Brnik: Adria Airways see off Swiss to regain monopoly of Ljubljana-Zurich route

Adria Airways will once again hold a hegemonic grip on the Ljubljana-Zurich service, following news of Swiss's decision to discontinue the route it reinstated only nine months ago. It was always difficult to see how both airlines could coexist whilst operating a service that isn't an obvious route for attracting significant load factor figures. Nevertheless,…

Adria Airways: German companies compete to acquire the troubled airline

A Teutonic influence over the Slovenian aviation industry heralded by the 2014 Fraport takeover of Ljubljana's Brnik aerodrome could see a further German incursion into the country's flight sector, with news breaking confirming binding interest in flag carrier Adria Airways from three Germany-based investment vehicles.Whilst calls for expressions of interest failed to factor in Adria's…

Maribor Airports: the race to introduce new flights for 2016 has begun

Majority shareholders of Maribor Airport, the trade union backed savings bank Delavska hranilnica, have secured additional flights for 2016 to somewhat mitigate the loss of Adria Airways' service connecting Slovenia's second city with the Essex-based London Southend facility.Whilst the loss of Adria's presence has been felt at Edvard Rusjan Aerodrome, there is still the possibility…

Ljubljana Airport: strong 2015 numbers underpinned by increased winter schedule

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…

Adria Airways: will the need for recapitalisation deter would-be suitors?

Recapitalization seen by Adria Airways as vital for its continued presence in the skies throws into considerable doubt the viability of the ongoing bidding process for 91.58% of the Slovenian flag carrier. Having identified a figure of €8 million to maintain services through the traditionally fallow winter season the state restructuring company Slovenian Sovereign Holding(SSH)…

Adria Airways Tehnika staff join race to purchase the aircraft maintenance outfit

The likelihood of Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways and its former aircraft maintenance arm Adria Airways Tehnika(AAT) being acquired by the same purchaser has receded, following news of a bid to seize outright control of AAT by its 150-strong workforce.In stark contrast to the ailing airline Adria Airways Tehnika are an attractive prospect offering potential bidders…

Adria Airways: will cutting of Slovenian red tape speed up the airline’s sale?

Seen as potential bellwethers for Slovenia becoming a more attractive country for foreign investment and acquisitions, the denationalization of flag-carrier Adria Airways and its former aircraft maintenance subsidiary Adria Airways Tehnika(AAT) are pivotal in justifying the governmental faith shown in the privatisation of fifteen state-owned enterprises, a process to effectively shrink the state and tighten…

Ljubljana Airport: Brnik experiencing continued passenger growth

Like for like figures highlighting a 10.1% spike in passenger footfall during September through Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome translated into over 157,000 travellers using 3,183 flights, itself a 14.6% climb in services exiting and entering Slovenia through its primary, Fraport-owned airport.Over the nine month period to the end of September Brnik welcomed in excess of 1.13…

Adria Airways 2015/16 winter schedule

The numerous problems surrounding Adria Airways haven't prevented it honouring a winter schedule that sees few changes to its 2014/15 timetable, other than to increase the frequency of services between Ljubljana and Paris and a ninth weekly flight between Slovenia and Tirana, the Albanian capital.Adria also operate flights from the Kosovan capital Pristina where its…

Adria Airways: no panacea in sight

Despite the tangible interest expressed in Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways there is little inside confidence that any of the bidders hail from the aviation sector, potentially leaving the airline at the mercy of hedge funds and businesses whose ethoses are predicated on restructuring distressed assets, a process that usually results in redundancies and the purchased…

Maribor Airport to receive Ukrainian charter flights

Traditional a fallow period for Slovenia's airports, the forthcoming winter season promises to be busier than usual for the eastern city of Maribor following news that its Edvard Rusjan Airport is slated to receive several charter flights between Christmas and mid-January from Kharkiv, the second-largest city of Ukraine.The exact purpose of this short run of…

Adria Airways decides against extending Maribor-London Southend schedule

The long anticipated announcement from Adria Airways regarding the future of its route connecting Maribor with Essex-based London Southend has been met with disappointment - the flag-carrier passing up the chance to elongate the service beyond its original June 1st-September 30th schedule.Occupancy rates of between 60-70% were declared satisfactory by Adria but with few foreign…

Adria Airways: and then there were eleven?

With a fleet of twelve aircraft at its disposal this summer, Adria Airways has maintained a commitment to its existing route schedule and furthermore added services from Lodz and the eastern Slovenian city of Maribor. At first sight the evidence therefore points to a relatively healthy airline, indeed, passenger uptake has increased, heavily contributing to…

Adria Airways a step closer to privatisation

The protracted saga surrounding the privatisation of flag-carrier Adria Airways appears to be approaching its endgame, the 91.58% publically-owned stake in the airline attracting far greater interest during the second attempt by Slovenia's government to denationalise one of the fifteen state-owned companies it earmarked than the first, ultimately aborted sale several years ago.The deadline for…