Croatia Airlines sets off on four new capital connections

Croatia Airlines Zagreb Helsinki Stockholm Oslo Bucharest

Seen cutting the cake in Zagreb, officially opening Croatia Airlines’ new route to Stockholm Arlanda are: Lars Schmidt, the Ambassador of Sweden in the Republic of Croatia; David Gabelica, Member of the Management Board, Zagreb Airport; and Krešimir Vlašić, ‎Quality, Safety and Security Manager at Croatia Airlines. The airline has also begun flights from the Croatian capital to Bucharest, Helsinki and Oslo Gardermoen this week.

Croatia Airlines Bucharest

Seen cutting the cake in Bucharest, baked to welcome the arrival of the Romanian airport’s latest carrier is Kresimir Kucko, President and CEO of Croatia Airlines. The 795-kilometre link from Zagreb will be flown on Q400s.

Croatia Airlines Oslo

A cake was also made at Oslo Gardermoen to welcome the arrival of Croatia Airlines’ new service from Zagreb. The Croatia to Norway capital connection will be flown by the Star Alliance member three times weekly. 

Croatia Airlines Stockholm Arlanda

A ribbon cutting and cake were the highlights of celebrations at Stockholm Arlanda on 19 May. The 1,553-kilometre sector from Zagreb will be served by Croatia Airlines three times weekly on CRJ 1000s.

  • Croatia Airlines has this week begun four new capital connections from Zagreb (ZAG), with the carrier now linking the capital of Croatia to Bucharest (OTP), Helsinki (HEL), Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) and Stockholm Arlanda (ARN). ”In general, the interest for Mediterranean countries has increased heavily among Swedish travellers. Zagreb is also a completely new direct route from Stockholm Arlanda and it is also one of the top unserved destinations. We welcome Croatian Airlines’ expansion at Stockholm Arlanda, giving Swedes more opportunity to experience Croatia,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Aviation Business Director at Swedavia of the new link between Sweden and Croatia. Along with Arlanda, none of the other three capital connections launched by Croatia Airlines will face direct competition. While the three new routes to Scandinavia will operate on 100-seat CRJ 1000s leased from Air Nostrum, Bucharest services will be flown on the airline’s own Q400s. All four routes will be flown three times weekly, while the average sector length is 1,427 kilometres. See how Oslo Gardermoen Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
19-May Zagreb (ZAG) Bucharest (OTP) Q400 (3)  
Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) CRK (3)  
21-May Helsinki (HEL)  
Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 23 May 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.

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