Croatia Airlines Reviews


Croatia Airlines Reviews

Croatia Airlines d.d. is the government-owned national airline and flag carrier of the Republic of Croatia. Based in Buzin, Zagreb, the airline is a member of Star Alliance and operates domestic and international services. Its main base is Zagreb Airport, with focus cities being Dubrovnik, Split, and Zadar.

Croatia Airlines is the leading airline (in terms of passengers) from the former Yugoslavia, but has been loss-making for a number of years. The Croatian government has been seeking to restructure the airline, despite strong opposition from the company’s employees, and has been seeking a strategic investor. The airline was established on 20 July 1989, trading with the name Zagal (formally, Zagreb Airlines), and started operations using a single Cessna 402 aircraft on cargo services for UPS. After the first democratic elections held in Croatia, Zagal changed its name to Croatia Airlines on 23 July 1990. The largest shareholder of the airline is the Government Asset Management Agency for the Republic of Croatia, with 96.22% of the issued capital. The State Agency for Deposit Insurance and Bank Rehabilitation owns 2.16% of the airline and 1.62% is publicly held. It is the line and base maintenance provider for Croatia Airlines but also provides a service of maintenance to Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines, Bel Air, Sky Work and many others. It is one of the best centre for airline maintaining in Europe with full booked capacities and net income of €1.5 millions per year.

Croatia Airlines-Technical affairs is a maintenance organisation placed at Zagreb Airport. In 2001 the company received maintenance and technical performing certificates from the German aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt.

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