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ALC leases six Airbus A220 aircraft to Croatia Airlines

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has announced long-term lease placements for six new Airbus A220 aircraft with Croatia Airlines, including four A220-300s and two A220-100s.

The aircraft are scheduled to deliver to Croatia Airlines beginning in 2024 through 2025 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

Croatia Airlines issued this statement previously with Airbus:

Based on this contract, by 2026, Croatia Airlines’ existing fleet will in its entirety be replaced with a new, single-type fleet of jet-powered aircraft. This will ensure that the flights Croatia Airlines offers to its passengers are more pleasant and of a significantly better quality. This will also make the business operations of Croatia’s flag carrier far more economical and sustainable.

The signing of the contract was attended by Jasmin Bajić, CEO and President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, and Ville Arhippainen, Airbus Vice President Sales Western & Southern Europe.

 

 

Croatia Airlines signs firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft

Croatia Airlines, Croatia’s national flag carrier based in Zagreb, has signed a firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Croatia Airlines plans to lease an additional nine A220s, taking its total commitment for the type to 15.

The A220s will replace previous generation aircraft in the company’s fleet, reducing operating costs as well as improving environmental efficiency and competitiveness while offering passengers unrivaled comfort throughout its fleet.

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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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Croatia Airlines to launch five routes from Split

Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTG (msn 767) FRA (Jay Selman). Image: 404102.

Croatia Airlines has announced in Split five new routes from Split, Croatia’s second largest city, starting in June for the summer season running through September 25, 2022.

Amsterdam – weekly from June 14

Bucharest – twice-weekly from June 10

Dublin – three times weekly starting on June 12

Milan (Malpensa) – twice-weekly from June 12

Stockholm (Arlanda) – twice-weekly from June 10

Top Copyright Photo: Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTG (msn 767) FRA (Jay Selman). Image: 404102.

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Croatia Airlines to downsize to its smaller Q400s to survive the winter

Croatia Airlines is planning to assign its six smaller Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400s) to most of international routes during the lean winter months. The winter schedule commences on October 25.

During this month, Croatia Airlines will connect Croatia with the most important European cities and transport hubs, with air connections within Croatia provided on scheduled domestic flights.

During October, Croatia’s frag carrier airline will connect Croatia directly with 15 international destinations (Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje and Zurich). From these transport hubs, passengers are offered connecting flights to destinations around the world, particularly on flights of Croatia Airlines’ partners from Star Alliance.

As far as scheduled international flights are concerned, Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, will be directly connected with 12 European destinations, Split with 10 European cities, Dubrovnik with two international destinations, and Rijeka will continue to be connected with Munich.

As for scheduled domestic flights, Croatia Airlines will be connecting Zagreb with Croatia’s five airports (Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Bol on the Island of Brač), with flights continuing to be operated on the Osijek-Split and Osijek-Dubrovnik routes as well.

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Croatia Airlines trims network down to four essential routes

Croatia Airlines has announced it will trim its network down to these essential routes during the coronavirus crisis.

The airline will fly essential routes from Zagreb to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and London (Heathrow). However the carrier will temporarily suspend operations to Amsterdam from April 4 to April 19.

In the timetable below you can find all the scheduled flights for the upcoming days:

Scheduled flights for April 5, 2020

Flight number Origin Destination Time of departure Time of arrival
OU 412 Zagreb Frankfurt 13:20 14:50
OU 411 Frankfurt Zagreb 15:55 17:15

 

Scheduled flights for April 4, 2020

Flight number Origin Destination Time of departure Time of arrival
OU 416 Zagreb Frankfurt 08:50 10:40
OU 413 Frankfurt Zagreb 11:25 13:40
OU 412 Zagreb Frankfurt 13:20 14:50
OU 411 Frankfurt Zagreb 15:55 17:15
OU 490 Zagreb London 14:25 16:50
OU 491 London Zagreb 17:40 19:55

 

Scheduled flights for April 3, 2020

Flight number Origin Destination Time of departure Time of arrival
OU 450 Zagreb Amsterdam 08:20 10:30
OU 451 Amsterdam Zagreb 11:20 13:10
OU 416 Zagreb Frankfurt 08:50 10:40
OU 413 Frankfurt Zagreb 12:05 13:45
OU 412 Zagreb Frankfurt 15:05 16:35
OU 411 Frankfurt Zagreb 18:00 19:25
OU 490 Zagreb London 17:50 20:15
OU 491 London Zagreb 21:00 23:15
OU 4456 Zagreb Brussels 17:35 19:45
OU 4457 Brussels Zagreb 20:25 22:25

* All information above is subject to change due to the developing situation with COVID-19.

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Croatia Airlines updates and simplifies its livery

Croatia's updated (and simplified) 2019 livery

Croatia Airlines has updated and also simplified its livery to an almost all “eurowhite” livery.

The blue underside has been removed to reduce painting costs as seen on Airbus A319s 9A-CTL (top) and 9A-CTG (below).

9A-CTG was the first to be “repainted”.

Above Photo: Croatia Airlines.

Croatia Airlines is also celebrating 30 years of flying.

Top Copyright Photo: Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTL (msn 1252) FRA (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 946239.

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Croatia Airlines starts service to Dublin, could be facing a strike

Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTH (msn 833) LHR (SPA). Image: 930753.

Croatia Airlines today (August 3) started flights between Zagreb and Dublin. The new route will operate through October 25.

The new route will operate two days a week with Airbus A319s.

However the airline could be facing a strike on August 8 by the ORCA trade union.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Croatia): Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTH (msn 833) LHR (SPA). Image: 930753.

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