Croatia Airlines farewells last ATR42s

The 2 remaining ATR42 aircraft within the Croatia Airlines fleet operating under the names of Dalmacija and Istra have completed their last flights for the airline. One of the ATR42s under registration 9A-CTT (pictured above) operating under the name Damacija carried out its last flight from Munich to Zagreb (flights number OU437) while the other ATR42, Istra, operated its last flights by taking off from Podgorica and heeding to Zagreb. The two aircraft became part of the Croatia Airlines fleet in June 1993, while the third ATR entered the fleet May 1995 and left in November last year. The ATR fleet has in total transported 2.195.500 passengers for Croatia Airlines.

The turboprop aircraft will now be replaced with the incoming Dash 8-Q400s. Croatia Airlines has 2 aircraft of this type already in the fleet with the latest entering service on August 1, 2008. Another two Dash 8s will be delivered during 2009 while additional 2 will be delivered the year after in 2010. The Croatia Airlines fleet now consists of 4 Airbus A320s, 4 Airbus A319s and 2 Dash 8-Q400s with the average fleet age amounting to 9 years.