8.7Overall Score

I flew with Croatia Airlines from Frankfurt to Zagreb to catch my connecting flights to New York. Instead of just staying in transit in Zagreb I decided that I would take the first flight out from Frankfurt and spend the day in Zagreb before flying off again. If you have the chance to check out Zagreb I highly recommend it, it’s a beautiful city, and my only wish was that I had more time to check it out.

Croatia Airlines launched a new business class meal program in November 2016 called ‘Inspired by Croatia’, passengers can expect locally sourced, quality traditional food such as purica mlincima, pašticada, viška pogača or splitska torta. The airline teamed up with Split-based Uje Oil bar, where chef Dino Galvagno created a range of dishes exclusively for business class.

While my flight was too short (and too early in the day!) to experience his creations I was pleasantly surprised at the meal offering on such a short trip from Frankfurt to Zagreb.




This flight was just one hour, and my expectations of the meal offering were very low, usually on such short legs you shouldn’t expect a hot meal as there isn’t much time for the crew to prepare them.

Well before take off the cabin crew pass through the cabin to offer pre-departure drinks.

croatia airlines business class mealHello breakfast..! Fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt and a platter of cheese, tuna, cheery tomatoes, lemon and olive. 

The Dalmatian Coast inspired breakfast was fresh, light, and just the right amount of food for such a short flight. Bakery items were served warm, and the platter of tuna/cheese was very delicious.


Not only was the offering for such a short flight very impressive, but I noticed the service was excellent. The cabin crew were in the cabin during most of the service time, ensuring that everyone was happy, had refills and extra bakery items.  They were very courteous, extremely professional and just so pleasant. Probably one of the best experiences of inflight customer service for me in quite a while. I’m booking Croatia Airlines again soon, perhaps a longer flight to sample Chef Dino’s creations.


About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here; he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.