The national airline in Croatia is the appropriately titled Croatia Airlines. Founded in 1989, just before the break-up of Yugoslavia, the airline has officially had this name since 1990.
Since 2004, the airline has been part of the Star Alliance network of airlines – the world’s largest, in fact. Other airlines that are part of this network include United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, SAS, Air China, Air New Zealand and ANA. If you’re flying to Croatia with a connection, you may find it helpful to book flights to Europe utilising one of these airlines, then travelling on to Croatia with Croatia Airlines.
The airline, with its fleet of 14 aircraft (as of 2020) covers a good network within Europe, connecting a number of major European cities with Croatian ones. It utilises the Airbus 319, Airbus 320 and Dash Q800-400 aircraft for their flights.
Croatia Airlines’ main hub is Zagreb Airport, of course – especially for its international flights.
Croatia Airlines Domestic Flights
The airline of course operates a number of internal flights within Croatia; there are connections between the cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Osijek. There are also seasonal flights from Zagreb to the smaller island airports on Brac and Losinj. You can see more details of these flights on our Flights in Croatia page.
Croatia Airlines International Flights
Ordinarily, the airline operates direct flights from many European countries (and countries just outside Europe!).
European routes include:
- Amsterdam to Dubrovnik and Zagreb
- Athens to Dubrovnik and Split
- Barcelona to Zagreb
- Belgrade to Split
- Brussels to Zagreb
- Copenhagen to Zagreb
- Dublin to Zagreb
- Frankfurt to Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Zadar and Zagreb
- Helsinki to Zagreb
- Lisbon to Zagreb
- London Heathrow to Zagreb
- London Gatwick to Split
- Milan to Zagreb
- Munich to Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Zagreb
- Paris to Dubrovnik and Zagreb
- Rome to Dubrovnik and Split
- Sarajevo to Zagreb
- St Petersburg to Zagreb
- Stockholm to Zagreb
- Venice to Dubrovnik
- Vienna to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb
- Warsaw to Zagreb
- Zurich to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb
Routes from cities slightly outside Europe include:
- Istanbul to Dubrovnik and Zagreb
- Tel Aviv to Zagreb
Do note that some of the above routes operate during the summer months only.
There are of course many other airlines operating flights to Croatia as well! Find out more details of these on our special pages:
- Getting to Zagreb
- Getting to Split
- Getting to Dubrovnik
- Getting to Zadar
- Getting to Istria (for flights to Pula Airport)
- Getting to the Kvarner Riviera (for flights to Rijeka Airport)
- US to Croatia Flights
- Flights to Asia to Croatia
You can find all details on the airline on the Croatia Airlines website.