Croatia Airlines sends A319 to Doha to pick up luggage

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Croatia Airlines operated a special flight from Doha to Zagreb on Sunday carrying the Croatian men’s football team who came third at the recently completed FIFA World Cup in the Qatari capital. However, the airline has been scrutinised for operating another empty flight to ferry luggage between the two cities without any passengers. Croatia Airlines explained that it initially planned to carry the football players on an Airbus A320 which would have been large enough to accommodate both the passengers and all of their luggage, however, the plane had technical issues prior to its departure to Doha, forcing the carrier to send the A319 instead. It followed with another A319 flight to pick up luggage. The plane spent an hour in Doha following the 3.900-kilometre journey before returning to the Croatian capital. The Croatian carrier said it was the only way it could meet its obligations to the Croatian Football Federation, with which it has a sponsorship agreement. It did not specify the additional costs incurred as a result. Croatia Airlines is set to be recapitalised this Thursday with a 39.2-million-euro cash injection.

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  1. Anonymous13:34

    funny

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    1. Anonymous16:18

      This should be further investigated...
      If You actually did some journalism and bother to interview some sources, you would find unbelievable details...

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    2. Anonymous23:34

      I can only say, ima se mo┼że se

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    3. Anonymous17:56

      Lol such retards - there is a daily QR flight Doha - Zagreb.

      It would have been 100x cheaper for them to purchase a cargo slot on the QR flight.

      LOL

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    4. Anonymous12:59

      HNL did not accept that solution!!!

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  2. Anonymous13:35

    And I thought adria was mismanaged

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  3. Anonymous13:35

    Is the cargo hold on the A320 so much bigger than on the A319?

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    1. Prepelica14:28

      I think the main difference is that A319 can not fit ful LD3 containers. In any case A319 can fit only 4 smaller LD3-45 containers, while A320 can fit 7 of them.

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    2. Anonymous20:29

      All OU Airbus are bulk loads.

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  4. Anonymous14:29

    Couldn't they have just sent the extra bags on Qatar Airways?

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    1. Anonymous16:46

      No, because the team had obligatonal agreement with Croatia Airlines, that means that they are responsible for the luggage, and they need to finish and to follow the obligational agreement until the very end according to the law.

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    2. Anonymous17:58

      I am sure they were able to just talk to HNL and get the luggage via QR. HNL is not a retarded organization looking to unnecessarily diaperse 10000tons of CO2 in the air

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    3. Anonymous18:06

      That process is a bit complicated and chould take some time. About what u said, that is known as "change of the side that owns". Croatia airlines will have to be removed from the agrrement of obligation and Qatar Airways will have to come on their place as the "side which owns". In this case the airline owns to the team a flight to and from Doha. Anyway, the proces is complicated thats why it was done this way.

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  5. Anonymous14:30

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Bravo? In normal country someone would go to prison for this.

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    2. Anonymous20:51

      But why? I don't understand the criminality of operating an empty flight if needed...

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    3. Maybe you should stop twisting facts by saying an empty flight. It was not one empty flight, there were 3 empty flights, and one with passengers, 4 alltogether. And two out of these 4 were empty flights, which precisely were NOT needed. That represents "criminality" which caused the company minimum 60.000 euros damage. And accountable persons went to prison for much less amount of damage and deliberately wasted money

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  6. The last sentence of the article says it all. As long as they have unlimited source of income in tax payers money, they will behave like this. Btw, what about the second A320 which arrived in September, to be used specifically in situations like this, when an aircraft has technical issues?

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    1. Anonymous16:16

      Wrong, OU is the official carrier of the Croatian Football, and they pay- its not OU’ obligation to pay for it- but good FIFA spends billions of Euros, HNS jut got 30 million EuR in prize money allone. So 6 thousand Euros to pick up luggage wont harm them

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    2. When you show me the contract signed for the second flight paid by HNS, I will admit wrong. But you can't because it does not exist. And you still didn't answer why the second A320 didn't "jump in" to cover when needed which is its only purpose. And btw 6 000 euros is average ACMI cost for ONE block hour of 320 family. Doha and back is minimum 10 hours, so it's 60.000 euro, not 6000. Probably more with current fuel prices. But as always, team is on duty to advocate fully convicted criminal organization.

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    3. Anonymous20:18

      Exactly

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    4. Anonymous09:57

      The second A320 has been put into storage for winter. It would of been cheaper to send another A319 then make the other A320 serviceable for just one flight. Two A320's aren't needed for the winter months!

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    5. If Croatia Airlines were normal company, not pathetic feeder, humiliated servant, sanctuary for Uhljebs and part of Kradeze Mafia puzzle, they could have operated 4 A320 and 2 A330, plus many more smaller aircraft in winter, and even much more in the summer. Than we could have talked about operational costs, not in this situation

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  7. Anonymous17:36

    When this company dissolves in 5-7 years this will be one of the anecdotes to illustrate its demise and mismanagement

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    1. We have it, and we shall have it and should have it, I fully agree. But you contradict yourself by saying we should protect it and it will have to change because it will never change and never grow in these circumstances, and that's the only way to protect it

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    2. Anonymous20:55

      @Hrvoje
      goverment has means to support it and will not allow it

      That applies to all government airlines in the ExYu. Comments and discussion regarding subsidies, direct or indirect government support is futile as long as governments stay within legal limits. Yet we still see people defend "their airline" subsidies but attack "other guys airline" for the same thing. Insanity.

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  8. Anonymous19:57

    People seem very concerned about the money. I get that. But I'm more concerned about the environmental impact. It's disgraceful.

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    1. Anonymous10:10

      Don't be brainwashed by the woke leftists. Aviation is not bad for the environment! Governments use exaggerated figured just to make more tax revenues!

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  9. Anonymous20:02

    HNS equipment, not luggage

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  10. Anonymous09:40

    Bravo OU! Bravo Vatreni! Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Bravo Vatreni, potpisujem. Bravo Hrvatska u nogometnom kontekstu, potpisujem. Bravo OU za njezino postupanje opisano u ovome clanku, potraziti strucnu pomoc

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