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DBV - VISIT DUBROVNIK
DBV-VISIT DUBROVNIK CITY
DBV-VISIT ST JOHN
Formed in 2004 and started operations in 2005. Domestic, regional and international, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Dubrovnik Airport Cilipi
20213 Dubrovnik-Zracna Luca, Croatia
Croatia was established in 1991, it covers an area of 56,538 sq km, its population is 4.8 million, its capital city is Zagreb, and its official language is Croatian.
Sitting across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia sports beautiful scenery, a good climate, ancient culture, tax breaks for retirees and low cost of living. Although Croatia was carved out of the collapse of Yugoslavia amid a 1990s civil war, the Institute for Economics & Peace now ranks it higher than the USA for safety and stability. Drawback: English is not widely spoken.
March 2005: MD-83 (49602, 9A-CDA "Revelin"), GATX (GAX) leased.
March 2006: Dubrovnik Airlines (DBV) has taken delivery of the 4th MD-80 out of a purchase of 5 airplanes from Aero Nusantara Indonesia (NOK). The 5th MD-80 is due to arrive later this month.
March 2006: 2 MD-82's (48066, 9A-CDE; 49113, 9A-CDD), deliveries.
May 2006: Each airplane carries the name of one of the mighty fortresses of Dubrovnik city. At the airplane tail is placed the traditional flag with words which symbolizes the most precious thing in Dubrovnik during the centuries - freedom (LIBERTAS).
"REVELIN" was named after a fortress outside the Dubrovnik city walls, which was built in the 16th century, with a purpose of defending the old harbour from the Venetian threat.
"LOVRIJENAC" was named after a fortress located outside the Dubrovnik city walls, dating back to the 11th century. The legend says that Venetians were planning to build a fortress at that location, which would help them dominate Dubrovnik. Once they had found out about the plans, Dubrovnik citizens worked fast and built the fortress at the exact location, within 3 months, before the Venetians arrived with construction tools and materials. Today, the fortress is also famous for world renowned Shakespeare plays, which are performed within its walls.
"MINCETA" is named after the tower, which is a part of city walls. Building of a smaller tower at the same location, was finished in 1319 by Nikifor Ranjina, and the large tower had been completed in 1464, according to designs by famous Renaissance architects, a Florentine, Michellozzo Michellozzi, and Juraj Dalmatinac. It is one of the most beautiful buildings and a symbol of Dubrovnik's freedom.
"BOKAR" is named after the tower Bokar, which was built according to the plans of Michelozzi, with the purpose of defending the main entry gate, bridge and ditch at Pile. It has a beautiful stone coronet, and it's rooms and outside spaces are used for certain performances of Dubrovnik Summer Festival. It is the oldest tower of this type in Europe.
Sv IVAN (ST JOHN) is named after a fortress located at the entrance to the old city port. The first fortress was built in this place in the first half of the 14th century, and it got its semi-circular shape in the 16th century. Today, you can find an aquarium and the Maritime Museum within its walls.
When you come to Dubrovnik for the first time, while flying over the city, before your plane lands at the Dubrovnik Airport, the view of that old town and its massive stone walls will leave you breathless. Approaching the Old City, you will feel the atmosphere of the sea and ancient history, ancient times and old Rome, from which time we have the oldest remains of settlements in the territory of the today's city.
Passing through one of the two entrances into the Old City, you will return to the past. Those huge metal doors were protecting the residents of Dubrovnik from the Slavs, Avars, Arabs, and Venetians.
Inside the walls, you can find real treasure in every little corner; remains from the Hellenic and Byzantine times, an early Medieval
basilica with baptistery, an ancient port from the 1st century at the place of the today's city port. Dubrovnik was a city of trade, shipping industry, diplomacy, and a military centre. The old town is also well-known for a large number of churches within walls. Each of those temples of God has an interesting story, and the beauty of statues and reliefs in the interior of churches will leave you breathless, as you watch them with surprise and admiration.
Dubrovnik had skilled builders and architects which were, already many centuries ago, creating wonders, that could hardly be executed, even today.
Pope Gregory V proclaimed the Dubrovnik Bishopric an Archbishopric in the 10th century, and in 1022, Pope Benedict VII confirmed the competency of the Dubrovnik archbishop, which is the oldest written document of the Dubrovnik archives. The council in Basel in 1433 granted the Republic of Dubrovnik the exclusive right of trading with Islamic countries. Thereby, the Republic of Dubrovnik became the second richest in Europe, immediately after the Venetians.
Unfortunately, the City became most interesting to enemies, who did their best to break through the walls. While you walk around the city, you can still feel the spirit of togetherness among its inhabitants. They participated in building of the walls and fortresses around the City. Everybody coming to the City would bring along a stone for their construction, and the only purpose of the walls was to defend them from conquerors eager for richness. At the time, the future was much more uncertain than today, and people depended on each other more.
Commanders of fortresses were rotating every month for the purpose of avoiding treason, which is in a way evidenced by the inscription above the entrance into the Lovrijenac fortress: ''Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro,'' which means: ''Freedom is not sold, even for all the gold of the world.'' But, the residents of Dubrovnik were not engaged only in trade, diplomacy, sailing, and politics. The city is most proud of its cultural heritage. It gave birth to many famous names known in the world, such as writers Marin Držic; and Ivan Gundulic; scientists Ruder Boškovic; and Marin Getaldic; Benedikt Kotruljevic; and the composer Luka Sorkocevic.
Throughout the year, you can enjoy in numerous exhibitions, concerts of classical music, theatrical performances and festivals. In the summer time, many shows are performed in the open, within the city walls and on squares. Such an ambience brings a special atmosphere to them, under the evening sky, with warm breeze from the sea. The best-known is the Dubrovnik Festival and the performance of Hamlet in the Lovrijenac fortress. Numerous places offering gastronomic pleasure under the walls, in the city port, and high up in fortresses are also unavoidable.
You can try numerous domestic specialties, fruits of the Adriatic Sea and supreme wines of autochthonous grape species, for which the Konavle valley and the Pelješac peninsula are famous.
To experience the Old City in full, take a walk along the city walls and climb up Srd, a hill overlooking the City, where you will have a grandstand view of it all.
MD-83 (49602, 9A-CDA "Revelin"), wet-leased to AviaJet (AVZ) (see photo).
January 2007: 2006 = 380,000 passengers.
November 2008: Dubrovnik Airline (DBV) is a charter jet airplane carrier serving the tourist traffic to Croatia from European countries, especially from France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, and Ireland.
Parent organization/shareholders: Atlantska Plovidba.
Employees = 117 (including 36 Flight Crew (FC)).
(ICAO) Code: DBK. SITA: DBVDAXH.
Main Base: Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).
Last year, the Dubrovnik Airline (DBV) became the only charter airline company to pass the demanding (IATA) (ITA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
In the summer season, (DBV) started the first charter flight (one per week) between Dubrovnik and the capital, Zagreb.
The Dubrovnik Airline (DBV) has recently ended the training process of the first group of experienced co-pilots (FC) into captains (FC), who showed to be capable and mature for the demanding position of an airplane captain (FC), through their consistent and quality work in the company. Simultaneously, (DBV) employed a new group of co-pilots (FC) trainees, and educated them for the MD-80s, in order to close the circle of quality training of its own flight crew (FC) from their first steps in the flying business.
Flight Crew (FC) applicants can submit their CVs by going to the (DBV) website at http://www.dubrovnikairline.com and obtaining the CV forms at "PDF DOCUMENTS:" FlightCrewCV(doc) or FlightCrew CV(pdf) and sending the CV to Lara Skringar of the Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2010: MD-82 (49113, 9A-CDD) leased to MontAir.
July 2011: Dubrovnik Airline (DBV) has wet-leased an A320-211 (0136, G-STRP) from Astraeus Airlines (AUA) for this summer season in addition to just a single MD-82 and a single MD-83 it will operate on charter services this summer season. (DBV) is planning to also replace its two MD-80s by A320-200s later this or next year.
October 2011: Dubrovnik Airline (DBV) has suspended operations in September and filed for bankruptcy on October 23. (DBV) had operated one MD-83, one MD-82 as well as an A320-200, wet-leased from Astraeus (AUA).