P.S. I found an article
about those Losinj-Unije flights in Croatia. They were operated by an airline called North Adria Aviation
, but when the article was written late last year, the flights were not oprational and it was still not clear exactly when they would resume. Apparently, the airport at Unije did not have all the documents in order, but at the time authorities were working to resolve the problem.
The article mentions that the flights, started in 1999, reduced the travel time between Unije and the larger island from 2 hours (by boat) to five minutes. That must have been (or, if the situation is now resolved, is) one of Europe's shortest scheduled flights. It was/is very popular both among locals, who paid very low state-subsidized fares, and tourists, who paid the "market price."
Here's one of the Cessnas used on the route and, I believe, the strip on Unije:
Again, if anyone from Croatia has more details, please let us know.
[Edited 2004-05-05 06:05:40]