Prior to Episode 10 in Ragnarok Online, an NPC offered warps to Juno. Once Episode 10 was implemented, the NPC was replaced with the airship transport system.
In RO, there are 2 airship routes: domestic and international. The domestic airship takes players all over the Schwarzwald Republic while the international airship takes players between the countries of Rune-Midgarts, Arunafeltz, and Schwarzwald.
Each airship follows a linear route and doesn't divert from their established route. Unlike the airship from games like World of Warcraft, the airship in RO doesn't actually "dock" in each location but instead moves constantly back and forth on their route. Because of this, players going onto the airship may find themselves flying back to the very town they supposedly left.
Airship usage typically incurs a boarding fee of 1,200 Zeny, which can be waived with a Free Ticket for Flyship (compared to Ragnarok's airship fee which is 5,000 Zeny per passenger). Players switching between the domestic and international airships at the Juno layover will not be charged an extra boarding fee as long as they don't leave the airport.
The international airship is prone to monster attacks that reference the airship attack in the Ragnarok manhwa. Players may participate in defending the ship by helping kill the monsters or they may head below deck to wait out the assault. When under attack, the flight will be interrupted and won't continue to the next destination until the monster attack is over.
Ragnarok Online II
Although RO2 currently does not have an airship system, hints of its future implementation can be seen in the original login screen for the game. In addition, an airport exists outside Prontera's south gate so it can be assured players will be able to fly in and out of Prontera.
- Patch (2006 Sept. 26)
- "Rael" is added to the airship options in Izlude.
- Episode 11.1 (2006 Jul. 11)
- An airship route linking Rael with Izlude and Juno will be added.
- Episode 10.2 (2005 Jun. 28)
- Airport has been added to Juno city. In addition, another airship is implemented to travel to and from Juno.
- Airship will be attacked by monsters occasionally. Please be careful about recreational use.