Croatia Airlines CEO works for LufthansaThe CEO of Croatia Airlines, Ivan Mišetić, has found himself in big trouble. The “Nacional” portal has reported that Mišetić is one of the members of the Lufthansa CityLine supervisory board. Lufthansa is one of the airline’s main partners and Mišetić has, in recent time, lobbied in favour of Croatia Airlines being bought out by the German giant. The “Buisness.hr” portal says that because of Lufthansa, “Croatia Airlines has given up on the Russian, British and Scandinavian markets and Croats are forced to travel via Munich or Frankfurt to most destinations”. Furthermore, through a financial lease, Croatia Airlines recently purchased six new Dash 8 aircraft from the Goal Verwaltungsgesellsachft Company, which is wholly owned by Lufthansa. It is believed that Lufthansa awarded Mišetić as a result of the aircraft lease. Mišetić has been a member of the Lufthansa CityLine supervisory board since 2009.
It should be noted that the union of Croatia Airlines pilots revealed Mišetić's Lufthansa engagements. The union believes that Mišetić is in a conflict of interest as Lufthansa is Croatia Airlines’ competitor on many routes.