Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Holiday Transfers To Croatia Islands About To Be Revolutionised?

Kastela Fire Planes 019

One of the logistical problems for visitors to Croatia’s islands has been timing their flight connections with ferries to their end destination. Sometimes it means an overnight stop on the mainland which can be expensive and tricky to find in the high season - most accommodation providers are looking for a minimum of three night stays and charge accordingly.

It looks as if that problem is finally about to be solved by European Coastal Airlines (ECA) who seem to have put many of the steps in place necessary to start their promised seaplane service in summer 2014.

ECA assure us that the seaplane transfers will operate all year round and be affordable for visitors and locals alike: “the ticket price for Split to Korčula will initially be below 300 kuna (40 EUR)” which does not sound bad compared to the gain in time.

Follow progress on ECA’s website news and just bear in mind that sometimes big things take a little longer to happen than is ideal!


ECA will obviously have a modern fleet of seaplanes and we don’t have a photo of those yet. So today’s photo is of a different kind of seaplane – the fire planes used to damp down the occasional forest fire, neatly framed by the two windsurfers!


Blogger Jane Cody said...

According to Bloomberg News the new service is due to start on 1st August 2014 http://o.canada.com/travel/new-airline-to-link-croatias-tourist-destinations-by-seaplane

12:41 pm  
Blogger Jane Cody said...

And....while you're waiting for the ultimate in fast transfers in Croatia, you can always take a motorboat instead of the more traditional ferries or taxis. Follow this link to get an idea of prices by fast water taxi from Split. http://adriaticatransfer.com/boat-transfers.asp

1:13 pm  
Blogger Jane Cody said...

And it appears the service has now started! For the latest news link to http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/travel/modern-aviation-history-in-split-croatia-as-eca-hydroplane-lands/article/398081#ixzz3BmVmzPEw

12:25 pm  

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