Low-cost carrier Ryanair has opened a new base in the Croatian city of Zadar this week – its first in the country. (Featured image by final gather)
The new base, which opened on Monday 1 April, will be home to one based-aircraft and will serve 17 routes across Ryanair’s network.
The airline has said it will invest $80 million – around £56 million – in Zadar Airport as it hopes to carry some 300,000 passengers every year.
“Ryanair is delighted to open its new base, in Croatia, at Zadar Airport, offering 17 ultra-low fare routes this summer,” said Ryanair’s Robin Kiely.
“Croatia consumers and visitors can now beat the recession and escape Croatia Airlines’ high fares and fuel surcharges by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee to 17 exciting destinations, including Dublin, London and Paris, amongst others.”
The airline also said that the new base will create up to 300 jobs at Zadar Airport and the surrounding region.
To mark the launch of Ryanair’s latest European base, the Irish carrier has launched a seat sale to destinations throughout its network.
A total of 100,000 discounted seats are available as part of the sale, with prices starting at €12 for travel in May.
To take advantage of the low fares, which are available on one-way flights, passengers need to go to ryanair.com before midnight on Thursday 4 April.
“Only Ryanair sells Europe’s lowest fares with no fuel surcharges guaranteed, across over 1,500 routes, connecting 180 destinations, while delivering Europe’s No 1 customer service, with the most on-time flights, fewest cancellations and least mishandled bags,” added Mr Kiely.
“Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately.”