Ryanair launched flight operations from new Dubrovnik base

On 2 April 2024, Ryanair opened its new base at Ruđer Bošković Airport and began operations with two Boeing 737 MAX 8 (737 8-200) aircraft. On the same day at around 06:00 local time, the two aircraft took off on their first flights to Bergamo and Dublin, thus ending the preparation process of the last six months and marking the start of operations of the new base.

Ruđer Bošković Airport has become Ryanair’s third Croatian base, in addition to those in Zadar and Zagreb. Flights to 19 destinations have been announced for this summer. The new routes include Bergamo, Bari, Paris – BVA, Brussels – CRL, Karlsruhe, Memmingen, Krakow, Weeze – Düsseldorf, Poznan, Oslo – TRF. In total, there will be 54 flights per week during the entire summer season with a total capacity (arrival and departure) of about 450,000 available seats. It is important to point out that flights are planned for the winter sseasonas as well, to at least three international destinations.

On the occasion of the start of Ryanair operations, the CEO of Dubrovnik Airport d.o.o., Viktor Šober, said:

“We are very pleased that Ryanair has opened its new base at Ruđer Bošković Airport with two of its aircraft, and I will use the opportunity to thank all our employees who have been actively working on this project in recent months and have done a superb job in cooperation with Ryanair. Now we have a challenging season ahead of us, which is likely to be a record, and we have a lot of work ahead of us.

Ryanair will connect Ruđer Boškovid Airport with 19 European destinations during the summer of 2024 and with 3 destinations in the winter of ’24/25. This partnership between Ryanair and our Airport will result in better connectivity, a greater number of flights in the summer season and much-desired winter routes, connecting Dubrovnik with European destinations. With this partnership, Ruđer Bošković Airport will be better connected than ever, and will further develop Dubrovnik as a tourist and city break destination.”

On the occasion of the launch of the operation, Ryanair’s Director of Communications and Media Relations, Jade Kirwan said:

“As the largest and fastest-growing airline in Europe and Croatia, Ryanair is delighted to officially launch the summer schedule on the 24th to/from our new Dubrovnik base with our first flights to Bergamo and Dublin departing this Tuesday morning. Building on our bases in Zagreb and Zadar, Ryanair’s new base in Dubrovnik represents a further investment of USD 200 million (a total of USD 800 million across 3 bases) in Croatia, creating more than 60 high-paying jobs for pilots and cabin crew, while also supporting more than 500 local jobs in Dubrovnik through our contribution to year-round tourism and connectivity.

This summer alone, Ryanair will fly 19 routes to/from Dubrovnik (expanding our previous 2 route offers), including exciting new connections to some of Europe’s biggest cities such as Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Milan, Paris, Rome , Stockholm, and Wroclaw, have been providing the lowest ticket prices in Europe and an unbeatable choice to our Croatian citizens and visitors since the summer of ’24.

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