ZAGREB, CROATIACroatia Airlines is reportedly in talks with the American planemaker Boeing regarding a likely Boeing 737 MAX order to replace its older generation Airbus A320ceo jets.

Croatia Airlines currently operates five Airbus A319-100s, which are 20.4 years old on average, and two A320-200s with an average age of 22.2 years.

The carrier has four Airbus A320neo on order directly from the European aircraft manufacturer. According to the rumors published on local media, the Croatian carrier negotiates with Airbus to cancel this order and plans to acquire a different type of aircraft. The state-owned carrier would need 12-15 new aircraft over the next five years, according to a recent business plan drafted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Other alternatives are Airbus A220 and Embraer's latest generation E2 jets.