"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong
Ryanair significantly reduced flight operations in pre-season period
Written by Jan Kotek.
Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair (FR / RYR) has reduced flight operations to Croatia in the summer 2021 timetable. Reduction hits mostly flights in the pre-season period.
Most flights scheduled for April are no longer in offer. In April, only two routes to Croatia are currently offered, London (Stansted Airport) - Pula and Düsseldorf (Niederrhein-Weeze Airport) - Zadar. All other routes are postponed for one to three months.
Rijeka - Frankfurt (Hahn Airport) route is no longer offered. It was the only Ryanair's route to Rijeka for this year. There aren't any flights offered for Cologne / Bonn - Zadar route, while before the pandemic, this route was announced with up to 4 flights a week. Both routes currently can be selected at Ryanair's booking, but there aren't any available flights.
Routes without any flights in April and which have been postponed till May 1st, are from Pula to Brussels (Charleroi Airport), and from Zadar to Brussels, Prague, Marseille, Dublin, Krakow and Poznan. Routes that will start with operations with a delay of two months, from June 1st, are from Dubrovnik to Vienna and Dublin, from Pula to Vienna and Frankfurt, from Split to Dublin and from Zadar to Vienna, London (Stansted) and Manchester. Flights postponed until July 1st are from Zadar to Paris (Beauvais Airport), Berlin (new Brandenburg-Willy Brandt Airport), Memmingen, Karlsruhe and Wroclaw.
One flight less a week for the season is on routes from Zadar to Marseille, Memmingen and Krakow. However, additional weekly flight is on Zadar - Poznan route, and two more flights a week are planned for Zadar - Brussels route. In the post-season period there aren't any seasonal reductions in flight operations, even the new line Naples - Zadar has been extended for another month and it will be operated until the end of October.