New Dash 8 for Croatia Airlines arrives this evening

The second brand new Dash 8 Q400 is on its way to the Croatian capital Zagreb as it makes its delivery flight for Croatia Airlines. The expected arrival time in Zagreb is at 17.42. The flight DHC1 arrives from Toronto via Goose Bay, Reykjavik and New Castle. The new plane will be named Lika which is a mountainous region in central Croatia. The first Croatia Airlines Dash 8 Q400 was delivered a few months ago to the airline. Croatia Airlines has ordered a total of 4 Q400’s with the expected delivery of the other two aircraft in 2009. They have also signed an option for two more aircraft. The airline currently has 11 aircraft with the new Bombardier making it the 12th fleet member. Not included in the number is the Fokker 100 which Croatian Airlines wet leased from Trade Air for the 2008 summer season. The aircraft will replace the ageing ATR42.