Croatia Seaplanes go International as ECA Announced Italy to Split, Rijeka

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European Coastal Airlines expands its seaplane operations beyond the shores of Croatia into Italy.

The seaplane revolution in Croatia continued on October 26, 2015, as European Coastal Airlines announced its first international routes, connecting Croatia to Italy.

The seaplane operator, whose inaugural flight from Resnik, near Split Airport, to Jelsa on the island of Hvar in August 2014 heralded the first scheduled seaplane service in modern European aviation history, has gradually been expanding its network on the Croatian coast and islands ever since, slashing travel times and enabling a true island-hopping experience for tourists. 

Today’s announcement will connect downtown Split to Ancona Airport in less than an hour, providing a speedy year-round alternative to the 10-hour ferry ride which plies the same route. Ancona Airport will also be connected to Rijeka Airport – see times below.

The first flights are scheduled to take place on November 11, with return prices from Split to Ancona priced at 199 euro (111 single), and Rijeka at 199 euro (105 single). Tickets are available for booking on the company website.

It is the latest piece of good news for the seaplane carrier, which recently added the crucial destination of downtown Split to its emerging network, and the daily connection to Pula in Istria is one hour is just one of the popular routes which has been added in the last few months. With key destinations such as Dubrovnik yet to be added, the airline has managed to add the islands of Korcula, Hvar, Lastovo, Rab, Losinj, as well as mainland destinations of Split, Split Airport, Zadar, Rijeka Airport and Pula to the network in its first year of operations.

(Schedule for November 11 only) 


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