Adria Airways: 2015 passenger numbers fail to offset rumoured €5 million loss

During the course of 2015 Adria Airways operated 17,931 flights from Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome and the likes of Pristina and Tirana, averaging out at a rather ordinary 58.3 travellers per flight. An aggregated total of 1,045,442 passengers over the 12 month period saw load factors marginally drop to 68%. Despite the 14% year on year spike…

Adria Airways to sell for €1 – but there’s a catch…

The imminent sale of Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways has taken a decisive step towards its denouement, with the country's incumbent administration agreeing to facilitate the airline's disposal with a rumoured €2-4 million cash injection that could potentially be used to service the Brnik-based operator's debts, one of the reported conditions demanded by interested parties…

Adria Airways to take over Lufthansa’s Tirana-Munich route

Adria Airways' two-pronged strategy for their immediate future has seen the Slovenian flag-carrier move away from a desire to expand its route network, opting to shelve plans to broaden its continental reach and instead consolidate existing services, concentrating on maximising passenger load factors.Strengthening of key routes will form the cornerstone of Adria's notional blueprint, a…

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…

Ljubljana Airport: Brnik experiencing continued passenger growth

Like for like figures highlighting a 10.1% spike in passenger footfall during September through Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome translated into over 157,000 travellers using 3,183 flights, itself a 14.6% climb in services exiting and entering Slovenia through its primary, Fraport-owned airport.Over the nine month period to the end of September Brnik welcomed in excess of 1.13…

Adria Airways 2015/16 winter schedule

The numerous problems surrounding Adria Airways haven't prevented it honouring a winter schedule that sees few changes to its 2014/15 timetable, other than to increase the frequency of services between Ljubljana and Paris and a ninth weekly flight between Slovenia and Tirana, the Albanian capital.Adria also operate flights from the Kosovan capital Pristina where its…