< Reveal sidebar

Croatia Airlines Outlines its Restructuring Plan

A Croatia Airlines A319 in London (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

The plan will involve a route network expansion as well as a fleet expansion with the Croatian authorities seeking investors to privatize the airline.

Earlier in the year, Croatia Airlines had announced its plan on expanding its fleet with an expecting route increase which will be operated by the much larger Airbus A319 with a 150 passenger capacity. The carrier is also expected to utilize the Bombardier CRJ-1000 on some of its route network.

The airline also announced on its website that it will offer three-weekly flights from Zagreb to Sofia beginning May 1 and Zagreb to Podgorica starting May 3 offering three weekly services.

Currently, the Star Alliance member offers an all- year travel connectivity of 40 scheduled flights in 26 countries and continues to help in the development of Croatia’s tourism.

The Croatian authorities have also been seeking to find finances for the cash-strapped airline with Aegean Airlines and Air Nostrum already showing interest in acquiring stakes in the Croatian airline.

Last year, the Croatian government granted its flag carrier 33.7 million Euros with an additional amount 20.2 million Euros with condition that the airline re-capitalizes by the middle of the year. A new four-year contract in subsidies was also tabled for the airline to meet the country’s Public Service Obligation (PSO) according to EX-YU Aviation.

Victor Shalton


  • Victor Shalton

    Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes and he even recalls aspiring to be a future airline executive for Kenya Airways. He also has a passion in the arts and loves writing and had his own aviation blog prior to joining AirlineGeeks. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DeKUT and aspiring to make a career in a more aviation-related course.

Subscribe to AirlineGeeks' Daily Check-In

Receive a daily dose of the airline industry's top stories along with market insights right in your inbox.

Related Stories

IAG Announces Large e-SAF Deal With U.S. Company Twelve

The Madrid-based International Airlines Group (IAG), a holding corporation controlling five airlines (British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and LEVEL),…

Southwest Launches New SAF-Focused Subsidiary

Southwest on Wednesday announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the carrier focused on…

British Airways and South Africa’s CemAir Ink New Interline Agreement

British Airways has forged an interline partnership with CemAir, a South African regional airline, as announced in a press release…