2011 already looks to be a successful year for Zadar Airport

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Today’s Slobodna Dalmacija reports that records are already falling for Zadar Airport. Next month, 183 flights are expected at the airport, up from 124 for the same month in 2010. This is a significant jump, and relatively remarkable considering that April is still some months off high season.

A large part of this increase flights is down to Ryanair. This April, they will operate 83 flights, compared to last April’s 39. Although they operate routes from “only” seven European destinations, they are to increase the frequency of some of these routes this year – such as upping their flights between London Stansted and Zadar to five times a week from last year’s three. (This route begins operating on 27th March 2011.)

Croatia Airlines will also return to operating international flights from Zadar, with two flights per week to both Zurich and Munich, flying from May to September.

The director of Zadar Airport, Katica Pupic Bakrac, suggests that traffic through the airport may be up by between 20 to 28% on last year. In 2010, 275,000 passengers passed through the airport.

See our guides to Flying to Croatia from the UK and Getting to Zadar (which lists flights from European cities) for travel planning information.

Source: Slobodna Dalmacija