Yesterday, all flights to Pula, Podgorica, Priština, Vienna and Zadar were cancelled. The management says that 24.000 passengers will be affected by the strike. Furthermore, the management stresses that the airline will incur a significant financial loss as a result of the industrial action. In addition, Croatia Airlines says that airports across the country, the tourism industry and Croatia’s reputation will be affected by the strike which is taking place in the middle of the tourist season.
Ivan Mišetić, the CEO of the national carrier of Croatia, has called for a fresh round of talks with the cabin crew as the strike is not benefiting either side. “The union is not asking for their salaries to be raised. However, some of their demands are unreasonable”, Mišetić said at a press conference. The management further angered its crew when it was revealed they have hired personnel from B&H Airlines and Adria Airways to stand in. The union says that the management obviously has enough money for foreign crew but not for their own.
Today’s strike updates can be found on the right hand side.