Croatia Airlines to shift to an all-Airbus A220 fleet, announces winter schedule

Croatia Airlines is following the playbook of airBaltic.

The airline has announced it will shift to a single aircraft type centered around the Airbus A220 by 2026.

Today Croatia Airlines announced that the agreement to purchase 6 A220 aircraft has been signed with Airbus.

Currently the airline operates five Airbus A319-100s, one Airbus A320-200 and six De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402s.

In other news, the airline has announced in the 2022/2023 winter timetable, Croatia Airlines, is introducing new international routes, is continuing to operate flights on a number of seasonal routes, and is increasing the total number of flights and seats available compared to last year’s winter period.

In the period between 30th October this year and 25th March 2023, Croatia’s flag carrier is planning to connect Croatia with 13 international destinations, and operate flights on a total of 19 international routes. More specifically, the company is planning to operate more than 8,500 scheduled flights, and offer approximately 869,000 seats, which is a 28 percent increase in the number of flights and seats offered this winter compared to the number of flights and seats offered in the 2021/2022 winter timetable. In other words, during the winter months, Croatia’s flag carrier is looking to contribute to the development of both Croatia’s tourism product and the transport infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia significantly.

The introduction of direct international flights between Split and Zurich, and between Pula and Zurich is a novelty. In the period between the end of October this year and mid-January 2023, we will be operating flights on both routes twice a week – on Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Return air tickets for passengers flying from either Split or Pula are available from 149 euros.

In response to increased market demand, the company is continuing to operate scheduled international flights between Rijeka and Munich even in the winter timetable; more specifically, until mid-January 2023. On this route, flights will be available three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

The company is also continuing to operate scheduled international flights between Zagreb and Dublin until mid-January 2023. On this route, flights will be available twice a week – on Thursdays, and Sundays. Return air tickets for passengers flying on this route are available from 189 euros.

Also, Croatia Airlines is continuing to connect the east of Croatia with the world throughout the entire year by flying on the Osijek-Munich international route. Two flights a week will be available to passengers – on Mondays, and Fridays – with return air tickets starting from 129 euros.

During the winter season, Croatia’s flag carrier will be connecting Zagreb Airport directly with a total of 13 international destinations – Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London (Heathrow), Munich, Paris, Rome (via Split), Sarajevo, Skopje, and Zurich.

From Split Airport, flights to four international destinations are planned; more specifically, flights will be operated daily to Munich (return air tickets starting from 149 euros), daily to Frankfurt (return air tickets starting from 169 euros), daily to Rome (return air tickets starting from 109 euros), and twice a week to Zurich.

Besides expanding its international network of flights, Croatia Airlines is also continuing to maintain the air connectivity of Croatia’s cities and regions by offering scheduled domestic flights to and from 5 Croatian airports (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, and Pula).

Croatia Airlines’ network of both international and domestic flights during the winter season has been tailored to meet the market demand for air transport services, which the company continuously monitors. The planned flight timetable is subject to change, and depends on the development of the public health and safety, and security situation in both Croatia and the world.

Top Copyright Photo: The Airbus A319s and A320 will be replaced with newer A220s as well as the pictured Q400 fleet. Croatia Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) 9A-CQE (msn 4300) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 956965.

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