Ryanair Celebrates 15 Years in Zadar


Ryanair, Europe and Croatia’s No.1 airline, today, (31st May) celebrates 15 years of operations in Zadar with the launch of 6 new routes in June to Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Helsinki, Liverpool, Sofia, and Turin and a strong Summer bookings performance of its biggest ever Zadar Summer schedule, including 46 total routes. Ryanair’s Zadar based fleet will also increase in June to 3 based aircraft and this investment of $300m will support over 90 highly paid aviation jobs and over 700 indirect jobs in Zadar.   

Ryanair’s Zadar Summer schedule will deliver:

  • 3 based aircraft
  • $300m investment in Zadar
  • 46 routes in total including 13 new exciting destinations such as Bordeaux, Helsinki, Sofia, and Turin.
  • Almost 120 weekly flights
  • 800 total jobs


As we look forward with a strong Summer of booking to/from Zadar, Ryanair will operate almost 120 weekly flights for Summer 2022 (over 65 more than pre pandemic Summer 2019) to deliver much needed inbound tourism to Zadar after two lost Summers. Our Zadar customers will also have an abundance of choice to top European destinations in Italy, Germany and France.

In Zadar, Ryanair Sales & Marketing Manager for CEE & Balkans, Olga Pawlonka, said:

“As Europe and Croatia’s no. 1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to celebrate 15 years of operations in Zadar with the launch of 6 new routes and strong Summer bookings for our biggest ever Zadar Summer schedule that offers almost 120 weekly flights across 46 routes, including new exciting destinations like Bordeaux, Helsinki, Sofia, and Turin.

 Tomislav Žepina, Zadar airport’s Commercial Division Manager said:

 “Third based aircraft, 46 routes and probably acheiving record braking passenger traffic numbers from 2019. are the proof of our good work over the years. 15 years of our successful cooperation with Ryanair has resulted in exceptional achievements that we have acomplished together. Big plans and projects that we have acheived and that we are planing in the comeing years wouldn’t have been realised without the successful cooperation with our most importan partner Ryanair”