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Old September 8th, 2016, 09:49 PM   #201
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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.
You can still see many foreign cars at the airport, mainly Italian, Austrian, and Croatian.
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You can still see many foreign cars at the airport, mainly Italian, Austrian, and Croatian.
Like I said I haven't been at the airport in a long time, but it does make sense. I guess pax pick, and chose between offered destinations, timing, and pricing.
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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.
In the 1980s my uncle used Adria. From what I can see, back in that era, the citizens of all other Yugoslav republics had better living standards. The better living standards meant more flying. Once the early 1990s came around, the region got very poor. The younger generations just sit at the bars waiting to be given the EU passport so they can leave for good. That's how I see the situation from my point of view. I am sure Adria would have done better if the region was in the better shape.
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Ljubljana Airport’s downturn continues



Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has seen its passenger numbers decline for a fifth consecutive month on the back of a poorer performance by its main customer Adria Airways. Slovenia’s main airport handled 165.137 travellers in August, down 8.1% compared to the same month last year. This comes despite an increase in the number of aircraft movements, which grew 5.6% to 3.496. Overall this year, Ljubljana Airport handled 926.675 passengers, down 5.3%. At the same time, the number of flight operations stood at 21.816, a decrease of 1.9% during the same period in 2015. Ljubljana Airport will handle its one-millionth passenger for the year this September. In 2015 it managed this feat on September 2, while in 2014 it achieved the figure on September 25.

Adria Airways has proved as the main culprit for Ljubljana Airport’s poorer performance this year, with the carrier’s passenger figures declining over 12% on its flights to and from the Slovenian capital. It comes as a result of the airline’s network cuts, which have seen it discontinue several routes from Ljubljana since the start of the year. The airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, recently said, “Personally, I am worried about their [Adria’s] 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".

The Slovenian carrier recently outlined plans to return to growth by 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. “Adria has 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", Mr Skobir said. 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. On the other hand, it will discontinue services to Berlin which will become a seasonal summer route. Coupled with a stronger performance by foreign carriers, Ljubljana Airport could return to growth this winter. Earlier, the airport estimated it would handle some 1.5 million passengers by the end of 2016.



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Old September 16th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #205
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easyJet to add new Ljubljana flights


Low cost airline easyJet will launch flights from London Gatwick Airport to Ljubljana this winter season, complementing its existing service from London Stansted to the Slovenian capital. The budget carrier will run four weekly flights from Gatwick to Ljubljana, each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, starting December 5. It comes after the airline boosted operations from Stansted to Ljubljana from daily to nine per week this summer. During most of the coming winter months, the route will be maintained five times per week. The British carrier operates all of its flights to Jože Pučnik Airport with a mix of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.

easyJet faces no direct competition on its new route, although rival Wizz Air operates services from London Luton to Ljubljana. On the other hand, Adria Airways maintains flights to Gatwick only on a seasonal summer basis. Combined, the three airlines handled 150.000 passengers on services between the two cities last year. easyJet’s Senior Route Manager, Dimitris Schoinas, said, “We are pleased to be adding this new route today giving more choice to connections to the UK’s capital city at affordable fares for both our business and leisure passengers departing from Slovenia and also offering a great airport for onward connections throughout Europe and the UK”. The low cost airline will expand its presence in the former Yugoslavia this winter season, with services from Paris to Pristina to be launched next month.

Ljubljana Airport, which has seen its passenger numbers decline over the past few months on the back of a weaker performance by its main customer - Adria Airways – is looking to ease its reliance on the carrier. Earlier this year, LOT Polish Airlines launched services from Warsaw to the Slovenian capital, while Greece’s Aegean commenced seasonal flights from Athens. The airport recently held talks with Emirates, Etihad Airways, Flydubai and Air Arabia, with the latter two believed to have shown the greatest interest in launching operations. Qatar Airways is also considering potential services to the Slovenian capital.


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After downsizing its network during the summer, Adria Airways plans to boost frequencies on several routes out of Ljubljana this coming winter season when compared to last year. They include Amsterdam, Paris, Sarajevo, Warsaw and Zurich. Furthermore, the Slovenian carrier intends on concluding codeshare agreements with Sky Team-members Air France and KLM, on its flights to Paris and Amsterdam. From its base in Lodz the airline will strengthen its Munich service by adding another weekly departure for a total of twelve, while flights from Tirana to the Bavarian city, launched during the summer, will continue to be maintained. On the other hand, the carrier will discontinue services from the Slovenian capital to Berlin and will end operations out of the Polish city of Olsztyn.


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Slovenia holds talks with Etihad and Emirates


The Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, has held talks with both Etihad Airways and Emirates over potential services between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ljubljana, with the latter showing greater interest. Following discussions with Etihad in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Mr Počivalšek said the carrier was more interested in serving Ljubljana indirectly through its partners, primarily Air Serbia with which it has a codeshare agreement in place on services between Belgrade and the Slovenian capital. However, the national carrier of the UAE was also interested in exploring possibilities of maintaining links to Ljubljana through Alitalia and Air Berlin which do not operate to Slovenia.

Following talks with Emirates yesterday, Mr Počivalšek said that the airline has shown interest in serving Ljubljana through Flydubai. The carrier plans to terminate services to Zagreb this winter season through which it offered bus shuttle services to and from the Slovenian capital. On Wednesday, a manager from Ljubljana Airport told the “Siol” portal that links to the UAE are currently being actively pursued but noted that bringing in new carriers did not depend solely on the airport or its operator but also on the route’s competitiveness. In June, Ljubljana Airport held talks with representatives from Etihad, Flydubai and Air Arabia over potential services. According to an earlier report by the "Sierra5" portal, Flydubai has shown the greatest interest in introducing services to Ljubljana based on "unofficial but reliable" sources.

Last November, Slovenia and the UAE signed a Civil Aviation Agreement, which enables flexibility on routes, capacity, number of frequencies and types of aircraft between the two countries, for both passenger and cargo flights. The agreement also foresees the implementation of fifth freedom traffic rights, permitting carriers from the UAE to operate services to any airport in Slovenia and then onwards to a third country. The Slovenian Ministry for Infrastructure noted, "Passengers travelling from Ljubljana Airport should benefit from better connections to the UAE, which will play a significant role in promoting cooperation, especially in the tourism sector, which is of great importance to Slovenia". Last year, Slovenia and the UAE signed an economic cooperation agreement which the two countries see as an opportunity to boost ties in various fields, particularly in tourism.


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Old September 27th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #208
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Transavia to launch Belgrade and Ljubljana flights


Dutch low cost carrier Transavia will launch flights from Amsterdam to both Belgrade and Ljubljana next year. The KLM subsidiary plans to operate three weekly services each to the Serbian and Slovenian capital cities, providing competition to both Air Serbia and Adria Airways. Flights to Belgrade and Ljubljana are set to launch on April 4 and operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday with a 183-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Tickets are already on sale through the airline’s website. The addition of both Belgrade and Ljubljana to its network are part of Transavia’s larger expansion plans from Amsterdam next summer season, which will see the carrier add a total of six routes.

Transavia will compete directly against Air Serbia on its flights between Amsterdam and Belgrade. The Serbian carrier maintained eleven weekly services on the route this summer with its Airbus A319 jets. It boasts codeshare agreements with KLM, Etihad Airways and Air Baltic on the route. In July, Air Serbia’s CEO, Dane Kondić, said the airline would see significant low cost competition in the coming period, noting that it “weighs heavily on our thoughts in terms of our future plans”. On the other hand, Wizz Air maintains services from Belgrade to Eindhoven, which is some 125 kilometres from Amsterdam. It operates the route twice per week.

The Dutch low cost carrier will compete against Adria on its service from Amsterdam to Ljubljana. The Slovenian carrier has been running four weekly flights on the route this summer and plans to boost frequencies during the coming winter. Adria also has a codeshare agreement in plave with KLM on its flights between the Slovenian capital and Amsterdam. News of Transavia’s arrival to Ljubljana comes just weeks after easyJet announced plans to launch its second route to the city. Ljubljana Airport is looking for foreign carriers to boost their operations following a decline in passenger numbers over the past few months as a result of Adria Airways’ network reductions.


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Adria to expand fleet with third CRJ700


Adria Airways will add a third Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft to its fleet within the next two months, becoming the third jet to join the airline this year. The carrier has arranged a lease of the aircraft which was formerly operated by the Air France subsidiary HOP!. It has been stored at Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik Airport since August. The fifteen-year old aircraft, registered F-GRZC, has the capacity to seat seventy passengers and will likely be used as a replacement for the carrier’s CRJ200, which has been earmarked for retirement. Adria has already added two jets to its fleet this year, including a CRJ700 and a CRJ900. At the same time, it has wet-leased some its aircraft to other carriers during the summer season.

Adria first began operating the CRJ700 aircraft last year with the lease of a former Lufthansa CityLine jet. Nicknamed Lodz, it is now based in the Polish city. A second CRJ700, also previously operated by Lufthansa, joined the airline in January. The lease agreement for one of the aircraft expires next year, but can be renewed. With the addition of a third CRJ700, Adria will boast a fleet of thirteen aircraft, however, it is expected to lease out at least one jet to another carrier during the upcoming winter season. The Slovenian airline currently owns only one aircraft, the outgoing CRJ200, with the rest on lease.

4K Invest, which took ownership of Adria earlier this year, has said it intends on growing the airline’s Bombardier fleet. Earlier this month, the management outlined plans for the carrier to 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. Furthermore, the airline 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. The carrier’s maintenance provider and former subsidiary, Adria Airways Tehnika, serves as the regional Bombardier maintenance centre.


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Serbia and Slovenia strongest markets for Emirates


Serbia and Slovenia have become the strongest contributors to Emirates’ business in the former Yugoslavia, the airline’s Area Manager for Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Martin Gross, has said. Speaking to EX-YU Aviation News, Mr Gross noted, “Emirates is currently represented in various countries of the former Yugoslavia by a General Sales Agent. We see a growing demand to a number of destinations we serve over our hub in Dubai and of course also to Dubai itself. The close distance to our own destinations Venice and Vienna make this area important to us and we also have a very good working interline relationship with Flydubai”.

Although Emirates does not serve any country in the former Yugoslavia directly, its close relationship with Flydubai gives it access to the hybrid airline’s flights to Belgrade, Skopje and Sarajevo. Flydubai plans to suspend operations to Zagreb this winter but is eying services to Podgorica next year. Asked whether Emirates plans to start its own flights to the region, Mr Gross said that the airline does not comment on speculation but added that, “Emirates is constantly evaluating possible new destinations all over the world”. Late last year, a high-ranking delegation from Emirates visited both Belgrade and Zagreb to study the potential of the two destinations.

The Slovenian government recently held talks with Emirates over potential services between Dubai and Ljubljana. The carrier said it was interested in serving the country indirectly through Flydubai. There are currently no flights between Slovenia and the United Arab Emirates, while there is strong competition from Gulf rivals Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in Belgrade. Commenting on which markets are of most interest for passengers originating from the former Yugoslavia when flying with Emirates, Mr Gross said, “In addition to our home market Dubai, Australia and Indian Ocean destinations are on top of the list”. Emirates has a limited presence in Eastern Europe with Budapest, Vienna and Venice being the closest destinations to the former Yugoslavia currently served by the airline.


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Turkmenistan and Slovenia discuss potential flights


The government of Turkmenistan and officials from Slovenia have expressed interest in establishing direct air links between Ashgabat and Ljubljana in a bid to boost cooperation between the two countries, the Turkmen Foreign Minister said following talks with Slovenia’s Ambassador. Turkmenistan Airlines has been suggested as the possible operator. The carrier boasts a fleet 31 aircraft including Boeing 777s and serves Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Belarus in Europe, as well as destinations across Asia. Turkmenistan has opened a new $2.3 billion passenger terminal at Ashgabat Airport last month as the former Soviet republic tries to become an international transport hub in Central Asia and reduce its dependence on revenues from natural gas exports. Turkmenistan has a strict visa policy and only attracts about 100.000 tourists a year. However, authorities say they hope for a higher number of foreign visitors when the capital hosts the Asian Indoor Games next year.


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Adria considering Ukraine service


Adria Airways has confirmed it is considering launching flights from Ljubljana to Ukraine. The carrier’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Hoess, said, “Ukraine has potential. We are now in negotiations with Ukrainian airports and are exchanging ideas. I cannot go into detail at this moment but we are discussing a direct service between Ljubljana and Ukraine”. It is unclear when the flights could commence. There are currently no air links between the two countries. Adria last operated to Kiev in 2011 on a seasonal summer basis, being the only carrier in the former Yugoslavia to serve Ukraine at the time. Flights were suspended as part of the airline’s wide-ranging cost cutting measures.

In 2014 the Slovenian carrier intended to resume the route and applied for permits and slots at Kiev Airport. However, those plans were shelved with the outbreak of violence in Ukraine. More recently, Adria maintained services from Belgrade to Kiev on behalf of Air Serbia using its Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. After consolidating its operations over the past few months, the Slovenian airline aims to boost its flight offering over the coming years. It will increase frequencies on a number of routes this winter season and its management aims put 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.

The General Manager of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir, recently said that the airport had been presented with Adria’s new strategy. "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". The carrier’s passenger numbers on flights to and from the Slovenian capital have declined 15% during the first eight months of the year. “If I look at their [Adria’s] plans, now that we meet on a more regular basis and at a more professional level, I would say the company really wants to recover”, Mr Skobir added.


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Winter 2016/17 - Adria Airways


Adria Airways will increase frequencies on a number of destinations out of its main hub in Ljubljana during the upcoming winter season, which begins on Sunday, October 30. The Slovenian carrier will introduce an additional weekly flight from Ljubljana to Paris, as well as an extra two weekly services to Amsterdam, Sarajevo and Warsaw. The airline will strengthen operations to the Polish capital despite added competition from LOT Polish Airlines, which launched services from Warsaw to Ljubljana in March this year. Adria will also add three weekly services to Zurich. Unlike last winter, it no longer contends against Swiss International Air Lines on the route, since the latter suspended flights. Elsewhere, the Slovenian carrier will introduce an additional two weekly departures from Pristina to Frankfurt and will maintain operations between Tirana and Munich, as well as between Lodz and Paris, which were introduced during the summer.

On the other hand, the airline will discontinue several flights, most of which were either terminated mid-way through the 2015/16 winter season or during the preceding summer. They include services between Ljubljana and Istanbul, which were suspended in January this year, as well as flights from Tirana to Brussels and Paris. In line with previous announcements, the carrier will discontinue operations on the Ljubljana – Berlin route, however it plans to maintain flights to the German capital on a seasonal summer basis, indicating that services will resume during the 2017 summer season. Adria will also decrease the number of operated flights between Ljubljana and Tirana from nine weekly last winter to daily. Meanwhile, the newly introduced service between Pristina and London Luton, launched during the summer, will also be discontinued.

The 2016/17 winter season runs until March 25, 2017. Please note that the changes listed below are preliminary and based on current availability in the Global Distribution System (GDS). Furthermore, the table below displays the peak weekly frequency on each route during the course of the winter season. EX-YU Aviation News will bring you winter season changes for each national carrier in the former Yugoslavia over the coming weeks.


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Adria eyes Lviv and Vinnytsia flights


Adria Airways is in talks with Lviv and Vinnytsia airports in Ukraine over possible flights next year, Ukrainian media have reported. It comes days after the airline confirmed it was considering introducing services to the country. The Slovenian carrier is studying the possibility of linking Ljubljana with the two cities, as well as a “smaller city in Poland”. Adria currently maintains operations from both Lodz and Rzeszow in Poland, while services from Olsztyn will be discontinued by the end of the month. The airline last operated to Ukraine five years ago when it ran two weekly seasonal flights from Ljubljana to the capital Kiev.

Lviv is Ukraine’s seventh largest city and the largest in western Ukraine. It is located some seventy kilometres from the Polish border. Austrian, LOT and Turkish Airlines are some of the better known carriers which serve the city. Lviv has a notable Polish minority. On the other hand, Vinnytsia is also located in western Ukraine, although further inland from Lviv and is the country’s thirteenth largest city. Its small airport primarily caters for charter flights from Turkey and Israel, while Ukraine International Airlines is the only carrier to maintain scheduled year-round services with flights to Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

In an outline of its future growth strategy published last month, Adria Airways noted, “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”. Furthermore, last week, the carrier’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Hoess, said, “Ukraine has potential. We are now in negotiations with Ukrainian airports and are exchanging ideas. I cannot go into detail at this moment but we are discussing a direct service between Ljubljana and Ukraine”. Adria is also believed to be looking into possible new services to the Middle East as it works on developing Ljubljana as a transfer hub for passengers heading between east and west.


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Adria sells last CRJ200 ahead of expansion

Adria Airways has sold the last aircraft it owns, a Bombardier CRJ200, ahead of a planned expansion of its fleet and destination network. The eighteen-year old 48-seat jet has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Regional One, a purchaser, leaser and seller of aircraft. The Slovenian airline began phasing out its four CRJ200s in late 2013. Some of the aircraft have been sold, while some have been scrapped. Adria opted for the type in 1997 in order to replace its ageing DC-9s and Dash 7s. However, the aircraft now costs 10% more per available seat kilometre than seventy-seat jets in comparable age profiles. Volatile fuel prices add to the economic challenge because the 50-seater has higher relative fuel consumption compared to larger jets. Furthermore, fixed operating costs for the -200 series, such as dispatch, flight planning, navigation, and pilot costs must be distributed over fewer seats, making these smaller jets more expensive to fly. In addition, analysis has found that the operating costs for the CRJ200 rise disproportionately as the aircraft ages.

Next month, Adria will add a third Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft to its fleet, becoming the third jet to join the airline this year. The carrier has arranged a lease of the aircraft which was formerly operated by the Air France subsidiary HOP!. It will carry the registration S5-AAW. The fifteen-year old jet has the capacity to seat seventy passengers. Adria has already added two aircraft to its fleet this year, including a CRJ700 and a CRJ900. At the same time, it has wet-leased some its aircraft to other carriers during the summer season. Despite plans to wet-lease one of its CRJ900s to Croatia Airlines this winter, the deal has fallen through and the jet will instead remain a part of Adria's fleet.

Adria Airways will maintain operations with twelve aircraft over the winter, including three Airbus A319s, three CRJ700s and six CRJ900s. One of the CRJ700s is based in the Polish city of Lodz. The airline will boost frequencies to a number of western European destinations this winter before a planned expansion to the east next summer season. Currently, the Slovenian carrier boasts the youngest fleet out of any national carrier in the former Yugoslavia with its average age amounting to nine years. This will further decrease with the retirement of the CRJ200. In 2017, the lease for one of its 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.


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Nordica to end Adria partnership


Estonia' national carrier Nordica will terminate its partnership with Adria Airways on November 19. The airline has been utilising its Slovenian counterpart's Air Operator's Certificate, commercial platform, ticketing system, staff and flight codes since it was set up by the government a year ago following the demise of Estonian Air. Nordica's cooperation agreement with Adria was signed for a term of one year with the option of being renewed for another year. The Slovenian carrier recently said it was looking to strengthen and deepen its alliance with Nordica. The relationship was expected to last until at least the end of 2017. Instead, the Estonian airline has opted to ink a similar deal with LOT Polish Airlines.

Commenting on its decision, Nordica's CEO, Jaan Tamm, said, "The set up and launch of Nordica as a company was completed this fall and we decided not to make use of extending our agreement. I would like to thank the management of Adria Airways for the good cooperation. It was largely due to them that we became fully operational in such a short time". He added, "All scheduled flights will take place and there are no changes to flight schedules. Our cooperation with Adria Airways in its current format will continue for the next two weeks and all air tickets will remain valid". Nordica tickets can be purchased through Adria's website. The Slovenian carrier initially provided necessary staff and cabin crew to its Estonian counterpart. Later on, Estonian personnel were trained in Ljubljana.

It has never been disclosed how much of a financial incentive Adria received for its partnership with Nordica, which was negotiated by the carrier while it was still in state hands. In its 2015 financial report, the airline's new owners, 4K Invest, hailed the tie-up stating that "good foundations have been laid in 2015 with new opportunities in the Estonian market". The deal was almost certain to be extended until the end of 2017 and it is unclear why there has been an abrupt ending to the cooperation. Jan Palmer, who advises 4K Invest, urged the Estonian government to ink a commercial alliance with Adria. Mr Palmer is also an advisor to Nordica.


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Ljubljana Airport ends passenger downturn


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has swung back to growth following six consecutive months of declining figures. Slovenia's busiest airport handled 132.081 passengers in October, an increase of 2.8% compared to the same month last year. The number of aircraft movements stood at 2.788, up 0.4%. The passenger decline, which began in April, was solely a result of Adria Airways, which made significant cuts to its network under new ownership this summer season. On the other hand, foreign carriers saw their numbers improve by 13% on their services to and from Ljubljana. As a result of the protracted downturn, the airport's annual figures are still softer to that of last year. It welcomed 1.210.414 travellers through its doors during the January - October period, a decrease of 4.2%. Aircraft movements were down 1%, standing at 27.906.

This winter season, Ljubljana Airport expects to see stronger numbers. Adria Airways has boosted frequencies on five of its routes (Amsterdam, Paris, Sarajevo, Warsaw and Zurich), although it no longer flies to Berlin, unlike last winter. Foreign carriers will also be adding flights, with low cost airline easyJet to introduce new services from London's Gatwick Airport to complement its existing flights from Luton Airport. Overall, there will be just over 180 scheduled flights per week out of Ljubljana this winter, operating to 22 destinations in eighteen countries. The airport, which sees strong competition from larger nearby rivals such as Zagreb, Venice and Budapest, says it is holding its own. "Slovenia’s main airport is attracting a growing number of Slovenian and cross-border passengers by competing successfully with other airports in the region", it said in a statement.

During an interview earlier this year, Ljubljana Airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, blamed Adria Airways, which holds a 60 - 65% passenger share at the airport, for the declining figures. The airport has attracted several foreign carriers over the past year including LOT Polish Airlines and Aegean Airlines. However, Mr Skobir believes that under a new strategy, which will see Adria open new markets in the near future and put a greater emphasis on its Ljubljana hub, the airport's numbers will improve. "If we look only at the numbers, I would say they [Adria] 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. It should be noted that both Adria and the airport used to set the standard in the Balkans, but not anymore. All have recovered and found successful models. Serbia has Etihad Airways, while 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", Mr Skobir said. According to the General Manager, Adria's main advantage is its long tradition.


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Norwegian eyes Slovenia flights

Norwegian notes that passengers on its potential services to Skopje and Ljubljana would be offered transfer options to far off markets such as the United States. "Passengers have the possibility to connect to our long haul routes. For example, next July we have connecting offers from Dubrovnik and Split to New York six days per week", it said. It has been previously reported that the airline showed interest in applying for government-backed subsidies to operate services to Macedonia in 2014/15. Furthermore, local authorities in Niš in south-eastern Serbia have said that Norwegian has recognised the potential of serving the city in the future. On the other hand, Ljubljana Airport is continuing to court low cost airlines, with easyJet to launch new services to the Slovenian capital in December, while Transavia will introduce flights from Amsterdam next April.



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Slovenia and Austria implement air control project



Austro Control and Slovenia Control have successfully implemented the first cross-border “Free Route” Airspace without any vertical and time-based restrictions in Europe called SAXFRA (Slovenian Austrian Cross-border Free Route Airspace). SAXFRA offers airspace users the opportunity to fly between predefined entry and exit points using the most direct route possible. Airspace users will also be able to select the optimum route and vertical profile for their requirements via intermediate points. Enabling free route flying options in this complex and already highly optimised environment offers an estimated savings of 13.000 kilograms of fuel daily and helps to reduce CO2 emissions by 43.000 kg per day. Free route is due to be implemented in the whole of FAB CE airspace (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) by 2019. SAXFRA, with its cross-border concept, time and vertical availability, represents a major step forward for the European ATM Master Plan for free route operations and follows the roadmap to a successful implementation of a Single European Sky.


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Adria faces fresh hurdles


Adria Airways is facing fresh financial problems according to reports by Slovenian media, just eight months after the airline was purchased by the German-run 4K Invest. According to documentation obtained by the "Siol" portal, the Slovenian carrier has recorded a three million euro loss during the first three quarters of the year. While the loss is somewhat smaller to that of the same period in 2015, it is unclear how the new management will deliver on its promise to swing Adria back to profit within the first year of its takeover. Furthermore, the portal states that Adria has sold its 55-year-old brand name and is now renting it instead, however, this has not been verified. In addition, the company has almost no assets left, after most were sold in the previous years in an attempt to cover losses. The carrier recently sold a Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, which was the last remaining jet it still owned.

Adria has refused to comment on any of the latest revelations. However, the Slovenian Civil Aviation Agency said in a statement, "According to the latest data, Adria Airways' financial position is sustainable and its operations are under no threat in the short-term. In September, Adria presented us with a set of measures (some of which have already been implemented and have proven effective) in order to boost its capital". It is the second time in months that Adria's financial performance has come under scrutiny. In July, CEO Arno Schuster was forced to defend the company's results. "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 at the time.

Since transforming Adria from a joint stock company into a limited liability company late last month, the airline's share capital has declined from 7.6 million euros to just one million euros. 4K Invest took over the Slovenian carrier with a pledge to make it profitable by the end of the year and plans to grow in a number of markets including Estonia through its cooperation with the Estonian airline Nordica. "We look quite positively into this year, expecting good results. Adria's strategy seems like a good fit for a regional carrier. Adria Airways will make good connections available for business customers and offer attractive ticket prices for tourists. It will continue to serve the markets of Slovenia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, connecting these countries with the world through the Star Alliance network. It intends also to grow in Estonia, a new market it entered in November 2015", Mr Schuster said in March. However, the Slovenian airline will end its cooperation with Nordica today. No reason has been given for the abrupt severing of ties between the two.



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