The future of the popular budget airline, Ryanair, flying to Dubrovnik now seems unlikely. Speaking at the Southeast Europe Aviation Summit currently being held in Belgrade the director of the Dubrovnik Airport, Roko Tolic, stated that the conditions that Ryanair had demanded in order to connect Dubrovnik with low-cost flights was “unacceptable.”
Ryanair had held talks with the Dubrovnik Airport and the City of Dubrovnik earlier this year and it had seemed that a deal could be brokered; however the terms that the Irish airline had required were always a sticking point. Tolic added at the conference today that “Everyone has the same conditions and treatment at our airport.”
Ryanair currently operate to Zadar Airport and the City of Zadar agreed to pay the airline incentives to fly. It can be assumed, if the Zadar case is used as an example, that one of the sticking points in the negotiations is the amount of cash incentives the airline is demanding from Dubrovnik Airport.