Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines, the Croatian flag carrier, was registered under the name of Zagreb Airlines d.d. in 1989 as the first joint stock company registered in Croatia. Since July 1990, the company has operated under its present name.

Croatia Airlines is a full-service carrier that provides domestic and international air passenger and cargo transport services. It also provides aircraft maintenance and professional training of aviation personnel. In its more than 27 years of operations the company has been recognized by its passengers for flight safety, quality of services and professional staff.

As a flag carrier, Croatia Airlines significantly contributes to the development of Croatian tourism considering that, on an annual basis, one third of all tourists arriving to Croatia by plane fly Croatia Airlines. For further information please visit www.croatiaairlines.com

Facts & Figures

Nov 2004 Joined Star Alliance

25 Airports Served

75 Daily Departures

12 Aircraft

Kresimir Kucko CEO, Croatia Airlines

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Kresimir Kucko CEO, Croatia Airlines

Kresimir Kucko was elected Croatia Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer in September, 2012.

In this capacity, Mr. Kucko has played a key role in positioning Croatia Airlines as the leading airline in the region and has helped the company adjust to challenges in the industry, contributing enormously to the completion of major successful projects within the airline, such as organizational restructuring.

Mr. Kucko attended the Faculty of Economics at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and graduated in 1991, with a degree in International Exchange. He joined the company in 1992, six months after the first international flight of Croatia Airlines. He served as the Sales Manager at the Head Office in Zagreb for four years, responsible for the creation of commercial policy and involved in almost all aspects of the business.

In 1996, he was appointed to establish the Representative Office in Switzerland, making him one of the youngest managers in the company. From 2001 to 2004, he was Head of the Domestic Market in Croatia. In 2004, he was promoted to Regional Manager Benelux.

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Nov 2004
Airports Served 25
Daily Departures 75
Aircraft 12
Frequent Flyer Programme Miles & More
Passengers Annually 1.85 m
Countries Served 15
Hub Airport(s) Zagreb
Revenue Passenger KM 1.37 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 234 MUSD
Employees 902
Aircraft Types A320-200, A319-100, Dash 8-Q400
Updated As Of Nov 2016