Ljubljana Airport hopeful of one, perhaps two, new terminal buildings

An airport terminal to match the ambition and heavy investment from owners Fraport could soon become a reality at Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome, following news that work to bring the dated facility into the 21st century is due to commence early in 2016, with completion tentatively slated for 2018.Check in and security have for some years…

Adria Airways to operate seasonal Klagenfurt-Cephalonia service

In a ongoing programme of expansion outside of Slovenia's borders, flag carrier Adria Airways have announced its intention to operate services from Klagenfurt Airport, a short journey across the frontier it shares with Austria and based at the heart of its Carinthia province.Having taken the unusual step of stepping into the breach vacated by the…

Adria Airways Tehnika and Paloma: respective privatisation processes completed

The ongoing privatisation process of fifteen state-owned companies has this last week seen the emergence of a strong Polish presence in Slovenia, with Paloma tissue products and Adria Airways Tehnika(AAT), two of the publically-held enterprises that have proved easier for the government to offload, passing into the hands of companies registered in Poland.Paloma's acquisition has…

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…

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 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…