Croatia Airlines and Air India Code Share Partnership
Zagreb, 27th March
Croatia Airlines (OU), the flag carrier of Croatia, and Air India (AI), the flag carrier of India, have entered into a code share partnership. Both airlines are members of Star Alliance, Croatia Airlines since November 2004 and Air India since July 2014.
Under this code share arrangement, Air India would code share as a marketing carrier on Croatia Airlines operated flights on the Frankfurt-Zagreb/Dubrovnik/Split vv, London-Zagreb/Split vv, Vienna-Zagreb/Split vv, Rome-Zagreb/Dubrovnik/Split vv & Paris- Zagreb/Dubrovnik/Split vv sectors and Croatia Airlines would code share as a marketing carrier on Air India operated flights on the Frankfurt/London/Vienna/Rome/Paris-Delhi vv & London-Mumbai vv sectors.
The code share will initially be implemented on the Frankfurt-Zagreb/Dubrovnik/Split vv, London-Zagreb/Split vv, Vienna-Zagreb/Split vv sectors effective 01 April 2017. Code share on the other sectors will be implemented subsequently, subject to requisite regulatory approvals. With the implementation of this code share, Air India and Croatia Airlines would be the first and only carriers from their respective countries to offer services between India and Croatia.
“We are especially pleased that, at a very high level, we have signed with Air India a commercial agreement on our cooperation regarding passenger traffic. As part of the Agreement, Croatia Airlines, as a regional airline, will obtain an opportunity of strengthening its position on the large and fast-growing Indian market. We believe that our passengers from both India and Croatia will recognise the value of our joint product and the benefits of an even better choice of flights”, said Krešimir Kučko, President & CEO of Croatia Airlines.
“Air India feels honoured to enter into this code share partnership with fellow Star member, Croatia Airlines. This partnership will enable Air India to reach out to destinations in Croatia. We look forward to expand our relationship with Croatia Airlines in future. The partnership will contribute towards further development of trade, tourism and cultural ties between India and Croatia", said Mrs. Seema Srivastava, Executive Director - Strategy and Planning, Air India.
This partnership will further strengthen the network and connectivity of both airlines. The code share offers exciting opportunities to the esteemed customers to travel seamlessly between Croatia and India. The agreement means better connecting times, seamless travel, more travel options and more competitive fares for passengers traveling between both carriers’ home markets, for which Croatia Airlines and Air India are the premier carriers.