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Old November 27th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #221
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Adria expands fleet


Adria Airways has expanded its fleet with the addition of a third Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, which is due to enter scheduled service later today. The seventy-seat jet, registered S5-AAW, will debut on flight JP310 between Ljubljana and Zurich this afternoon. It ran a number of test flights yesterday. The fifteen-year-old aircraft was formerly operated by the Air France subsidiary HOP!. Adria first began utilising the CRJ700 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.

The addition of the CRJ700 comes in time to replace the ageing eighteen-year-old CRJ200, which is expected to operate its last flight for the airline between Prague and Ljubljana on November 30. The 48-seater has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Regional One, a purchaser, leaser and seller of aircraft. As a result, Adria will no longer own any of its jets, as all have now been leased. 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 DC-9s and Dash 7s.

The Slovenian carrier 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 jets to other carriers during the summer season. Despite plans to wet-lease one of its CRJ900s to Croatia Airlines this winter, the deal fell through and the jet will instead remain a part of Adria's fleet. With the retirement of the CRJ200 and the addition of the CRJ700, the Slovenian carrier will continue to boast a fleet of twelve aircraft. Furthermore, its fleet continues to be the youngest by average age in the former Yugoslavia.


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Adria ends CRJ200 operations


Adria Airways will operate its last flight with its sole remaining Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, registered S5-AAG, this evening. The final commercial service is scheduled to touch down in Ljubljana from Prague at 19.30 CET. The 48-seat aircraft, which features the Star Alliance livery, turned sixteen this year and is the only jet owned by the airline. It has been sold to Regional One, a Russian purchaser, leaser and seller of aircraft. The jet was delivered new to Adria and entered into service in March 2000. The Slovenian carrier opted for the CRJ200s in 1997 in order to replace its ageing DC-9s and Dash 7s. Adria began phasing out the type in 2013. The airline added a third CRJ700 to its fleet last weekend as a replacement for the outgoing CRJ200.


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Old December 18th, 2016, 10:47 AM   #223
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Ljubljana Airport continues recovery


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has continued to recover following a six-month passenger downturn with figures increasing in November. Slovenia's main airport handled 99.082 travellers during the month, an increase of 5.5% compared to the same period last year. The solid growth came despite a significant decline in the number of operated flights, indicating better loads on existing services. The number of aircraft movements stood at 2.354, down 10.4%. Overall, Ljubljana Airport welcomed 1.309.496 passengers through its doors during the January - November period, which is still a decrease of 3.6%. Aircraft movements totalled 30.260, down 1.8%. The improved figures during the penultimate month of the year came as a result of Adria Airways, which has boosted frequencies on a number of routes, as well as the continued solid performance by foreign carriers.

Despite plans to handle 1.5 million passengers this year, the airport will fall short of the figure. Earlier this year it said, "Numbers 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". Meanwhile, low cost airlines have improved their passenger share at the airport this year, with Wizz Air and easyJet handling 14.2% of all travellers. This will further increase in 2017 with Transavia to launch operations from Amsterdam to the Slovenian capital.

Ljubljana Airport is expected to extend its growth into December with Adria Airways recently boosting frequencies on its Amsterdam service, while easyJet commenced four weekly operations from London Gatwick, complementing its well-established route from Stansted Airport. Since launching services to Ljubljana in 2004, easyJet has operated over 9.750 flights and handled 1.274.399 travellers to the city. Slovenian media recently reported that Ljubljana Airport is eyeing carriers such as Iberia Express, Vueling and even Ryanair but warned that talks were at an extremely early stage. Last month, Norwegian Air Shuttle told EX-YU Aviation News of its interest in the Slovenian market.


Month PAX Change (%)
JAN 73.567 ▲ 0.6
FEB 77.976 ▲ 7.9
MAR 93.923 ▲ 3.3
APR 100.549 ▼ 10.5
MAY 116.499 ▼ 9.3
JUN 135.757 ▼ 9.2
JUL 163.267 ▼ 5.0
AUG 165.137 ▼ 8.1
SEP 151.658 ▼ 3.7
OCT 132.081 ▲ 2.8
NOV 99.082 ▲ 5.5

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Old December 29th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #224
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Maribor Airport operator sold to Chinese


The operator of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport has been sold to SHS Aviation, a Slovenian-registered company backed by Chinese capital. The trade union-controlled savings bank Delavska hranilnica sold the "Aerodrom Maribor" operator for seven million euros. The actual purchase price amounted to ten million euros, however, the remaining three million is being held in a neutral account and will be deposited when and if SHS, through its newly acquired operator, secures a fifteen-year lease of Maribor Airport's infrastructure from the Slovenian government. A public call for bids for the lease of infrastructure has been published by the government and will run until the end of January. Edvard Rusjan Airport opened a new terminal in 2012 with the capacity to handle 600.000 passengers per year but has struggled to attract customers. The airport handled almost 11.000 travellers this year, down almost 50% on 2015. It has no scheduled year-round flights.


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Maribor Airport likely to become VLM base


The new owners of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, the Chinese-backed SHS Aviation, who last year became part-owners of Belgium's VLM Airlines as well, following the carrier's bankruptcy, are likely to move the company to the Slovenian city in order for it to restart operations. SHS recently registered VLM Airlines Slovenia with two of its board members, Siu Yin Pang and Yeung Gillian Yuen, also serving as directors of SHS Aviation Slovenia. Mr Yin Pang is expected to become the General Manager of Maribor Airport in the near future. VLM Airlines still owns seven Fokker 50 aircraft, which could be moved to Maribor. Furthermore, VLM is now seeking a new Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) in order to restart operations. No decision has been made yet on the name of the future airline. Either VLM will be retained or another name will be selected.

The Belgian regional carrier was previously based in Antwerp and operated flights to Germany and the United Kingdom. The new owners intend to purchase suitable aircraft in order for the airline to link Europe with secondary cities in China. "We would be delighted for Maribor to be connected with some cities in China and for both passenger and cargo traffic to be developed", the Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, said recently. VLM ceased operations and declared bankruptcy last year after accumulating six million euros in debt. The Mayor of Maribor, Andrej Fištravec, has hinted at the possibility that the new owners of Maribor Airport would establish an airline as well. "As far as I know, the investor has much bigger plans in mind than just the airport", Mr Fištravec said.

SHS purchased the "Aerodrom Maribor" operator for seven million euros last month. The actual purchase price amounted to ten million euros, however, the remaining three million is being held in a neutral account and will be deposited when and if SHS, through its newly acquired operator, secures a fifteen-year lease of Maribor Airport's infrastructure from the Slovenian government. A public call for bids for the lease of infrastructure has been published by the government and will run until the end of January. Edvard Rusjan Airport handled some 11.000 travellers last year, which is down almost 50% on 2015. In its heyday in the early 1990s, it welcomed some 85.000 passengers per year. The airport attributed the slump in 2016 to the refugee crisis, terrorist threats, Adria Airways' decision not to resume seasonal services to London Southend Airport and the cancellation of Express Airways' planned service to Dusseldorf.


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Ljubljana eyes growth under resurgent Adria


Ljublja Jože Pučnik Airport ended 2016 as the only major airport in the former Yugoslavia to see its passenger numbers decrease compared to the year before. However, with figures improving in the last quarter of 2016 and Adria's plans to expand its operations in the near future, the airport expects a busier 2017. Over the last year it welcomed a total of 1.404.831 travellers, a decrease of 2.3%. The number of aircraft movements declined by 0.6% to 32.701. Ljubljana Airport was hit by Adria's consolidation measures, which saw the carrier suspend several routes. Furthermore, Swiss International Air Lines ended its short-lived service from Zurich. However, at the start of the 2016/17 winter season, figures began to improve with Slovenia's national carrier introducing additional frequencies on popular routes, while easyJet launched flights from London Gatwick Airport. As a result, Ljubljana's passenger numbers grew 18.7% in December alone.


The General Manager of Ljubljana Airport, Zmago Skobir, is upbeat on future prospects. "I have no reason to be sceptical. Currently, all signs point to a positive trend. Adria's management is attempting to improve the business and we are seeing a change. The number of Adria's transfer passengers (from the Balkans) are growing again. In addition, we see an increasing number of tourists, presenting another opportunity for the airport", Mr Skobir told the "Delo" daily. He added, "In 2015 we were the leaders, but now we have our biggest competitors, Zagreb and Venice, with sharp growth. However, the Slovenian market is strengthening and Ljubljana is becoming a popular tourist destination. If the product is there, then the market is too".

This year, Transavia will launch flights from Amsterdam to the Slovenian capital, while Adria, which holds an over 60% share at Ljubljana Airport, plans to expand its operations, with Ukraine and the Middle East being considered as potential new markets. The carrier is also working on positioning itself as a link between Western and Eastern Europe by shuttling passengers through Ljubljana to their final destination. Slovenian media recently reported that Ljubljana Airport is in the early stages of talks with carriers such as Iberia Express, Vueling and even Ryanair, while Norwegian Air Shuttle told EX-YU Aviation News of its interest in the Slovenian market.


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Ljubljana Airport considering new terminal


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is revisiting plans to build a new passenger terminal with a final decision on the project to be made by late March. In 2013 minority shareholders, which have since been squeezed out, rejected plans for the construction of a 57 million euro new terminal building. Speaking to the "Finance" daily, the airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, now says, "The owners [Fraport] will make a decision by the end of March. The terminal would expand towards Šenčur and would be slightly smaller than the one previously planned. However, beforehand, it is necessary to look at all the calculations. We are in a better position now because the trends have changed, Adria Airways has a new owner and there is a greater understanding of the investment". He added, "The construction of the new terminal would cost fifteen to twenty million euros and work could begin immediately".

In 2013, the European Union agreed to fund 22% of Ljubljana Airport's new terminal but the project was cancelled after minority shareholders refused to give their support as the airport was in the midst of its privatisation process and the country was still dealing with the fallout from the global financial crisis. The new facility was meant to cover an area of 31.200 square metres, with its opening planned for 2015. Following Fraport's takeover, the construction of a new terminal was put on hold with greater focus put on revamping existing facilities. "Under current plans, the overhaul of the existing terminal would begin this autumn and it should be fitted with new technology. We have already made some quick fixes to improve passenger flow", Mr Skobir said.

Ljubljana was the only capital city airport in the former Yugoslavia to see its passenger numbers decline in 2016. It handled 1.404.831 travellers, down 2.3% on the year before. Commenting on the results, Mr Skobir explained, "The figures recorded in 2007 and 2008 were a result of Adria's far-reaching network, which then collapsed. In 2008 there was also more traffic due to Slovenia's presidency of the European Union. In 2011 and 2012, numbers fell by 30% and we lost between 300.000 to 400.000 passengers. This was a big blow for us and it took several years to recover". The head of Ljubljana Airport added, "In 2015 numbers grew 10% and last year's decline was down to Adria's restructuring. In November and December 2016 figures stabilised. Adria's new owners are obviously doing the right thing and the market is growing. Foreign carriers flying to Ljubljana are constantly seeing passenger growth and in this sector we have already overtaken figures from 2007 and 2008. In 2008, Adria held an 80% passenger share, today it is a solid 60%. The fact of the matter is that Adria's restructuring was not as fast as we expected". Mr Skobir noted that the airport has introduced a flexible pricing policy for airlines and is doing its best to attract new carriers. However, fuel prices at Ljubljana Airport, state taxes and other charges, which the airport has no control over, continue to act as a deterrent.


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Adria plans "new products" in 2017


The CEO of Adria Airways, Arno Shuster, has said the Slovenian carrier will roll out new products during 2017, without providing further detail. Speaking to the "Kongres" Magazine, Mr Shuster said, "Adria is currently going through a very exciting chapter in its history. In 2017, we will continue to improve customer experience with the aim of gaining and retaining customer loyalty. This does not only include shorter connection times and a great network overall, but our efforts will be aimed at fulfilling the high expectations of each of our customer. We recognise that a journey does not start at the airport, but rather when a person starts planning their trip. Furthermore, it does not end after landing but long after the desired destination has been reached". He added, "In 2017, we will continue to launch new products catering to various types of customers and, of course, we will maintain a very high level of reliability". Adria is in talks with Vilnius Airport in Lithuania over potential flights. The airport is willing to allocate a financial incentive from its Route Development Fund to the airline. Last year, the Slovenian carrier said it was also considering introducing services to Ukraine in 2017.

During 2016, Adria Airways rolled out a new fare structure, allowing passengers travelling with hand luggage only to book fares at a discounted rate. In addition, it reduced the minimum connection time at Ljubljana Airport, concluded a codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines and added three aircraft to its fleet (one Bombardier CRJ900 and two CRJ700s). However, it also suspended a number of routes.


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Adria plans Tehran service



Adria Airways is consodering launching flights between Ljubljana and the Iranian capital Tehran this summer season, EX-YU Aviation News has learned. The service is likely to operate three times per week with the airline's Airbus A319 aircraft, starting mid-June. Tickets are yet to be put on sale. The Slovenian carrier has announced plans to expand its destination network this summer, noting that the frequency additions to its 2016/17 winter timetable were "just the beginning of changes to Adria's flight network". The new service to Tehran will be timed so as to provide connectivity to passengers and feed onto the carrier's Western European network. This is in line with the airline's plans to transform Ljubljana Airport into a transfer hub between the East and West. Adria has not responded to a request to comment on the planned new service by the time of this publication. During his visit to Iran in November 2016, Slovenia's Finance Minister said the national carrier was considering launching flights to the country.

European carriers have been ramping up their operations to Iran as the country emerges from international isolation and sanctions, which were lifted a year ago. Last month Austrian Airlines announced it would launch flights to its third destination in Iran this summer, Shiraz, following Tehran and Isfahan. Arrivals in Iran during 2017 are being boosted by increased air connectivity from a number of centres. Italy is benefiting from Alitalia and Iran Air tripling their scheduled seats since November last year, the Netherlands is connected by one more daily flight from Amsterdam to Tehran by KLM since October 2016, while an increasing number of Belgian travellers are using Amsterdam to transfer to Iran, while Swiss travellers tend to route via Vienna. In addition to Adria, other carriers from the former Yugoslavia have recognised Iran's potential with Montenegro Airlines recently confirming it would operate one weekly charter flights to Tehran this summer, while Air Serbia said it was considering services to the country this year.


Adria has begun updating its 2017 summer season network which has so far seen extra frequencies added on flights from Ljubljana to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow, Paris, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Warsaw when compared to last year, although more changes are expected. Adria has also expressed interest in other markets, such as Ukraine, and has been approached by Vilnius Airport over possible new flights. Unlike last summer, the airline is expected to operate a smaller network out of Poland following the suspension of its services from Olsztyn and Rzeszow last year. Furthermore, the carrier recently suspended one of its routes out of Lodz. Commenting on Adria's future plans, the General Manager of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir, said in a recent interview, "Adria's management is attempting to improve the business and we are seeing a change. The number of Adria's transfer passengers (from the Balkans) are growing again. Adria's new owners are obviously doing the right thing and the market is growing".


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Ljubljana Airport records strong January


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport registered double digit passenger growth in January by handling 89.396 travellers, up 21.5%. Foreign carriers saw their numbers grow 35.7% year-on-year this January on flights to and from the Slovenian capital. "The 21.5% rise in passenger numbers represents a continuation of the positive trends seen at the end of 2016", the airport said in a statement. This year, Transavia will launch flights from Amsterdam to Ljubljana, while Adria Airways, which holds an over 60% share at Ljubljana Airport, plans to expand its operations, with Ukraine and the Middle East being considered as potential new markets.



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Wizz Air to boost Ljubljana capacity


Low cost carrier Wizz Air has scheduled the largest aircraft in its fleet, the Airbus A321, on flights between London Luton and Ljubljana. The 230-seat jet will enter into service on the route from September 17 and run four weekly flights each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will replace the 180-seat A320 currently used for the service. Competition on the London - Ljubljana route has grown significantly over the last few years with easyJet operating from both Gatwick and Stansted airports, while Adria Airways maintains seasonal flights to Gatwick as well. The no frills carrier also runs flights from the Slovenian capital to Charleroi in Belgium.


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Ryanair considering Ljubljana flights


Europe's largest airline, Ryanair, is in talks with Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport over potential flights to the Slovenian capital. Ljubljana Airport recently confirmed it had entered into negotiations with the no frills carrier but noted that these were still at a "very early stage". Ryanair yesterday included Ljubljana in an advertisement along with other cities it already serves across the continent. It is the second time the two sides have sat down for talks. In 2011 Ljubljana Airport proposed for Ryanair to operate services out of Dusseldorf, Madrid, Oslo and London to the Slovenian capital, however, the deal never materialised. Over the past year, the carrier has been running frequent recruitment drives for new cabin crew members in Ljubljana, with one of them taking place tomorrow. In a short statement, the airline said passengers should "keep an eye out for Ljubljana".

Ryanair currently operates services to every European Union-member state with exception to Slovenia. The budget airline briefly maintained flights between London Stansted and Maribor in 2007 and 2008. Despite solid loads, the route was terminated after the budget airline hiked prices for a joint advertising program, which was turned down by local authorities. In 2013, following its failed talks with Ljubljana Airport, Ryanair requested for the European Commission to act swiftly and conclude their investigation into whether Adria Airways accepted state aid and benefits from the Slovenian government to the tune of up to 85.5 million euros from 2007 to 2011, contrary to European Union competition laws. In a letter to the Commission, Ryanair said, “State aid was provided to Adria despite its inefficiencies while Ryanair has to develop its own market and is losing revenue”. The Commission subsequently ruled in favour of Adria.

Slovenian media recently reported that, in addition to Ryanair, Ljubljana Airport is in talks with carriers such as Iberia Express and Vueling, while Norwegian Air Shuttle told EX-YU Aviation News of its interest in the Slovenian market. In a statement made this Monday, Ljubljana Airport said, "We have introduced an updated and flexible tariff system which has improved competitiveness, as well as incentives available for attracting new airlines. The system will contribute to the introduction and expansion of new and existing flights, as well as to the engagement of new carriers". Low cost airlines have recently boosted their operations to the Slovenian capital. Late last year, easyJet launched flights from London Gatwick, while the Dutch-based Transavia announced it would introduce services from Amsterdam this April. Furthermore, Wizz Air recently outlined plans to boost capacity on its London Luton - Ljubljana service by upgrading its equipment on the route from the 180-seat Airbus A320 to the 230-seat A321 aircraft this September. Ljubljana Airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, said last month that the airport is doing its best to attract new carriers but warned that fuel prices, state taxes and other charges, which it has no control over, continue to act as a deterrent for airlines.


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Adria negotiating Ukraine flights


The CEO of Adria Airways, Arno Schuster, the airline's Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Hoess, and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Slovenia have held talks over the resumption of flights between the two countries. The Embassy said Adria has expressed strong interest to launch services to Ukraine, with two sides discussing commercial cooperation. Mr Hoess previously 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”. The airline last operated to the country six years ago when it ran two weekly seasonal flights from the Slovenian capital to Kiev.


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Russia eyes SSJ100 sales in Serbia and Slovenia


The parent company of the Russian Sukhoi plane manufacturer, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), has held talks with Air Serbia and "a Slovenian carrier" over the sale of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. UAC Vice President for Civil Aviation, Vladislav Masalov, told media at the Aero India 2017 Airshow in Bangalore on Tuesday that the company was focusing on talks with Air Serbia, a Slovenian airline and the Hungarian government, which have all expressed interest in the 108-seater aircraft. Mr Masalov noted that the company's sales program for 2017 is almost complete and added that an order for twenty of the jets would soon be concluded with Aeroflot. The first European carrier outside of Russia to operate the SSJ100 on revenue flights is the Irish regional airline CityJet, while Brussels Airlines will wet-lease some of the aircraft for a two-year period from April.

Sukhoi first approached and pitched the SSJ100 to the Serbian carrier in late 2015. A delegation from the plane manufacturer visited Serbia to hold talks with representatives from the country's aviation sector including Air Serbia, aircraft maintenance company Jat Tehnika and the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate. Vladimir Lavrov, the Chief Designer at the Sukhoi Company, said at the time, "It is safe to say that talks with our Serbian colleagues were very successful. We found a few ideas that we will develop jointly and received a number of interesting proposals from our Serbian counterparts". Air Serbia has been on the lookout to replace its regional fleet of six ATR72 aircraft, most of which were delivered new to the carrier's predecessor in 1990.

On the other hand, Mr Masalov did not specify which Slovenian airline has been engaged in talks with UAC. Currently, Adria Airways, Aero4M, Lipican Aer and Solinair have active Air Operator Certificates issued by the country's regulator, with the latter three operating private business and cargo flights. Interest for the SSJ100 has grown in the region, with Croatia Airlines' CEO, Krešimir Kučko, recently noting that the carrier is considering the type for its regional fleet expansion, along with Embraer and Bombardier. The SSJ100 has the capacity to seat between 87 and 108 passengers, depending on cabin layout and seat configuration. It has so far racked up 370 orders and delivered 99 aircraft. In 2016, a total of twenty orders were made for the jets while no contracts have been signed so far in 2017.


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Creation of the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport


An Interview with Thomas Uihlein, director of the Fraport Aviation Academy

S5: Fraport Group operates a lot of airports worldwide. Why did Fraport decide to establish the academy in Ljubljana and not somewhere else?

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.

S5: How will the new training center look like? Will the facility be comparable to the one in Frankfurt?

The training center will be built on a site near Ljubljana’s General Aviation Terminal. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2017 and the inaugurated is expected in early 2018. The new training center will be more or less of the same size as the one in Frankfurt. Our training range will be equipped with A320 aircraft mock up, on which we will be able to simulate indoor and outdoor fires and special helicopter mock up, which will be appropriate not only for firefighting but also for military exercises. In addition to that we will have a special aircraft on which we will conduct Aircraft Recovery courses.

S5: How many academies Fraport has around the globe?

Fraport AG has established the first Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport. The main goal was to centralize whole training offer within the group at one location and to meet the increasing training and education requirements within the Fraport Group, as well as from external customers. Initially, the Fraport Aviation Academy is offering training in airport management, ground handling, and rescue and firefighting services – training areas where Aerodrom Ljubljana and Fraport have already been active for some years. The vision of the Aviation Academy is to be the leading skills academy in the worldwide aviation industry. Not only do we want to pass on knowledge, but also to link different areas of aviation into an integrated learning concept, and therefore, in the future, expand the scope of services to other fields, such as airlines, authorities and air traffic control.

S5: Who will be trained? On what kind of level?

In cooperation with Fraport’s Fire Training Center (FTC), the Center for Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia Control and the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of University of Maribor, we will offer a wide range of courses on protection, rescue and intervention in emergency situations. All the training courses will be based on standards and recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Safety Agency (EASA) and the American National Association for Fire Safety (NFPA).

Additional theoretical knowledge in the field of crisis management will be offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Kranj, a founding member of the University of Maribor. The Faculty and Aerodrom Ljubljana will work together on the preparation of new study programs on crisis management, and also collaborate in the education of the students of the Fraport Aviation Academy and the Faculty.

S5: Who will be the designer of new training center?


We already choose a designer – ID interior design from Novo Mesto.

S5: How many people will Fraport Aviation Academy employ? How will the center be organised?

Fraport Aviation Academy will be operated by Aerodrom Ljubljana’s staff. Instructors will be employees from the whole Fraport Group, who are deeply involved in everyday airport operation. Later, Fraport Aviation Academy will collaborate with chosen partners to deliver training modules in specialized areas. We hope that in the future we will be able to expand our range of services and also create some new job opportunities.


S5: How many fireman you will train per year? From which countries?


Training field in Frankfurt enable existing instructors to conduct 150 training per year. In Ljubljana we will be able to conduct even higher number of courses. Final number will depend on the number of received training requests. Participants will come to Ljubljana from all over the world. We expect clients from Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

S5: How will you collaborate with the Ministry of Defence and the Center for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief?

Fraport Aviation Academy will, together with its highly-qualified partners, offer a wide range of skills and knowledge to participants from the entire Fraport Group and other airports from around the globe. The training will be implemented in collaboration with the Center for Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Kranj and Fraport’s Fire Training Center (FTC). Demanding fire training courses, such as extinguishing internal fires and responding to accidents involving hazardous materials, will be held at the Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia in Ig, which is part of the Ministry of Defence. In the future we expect to expand our collaboration with the ministry also to other areas.





S5: Will you also collaborate with the local environment? How?

We will collaborate with firefighting associations from the surrounding area of the airport. In addition to that will try to present airport firefighting to the local community. We will arrange special tours for schools and other interested institutions.

S5: How would you estimate expertise of the fire department and the equipment in airport fire department?


Additional six firefighters from Aerodrom Ljubljana were trained last year in the Fraport’s Fire Training Center. In the future we will continue with their development. Trainers from other fields will continue to be trained as well. New training center will enable firefighters to train at the new training facility with an even better equipment.



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Summer 2017 - Adria Airways


Adria Airways will increase frequencies on a number of destinations out of its main hub in Ljubljana during the upcoming summer season, which begins on Sunday, March 26. Despite plans to launch services to Tehran and Ukraine, these have been omitted from Adria's preliminary summer network. The Slovenian carrier will introduce an additional weekly flight from Ljubljana to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow and Paris, as well as an extra two weekly service to Sarajevo, Skopje and Warsaw. At this point, Adria has no plans to expand its bases outside of Slovenia, with services from Pristina, Tirana and Lodz to see minor reductions over the summer when compared to last year. Furthermore, the airline will not be resuming any of its flights from Olsztyn and Rzeszow in Poland.

Facing stiff competition, the Slovenian carrier will suspend its two weekly seasonal summer service from Ljubljana to London Gatwick. Late last year, easyJet introduced the same service, complementing its route from London Stansted. Furthermore, Wizz Air plans to boost capacity between London Luton and Ljubljana with the introduction of a 230-seat Airbus A321 aircraft from September 17. Despite commencing flights to Berlin last summer and plans for the route to be operated on a seasonal summer basis, the German capital has been removed from the airline's route network. Furthermore, Adria will not be resuming flights from Pristina to London Luton, which were introduced last June. On the other hand, Wizz Air will start its own service between the two cities next month.

The 2017 summer season runs until October 28. 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 summer season. EX-YU Aviation News will bring you summer season changes for each national carrier from the former Yugoslavia over the coming weeks.


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VLM Slovenia to launch eleven routes from Maribor

The new operators of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, the 60% Dutch and 40% Canadian-owned SHS Aviation, have announced the launch of a new Slovenian carrier which has plans to overtake Adria Airways as the country's main airline. Outlining the company's plans, the head of SHS Aviation announced yesterday that the new carrier will commence operations this summer and is in the process of acquiring six Airbus A320 and fifteen Airbus A330 aircraft, all of which will be registered in Slovenia. Their arrival is expected from June onwards. The company intends to commence eleven routes out of Maribor this year, including Belgrade, Berlin, Hamburg, London, Podgorica, Split and Zurich in Europe, as well as Xi'an, Chongqing and Nanchang in China. The Mayor of Maribor, Andrej Fištravec, said Slovenia's second largest city will become a global player and specialist for Asian travellers.

SHS Aviation has two subsidiaries. One is SHS Antwerp Aviation (registered in Belgium), which bought VLM Airlines that went into bankruptcy last June. SHS Antwerp Aviation is based in Antwerp and will remain in the city with seven Fokker 50 aircraft. SHS Aviation Slovenia (registered in Slovenia) will develop airport activities in Maribor. The company recently registered VLM Airlines Slovenia. According to the head of SHS Aviation, Pang Siu Yin, the new operators of Maribor Airport will invest at least 300 million euros into the city, which will include the construction of a new passenger terminal at the airport and the lengthening of the runway. SHS foresees Maribor Airport handling 1.54 million passengers and 82.000 tonnes of cargo by 2022. This number is expected to grow to two million passengers and 160.000 tonnes of cargo by 2028. According to Mr Pang, the new airline expects for an Air Operator's Certificate to be issued by Slovenian authorities swiftly.

Some 139 million euros will be invested into the airport, including the development of long haul flights, over the next five years. Mayor Fištravec noted, "We have been working together for more than two years and we have reached several agreements on co-financing flights to Chinese cities, while building up a fleet that will be larger than that of our national carrier". In time, the airline plans to introduce services to India and Iran as well. The Slovenian Minister for Infrastructure, Peter Gašperšič, said, "The plans are very ambitions and I am certain they will be mostly realised. This is an important day for the airport's development. With its location, Edvard Rusjan Airport undoubtedly has the potential to become an important logistical hub and the arrival of important investors such as the Austrian automotive giant Magna, which will be in close proximity, will surely contribute to this". SHS purchased the "Aerodrom Maribor" operator for seven million euros last December. The operator yesterday won a fifteen year lease of Maribor Airport's infrastructure. It came at a cost of 95.000 euros per month (VAT excluded) with the option of a five-year extension. Maribor Airport handled some 11.000 passengers last year but has no scheduled flights.


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Ljubljana maintains growth momentum


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport recorded another month of double digit passenger growth. During February, the airport handled 89.995 travellers, an increase of 15.4% compared to last year when the month was a day longer. The number of aircraft movements rose 10.1% to 2.147. Overall, Ljubljana Airport welcomed 179.391 passengers through its doors so far this year, up 18.4%.


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Adria Airways pilots go on strike


Adria Airways pilots are staging 48 hours of industrial action after the union and the airline's management failed to reach an agreement over the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. As a result, some flights will either be disrupted or cancelled both today and tomorrow. On Wednesday, Adria plans to operate 21 flights from its hub at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Affected services include Sarajevo and Podgorica, which will be combined into a single flight, Brussels and Amsterdam, which will operate jointly, Prague and Vienna, which will also be merged, as well as Munich and Frankfurt which will run as a single flight. Some services may be operated by other carriers, although Adria has not specified which ones. On Thursday, the airline will maintain 24 flights out of the Slovenian capital and has cancelled its morning services to Zurich and Pristina, afternoon flight to Tirana, as well as its return flight from Paris. Passengers from Pristina will be bussed to Skopje where they will be rebooked onto the carrier's flight to Ljubljana. The full list of modifications to the schedule can be found here.

The trade union representing Adria's pilots decided to go on strike after yesterday's round of talks with the management "failed to result in a nearing of positions and an agreement that would secure the same scope of rights and obligations for pilots which were in effect until the end of February". Pilots are requesting a 1% pay increase. If no agreement is reached, they will again stage industrial action on April 27 and 28, as well as May 25 and 26 between 06.00 and 22.00 CEST. The head of the pilot's trade union, Marjan Majcen, said the strike committee was "willing to continue to seek an agreement until the very last minute but will not consent to the lowering of wages and the scaling back of workplace conditions for pilots". Until a new contract is negotiated, the union has demanded for the same rights and obligations from the previous collective agreement to be upheld.

The industrial action is the first under Adria's new owners, who took over a 100% stake in the company last year. Some 114 pilots are expected to join in the strike today. "Adria Airways apologises to our passengers for any inconvenience brought by this strike. We will do everything in our powers to minimise the consequences for our passengers", the company said in a statement. It urged all travellers booked to fly today and tomorrow to contact the airline. The carrier's management argues that since the last collective agreements were negotiated, the socioeconomic situation in Slovenia has changed, which warrants a pay cut and adjustments to workplace conditions for pilots.



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Ljubljana Airport poised for new terminal


The operator of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fraport, has adopted plans for the construction of a new passenger terminal according to the daily "Finance". Plans for the new facility are expected to be announced next month, with the project valued between fifteen and twenty million euros. Previously, Ljubljana Airport's General Manager, Zmago Skobir, said a decision on whether a second terminal would be built would be made by the end of March. In 2013, minority shareholders, which have since been squeezed out, rejected plans for the construction of a 57 million euro new terminal building. The new facility was meant to cover an area of 31.200 square metres, with its opening planned for 2015. Following Fraport's takeover, the construction of a new terminal was put on hold with greater focus put on revamping existing facilities.


Commenting on plans for the new terminal in more detail, Mr Skobir said last month, "The owners [Fraport] will make a decision by the end of March. The terminal would expand towards Šenčur and would be slightly smaller than the one previously planned. However, beforehand, it is necessary to look at all the calculations. We are in a better position now because the trends have changed, Adria Airways has a new owner and there is a greater understanding of the investment". He added, "The construction of the new terminal would cost fifteen to twenty million euros, which is slightly lower than originally planned, but work could begin immediately". Ljubljana is facing increased competition from nearby airports which are investing heavily in improving their infrastructure.


Ljubljana Airport is also expected to begin work on revamping its existing terminal this autumn. "Under current plans, the overhaul of the existing terminal would begin this autumn and it should be fitted with new technology. We have already made some quick fixes to improve passenger flow", Mr Skobir noted. Earlier this week, the Fraport Group reported that Ljubljana Airport's net profit fell 23.1% in 2016 to two million euros. Revenues increased 3.4% to 36 million euros. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased almost 24% to 14.5 million euros, while earnings before interest and taxes increased 2.7 million to 4.4 million euros.


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