Yesterday, on May 28th, ETF Airways received the AOC (Air Operator Certificate) and officially became new airline in the Republic of Croatia!
Yesterday, ETF Airways received a Air Operator Certificate from the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency and thus officially, after several months of preparations, became the new Croatian airline ready for regular commercial air transport.
The plane flew from Belgrade to Pula a few days ago, and yesterday a test flight was performed on the route Pula - Zagreb - Zadar - Pula, which was the last step to obtain an AOC. It was also the first arrival of ETF aircraft at Zagreb and Zadar Airport.
The B737-800 aircraft carries the registration number 9A-LAB and previously operated for the Russian S7 Airlines. This is the first B737-800 registered in the Croatian register!
The company will soon increase its fleet with another aircraft of the same type, while 9A-LAB will be engaged in Pristina, for tour operator MyWings. Another croatian private airline, Trade Air, already operates for MyWings from Pristina, while this airline will soon base another aircraft there, its first A319.
In the future, ETF Airways plans to engage in charter and ACMI operations, and the company's intention is to base another aircraft in Dubrovnik and operate on charter routes from European destinations to Croatian airports, thus supporting the development of Croatian tourism.
The company will hold a press event at Pula Airport and present itself to the Croatian public and media, while by June 10th, 9A-LAB should be based in Pristina, from where it will operate on regular charter route for the mentioned tour operator.
In 2021, the year when the aviation industry is just starting to record a weak recovery, we can only congratulate ETF Airways on such an endeavor.
Croatian Aviation wish ETF Airways a calm sky, many block hours and no AOG at all. Congratulations!