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Croatia Airlines welcomes 40 millionth passenger

Croatia Airlines (Photo: A.Grubelic)

ZAGREB, 12 November 2019 – Croatia’s national carrier Croatia Airlines welcomed the 40 millionth passenger in its history on Tuesday. 

Ivanka Čandrlić, travelling on flight OU417 from Frankfurt to Zagreb, was the 40 millionth Croatia Airlines passenger. Both Croatia Airlines and Zagreb Airport surprised Čandrlić with special gifts, the airline said in a statement. 

Croatia Airlines is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Croatia Airlines was founded on 7 August 1989 in Zagreb as an airline carrier and its first flights began in December that same year providing postal services. It was given its current name on 23 July 1990 and it became the country’s national carrier for passenger travel and postal services.

CA’s first commercial flight was on 5 May 1991 from Zagreb to Split and it introduced international flights on 5 April 1992 on the Zagreb – Frankfurt route. Since their first flight the airline has conducted over 600,000 flights. 

Croatia Airline’s fleet consists of 12 airplanes – 2 Airbuses type 320, 4 Airbuses type 319 and six smaller Dash 8-Q400 planes. This tourism season Croatia Airlines had regular flights to 38 destinations in 24 countries.

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