One of Europe's leading airlines has chosen Croatia as its destination of the year. The announcement is significant as Easyjet is the second largest airline in Europe, based on the number of passengers carried. Though based in the UK, it has 49 active lines connecting Croatian airports with major cities across Europe such as London, Berlin, Milan, Paris, Basel, Bristol and others.
In recent times, Croatia has proved to be one of Easyjet's key destinations; they transport more than one million passengers to Croatia in the summer months alone. The airline, which is the second largest from the combined markets of Britain and Ireland, is an incredibly popular choice for those looking for low-cost travel. They carry more than 82 million passengers annually, hold 300 aircraft, fly 980 routes, to 156 airports in 33 countries of the world.
Easyjet's expanding business in Croatia has been mirrored across the airline industry; in 2018, 70 new regular lines which use Croatian airports were introduced. This expansion is hoped to signify a growing interest in Croatia as an all year round destination. Some tourists now prefer to visit Dubrovnik out of the peak season, visitors are increasingly attracted to Zagreb because of its cultural programme and lauded Advent celebrations and expectations are that Rijeka is joining this trend in the run-up to their Capital Of Culture status in 2020.