Air Adriatic falls at the first hurdle in its quest to replace Adria Airways

Should a country the size of Slovenia expect to have a national airline? A nation of just over two million citizens is not an ideal market for an established flag carrier or one that is considering starting up, and had the former Yugoslav republic not previously been serviced by the now defunct Adria Airways, I…

Adria Airways: 2015 passenger numbers fail to offset rumoured €5 million loss

During the course of 2015 Adria Airways operated 17,931 flights from Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome and the likes of Pristina and Tirana, averaging out at a rather ordinary 58.3 travellers per flight. An aggregated total of 1,045,442 passengers over the 12 month period saw load factors marginally drop to 68%. Despite the 14% year on year spike…

Maribor Airport: no return of London flights but services confirmed to Duesseldorf and Split

Adria Airways have confirmed that flights operated by the Slovenian flag carrier from Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport will not recommence during 2016, dashing hopes that its 2015 route into London Southend, its first service from Maribor in fifteen years, will be reintroduced for the summer season. This decision was presumably made before Adria's new owners,…

Adria Airways: sale of Slovenian flag carrier agreed in principal

GOING...GOING...FINALLY GONEThe seemingly interminable denationalisation of the troubled Slovenian flag carrier has been concluded, at the second time of asking, although the wishes of the Slovenian government to divest themselves of Adria Airways have been bubbling under the surface since its initial failed attempt in 2012.As widely reported in the Slovenian media, on the Ex-Yugoslav…

Adria Airways to sell for €1 – but there’s a catch…

The imminent sale of Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways has taken a decisive step towards its denouement, with the country's incumbent administration agreeing to facilitate the airline's disposal with a rumoured €2-4 million cash injection that could potentially be used to service the Brnik-based operator's debts, one of the reported conditions demanded by interested parties…