ETF Airways (LI, Zagreb) plans to make its fleet of B737-800s available for charter and wet-lease services to the United States, regulatory filings reveal.

The Croatian charter/ACMI specialist has applied for a US foreign air carrier permit to provide charter flights ferrying persons, property, and mail to the US under the full extent permitted under the air transport agreement between Croatia and the US; and the European Community and the US.

It has also applied for exemption authority to allow it to provide the services for two years while its application is pending.

ETF Airways seeks authority to operate:

  • from any point/s behind any EU member station/s, via any point/s in any EU member state, and via intermediate stations to any point/s in the US and beyond;
  • foreign charters of cargo between any point/s in the US and any other point/s;
  • other charters on prior approval under the DOT regulations;
  • transport authorised by any additional route rights made available to EU carriers in the future.

The carrier received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) on May 28, 2021. Its fleet of three leased B737-800s is currently operated on behalf of Neos Air, ASL Airlines France, and Transavia France, according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module.