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Croatia is a republic in south-eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, bordered on the north by Slovenia and Hungary, on the east and south by Bosnia and Herzegovina, and on the east by Serbia & Montenegro. The Adriatic Sea forms the republic's long western boundary. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia declared its independence in June 1991. Civil war broke out soon afterward in the republic as ethnic Serbs, backed by the federal Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), battled with ethnic Croats for territory. At the end of the war, in late 1995, Serbs controlled small parts of north-eastern Croatia; these areas were returned to Croatian control in early 1998. Zagreb is the republic's capital and largest city.

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December 28, 2016Limitless Airways commenced operations on 23May2015 but suspended operations in Dec2016 [status change]
October 26, 2016European Coastal Airlines suspended operations again in Oct2016, hopes to restart in 2017 [status change]
August 16, 2016ECA (European Coastal Airlines) has temporarily suspended all flights after the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) launched an investigation into its operations [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Adria Wings   

(2008)

Began?

^ Comments : Adria Wings was formed by ex-Air Adriatic employees and hoped to resume charter operations with a single MD-83

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Adriatic Skyways   

2014 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : Adriatic Skyways ceased operations in 2015

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Adriatic Wings   

2006 - 2007

Inactive

^ Comments : Adriatic Wings operated between 2006 & 2007

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Air Adriatic   

2002 - 2007

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Adriatic rried to start several times since its formation in 1997 as a charter carrier finally starting in Mar2002. Ceased operations on 24Mar2007

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Air Croatia   

(1995*)

Began?

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Air Croatia   

2015 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Croatia was founded in 2013. Started operations on 02Apr2015 & services suspended on 23Apr2015

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Air Dalmacija   

2004* - 2004*

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Air Pannonia   

2007* - 2008*

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Air-Albatros   

(2009)

Began?

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Anic Airways   

1993 - 1996

Inactive

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AWEX Croatia   

(2016)

Began?

^ Comments : AWEX Croatia was formed in 2012 as Tushkan Airlines & renamed prior to its start. Intends to launch in 2016

^ Genealogy : Tushkan Airlines >AWEX Croatia

Croatia Airlines   

1991 - date

Active

^ Comments : Croatia Airlines was formed as Zagal (Zagreb Airlines) on 07Aug1989. Renamed to Croatia Airlines on 23Jul1990 & first flight on 05May1991

^ Genealogy : Zagal (Zagreb Airlines) >Croatia Airlines

Dalmation   

(2014)

Began?

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Dubrovnik Airlines   

2005 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : Dubrovnik Airlines was officially launched on 15Dec2004. It started operations in 2005 & ceased operations on 23Oct2011 after defaulting on its debts. Tourist charter flights from Europe to holiday destinations in Croatia. Its main base is Dubrovnik Airport

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ECA (European Coastal Airlines)   

2008 - 2016

Inactive

^ Comments : European Coastal Airlines started operations on 27Aug2014. Suspended all flights after the CCAA launched an investigation into its operations. Restarted 23Aug2016, suspended in Oct2016 but hopes to restart in 2017

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Istria Airlines   

(2007)

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Ivan-Air   

1996* - 1996*

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Kasaair   

(2003)

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Laus Air   

1999* - 2004*

Inactive

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Libertas Air   

(2014)

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Limitless Airways   

2015 - 2016

Inactive

^ Comments : Limitless Airways was founded in Jan2015 & commenced operations on 23May2015. Suspended operations in Dec2016

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North Adria Aviation   

1999* - 2006*

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RPL Airports Rijeka   

1990s

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Sea Air   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : Sea Air started operations on 23Aug2015

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Trade Air   

1995 - date

Active

^ Comments : Trade Air was founded in Apr1994 & operations started on 22May1995

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Tushkan Airlines   

(2016)

Renamed

^ Comments : AWEX Croatia was formed in 2012 as Tushkan Airlines & renamed prior to its start

^ Genealogy : Tushkan Airlines >AWEX Croatia

Zadar Airlines   

(2006)

Began?

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Zebra Air   

2001 - 2002

Inactive

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Zracno Pristaniste Mali Losinj   

**** - ****

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