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Croatia Airlines is the national airline of Croatia. It is also the country's flag carrier and has its headquarters in the country's capital, Zagreb.
It offers both domestic and international flights to major European cities and is on its way in becoming at par with the rest of the airlines in the continent in terms of quality.
Most of its operations are in the Zagreb Airport, though the cities of Dubrovnik and Split also has major branches and are designated focus cities. The company has continued to experienced growth in terms of operations and profit. During the year 2007, the airline posted its highest number of passenger transported.
It was established just fifteen years ago, bearing the name of Zagreb Airlines. With the establishment of democracy, it commences its operations in its present name.
Additional domestic flights to several Croatian cities are scheduled for the year 2008. It also offers codeshare services with its Star Alliance partners to several other destinations not directly covered by its services.
Among the European cities included in its destinations are:
There are several aircraft models that comprise the Croatia Airlines fleet used for short and medium haul routes. Currently, the airline owns 12 aircrafts, with several more due for acquisition, in keeping with its goal of building a modern fleet.
It expressed the goal of providing significant contributions toward the continued growth of the tourism industry.
Frequent travelers can earn in its miles programs, depending on meeting the criteria and conditions set by the airlines and its partners.
There are also several special rates offered by Croatia Airlines, including offering free fares to infants and discounts for students and senior citizens. Perks, like free car rentals, also await those who avail of business class tickets for their international and domestic flights. Infants and children passengers are also served with age-appropriate meals.
With the increasing popularity of Croatia as an ideal destination for vacations and holidays, the airline has also implemented strategies to keep up with the rising demand for quality services and on time flights. With its expected accession into the European Union, the airline has set its sights on being a major player in international travel.
When passengers avail of economy class tickets for domestic flights, they are served with pepper cookies, tea, or coffee until 9 o'clock in the morning. However, the cookies and glasses of water are available per passenger request all throughout the rest of the day. Newspapers are also available in each flight.
The airline expresses its commitment for environmental protection and sustainable development. In keeping with this strategy, it implemented aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution.
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