Croatia Airlines has signed a firm order for six A220-300 aircraft and will lease an additional nine, taking its total committed number for the type up to 15. 

The A220 aircraft will replace the carrier’s previous generation fleet, which will improve its operating costs and environmental efficiency.

At present, the Croatian carrier operates an Airbus fleet of seven single-aisle aircraft from the A320 family (five A319s and two A320s).

Speaking on this order, CEO and President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, Jasmin Bajić, said: “It marks the beginning of a new period of aviation, a new period in the life of Croatia Airlines, a new period for our passengers, and a new period for Croatia’s tourism and economy as a whole.”

“We are thrilled to add Croatia Airlines as a new A220 customer. The A220 is ideally suited to Croatia’s aviation needs, providing operational flexibility and efficiency, allowing its airline to pursue its ambition for both regional and international connectivity without compromising on any aspect, be it passenger comfort or trip and seat cost economics,” added Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International.