Bovec: European Union funding sought to fund Kanin cableway modernization

It is surprising that Bovec-Kanin, the only Slovenian ski resort that comes close to being classed as snow sure, is but a few years from its current cableway apparatus effectively being branded obsolete. Without intervention from the north western frontier town's municipality the advent of 2022 will be marked by the effective cessation of Mount…

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…

Vogel: Bohinj-based ski centre sold to Terra Australis group

Interesting times lie ahead for arguably Slovenia's most famous ski resort, Vogel above Lake Bohinj, following news of a majority acquisition of KD Capital's 51% shareholding of the Ukanc-based cableway and ski centre.Whilst Vogel cannot offer high altitude winter sports that the soon to be rejuvenated Kanin lift above frontier town Bovec will once more…

Bovec/Kanin: press release from the Ministry of Economic Development & Technology

Below is a press release from the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, regarding state and European funding allocated for the remediation and renovation of the hitherto derelict Kanin cableway, formerly tasked with serving the eponymous mountain above the northwestern town of Bovec. Underneath is an English translation of the original document, which can…

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…

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…

Bovec: contractual agreements herald reconstruction of Kanin’s cableway

The project formally titled the "Rehabilitation of cableway installations in the resort Kanin" has arisen following confirmation of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Municipality of Bovec and preferred contractor Dr. Duhovnik d.o.o. After a tender process that yielded only one interested party, the inevitability of Dr. Duhovnik acquiring the contract was…

Bovec: Kanin to reopen this winter thanks to €5.7 million state aid package

Slovenia's Ministry of Economic Development and Technology has confirmed the granting of close to €6 million to the frontier resort of Bovec, to assist in the reconstruction of its ailing Kanin ski lift. Serving the eponymous mountain that straddles the Slovene-Italian border, this important part of Bovec's tourism infrastructure has lain dormant since a near-catastrophic…

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…

Bovec: Kanin ski area granted €5.7 million of state assistance

Slovenian frontier resort Bovec is to receive over €5.7 million of state aid from the country's incumbent administration, channeled through its Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and nearly twice the amount originally suggested. Whilst this isn't a financial incentive designed to benefit the whole town, what amounts in effect to project-specific funding will provide…