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Croatia Airlines Celebrates 30 Years with Record Number of Passengers

Photo: Intermodal Air

Photo: Intermodal Air

Croatia Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance network, recently celebrated 30 years of service, during an event that took place in central Athens on Wednesday.

The airline’s 30th anniversary was marked by a record in passenger traffic, as in 2018 Croatia Airlines carried more than 2.17 million passengers on board its aircraft – a 2 percent rise compared to 2017.

The company’s celebratory motto “Creating memories for 30 years”, has been selected by its employees to accompany flights until the end of the year.

Furthermore, the airline has visually revamped its aircraft: As part of the regular technical maintenance program, the CROATIA logo has been enlarged and is now more visible, while the squares – a recognizable symbol of the Croatian national identity – are now spread lower across the fuselage. There are also visual modifications on the lower part of the aircraft, which are now white in color, resulting in the aircraft being visually larger and more elegant.

Goran Prokopec, Embassy of Croatia; Aleksandar Sunko, Ambassador of Croatia in Athens; Anamarija Jurinjak, Croatia Airlines; Martina Tomljenovic, Zagreb Tourism Organization; Aurelija Leskovar, Croatia Airlines; Zoe Skreki, ntermodal Air; Ioanna Papadopoulou, Athens International Airport; Antonis Rossolatos, Intermodal Air

Goran Prokopec, Embassy of Croatia; Aleksandar Sunko, Ambassador of Croatia in Athens; Anamarija Jurinjak, Croatia Airlines; Martina Tomljenovic, Zagreb Tourism Organization; Aurelija Leskovar, Croatia Airlines; Zoe Skreki, Intermodal Air; Ioanna Papadopoulou, Athens International Airport; Antonis Rossolatos, Intermodal Air.

Connecting Greece and Croatia

Croatia Airlines is currently flying to 38 scheduled destinations in 24 countries including Greece.

The airline recently resumed its seasonal flights connecting Athens with Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split for summer 2019.

Antonis Rossolatos, Commercial Director of Intermodal Air, spoke of Croatia Airlines' 30 years of operation during an event in Athens. Photo: GTP

Antonis Rossolatos, Commercial Director of Intermodal Air, spoke of Croatia Airlines’ 30 years of operation during an event in Athens. Photo: GTP

According to Croatia Airlines executives, the connections are attracting more and more travelers for travel between the two countries, mainly for leisure purposes but also for business.

Data presented by Athens International Airport, showed that a total of 44,000 international passengers flew between the two countries in 2018.

Croatia Airlines carried approximately 22,000 passengers between the Greek capital and Croatia during the same year: some 10.700 passengers flew with the airline from/to Zagreb; 8,320 from/to Dubrovnik and 3,104 from/to Split.

Croatia’s flag carrier currently operates a fleet of 12 aircraft: Two Airbus 320, four Airbus 319 and six Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft.

Intermodal Air is the GSA (general sales agent) of Croatia Airlines in Greece.

About the Author
Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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