Croatia Airlines

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.

Croatia Airlines

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 Dash-8 Plane at Zagreb Airport
A Dash Q800-400 airplane at Zagreb Airport

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.

Some of the above routes are operated by a second airline in Croatia, Trade Air. However, their flights can also be booked via the Croatia Airlines website.

Croatia Airlines Airbus 319
An Airbus 319 at Zagreb Airport

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:

More information

You can find all details on the airline on the Croatia Airlines website.