Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2883 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3075 times:
easyJet is in talks with Pula Airport on the Istrian Peninsular in Croatia and seems keen to establish flights from it's UK and German bases.
This sounds quite an interesting destination and different to easyJet's other Eastern/Central European destinations. I would have thought Zagreb the capital of Croatia would have been considered first as like other destinations to this area of Europe they usually fly to the countries main city.
Pula is a very small city, but Croatia's largest tourist centre and attracts many German and English package holidays. Before the Yugoslavian war in the 1990's this was one Europes largest tourist destinations after Spain.
"easyJet in talks with Croatian airport, plans flights to UK and Germany
ZAGREB (AFX) - Budget airline easyJet PLC is in talks with Pula airport in
the north-west of Croatia to set up daily flights from Croatia to Germany and
the UK, airport director Bruno Rogovic said.
Rogovic said the agreement could be signed by the end of the week and would
introduce daily flights to the UK and Germany from Pula.
Pula airport last year held similar talks with Ryanair Holdings PLC, which
Flycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
This is good news if the Cro authorities lets this happen as it as it will take money away from the monopoly that is Croatia Airlines who charge ridiculous amounts due to lack of competition. BA has SPU and DBV sewn up so the coastline of this beautiful country only now needs a link to Zadar.
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2933 times:
I will be very satisfied when low cost carriers, such as EasyJet, start engulfing the Balkan market. Slovenia is the first Balkan nation where EasyJet began flying, and indeed the flights between London and Ljubljana has taken a fair chunk from the flights that are operated between London and Zagreb. Croatia Airlines estimated that since EasyJet commenced flights to Ljubljana, they registered about 20 passengers less per flight between ZAG and LHR.
Without a doubt, if EasyJet were to begin service to Pula, this will be another good alternative for the inhabitants of Rijeka, Karlovac and Zagreb. The only issue is how protective will the Croatian government be towards Croatia Airlines. Surely the government will not support policies that will seriously hamper the national airline, especially since last year was the first time the airline posted a profit... not to mention that it is government owned and operated.
Flycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
It would be hard to see the Cro governmant wanting to weaken there own airline, but in order to bring in the tourists they need to attract as many airlines as possible. Germanwings already offers lo-cost from Germany.
Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
Polce Airport is not an airport that a Jet plane could use. There are no facilities for an airline so this is never going to happen. I hope that this hppens but I'll believe it when I see it. I really don;t think we'll see Easyjet or Rynair in Croatia until Croatia jons the EU. When that happens we'll see services to all Croatia's coastal airports:
Pula, Rijeka (krk),Zadar, Split and Durbovnik. I would like to see an easyjet service to Zagreb too.
After that, what about Belgrade/Sarajevo or Romania??