Ryanair, Europe's leading low-cost airline, has unveiled ambitious plans to significantly expand its operations out of the Zagreb base for the upcoming 2024 summer season. The airline intends to serve more than thirty destinations, a notable increase from the 27 destinations served this year. The announcement was made by Jason McGuinness, Chief Commercial Officer of Ryanair, during a press conference held in the Croatian capital, reports EX-YU Aviation.
McGuinness highlighted the impressive growth trajectory of Ryanair's Zagreb operations, stating, "Last year, we transported just over 900,000 passengers on our Zagreb flights, and this year, we anticipate that number will rise to approximately 1.2 million passengers. Our strategic vision is to continue expanding in Zagreb, reinforcing connectivity, boosting the local economy, and catalysing tourism."
The focus of this expansion effort lies in establishing direct connections to a diverse range of destinations. McGuinness noted, "During this summer, we operated flights to nearly thirty destinations from Zagreb, to be precise, 27 destinations. For the upcoming summer season in 2024, our goal is to surpass thirty destinations. This strategic push is a testament to our partnership with Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, Zagreb Airport General Manager, and his dedicated team."
A Commitment to Connectivity and Tourism
Ryanair's success in Zagreb can be attributed to its commitment to offering passengers the lowest fares and maintaining the lowest base costs among European airlines. McGuinness emphasized, "Ryanair stands out as the only airline in Europe that is actively expanding while consistently providing passengers with the most affordable travel options. Our dedication to offering competitive pricing and enhancing accessibility remains unwavering."
The announcement of Ryanair's expansion plans in Zagreb comes as a positive development for both travellers and the local economy. It signifies the airline's commitment to fostering enhanced connectivity, providing travellers with an ever-expanding array of destinations to explore, and contributing to the growth of tourism and commerce in the region.
With this strategic move, Ryanair aims to solidify its position as a key player in the Croatian aviation market, offering travellers more choices and affordable travel options for their 2024 summer vacation plans. As the airline industry continues to evolve, Ryanair remains steadfast in its pursuit of delivering quality service at budget-friendly prices.
For more information on Ryanair's expansion plans, visit Ryanair's Official Website.