Flights to Croatia: Croatia Airlines Confirms New Zagreb Services to Sofia, Podgorica

By 12 February 2020

February 12, 2020 - Croatian national carrier and Star Alliance member Croatia Airlines is introducing new international flights from Zagreb to Sofia and Podgorica this summer. 

Namely, Avio Radar reports that regular international flights from Zagreb to Sofia are scheduled from May 1 to the end of October this year. This service will run three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will operate using the 76-seater Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. 

Two days later, on May 3,  2020,regular international flights on the Zagreb-Podgorica route will be introduced on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Flights will also be operated by the Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. As of today, return airline tickets are sold on both routes. 

Compared to the last tourist season, where Croatia Airlines had a fleet of 14 aircraft (12 of their own and 2 chartered CRJ 1000 aircraft), they will enter this season with one additional aircraft. Based on a long-term dry lease, the fleet will include a 150-seat Airbus 319 in late March and an additional 76-seat Dash 8-Q400 in late April to support unplanned traffic disruptions. In addition, from April to October, a short lease (wet-lease) of one CRJ 1000 aircraft by the Spanish air carrier Air Nostrum is also planned. 

Thus, the company will have a fleet of 15 aircraft this year (two Airbus 320s, five Airbus 319s, seven Dash 8-Q400s, and one CRJ1000 aircraft).

Croatia Airlines aircraft will fly scheduled flights to 40 destinations in 26 countries during this tourist season, thus continuing to contribute to regular and year-round connectivity in domestic and international air transport, as well as provide strong support to the development of Croatia’s tourism potential. 

Furthermore, Croatia Airlines is also looking to hire new cabin members to cover its expanding fleet and route network. President of the Supervisory Board Zlatko said on Ex Yu Aviation:

“Croatia Airlines is a decent and high-quality Central European company, whose strategic goals are, first and foremost, quality and passenger safety. In the words of our owner, the government of the Republic of Croatia, the expansion of our destination network, as well as fleet renewal, is our strategic focus in the upcoming period”.

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