The chief executive officer of the European Coastal Airlines (ECA), Klaus Dieter Martin, said on Wednesday that he hoped this seaplane operator would soon resume flights after Croatia's air traffic safety regulator suspended its operations following findings of an inspection.
"We expect the resumption of our flights at the end of this week. All flights are cancelled until Friday," the company's CEO said in a press release.
The European Coastal Airlines, headquartered in Split, has engaged "an external team of experts" to help solve the current situation as soon as possible.
The CEO says that his team invested great efforts to "dispel any doubt about the security of business operations."
The company introduced commercial flights in August 2014, connecting Resnik airport near Split with the island of Hvar. The company currently operates flights to eight water terminals along the Croatian coast and islands as well as to Ancona and Pescara, Italy.
On 13 August, the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency stated that following an inspection on 10-12 August, it decided to apply certain measures, including the "temporary landing" of aircraft operated by the ECA, due to "the established deficiencies".