ERA is a non-profit trade association representing 54 airlines and 141 companies involved in European air transport and is the only association representing the entire spectrum of companies involved in European aviation.
Starting life as Zagal (Zagreb Airlines) in 1989, Croatia Airlines is the flag carrier of Croatia with headquarters in Zagreb and a fleet consisting of two Airbus 320, four Airbus 319 and six Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.
“Undoubtedly, the membership in ERA will additionally improve our international reputation and open excellent opportunities to respond to the current business challenges”, said Kresimir Kucko, President and CEO of Croatia Airlines. “I look forward to the future cooperation with all ERA members in our efforts to make air transport an even more important factor of economic development and the connecting of Europe.”
The airline connects Croatia directly with 35 airports in Europe, transporting nearly two million passengers annually.
“Croatia Airlines’ decision to join ERA increases our leverage with Europe’s regulatory bodies and adds further substance to our expanding airline membership”, Simon McNamara, ERA Director General, said.
“ERA is and always has been at the forefront of strategic discussions on the future of the aviation industry with Europe’s regulators and, on behalf of our members, we deliver consistent and effective representation.”
Croatia Airlines is the second airline to join ERA in the past three weeks, with APG Airlines joining the association in December.
ERA is the only European trade body to include the full range of companies involved in European aviation including airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers, and provides its members unparalleled networking opportunities through its events and industry groups throughout the year.
The general sales agent (GSA) for Croatia Airlines in Greece is Intermodal Air.