I have been wondering for a while what people think of Croatia Airlines size?
Are they being too careful? Looks like that at the beginning of the northern summer OU will operate a total of 12 aircraft
A320 x 4
Photo © Jenny Coffey
A319 x 5
Photo © Gerhard Vysocan
ATR42 x 3
Photo © Chris de Stefani
With Air Adriatic now operating 4 or 5 MD82's Dubrovnik airlines, if they kick off this year, hope to eventually operate up to 7 MD82's by 2007 and Trade air Croatia starting charter flights with two F100's. The proposed combined fleet of these newer Croatian operators may out number OU who have been around for fifteen years and doing well.
With predictions that Croatia will overtake the Czech Republic this year, in terms of number one tourist destination in Eastern Europe, you wonder why OU never expanded into these markets as aggressively as they seem they could of.
OU are making profit and that is a good argument to say they are doing the right thing but when you look at OU's regular flights you cant help to think they could be a little more experimental and try expand a little more rapidly. Its almost like they are being way too careful.
Also wouldn't mind people thoughts of OU going to Canada USA or even south America. Keep in mind that North and South America have a large Croatian population and with Croatian fast becoming a popular holiday destination, seasonal and low key all year round flights just might work???
Well, these are my thoughts, will appreciates any comments
Oh and maybe even a kangaroovic route (Zagreb to syd/mel) using the um lets see, will let you all use your imagination for that one... Would like to hear.