Non-scheduled Air Services

Applicable legislation:

·        Air Traffic Act (OG 92/14127/1354/13, 84/1169/09)

·        Regulation on the authorization of foreign aircraft flights in the Croatian airspace (OG 50/17, 138/23)

·        Regulation (EU) No 452/2014 of 29 April 2014 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations of third country operators, as amended

Application forms: FAO-FRM-001

Application form for operating permit to conduct non-scheduled air services is filed to the Agency as follows:

     for one to four non-scheduled flights, no later than three (3) working days prior to the date of the planned flight,

     for a series of non-scheduled flight, fifteen (15) workdays prior to the start of the first flight.

Aircraft operator must hold EASA TCO Authorisation or valid one-off notification according to Regulation EU 452/2014, as amended and submit copies of the following documents together with the application form:

  1. Charter contract or equivalent document concluded between the air carrier and charterer/client in English,
  2. Certificate of Insurance issued according to EC Regulation 785/2004 in Croatian or English (must contain statement that is issued accordant to the mentioned Regulation),
  3. On request, Security Programme in English language, certificate that the Security Programme has been approved by the aviation authorities of the country of the aircraft operator and Security Manager contact info,
  4. In case of carrying cargo and/or mail from third country airports: ACC3 designation according to Commission Regulations (EC) No. 300/2008 and 2015/1998 (when applicable),
  5. Non-objection letters from Croatian operators (when applicable),
  6. On request, other relevant information or documentation relating to the specific operation.

All additional changes regarding the previously authorized flight(s) must be notified to the Agency.

Flight authorization under the Fourth, Fifth and the Seventh Freedom of Air

Fourth, Fifth and the Seventh Freedom traffic rights may be exceptionally granted to the third country operators, provided that:

     there is a reciprocity in that such rights are granted to Croatian air carriers by the country of the operator and

     the operator has previously obtained non-objection letters for such an air service from all Croatian air carriers, unless otherwise regulated by an international agreement binding on the Republic of Croatia or by the Air Traffic Act.

The operating permit is issued by the Agency upon the positive prior opinion provided by the ministry responsible for civil aviation.

Block permit

When applicable, a foreign aircraft operator can apply for the Block permit. 

Application form: FAO-FRM-012

Processing time: 15 days

A Block permit may be issued for a specified time period for conducting ad hoc non-scheduled air services (third and fourth freedom of the air). Such rights may be granted only to a foreign aircraft operator of a State that has concluded a contract or an agreement with the Republic of Croatia on the issuance of Block permits.