Wed, May 21, 2008
Croatian Flag Carrier Hold Options on Two More
Bombardier Aerospace delivered the first of four Q400 turboprop
airliners ordered by Croatia Airlines of Zagreb, Croatia this week
stemming from an order announced on June 4, 2007. Croatia Airlines
holds options on two additional Q400 aircraft.
The aircraft was accepted by Vanja Roller, Executive
Vice-President Maintenance and Engineering of Croatia Airlines
during a ceremony at the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivery
center at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
"This begins a new era in the evolution of Croatia Airlines,"
said Roller. "Our 76-seat Q400 aircraft will allow us to match
capacity with demand on routes not suited to our larger jet
aircraft. Because of the speed of the Q400 aircraft, we can also
deploy it on longer routes with little additional flying time. And,
of course, the Q400 aircraft has superb environmental
A Star Alliance member, Croatia Airlines provides passenger
service on short and mid-range flights in Economy and Business
Classes within Europe. The company aims to meet the demands of the
market and the passengers by providing a quality service based on
safety, punctual flights, knowing the market, and working together
with established and well-known airline companies.
"We welcome Croatia Airlines to the growing family of airlines
now operating the Q400 aircraft," said Anne Woodyatt,
Vice-President Contracts, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "With its
outstanding economy of operation, speed, quietness and passenger
comfort, the Q400 airliner is leading the revival of turboprop
Bombardier Q400 aircraft firm orders stand at 301 aircraft, with
190 delivered as of January 31, 2008.
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