Croatia Airlines joins the European Regions Airline Association

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 10, 2017 17:12

Croatia Airlines joins the European Regions Airline Association

Croatia Airlines has joined the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), bringing the total number of airlines in ERA membership to 54. Starting life as Zagal (Zagreb Airlines) in 1989, the airline is the flag carrier of Croatia with headquarters in Zagreb and a fleet consisting of two Airbus 320, four Airbus 319 and six Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. The airline connects Croatia directly with 35 airports in Europe, transporting nearly two million passengers annually.

“We are pleased to become a member of ERA, such a reputable association. I believe that Croatia Airlines, as a regional leader in South East Europe, with its 28-year long experience will contribute to the successful operation of this organisation, which promotes healthy and safe European regional aviation market. Undoubtedly, the membership in ERA will additionally improve our international reputation and open excellent opportunities to respond to the current business challenges. I look forward to the future cooperation with all ERA members in our efforts to make air transport an even more important factor of economic development and the connecting of Europe”, said Krešimir Kučko, President and CEO of Croatia Airlines.

Simon McNamara, ERA Director General, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Croatia Airlines as our most recent member. Croatia Airlines’ decision to join ERA increases our leverage with Europe’s regulatory bodies and adds further substance to our expanding airline membership. ERA is and always has been at the forefront of strategic discussions on the future of the aviation industry with Europe’s regulators and, on behalf of our members, we deliver consistent and effective representation. I’m very much looking forward to working with Croatia Airlines on the many issues and challenges that affect European aviation.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 10, 2017 17:12