Suncani Hvar Hotels Blog

Thursday, September 4 2014

My first experience of flying to Hvar with hydroplane

Since we are very excited that after 13 years of planning finally we have as well an air connection to Hvar, in this blog post we want to share our guest’s experience with flying by European Coastal Airlines hydroplane.

“This was my first hydroplane flight experience and I was so excited to fly from Split to Hvar instead of using the ferry. I was very impressed when I read on the ECA official pages that the flight duration is only of 15 minutes and I couldn’t wait to board the hydroplane for the first time in my life.

As expected, my first hydroplane flight experience was unforgettable and I was amazed with the beauty of the landscapes we could admire from our hydroplane windows since the vehicle doesn’t fly higher than 3000 m. I still remember everything in minute detail and I was overwhelmed with how easy it is to reach Hvar and the great advantage I had because I immediately booked our return ticket and then I realized I will have to prolong my stay in my hotel for another night because there is no need to leave the island a day before with a ferry, as we usually did, to be able to board our flight to London the next day. My husband was especially happy because, needless to say, a hotel bed is more comfortable than waiting at the airport terminal bench.

We happened to know about ECA hydroplane through our booking process, after we booked our hotel online we got an email with all of the transfer options from Split to Hvar. We made a research online and we found that precisely on the day when we land in Split the ECA starts with its first flight. We rushed to their official page and booked the flight in advance. Sunčani Hvar helped us with the transfer from Split airport to their terminal at the sea and then picked us up in Jelsa and in less than 15 minutes we were already welcomed with a stunning smile of a young receptionist who processed our check-in. Counting getting a ticket, luggage handling etc. the entire procedure from Split Airport to Hvar hardly took more than 40 min basically by literally not spending a cent more than a combination of taxi and ferry costs from Split Airport to Hvar and we cut our transfer time easily by 4 to 5 hours.

I was mostly concerned about landing in water but I have to say it was one of the best and unbelieveable feelings ever! I simply love it and cannot wait to board the hydroplane again!”