|Sea Air wet-leases B737-300 to commence services|
Croatian start-up airline Sea Air, which delayed its launch on five different occasions, commenced flights this morning, operating its inaugural service from Osijek to Frankfurt. The airline has wet-leased a Boeing 737-300 aircraft from the Maltese aircraft management, charter, sales and maintenance company Maleth Aero. The eighteen year old jet features an all economy class cabin and has the capacity to seat 133 passengers. In a statement, the start-up said, “Sea Air will operate as a low cost airline, however, this will not reflect on our service. Our passengers are our guests and will be treated to an experience where safety and efficiency is our priority”. According to the airline, passengers will be served cold meals and beverages on all flights at no additional cost and will have the opportunity to check-in twenty kilograms of luggage free of charge.
Last week, Osijek Airport issued a strongly worded statement chastising the airline for delaying its launch since May. It said, “Sea Air’s actions have created big problems for us, as we were unable to fulfil projects with other companies in order to allow the airline to base an aircraft and hire at least ten staff. As a result, we no longer support this project”. Sea Air said its prior delays came as a result of operational issues and the inability to lease an aircraft. Its B737-300 arrived at Osijek Airport only yesterday afternoon. The airline hopes to attract passengers from Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sea Air has revised its planned operations and will now run services from Mostar and Sarajevo as well, in addition to Osijek. The airline will operate four weekly flights from Osijek to Frankfurt and three weekly services to both Munich and Stuttgart. Furthermore, flights between Mostar and Osijek will run three times per week and will connect onwards onto services to Germany starting August 31. On the other hand, services from Sarajevo to Kuwait City will operate three times per week from August 30. Flights from Mostar will be run for Sea Air on behalf of Ukrainian airline AeroJet, while services between Sarajevo and Kuwait will be operated by the Georgian carrier Luftline. Sea Air has previously said it sees great potential in the Bosnian market.
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|Osijek - Munich||AUG 24||Click here|
|Osijek - Stuttgart||AUG 24||Click here|
|Sarajevo - Kuwait City||AUG 30||Click here|
|Mostar - Osijek||AUG 31||Click here|