In the first six months of this year, the national air carrier Croatia Airlines generated net profit of 42.6 million Kunas, after a loss of 84.6 million Kunas in the same period last year.
Apart from great financial results, Croatia Airlines has also planned to carry two million passengers by the end of 2017 primarily due to the increased flight volume especially during the peak tourist season.
At the same time, operating revenues were 32 percent higher compared to the first six months of 2016. The revenue structure recorded an increase of passenger revenue by 10 percent, whilst the revenue generated by technical maintenance of foreign aircraft also recorded a significant increase. As far as other revenues are concerned, they also rose 2.5 times due to the planned sale of slots at the London Heathrow airport, stated Croatia Airlines.
From the beginning of January to the end of June 2017, Croatia Airlines aircraft operated 2 percent more flights in comparison to the same period in 2016. In other words, the national air carrier operated 12,684 flights and carried 903,188 passengers, i.e. 10 percent more than last year and 3 percent more than the plan.