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