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EasyJet In Talks With Pula Airport (Croatia).  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3041 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4721 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
were abandoned.

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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

This is good news for the Istrian Riviera, this proves that the link must be needed to this area of Europe. I hope this gets the go-ahead.

User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4603 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.

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2393 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

easyJet is looking at Dubrovnik as well from what I heard. Ryanair is talking to Rijeka and Ploce.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineRb211ltn From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

Working for easyJet myself I have been led to believe that route development was within the 10 new EU countries... Croatia is not one of these countries


The customer is always right.....unless he is a passenger!
User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4579 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.


User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4554 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.

User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

Rb211ltn

you still working at Luton??? I work for easyJet too as a ramp agent!!

Glenn



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2393 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

The Croatian government has recently shown interest in signing an agreement to join the EU open skies.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

Do the government has an agreement with Germany that allows the likes of Germanwings to fly there? and not one with the rest of the EU so Easy can fly there cheaply?

User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4504 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??


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

I was talking to someone at work and he said the deal for Croatia is almost done, it will be announced and in operation hopefully sometime in December just after the Bratislava route opens!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
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