daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 30th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #181
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Adria launches Slovakia charters


Adria Airways has introduced charter flights from Tirana to Slovakia for the summer season. The Slovenian carrier will operate seasonal charters to the ski resort town of Poprad in north-eastern Slovakia with its Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The route is being operated in cooperation with local tour operator Travel Albania. Services were launched yesterday and will run once per week during the summer. At 2.356 feet, Poprad Airport has one of the highest elevations in central Europe.


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/06/...-charters.html
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc, mashine1984 liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 1st, 2016, 06:35 PM   #182
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Chinese investor to take over Maribor Airport


Savings bank Delavska hranilnica, the operator of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, has said it is in the process of selling its outright stake to Chinese entrepreneur David Pu for some five to seven million euros. Mr Pu notes that he is still screening the airport and making final arrangements for the takeover. "We would be delighted to connect Maribor with some cities in China and would develop both passenger and cargo traffic", he notes. The Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, recently said that discussions have already been held concerning direct cargo flights between Beijing and Maribor. It is believed Mr Pu is acting on behalf of Chinese investor Chen Yinshen. Maribor Airport has no scheduled year-long flights. It handled 24.896 passengers in 2015.



http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...r-airport.html
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc, Equario liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 4th, 2016, 09:52 AM   #183
Equario
Борітеся поборете!
 
Equario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Irpin|Kyiv
Posts: 6,323
Likes (Received): 14457

Quote:
Originally Posted by soncen View Post
Mr Pu notes that he is still screening the airport and making final arrangements for the takeover. "We would be delighted to connect Maribor with some cities in China and would develop both passenger and cargo traffic", he notes. The Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, recently said that discussions have already been held concerning direct cargo flights between Beijing and Maribor.
How is the runways at the Maribor airport? I guess that they need to be extended in order to handle direct long-haul flights.
__________________
Follow events in Ukraine in English - KYIVPOST: http://www.kyivpost.com/

Discover Ukraine - The vibrant country: https://youtu.be/Pu8tL3ptXRM and Kyiv - The city of many faces: on SSC
Equario no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2016, 04:16 PM   #184
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

AWEX launches Portorož - Belgrade flights


Start-up airline AWEX Croatia has secured a Swiss charter contract to operate services from Zurich to Belgrade via Portorož. Flights are expected to launch today and operate once per week until September 24, each Saturday, with a 34-seat Saab 340B turboprop, with exception to today's inaugural service which will run with a smaller ten-seat aircraft. Flights could be extended if there is sufficient demand, however, tour operators such as MedAdria and Aaretal Reisein only recently began selling packages. A Polish Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) will be used. AWEX previously planned to maintain flights from Rijeka, Zadar and Brač to the Serbian capital during the summer, in addition to Portorož. Services between Belgrade and Portorož were last operated in 2010 by Jat Airways but were suspended due to a lack of aircraft.

The head of the Portorož Tourist Board, Igor Novel, says the route will attract Serbian holidaymakers visiting both Slovenia and Switzerland. "Serbs are becoming an increasingly important category of tourists due to the ownership structure of the Kempinski Hotel", Mr Novel said. The Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portorož is owned by Serbian businessman Miodrag Kostić whose company, the MK Group, recently expressed interest in purchasing Portorož Airport as well. According to Mr Novel, the new route is an opportunity to attract wealthier Swiss and Serbian guests to the coastal Slovenian city. The Vice President of the Supervisory Board of the Tourism Association, Tomi Matjaž, says, "The effects of the new route won't be felt overnight but this is an attempt to get things moving".

Commenting on the new service, the General Manager of Portorož Airport, Robert Krajnc, says, "The first few flights won't be as full since sales have just begun but all such projects require time. It is necessary to be patient". He adds that Portorž Airport could be used by travellers visiting the nearby Istria region in Croatia. "This was certainly the case when Jat Airways used to fly here and the flights were full", Mr Krajnc notes. Portorož Airport, which has no scheduled flights, handled 22.975 passengers last year. AWEX Croatia, established in 2012, is linked to businessman Marijan Tuškan, who managed Croatia's first privately owned airline, Air Adriatic, from 2006.



http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2016, 10:11 AM   #185
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

CEO: Adria's finances stable


The CEO of Adria Airways, Arno Schuster, has said the carrier is consolidating its business and faces no immediate risk of bankruptcy. The comments came after Slovenian media reported that the carrier could be insolvent by November. "Bankruptcy, which is being speculated by some, is not in sight. We did suspend some routes, such as Stockholm and Berlin, as well as Istanbul, but we have introduced new flights from various Polish cities, as well as from Pristina and Tirana", Mr Schuster said. Despite handling 381.300 passengers during the first five months of the year, which is down 8.8% on the same period in 2015, the carrier saw its revenue per passenger improve. Furthermore, Mr Schuster notes that Adria plans to boost frequencies on several routes out of Ljubljana this coming winter season, including Amsterdam, Paris, Sarajevo, Warsaw and Zurich, but will not launch any new destinations by year's end.

Over the week, Slovenian media reported that Adria has accumulated debt and that the airline is unable to pay for its current liabilities. According to media reports, the carrier has offered to renegotiate contracts with suppliers and is requesting hefty discounts in order for it to repay its existing liabilities. Main service suppliers include energy company Petrol, Ljubljana Airport, maintenance firm Adria Airways Tehnika and Air Traffic Control. One of Slovenia's most popular multi-media web portals, "Siol", claims that Adria's unions have been informed that salaries will have to be slashed in order for the airline to stay afloat.

The Slovenian carrier is in the midst of a restructuring process, following its recent acquisition by German turnaround fund 4K Invest, through its subsidiary AA International Aviation Holding. The new owners plan to swing the airline back into profitability. As a result, the number of employees will be reduced. There have been some layoffs and replacements already, although no large-scale redundancies are planned. The new owners have not given a timeframe as to when the carrier could turn profitable. Last year's financial results are expected to be published soon, with the airline tipped to post a 6.9 million euro net loss, revenues of 152.7 million euros and equity amounting to 3.3 million euros.


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

mashine1984, emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #186
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Fraport Academy to open in Ljubljana


German airport operator Fraport will establish an aviation academy at Ljubljana Airport at the end of 2016 to meet the training requirements of the German group. The academy will be managed by Aerodrom Ljubljana, which runs Ljubljana Airport and is fully owned by Fraport. According to Aerodrom Ljubljana, the academy will become an important training centre for all Fraport employees and complement the existing training activities of Frankfurt Airport. "The creation of the Fraport Aviation Academy as a new “center of excellence and learning” underscores Fraport’s commitment to enhancing Ljubljana as a sustainable location. Diversifying non-aeronautical businesses is a key element of Fraport’s strategy for its airport portfolio. We wish to harness the inherent synergies available at Ljubljana Airport, which has developed its own significant know-how as a full-service airport company in operations, handling and emergency services. Furthermore, the Ljubljana region is the perfect location where we can develop innovative world-class solutions in aviation training", Thomas Uihlein, Head of the Academy and Aerodrom Ljubljana's Chief Administrative Officer, said. Training will be carried out by experts from Aerodrom Ljubljana, as well as staff from the entire Fraport Group and other partners. "A long-term objective of the Fraport Aviation Academy is not only to pass on knowledge but also to link the different areas of aviation into an integrated learning concept", Mr Uihlein added. Initially, the Fraport Aviation Academy will offer training in airport management, ramp handling, passenger handling, dangerous goods, occupational safety and fire services - training areas where Aerodrom Ljubljana has already been active for some years. Later on, the Fraport Aviation Academy will also get a brand new training centre. Valued at €3.9 million, the training centre will be built on a site near Ljubljana’s General Aviation Terminal. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017 and the opening is expected in early 2018.


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...ljubljana.html
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc, mashine1984 liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2016, 10:55 AM   #187
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Adria rules out low cost business model


The CEO of Adria Airways, Arno Schuster, has said he does not see the airline operating as a low cost carrier in the future. This is despite the company currently utilising a hybrid business model, where passengers have to pay extra for a number of additional services. Speaking at the recent Star Alliance meeting in Ljubljana, hosted by the Slovenian carrier, Mr Schuster said, "We invest a lot in order to meet the needs of our passengers and want to offer the best possible fares to all our travellers. The future of Adria is not in the low cost model, since we are members of Star Alliance, which has high standards. The alliance enables Adria to improve its connectivity, lower its prices and gain more visibility".

Adria's former management began the carrier's transition into a hybrid/low cost airline in 2014 by charging economy class passengers for food and beverages. This was followed with the introduction of low cost car park options at Ljubljana Airport, as well as a new approach to online sales including first-minute and last-minute fares. Most recently, the airline introduced "hand-baggage only" fares, charging passengers fifteen euros per every checked-in item with the aim of reducing ticket prices. However, Adria has also relaxed some of its policies over the past few months and no longer charges economy class passengers for water and has rolled out a free of charge in-flight entertainment platform which can be streamed to passengers' laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other hand-held devices.

The airline says its current business model is based on industry research showing that passengers prioritise pricing and scheduling over amenities. Adria's former CEO, Mark Anžur, who oversaw the introduction of the hybrid concept, previously said, "With the option to purchase on board, we do not earn much. However, we significantly reduce the need to stock our aircraft with supplies. As a result, we achieve substantial savings. Using this approach we are shifting towards other low cost airlines. When a low cost airline lands at an airport it does not have many expenses, only the bare essentials, which is fuel". He added, "Analysis of our competitors, as well as trends among regional carriers, to which Adria belongs to, indicate that the passenger value safe, fast and competitively priced transport to their final destination the most".


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2016, 05:04 PM   #188
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Germans take full control of Adria



The German owner of Adria Airways, which held 99.14% in the carrier before Thursday's shareholders' meeting, has squeezed out small investors at fifteen cents per share and now owns a full 100% stake in the company. The remaining share cost AA International Aviation Holding, an affiliate of the German turnaround fund 4K Invest, roughly 9.900 euros. The company said the move would simplify management, make the business structure more flexible and reduce operating costs. The German fund had acquired 96.09% in the formerly state-owned airline through a recapitalise-and-sell procedure in March. A total of 3.1 million euros in fresh capital was provided by the Slovenian state and one million by AA International Aviation Holding, which also paid 100.000 euros to the state-owned shareholders.

4K Invest is a leading European restructuring fund registered in Luxembourg and managed out of Munich. All of it ́s subsidiaries, including AA International Holding as Adria's parent company, are completely owned by European investors, mostly German nationals. 4K Invest anticipates for Adria to be profitable by the end of the year, following a loss of 6.9 million euros in 2015. "Actually, we look quite positively into this year, expecting good results. Adria's strategy seems like a good fit for a regional carrier", the airline's 33-year-old CEO, Arno Schuster, recently said. "We want to grow with our own existing network and to make it more efficient", he added.

Slovenia becomes the only country in the former Yugoslavia to have fully privatised key players in its aviation sector. In 2014, Germany's Fraport acquired operator Aerodrom Ljubljana, which runs Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, and now holds a 100% share in the company. In 2015, maintenance firm Adria Airways Tehnika was sold to Poland's Linetech Holding. The 100% stake was unofficially sold for around five million euros, some two million euros of which came in purchase money and the rest in the form of a loan repayment to the two former shareholders. Meanwhile, Delavska hranilnica, a union-owned savings bank which has a majority stake in Mairbor Airport's operator Aerodrom Maribor, is expected to sell its share to Chinese businessmen David Pu, the owner of Maribor winery Vinag, who is also associated with several Chinese ventures in the city. Mr Pu reportedly offered 6 - 7 million euros for an outright stake in Aerodrom Maribor pending due diligence and the resolution of outstanding issues such as the concession fee for airport infrastructure. The operator of Portorož Airport is also looking for a new owner with Aerodrom Ljubljana, holding company Istrabenz and the Port of Koper all moving to sell their stakes. The Serbian-based holding company MK Group is believed to be close to making an offer.



http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/07/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #189
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 1st, 2016, 01:50 AM   #190
darko06
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 772
Likes (Received): 149

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy landed at Zadar Airport on Saturday 30th of July, carrying some Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters from USAF donated to Croatian Air Force.
darko06 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2016, 10:34 PM   #191
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Ljubljana Airport expansion plans get boost




Plans to expand Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport received a boost this week after a contract was signed to relocate a 2.3 kilometre stretch of the main road to allow for the expansion of the airport's infrastructure north of the runway. The airport's long-term development plan involves the construction of a second terminal, a hotel, office space, commercial premises and a logistics services centre next to the airport, to be known as Aeropolis. The project will radically change the appearance of the airport and will involve the construction of a rail link to the city in subsequent phases. Ljubljana Airport's operator, Fraport, has endorsed the Aeropolis development project and believes work could be completed by 2035. The relocation of the road, valued at 2.5 million euros, will be completed next year.



Initially, construction of Ljubljana Airport's new multi million euro terminal was planned to begin in 2013. However, minority shareholders, which have since been squeezed out, rejected the plans citing unfavourable economic conditions. This is despite the European Union agreeing to grant 22% of all necessary funds. The new terminal was meant to cover an area of 31.200 square metres, with its opening planned for 2015. The original price tag for the project stood at 73 million euros but was reduced to 57 million. However, the General Manager of Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir, says a brand new facility is still planned for the future. "Before we build a new terminal, we want to utilise and update the existing one. It will have the capacity to handle two million passengers per year. This should be sufficient over the next few years if traffic continues to grow gradually", he notes.

Ljubljana Airport has begun upgrading its terminal building with the refurbishment to be carried out in several phases, until its completion in 2018. Slovenia's busiest airport has already added an additional arrivals and departures gate and will expand commercial and retail areas. Furthermore, the airport will tackle "bottlenecks" at check-in and security with the aim of cutting down on queuing time. The brunt of the work will take place next year, when both the check-in area and baggage handling facilities will be expanded, while additional capacity will be added at baggage claim. Ljubljana Airport handled 598.271 passengers during the first half of the year, a decrease of 4.5% compared to the same period in 2015.



Note that the dates listed in the document are no longer valid as the project has been delayed and the construction of a new terminal has been put on hold. The project is now set to be completed within the next twenty years instead of 2021.



http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/08/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

mashine1984, emonc liked this post

Last edited by soncen; August 6th, 2016 at 10:41 PM.
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #192
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606


Ljubljana Airport handled 163.267 travellers during the month, a decrease of 5% compared to July of last year.



The figure was accompanied by a 6% decline in aircraft movements, which stood at 3.214. The softer results are attributed to Adria Airways, while foreign carriers saw their passenger figures improve 17.4% during the month. Over the January - July period, Ljubljana Airport welcomed 761.538 travellers through its doors, a decrease of 4.6%. Movements were down 3.2% during the seven months, standing at 18.320. In a statement, the airport said that the numbers come as a result of Adria's network cuts and security fears across Europe and popular summer destinations such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia.

The Chairman of the Executive Board of Ljubljana Airport's operator Fraport, Stefan Schulte, says the group has downgraded its passenger forecast for 2016. "As a result of geopolitical circumstances, traffic at some airports has significantly decreased. Despite the difficult environment, the group has achieved solid results overall", Mr Schulte said. Airports which have seen a decline in passenger numbers within the Fraport group include Frankfurt, Antalya, St. Petersburg and Hannover, in addition to Ljubljana. Ljubljana Airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, previously said, "We expect a slower growth rate to that of last year and we would like to close at 1.5 million passengers. That will be heavily influenced by how Adria Airways' new owners manage the airline. Air traffic growth is forecast to be moderate, but stable. At the same time, changes in the traffic structure are expected to go in favour of an increased share of foreign air carriers".


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/08/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2016, 10:04 AM   #193
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Adria's decline in Ljubljana deepens


Adria Airways has seen its passenger numbers decline 12% during the first seven months of the year from its main hub in Ljubljana, while its figures were down almost 20% over the last three months. It comes as a result of the carrier's network cuts, which have seen it discontinue several routes from the Slovenian capital since the start of the year. Commenting on Adria's performance under its new German owners 4K Invest, the General Manager of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir, said in an interview, "During recent talks, Adria assured us that they have an entirely new concept through which they plan to strengthen the network in a different way and now we are waiting to see whether this will come to fruition". He added, "Personally, I am worried about their development. The figures are showing that it is not good. We understand that that some routes are not profitable and that they can't be maintained just because it is nice to have them in the network or because it benefits a third party. We will see how things develop. We hope that the story will end successfully although it does not look good at first glance". Adria's reductions have affected Ljubljana Airport's performance, which saw its passenger numbers decline 4.6% over the past seven months. The airport has managed to offset a stronger fall in figures through foreign carriers, which registered strong growth.

According to Mr Skobir, relations between the airport and the Slovenian national carrier have been difficult at times but are improving. "When we first met with representatives of Adria's new owners, I would say that the conflict worsened. They were convinced that we could not survive without Adria so they entered negotiations with the expectation of securing even greater discounts because we had no other choice. This, of course, is not true. Our owner is one of the world's largest airport operators and they understand how to do business. However, we quickly managed to sort out our differences and we have respectful relations now", Mr Skobir told the daily "Dnevnik". He added, "Payments towards the airport under Adria's new owners have been much more regular than they were before. We will see how this will develop, since we are planning to revise our tariff system which has been unchanged for ten years".

Commenting on Adria's future, the head of Ljubljana Airport said, "If we look only at the numbers, I would say they do not have many options. However, if I look at their plans, now that we meet more regularly at a more professional level, I would say that the company really wants to recover. Even if they do so, in my opinion, Adria cannot survive on its own without a larger partner because it is too small". Mr Skobir concludes that Adria has lost the race in the former Yugoslav market. "It should be noted that both Adria and the airport used to set the standard in the Balkans, now we are last. All have recovered and found successful models. Serbia has Etihad Airways, Skopje Airport, which was a dead-end, is now run by the Turks and has linked up with Wizz Air. It now boasts 1.2 million passengers. Zagreb is being developed by the French. Through Etihad Airways, Ljubljana is now linked to New York through Belgrade. In the seventies and eighties, JAT operated flights from Belgrade to New York via Ljubljana. Therefore, history repeats itself but we have stayed ten steps behind". According to Mr Skobir, Adria's main advantage is its long tradition. The carrier now has a passenger share of some 60 - 65% at Ljubljana Airport. The airline has been pursuing opportunities in Poland over the last two quarters where it has seen significant growth, as well as Estonia through its commercial agreement with Nordica, which it helped set up.


http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/08/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #194
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606



Take off from Airport Ljubljana with Aegean Airlines Airbus A320-200 (Ljubljana - Athens)
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

AlexisMD, emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2016, 12:18 PM   #195
sponge_bob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,950
Likes (Received): 2204

I don't think any capital city in Europe has such a small airport as Ljubljana, even Vilnius does 3m passengers with another airport in Kaunas.
sponge_bob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #196
kreden
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 2,555
Likes (Received): 589

Vilnius doesn't have 5 competing nearby airports, one of which is a relatively large airport with many long-haul options and two other large airports a bit further out. Couple that with a relatively central location that makes many European destinations easily accessible using only ground transportation and a tourist industry that isn't geared towards mass tourism and it's no wonder the airport is doing so badly. Even if it had the best possible management, I don't think it'd be able to compare with Vilnius' results.
__________________

mashine1984 liked this post
kreden no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #197
CrazySerb
Vuk sa Ontarija
 
CrazySerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 19,748
Likes (Received): 7669

Plus, SLovenians haven't moved out to UK/Ireland/etc en masse like Lithuanians have in the past decade or so.
They prefer to stay put, in Slovenia.
CrazySerb no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2016, 11:39 AM   #198
noir-dresses
bling bling
 
noir-dresses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Toronto-Zagreb-Zrce-Dubai
Posts: 5,745
Likes (Received): 2346

I haven't used the airport in more than a decade, and I'm only an hours drive away. I use to use Ljubljana Airport/Adria to fly to Ibiza, Palma de Malorca, Tenerifes, Canary Islands, Greece, Malta, etc, etc.

I think my reason is that Croatia offers much more options than before let that be legacy, LCC, and even charter flights. As a matter of fact it's a common sight to see Slovenians flying in, and out of ZAG where as it was the other way around before.

Another reason why the airport is experiencing a drop is the small local population, you just can't compete with the big boys in a meaningful manner. It's a miracle Adria hasn't gone bust yet which is monumental achievement in this cut throat market.

I remember back in the day it took around two hours to drive to Ljubljana on that old bumpy road, now it's a piece of cake. It will only get easier once the border police open up the border with free passage.

This summer season we saw a record amount of Slovenian tourists, they just feel comfortable, and safe when in Croatia. Basically they feel at home.
__________________

darko06, mashine1984 liked this post
noir-dresses no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2016, 10:22 PM   #199
Shenkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Posts: 988
Likes (Received): 2090

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazySerb View Post
Plus, SLovenians haven't moved out to UK/Ireland/etc en masse like Lithuanians have in the past decade or so.
They prefer to stay put, in Slovenia.
around 10k go yearly

mostly to Germany (around half), Austria and Switzerland
Shenkey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #200
soncen
Registered User
 
soncen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,015
Likes (Received): 2606

Adria Airways outlines future growth plans


Adria Airways has outlined its future plans after publishing its 2015 financial report this Monday, revealing a 9.2 million euro net loss. Under its new owners, the Slovenian carrier plans to become a leading regional airline by growing in three segments and connecting southeast Europe to the world. The airline will increase scheduled services by expanding its network, which will include the development of secondary airports, as well as growth in charter traffic and ad hoc charter services. It comes after the company initially downsized its operations this year. Furthermore, the carrier intends on putting a greater focus on Ljubljana as a transfer hub for passengers from the Balkans and eastern Europe towards the continent's main airports in the west. Additional emphasis will be put on management costs and cost reduction, including cuts to unnecessary passenger services and aircraft handling services. Adria plans to boost frequencies on several routes out of Ljubljana this coming winter season, including Amsterdam, Paris, Sarajevo, Warsaw and Zurich, but will not launch any new destinations by year's end.

Adria's CEO, Arno Schuster, says the carrier is on the road to recovery. "Under new ownership, the company enhanced its capital and launched intensive restructuring that will lead to an improvement in results in the business years to come". He added, "We cannot be happy with 2015's financial performance, however, good foundations have been laid through growth in some of the markets, fleet expansion, improved passenger services and new opportunities on the Estonian market, which opens up prospects for long-term relationships with regional carriers and the search for mutual synergies, which is crucial for the success and existence of regional companies in Europe".

So far this year, Adria has seen its passenger numbers decline as several unprofitable routes were discontinued. This has resulted in the airline's passenger share at Ljubljana Airport to decline to some 60%. In the coming years the Slovenian carrier will also have to address its fleet and renegotiate aircraft leasing terms. Next year, the lease for one of its Bombardier CRJ700 jets will expire, while leasing arrangements for six CRJ900s, which make up the bulk of Adria's fleet, will end in 2018, 2020 and 2022. Leases for three Airbus A319s run until 2021 and 2024.



http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/09/...l#comment-form
__________________
Visit Slovenia & Visit Ljubljana

mashine1984, emonc liked this post
soncen no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
airport, ljubljana

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium