Slovenia: Europe’s exemplar of alpine custodianship

To me, Slovenia has always punched above its weight as an alpine nation. It can of course be argued that the modern day border that wraps around a territory occupied by 2 million inhabits has within it quite by chance some of the most dramatic mountainscapes of Europe, but it isn't necessarily what you have…

Maribor Airport: Flights of fancy to a now flightless facility

"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" or so the saying goes. The loss this week of the only scheduled flights operating out of Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport is another blow to the ever-increasingly far-fetched proposal to link eastern Slovenia with a roster of services from China. Far from following a growth trajectory consistent with reaching…

The North-South Divide that Dictates Accessing Slovenia and Austria from the UK

The addition of an easyJet-operated Manchester-Innsbruck route commencing in December is a boost for winter-sports aficionados but by belatedly replacing the presence at Ringway and the Tyrolean capital of the now defunct Monarch Airlines, the Luton-based airline is simply filling a considerable void rather than in real-terms representing a net-gain of services between the two…

Adria Airways: Southend route ends as timetabled; CRJ200 jet to be removed from service

The reinstatement of services operated by Adria Airways from Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport after a fifteen year hiatus have in the last few days come to a scheduled halt, its four month service connecting Slovenia's east with the Essex-based London Southend ended on September 29th.┬áThrice weekly flights linking Maribor with a southeastern airport chosen for…