Why you should visit Maribor Porhorje

In the final part of a mini-series of blogs detailing the locations in Europe where I focus my alpine attentions, we turn to the least well known of the areas chronicled, Slovenia's second city Maribor and its Pohorje massif: Pros: One of my trio of stays in Maribor was at the Hotel Orel, perfectly situated…

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Slovenia: Government moves to bolster air traffic amid continuing uncertainty of Adria Airways’ future

There can surely be little coincidence that the Slovenian government will attempt to entice airlines to the country's Brnik-based Ljubljana hub by way of subsidies, a common practice of state-sponsored inducements to offset operational costs of forging new routes and not inconsiderable landing charges, whilst flag-carrier Adria Airways approaches its own day of reckoning where…

Update: Adria Airways to phase introduction of Sukhoi jets to its fleet

Further details have emerged of the proposed deal between Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways and Russian aircraft manufacturer, Sukhoi. It was initially thought that the Brnik-based airline was to receive existing aircraft previously withdrawn from service and returned to source by Ireland's CityJet, themselves having wet-leased the SSJ100 jets to the Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines. It…