CroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
According to yesterday's "Vjesnik", daily newspapers in Croatia, Ryanair is starting the service from STN to croatian cities Pula (PUY), Rijeka (RJK), Zadar (ZAD) and Osijek (OSI).
The services will start in early 2003, except to Osijek, during 2004.
According to Ryanair officials, the only thing that kept them away from Croatia untill now is "Open skies" agreement, which is still not signed by croatian authorities. Since Croatia is pushing it's way towards EU, the agreement have to be signed not later than january 2003.
Ryanair expects a big demand on the routes from STN to croatian coastal cities, specially during the summer months.
That will be the first no-frills airline serving croatian airports.
ONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 575 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
US Airways headquarters is in Arlington, VA.... so does that really mean that their main hub is DCA over PIT, CLT, and PHL? I would define "main hub" by the most flights and passengers, not where the headquarters is. (although most airlines have their headquaters in the same city as their main hub)
CroFlight From Croatia, joined Jul 2001, 275 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
There's allready a reaction on the article...
It seems like things are not going to be that easy. Same as Slovenia, Poland, Czech Rep. and other countries-candidates for EU, Croatia is not willing to sign "Open Skies" agreement that easy. That agreement would give the right to the airlines from EU to transport pax even within Croatia, without the same rights for the croatian airlines in EU countries, at least untill Croatia becomes the full member.
In the new whole-mixed and not very understandable article, Ryanairs plans are mentioned as follows:
-Early 2004. (not 2003.) - flights to ZAG, SPU, DBV and PUY
-2005. - flights to OSI, RJK and ZAD.
Stretch 8 and CB777: yea, it seems like those cities are also in the plans.
Airblue: in the first article, Ryanair representative mentioned the possible route Hannover-Pula (?) with potential of 50.000 pax in the summer season.
Anyway... 7 cities in Croatia for Ryanair? They will probably need a hub here