Planning a last minute xmas / new years trip to Croatia with a friend from work who has family there on the coast, sounds beautiful.
We'll be flying JFK-LHR-Zargreb-Split. Returning Zadar-Zagreb-LHR-JFK.
JFK-LHR routes will be on Virgin which we all know about, but all other legs will be with Croatia Airlines. Would any body care to comment on anything about them? Planes, service, safety, etc? Planes will be, in order: A319, BAE146, ATR42, A319.
As far as safety goes, the state department website says "the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed Croatia's Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with international aviation safety standards."
However, on Croatia airlines website http://www.croatiaairlines.hr, it says that in 2001 the German equivalent of the FAA gave them a JAR 145 certificate.