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Feb 27th, 2015, 06:16 AM
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Seaplane service

Has anyone flown the new seaplane service by European Coastal Airlines? I am considering them instead of a ferry/cat from Split to Hvar this September.
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Feb 27th, 2015, 09:12 AM
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With 2 1/2 hrs between Split and Hvar town slower than the catamaran (1 1/2 hrs), but certainly feasible.
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Feb 27th, 2015, 10:15 AM
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I would also like to know more about this service. I saw it mentioned in marketing material that they would be expanding their service, but am having trouble finding any specific flights from Split to the Istrian area. Will there be a route connecting Dalmatia with Istria?

@neckervd: Relating to your response to the original question, I did see a route from Split to Hvar. The flight looked inexpensive a short. Are you suggesting that the trip is so long because you have to take a shuttle bus from Split to Split airport and another long shuttle ride from the Hvar seaplane terminal to Hvar town?
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Feb 27th, 2015, 01:29 PM
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Here is the link for the flight timetable:
http://www.ec-air.eu/en/seaport/timetable/

@genenance: I noticed a flight from Split to Pula offered this spring, but none shown after 3/31/15. I have emailed the company to see if it will be offered this fall as I would be interested in that route as well.

@neckervd: I understand that the flight goes to Jelsa on Hvar and then a shuttle to Hvar Town. For the dates that I am looking at the 13 minute flight would land at Jelsa at 16:13 and the shuttle leaves 17 minutes later making the full trip 1 hr.

I was just curious if this was a valid option and was hopeful to find someone who has used the service.
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Mar 1st, 2015, 03:13 AM
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Service for Pula is still being discussed, an issue with the landing dock has yet to be resolved.
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Apr 3rd, 2015, 11:29 AM
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I noticed that ECA's online reservation system now allows me to book a flight from Split to Pula in early May. Does anyone know if they resolved their Pula landing dock issues and now have a clear go-ahead for this route? I don't see any announcements to that effect.
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Apr 8th, 2015, 09:51 AM
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All well, first flight from Split to Pula today.
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Apr 15th, 2015, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for the update! We are still considering using ECA for our trip in September. I would rather a 67 minute flight from Split to Pula vs a 5+ hour car ride.
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Apr 16th, 2015, 10:25 AM
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I just watched a flight take off from Split on the webcam.

http://www.whatsupcams.com/en/webcam...ort-trogir#map

Can't wait to try it myself!
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