Low cost airline Easyjet will launch seven new routes to Croatia in 2017, bringing their total count to 40. Announcing the news earlier this week, the UK air carrier - which this June celebrated carrying 1 million passengers to Dubrovnik - said it was part of their expansion on the Croatian market.
Easyjet already runs popular flights from Split, Dubrovnik and Pula, but the new venture will see coastal city Zadar added to its network. In a statement, the company said that this ‘will soon prove popular with Italian holidaymakers that can now choose to travel at fantastic fares to one of the oldest Croatian cities as well as gateway to beautiful beaches, islands and the unique UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice Lakes National Park’.
The new, low-fare routes will open Croatia up to cities across Europe. Flights will run from Dubrovnik to Belfast, Basel, Manchester and Naples; from Pula to Bristol and Berlin Schoenefeld; and from Zadar to Milan Malpensa.
Low-cost carriers such as EasyJet and RyanAir have influenced tourism massively, with their bargain flights encouraging travellers to book last-minute trips. EasyJet's capacity will go up by 23% with these new routes, meaning around 1 million extra passengers will be able to visit Croatia.