Croatia Airlines Achieves Record Number of Passengers in 2018

Daniela Rogulj

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While we may not know what’s going on with Croatia Airlines and their strategic partners, which we reported about earlier this week, we do know one thing for sure – Croatia Airlines achieved a record 2018. 

Namely, in 2018, the Croatian national carrier and Star Alliance member transported a total of 2,168,863 passengers, which is a record in the company’s history and a 2 percent increase on 2017, reports AvioRadar on January 9, 2019. 

Last year, Croatia Airlines recorded 1,642,285 passengers on international flights, which is 3 percent more than a year earlier, while passenger traffic on domestic flights remained at the same level as in 2017 (526,578 passengers total).

Record passenger traffic was also recorded in May 2018, during which more than 200,000 passengers were registered, which happened for the first time since the first domestic flight set off in 1992. Almost 214,000 passengers were transported, which is the most significant number of passengers in May in the company’s history.

Due to the positive travel trend, the company welcomed the Jubilee two-millionth passenger in 2018 16 days before it was achieved in 2017.

Croatia Airlines recently began flying to two new destinations, Mostar throughout the year and Dublin during the summer season, and new seasonal lines were also launched for Dubrovnik – Munich, and Split – Copenhagen.

Croatia Airlines was founded in August 1989 as ‘Zagal’, before it changed its name in 1990. The Croatia Airlines headquarters are located in Buzin, near the capital city of Zagreb, where you can also find its central hub at Franjo Tudjman Airport. The airline has also been a member of Star Alliance since 2004. 

The airline has many codeshare agreements with some of the world’s top airlines, including Air France, Lufthansa, and United Airlines, and they even became the official carrier of the Croatia national football team after they became World Cup finalists in France this summer. 

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