A 20% increase in services operating within Ljubljana Airport’s 2015/16 winter timetable translates to a roster in excess of 180 weekly scheduled flights, an itinerary overseen by eight airlines including flag carrier Adria Airways.

Adria’s commitment to its raft of scheduled and charter services will though surely be contingent on receiving the reported €8 million of recapitalisation liquidity needed to negotiate the airline through the traditionally fallow winter months. A long established elephant in the room, Adria’s financial travails could yet impact on the ongoing sale of the predominantly state-owned airline, for whom several binding bids have been received prior to the latest request for what appears to be a lifesaving liquidity injection. The Brnik-based airline nevertheless will operate their extensive winter schedule under a ‘business as usual’ banner although industry insiders are more than aware of the deteriorating strength of adhesive holding Adria together behind the scenes.

In complete contrast the Fraport-owned airport continues to go from strength to strength, its ability to attract a healthy mix of aviational big hitters and established budget carriers ensures Ljubljana Aerodrome incurs only a relatively minor downturn in passenger numbers during the winter season. An added bonus for Brnik will see in March 2016 the introduction of five weekly flights operated by Polish carrier LOT between Warsaw and the Slovenian capital.

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Ex Yugoslav Aviation: Brnik sees a significant year on year increase in winter traffic