Air Croatia has departed from Zagreb
After several delays, the new airline Air Croatia started its activity. About this airline I wrote last summer, but it seems that their plan could not have been implemented as originally announced.
On 2 April 2015, Air Croatia operated the first commercial flight with an aircraft ATR 42-300. Initially, five destinations from Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegovina were announced. It is based on Zagreb International Airport.
Air Croatia will operate 3 weekly flights on routes Zagreb - Rome-Fiumicino (direct competition with Croatia Airlines), Zagreb - Milan-Malpensa and Zagreb - Prague (without competition). The flights to Budapest (from 2 June) and to Mostar (from 28 May), both non-competitive routes, will also be inaugurated. We mention that the first flight was operated between Zagreb and Budapest, but the route was suspended until 2 June.
The Air Croatia plan is to operate flights to new destinations without competition and with high potential. Prior to opting for an ATR aircraft, Air Croatia planned to rent an Airbus A319.
Currently, the Air Croatia fleet consists of an ATR 42-300 aircraft chartered from Denim Air. It has the OY-CHT code and can carry up to 48 passengers. In the near future, will receive 2 aircraft of the type Embraer E-170.
Clear skies and as many flights as possible! Maybe they will also inaugurate the route to Bucharest. Currently, there are no direct flights on the route Bucharest - Zagreb.