Croatia Airlines: New summer base in Split

Due to the increase in number of destinations in the summer flight schedule from Split, Croatia Airlines will base 2 aircraft at Split Airport during that period. As Croatia Airlines confirmed for AvioRadar, 2 aircraft, one Airbus and one Dash 8-Q400 will be based at Split Airport. According to Croatia Airlines, the based aircraft are intended to cover morning departures from Split to European and Croatian destinations.

Although Airbus and Dash 8-Q400 used to take off from Split in the morning, they were not based there, but came with the evening flights from the main “hub” of Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport.

Despite the fact that the main hub of Croatia Airlines, Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport, will be left without two aircraft in the summer flight schedule, the national airline confirmed for AvioRadar that CTN does not plan to rent additional aircraft for this year’s summer flight schedule. In the last summer season before the coronavirus pandemic (summer 2019), Croatia Airlines, in addition to its own fleet of 12 aircraft, had two additional CRJ 1000 aircraft, leased in the so-called “Wet lease” arrangement by the Spanish carrier Air Nostrum. Thus, in the summer of 2019, CTN had a fleet of a total of 14 aircraft. This year, the national airline will have a fleet of 12 aircraft, taking into account that one A320 (9A-CTJ) has left the fleet, while in the early summer of 2020 a “new” A319 (9A-CTN) has joined the fleet.