Second Bombardier for Croatian arriving soon

The second new Bombardier Q400 will be delivered to Croatian Airlines by the end of the month. The airline received the first Bombardier in late May while the second was expected in June. However there has been a significant delay in the delivery. Croatian media report that the new plane will be named Lika (a mountainous region in central Croatia) while the first Bombardier was named Slavonija. Croatian 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.