Takeoff and departure Light rain in Zagreb. Catering finished the food delivery. Starting engines. Passing next to the GA apron. Entering the runway. Gear up. Turning left over SK NDB and overflying A3. Zagreb covered with the clouds. En route Overflying Medvednica. Entering the Slovenian airspace. In Austria. Overflying Klagenfurt. Contacting Munich. Bavaria in sight. […]
Takeoff and departure Sunday morning in Zagreb. Regional airlines. Taxiing. Entering the runway. Rotating. Gear up. Zagreb in the fog. Overflying Kozara Mountain. En route At the cruising altitude. Less snow as we approach the Croatian coast. Traffic in sight. Over Mostar with the first glimpse of Adriatic Sea. Following Neretva towards Adriatic Sea. Overflying […]
Takeoff and departure Just another foggy morning in Zagreb. Walkaround. Starting the engine number 2. Turning towards Runway 05. At the threshold. Entering the runway. Rotate. Positive rate. Climbing towards SK NDB. Turning left heading 360. Out of the clouds. Overflying Medvednica. En route Above Slovenj Gradec. In the Slovenian airspace. Approaching Austria. Crossing the […]
Takeoff and departure Dark and foggy. Walkaround. Ready for taxi. Towards Runway 05. Taxiing. Taxi lights on. Approaching the runway. Landing lights on. Rotating. Off the ground. Reaching ZAG VOR turning towards OBUTI. The lights of Zagreb peeking through the clouds. En route Continuing towards OBUTI. Overflying Varaždin. Contacting the Ljubljana control. Approaching Graz. Cruising […]
Three new routes are introduced and the number of weekly flights on existing routes is increased.
Croatia Airlines will upgrade six turboprop regional Dash Q400 aircraft with equipment capable of using the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) and GALILEO satellite network.
Spotting at Zürich Airport (ZRH) While waiting for my flight to Zagreb, there was an excellent opportunity to do a bit of spotting around Kloten. Terminal E hosts non-Schengen international, mostly long-haul flights. Like this one Thai Airways Boeing 777. The captain is preparing the airplane for the next flight. Before the arrival of 777s, […]
Checking in at London-Heathrow (LHR) A view from Heathrow Terminal 2 aka The Queen’s Terminal. Aer Lingus A320’s on display and Terminal 4 in the distance. Another glance before boarding. Croatia Airlines A319 at the gate. Terminal 2 is the base for Star Alliance members. Landing at Zagreb Airport (ZAG) Landed and waking towards the […]
Takeoff and departure Parked in front of the Zagreb Airport terminal. Taxiing towards the runway 23. Holding at the runway entry. Rotating. Departing. Zagreb in the distance. The local Lučko airfield and the interchange carrying the same name. En route Overflying Zagreb and the Medvednica mountain. Zagorje hills below. In the Slovenian airspace overflying Maribor. […]
Checking in at Brussels Airport (BRU) Non-Schengen Terminal B offers a nice overview of international fleet. Aer Lingus A320 with the old terminal in the backdrop. Panoramic view of the Connector building and Terminal A. Etihad A330 docked to a B gate. Belgian leisure carriers and Ethiopian Boeing 787 in the background. Croatia Airlines hired […]