Maribor Airport the real victim of VLM Airlines’ demise

To describe VLM Airlines as Maribor Airport's 'anchor tenant' somewhat stretches a definition more associated with large retail concerns, situated to attract custom to smaller, adjacent businesses. Despite offering a modern, fit for purpose terminal, VLM were though all Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport had, aside from sporadic charter flights for visiting soccer teams. Having recently…

Maribor Airport: management await news of potential Wizz Air and Air Serbia routes

In line with the management's desire to broaden the appeal of Maribor's Edvard Rusjan Airport by introducing a raft of new routes, it has been revealed through the Sierra5 aviation portal that the Delavska hranilnica majority owned aerodrome are awaiting decisions from major regional aviation players Wizz Air and Air Serbia as to whether either, both or…

Maribor Airport set to welcome seasonal flights from Podgorica

Life has been much quieter at Maribor Airport since the initial flurry of excitement surrounding Adria Airways' reintroduction of services after a hiatus of fifteen years gave way to the almost inevitable shelving of the flag carrier's route into London Southend, with no guarantees of a 2016 reinstatement. Berlin-based aviators Windrose Airlines plan to operator several…

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…

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 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 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…