The CEO of German leisure airline Sundair, Marcos Rossello, has announced that he is planning to open a new Croatian start-up, Fly Air 41, that will begin operations in either the end of April or the beginning of May. Mr Rossello stated that the possible name for this new airline comes from an IT aviation company (usually a business jet leasing firm) of which he was once the managing director, but that it isn’t certain that this name will be the one used at the airline’s launching. He also said that he is in the process of obtaining an AOC (Air Operator’s Certificate) for the company. The start-up will not replace Sundair and will neither be its subsidiary. This summer, Sundair will begin new flights from Dusseldorf and Berlin to the Croatian island of Brac, which has a population of just under 14’000 people and is a popular tourist destination. In 2 months time, Sundair will no longer be recieving financial help from the German government, so setting up this carrier could be a viable alternative if Sundair were to go bankrupt.
Croatian start-up ETF Airways is to receive its 1st Boeing 737-800, leased from AerCap, later this month, with which it plans to begin operations to Adriatic coastal towns in April. The airline intends to operate 3 Boeing 737-800s by the end of this year and 7 of the type by the end of 2025. 4th of March 2021.