Aviation history, Zagreb Airlines became Croatia Airlines
This domain name used to be the home of several subdomain names of various websites and blogs in Croatia all of which were based on different topics and industries.
One of the major subdomain which was on the domain was www.ctn.tel.hr. ctn was a subdomain regarding the history of Croatia Airlines. Over the years, national airline of Croatia has seen massive revolution and advancement from its initial start back in 1989 when it was first established and was usually referred to as Zagal which was an acronym for Zagreb Airlines and used just a single Cessna 402 C aircraft, to today’s use of Boeings and other sophisticated and modernized air carriers. The airline was established in Zagreb hence its name.
Anyways, more about the history… the Zagreb airport has too expanded from what used to be an airstrip back then to an international airport. Their first plane plane was used to carry cargo then.
The Zagreb airport has an older terminal shown here,
And a new terminal is under construction.
The name of the airline changed from Zagal to Croatia Airlines in 1990 after the country underwent its first democratic elections. This saw the signing in of various agreements with other major airways so that domestic traffic could start flying. Their first agreement with Adria Airways was pivotal to transport people because they were able to acquire a lease to use a smaller commercial aircraft which enabled the airlines to commence their first Split-Zagreb commercial flight.
This was followed by the purchase of 3 Boeing 737 aircraft in 1992 which saw Croatia Airlines become a member of the International Association of Air Transport (IATA) and thus increase its presence in international air. Since then the airways have expanded and better aircraft purchased as they increase their international presence.
Zagreb International Airport is the main airport in Croatia and is located just 15 km from Zagreb city. Other international airports in the country includes, Rijeka International Airport, Split International Airport, Zadar International Airport and Dubrovnik International Airports. There are also other smaller ports in the country which handle smaller aircraft at Pula, Osijek and Brac.
Today the airline has several popular destinations in Europe which includes London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, Barcelona, Nice, Lyon, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Pula, Rijeka, Skopje, Athens, Dubrovnik and also other internal flight such as Split.
Increasing attraction areas in Croatia such as the amazing Dalmatian coastline, the rich & diverse culture of the region as well as its beautiful landscapes has also seen many tourist visiting the country. There are several major air carriers which fly into Croatia which includes SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Austrian Airlines, Jat Airways, Air France, Iberia Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, TAP Air, Norwegian Airline Shuttle, Easyjet, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Delta Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Czech Airlines and many more. I presume that in future, there will be an additional of air carriers flying to Croatia.
Split Airport information
There was also a split-airport.tel.hr which was a subdomain which had all the information pertaining g to Split Airport (lotnisko split) or sometimes referred to as Airport Split (zračna luka split). All information regarding to booking flights from this international airport to other destinations outside the country or locally such as travelling to Zagreb was found on this website. One could easily check about departures, flight available, make booking etc. The new website for Split airport is here.
The Split Airport, shown below, is in a beautiful location. Split is city that surrounds a really nice natural bay on the Adriatic Sea.
Before moving on, before covering the other subdomains that used to be found here, let me tell you about my interest in aviation and aviation. I’m Dr. Halls, a radiologist and a private pilot. Because of my interest in being able to fly myself, and/or fly commercial airlines, to see the world, I’ve collected a few websites about flying. For instance, when I visited Berlin, I made a website about their aviation museum. My own plane is a Found Expedition.
My oldest website is halls.md and lately I’ve been remaking it into a weight loss focus website, for instance with posts like this one about options for various diet programs that lead to weight loss, and I love them. And because I do mammography and breast ultrasound and biopsies, and work with breast surgeons, here’s one of my pages about breast cancer surgery to give you an idea about what else I make websites about.
The Croatian Telephone Directory
Another major subdomain was www.imenik.tel.hr. This subdomain was the telephone directory for Croatian (croation telefonski) or as the name of the subdomain suggests it was a phonebook (telefonski imenik) and also a portal which list businesses, both local and international and their respective phone addresses. They later moved to Telefonski imenik.
Veterinarian regulatory body, the hrvatska veterinarska komora.
Another important subdomain was www.hvk.tel.hr. This subdomain used to possess vital information about safe standards and regulation of the Croatian veterinary chamber (hrvatska veterinarska komora). This is the body which creates the necessary regulations, policy and laws which safeguard proper veterinary practices in the country. Just like doctors for humans, the veterinarian profession is governed by a code of ethics and enforces the licensing standards. They are now found at hvk.hr
Other subdomains that are no longer here.
We also had www.industrogradnja.tel.hr which was an incorporated firm called INDUSTROGRADNJA GROUP Inc. This was a private company in the Constructions and engineering industry which was based in Zagreb.
There was www.nacional.tel.hr which was a subdomain of the National News Corporation LTD located in Zagreb.
Another subdomain was www.np-plitvice.tel.hr which had vital information about Plitvicka Jezera Nacionalni Park which is popularly known in English as Plitvice Lakes National Park which is a forest reserve in central Croatia. The subdomain provided more information about the attraction places in the reserve and the various outdoor activities that a visitor could partake in the park.
Hoo.tel.hr was another subdomain which belonged to the Croatian Olympic Committee (kroatisch olypisch comité or popularly known as hrvatski olimpijski odbor). Here you could find various information regarding various institutions involved sports and athletics such as the national sports federations, Olympic programs, local sports etc.
Other subdomains included dhi, jadrolinja, hz, tomislav, tomislaw.morh, du, sdp, hnd, dgu and alf.
Lastly below, are the recent posts, which are I’ll admit, a completely random collection of topics, often from Canada.