Ryanair commences new service to Croatia from Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport has announced the launch of services to Croatia for the first time on June 18, with Ryanair’s new service to the resort of Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.

Zadar is described by Rough Guides as ‘one of the coolest places on the Adriatic’. Surrounded by islands, coves and bays, it is known for its Roman and Venetian ruins, uncrowded white sand beaches and proximity to Croatia’s national parks, including Plitvice Lakes with the country’s highest waterfall.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘Zadar is a fantastic addition to our summer schedule, and it puts one of the Adriatic’s hidden gems within easy reach. It means there’s even more choice for holidaymakers from their local airport this summer.’

‘Our summer season is well and truly underway and it’s great to see Ryanair bringing even more choice to holidaymakers from their local airport.

‘We’ve got 33 destinations on offer this year to 16 countries and the travel industry really is starting to bounce back to meet strong demand for overseas travel.’

The new service comes after Ryanair announced two new regular flight destinations from Bournemouth Airport earlier this month, running twice a week to France and Croatia. The Irish budget airline launched flights to Bergerac in France on Saturday, June 4. Both routes will be operating twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Gill added that since the start of the summer season last month Bournemouth Airport had despatched over 250 commercial holiday flights carrying more than 45,000 passengers.

With the new services, the total number of Ryanair routes available from Bournemouth this year increases to 15. Ryanair’s routes from Bournemouth include: Spain (Alicante, Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife), Ireland (Dublin), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Krakow and Wroclaw), Portugal (Faro and Lisbon), Croatia (Zadar) and France (Bergerac).