Croatia Airlines to Introduce New Flights?

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Company’s CEO claims that Croatia Airlines has positive operating results in the first nine months of the year.

Krešimir Kučko, the CEO of Croatia Airlines, announced on Monday the possibility of opening new routes in the next year. “We have completed an analysis and it is likely that we will launch new flights towards Scandinavia, to Oslo, in addition to Stockholm. We have also completed an analysis for Moscow and Dublin, and we could also increase the number of flights on some existing services during the summer months”, said Kučko, reports on November 21, 2016.

He added that Croatia Airlines had achieved positive results this year and had made significant investments, for example, in major inspections of engines, in which it invested eight million dollars, and had also opened four new lines which can hardly be profitable in their first year of operations. Despite everything, the company in the first nine months of this year recorded positive business results, without the sale of assets and with an increase in competition on routes to and from Croatia, said Kučko.

As for the winter timetable, he pointed out that in November, which is the first month of the new timetable, the company had recorded results better than expected. However, he added that the extreme seasonality would for some time be one of the features of the airline business in Croatia. He did not rule out the possibility of leasing Croatia Airlines’ aircraft and crews during the winter season, in order to at least partially compensate for the losses incurred in that period. However, this is affected by major aircraft inspections, which are typically performed during the winter, which reduces the availability of the aircraft for such leases, said Kučko.

The company today announced that starting from 30 November passengers in business class on Croatia Airlines flights will enjoy a new menu which was introduced as part of the project called “Inspired by Croatia”. The new combinations of meals were prepared using recipes and ingredients indigenous to coastal and continental Croatia, and were prepared by renowned Croatian chef Dino Galvagno.

Kučko said that the gastronomy was an area in which Croatia Airlines could be equal to much more powerful competitors, which has already been proven, since the company’s food service has received multiple international awards.


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