 3.12., twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, Eindhoven (Netherlands), from 3.12., twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, Paphos (Cyprus), from 3.12., twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, Thessaloniki (Greece), from 3.12., twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, Malta (Malta), from 4.12., twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays and Naples (Italy), from 17.12. twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays.
And to give you some idea on the pricing, a single ticket to Manchester is around 15 Euros, to Dublin 30 Euros and to Naples only 10 Euros.