Air Adriatic

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Air Adriatic
IATA
ICAO
AHR
Callsign
ADRIATIC
Founded 2001
Ceased operations 2007
Operating bases Dubrovnik Airport
Pula Airport
Fleet size 4
Headquarters Rijeka, Croatia
Key people Marijan Tuskan
Website www.airadriatic.com (defunct)

Air Adriatic was a charter airline based in Rijeka, Croatia and was the first private Croatian airline. It operated charter services from northern Europe to Croatian holiday destinations. Its main bases were Pula Airport and Dubrovnik Airport.[1] It ceased operations in March 2007 after it had lost its air operator certificate.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in October 2001 and started operations in March 2002. It began flying charter services from Ireland and Israel to Croatian destinations. It has also conducted ad hoc services for the United Nations in the Balkans.[1]

It had its headquarters at Rijeka and technical operations based at Pula Airport. In 2004 charters were largely flown between Sweden and Croatia. In 2005 the company bought three additional used McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft from Alitalia.[citation needed] In September 2006 the airline was planning to launch scheduled services and was considering adding Boeing 757-200s to its fleet.[3]

Air Adriatic announced plans for 2007 to launch schedule services from Zagreb to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Malmö, Moscow, Pristina, Skopje and Zürich and to replace its McDonnell Douglas MD-82s with Boeing 737-700 aircraft. It also wet-leased one of its MD-82s to MyAir.[4] Air Adriatic ceased operations in March 2007.[citation needed]

Adria Wings has been established by former Air Adriatic employees and is expected to resume charter operations with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft.[5]

Fleet[edit]

Air Adriatic MD82

The Air Adriatic fleet included the following aircraft (at March 2007) :

Previously operated[edit]

At August 2006 the airline also operated:[6]

As of 3 June 2008, the average age of the Air Adriatic fleet is 21.6 years ([1]).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. ^ CH-Aviation - Air Adriatic 18 March 2007
  3. ^ CH-Aviation - Air Adriatic 9 September 2006
  4. ^ CH-Aviation - Air Adriatic 10 December 2006
  5. ^ CH-Aviation - Adria Wings 19 March 2007
  6. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

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