Croatia Airlines

    Established in 1989, Croatia Airlines is a state-owned airline of Croatia. The airline’s main hub is FranjoTudman Airport. Since 2004, the airline became a member of Star Alliance. The largest shareholder of the company is Government Asset Management Agency. Croatia Airlines owns shares in two companies ObzorPutovanja and Amadeus Croatia. These companies provide services in line with the air transport. In 1998, Croatia Airlines became a member of AEA (Association of European Airlines).

    The fleet

    The airline has a fleet size of 13 from Airbus family. It has 4 Airbus A319-100 and 2 A320-200. Besides these, it also has 6 Bombardier Dash 8 Q 400. The latest retirement of the fleet was a Focker 100. In 1993, ATR 42 and two 737 joined the fleet and airline opened offices to cater towards individuals and groups. In 2015, Croatia Airlines confirmed about leasing 2 aircrafts and will get 6 new ones by 2018.


    Croatia Airlines has 27 destinations in Europe. The airline carried 1 million passengers since 2000. The airline became the 1st to fly to Sarajevo after the Bosnian War. After signing an agreement with Adria Airways, the airline could start domestic flights between Zagreb and Split. After the Croatian War of Independence, the airline acquired 3 Boeings 737 from Lufthansa and became a member of IATA. In 1992, the airline launched the first international service from Zagreb to Frankfurt.

    Business Class

    Business class is available on international routes. The passengers are offered cold and warm meals during the flight. The meal type and service depend on the time and route. The airline provides a wide selection of drinks both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. The business class passengers can enjoy Croatian cuisine on board. This includes pasticada, viskapogaca, purica smlincima, or splitskatorta.

    Onboard Facilities

    The airline has its own in-flight magazine named Croatia which includes several destinations and information about the places. It also has some other interesting topics to read. All the airlines provide in built entertainment system for passengers entertainment. Apart from movies, shows, and music a channel is dedicated to providing awareness of endangered species. A film is also available dedicating the dolphin project in several places.

    Online booking and Check In

    All passengers traveling can avail the online web check-in 36 hours before departure. To avoid delays, passengers are recommended to use the online web check-in service. If anyone has only a hand baggage then the person can proceed to security check-in. To avail offers and discounts on ticket bookings, visit Musafir.

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