Cooperation between Croatia Airlines and United Airlines in passenger traffic between Croatia and the United States of America
As part of this cooperation, United Airlines allocates its international airline designator (UA) to Croatia Airlines' flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Munich and Zürich to Zagreb, and from Frankfurt and Munich to Split and Dubrovnik.
Zagreb, 17th December 2013
Croatia Airlines, the Croatian flag carrier and a member of Star Alliance, yesterday began commercial (code share) cooperation in passenger traffic with one of the world's leading airlines, United Airlines.
As part of this cooperation, United Airlines, one of the founders of Star Alliance, allocates its international airline designator (UA) to Croatia Airlines' flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Munich and Zürich to Zagreb, and from Frankfurt and Munich to Split and Dubrovnik. Therefore, on the internet page www.united.com, you will now find Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik listed as destinations that the reputable and world-renown airline, United Airlines, flies its passengers to in cooperation with Croatia Airlines. Also, passengers from Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, who travel to the USA via these European destinations, now have direct access to United Airlines' services.
- The cooperation with United Airlines is yet another important international acknowledgement of Croatia Airlines. We are glad that a company of such size and reputation has decided that our flights would be a part of its brand. We view that as another confirmation of the high level of safety and the quality of the services we offer our passengers. As of now, our products are even more available on the US market and I am confident that our joint flights will contribute to an increase in the number of arrivals of American tourists in Croatia - stated Krešimir Kučko, Croatia Airlines President & CEO.
Commercial cooperation between Croatia Airlines and United Airlines is based on the IT harmonisation of business processes, and the companies have mutually adjusted their flight schedules, which enables an even simpler process of passenger handling. The rules on passenger handling, as well as the use of electronic ticketing and through check-in services, have also been harmonised.
As a reminder, code share in civil aviation is a cooperation in which a flight, which is performed by one airline, is offered on the market as a joint product with another or several other airlines. Many regular (network) airlines apply this form of commercial cooperation, which, among other things, is a fundamental feature of airline associations.