ECA finds Chinese partners, avoids bankruptcy for now and plans to restart seaplane business

first_imgThe company Europski obalni prijevoznik, which is one step closer to bankruptcy, received a decision from the Commercial Court in Split to postpone the opening of bankruptcy proceedings until 21 September. The court gave the state authorities time to respond to a letter of intent sent by the Chinese to Minister Oleg Butkovic on June 8 to Chinese investors, Star Jet, which is interested in settling ECA’s debts and restarting the seaplane business next season. transmits the magazine Lider. The letter states that Star Jet will invest 15 million euros in the next two to three years, provided that the new company it plans to establish in Croatia will receive 13 ECA concessions on water airports, given by the port authorities for ten years. Given that there is a restriction in the EU that non-European companies involved in air transport cannot have more than a 49 percent stake, Star Jet would enter the project with the German company Otago, which also addresses state bodies. sent a confirmation that it is interested in participating financially and in ownership in the project.Thus, the story of seaplanes connecting Croatian islands with the coast may come to life again.On the other hand, the Croatian tourist offer is finally richer for the helicopter transport service. Namely, the company Helitours from Slovenia, has enriched our tourist offer for luxury tourism with helicopter transport, and whose helicopters are currently positioned on the islands of Brač and Mali Lošinj, thus covering our entire coast, and even connecting the transport of people from / to Zagreb, which is certainly excellent news for our tourism. Read more about the helicopter rental service in Croatia HERElast_img

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