Maribor Airport: negotiations ongoing with Wizz Air

Whilst Slovenia, the aviation world and the shareholders of Maribor Airport continue to wait for a formal announcement from flag-carrier Adria Airways regarding its future plans, if any, to develop services from Edvard Rusjan aerodrome or curtail them altogether, news of a possible deal between the Delavska hranilnica-majority owned facility and Hungarian budget operator Wizz…

Adria Airways defers decision over future services from Maribor

A decision whether to lengthen Adria Airways' fledgling service connecting Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport with the Essex-based London Southend facility appears to be predicated on the creation of a local fighting fund to subsidize the Slovenian flag-carrier's continued presence at the Delavska hranilnica majority-owned aerodrome.Whilst a final commitment to the service has yet to be…

Adria Airways set to announce future Maribor Airport plans

Adria Airways' long awaited decision regarding its operations from Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport has yet to be revealed, the overdue announcement seemingly allied to the future plans for its existing Maribor to London Southend route. A statement has for a while been expected as to whether Slovenia's flag carrier intends to extend the operational period…

Ljubljana Airport passenger numbers once more overtake Skopje

A resurgent Ljubljana Airport has regained its traditional hold over Skopje's Alexander the Great aerodrome, overtaking the Macedonian capital's facility after lagging behind during the first six months of 2015. Whilst all the indicators of passenger uptake in relation to aircraft capacity, overall footfall and net profit point to an ongoing upward trend, data for…

Adria Airways set to enhance passenger in-flight experience

In an unexpected move Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways are set to unveil some form of in-flight entertainment to enhance its on board passenger experience. Since the airline adopted a business model predicated on slashing costs and removing the complimentary element of its on board catering Adria has in many ways taken on the persona of…

Adria Airways: bids for airline expected during the next month

Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways continues to hoist 'business as usual' banners amid a backdrop of ongoing uncertainty regarding its future ownership. Recent data supplied by the airline suggests a 15% year on year increase in passenger numbers compared to figures for the first six months of 2014, equating to nearly 550,000 travellers being handled primarily…

Adria Airways: encouraging data shows 15% year on year increase in passenger growth

Amid heightened speculation regarding its immediate and long-term future, Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways has posted encouraging data for the first six months of 2015, seemingly vindicating a pursued business model predicated on operating leased aircraft and increasing the number of sites from where its planes are based.Despite claims to the contrary Adria have sought to…

Adria Airways and Delavska hranilnica discuss future Maribor Airport strategy

Adria Airways has voiced its contentment with 70% occupancy figures on its flagship Maribor-London Southend service, vindicating its pursuit of a low-cost business model in conjunction with the majority shareholder of Edvard Rusjan Airport, the trade union-backed savings bank Delavska hranilnica. Passenger uptake on the flag-carrier's embryonic service connecting eastern Slovenia with the Essex coastline…

Adria Airways pitches Maribor flights to Graz region

The reintroduction of scheduled flights from Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport has begun with a service Adria Airways hope will be the catalyst of one of more of its aircraft being based in the east of Slovenia, their route into London Southend seen as a precursor to future operations that majority owners Delavska hranilnica insist will…