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About Adria Airways
Adria Airways is the largest airline in Slovenia with more than 50 years of experience in charter and scheduled services.
The airline connects Slovenia to numerous European cities and as a Star Alliance member provides access to a global network of flights to 193 countries.
Adria Airways has 170 scheduled flights from Ljubljana a week flying to destinations such as Manchester, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Munich, Malmo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lodz, Moscow, Istanbul, Tirane, Skopje, Pristina, Sarajevo, Maribor and Vienna.
Adria Airways has been a Star Alliance since 2004 and a Lufthansa partner since 1996. Adria Airways' fleet consists of Airbus A319 and Bombardier CRJ900LR. In March 2016, 4K Invest, a Luxembourg based investment fund completed the majority takeover of Adria Airways.
Adria Airways Baggage
Hand baggage must not exceed the dimensions 55 x 40 x 23cm and the maximum permitted weight of hand baggage of 8kg.
For checked baggage, Adria Airways allows 1 piece of baggage, not exceeding 23 kgs, for Economy class and 2 pieces of baggage for customers travelling in Business Class.
Adria Airways Frequent Flyer Program
Adria Airways offers two loyalty programmes for frequent flyers: Miles & More for individual travellers and the Adria Corporate Card for business travellers.
Miles & More allows passengers to earn reward miles on all Adria Airways scheduled flights and flights with Star Alliance members and other partner airlines.
Adria Airways Check-In Information
Adria Airways currently only offer some routes to check-in online. Check their online check-in to see if your departure airport is listed and then follow instructions. Web check-in opens 24 hours before departure, closing 60 minutes before departure.
If your airport is not listed above on the online check-in page, you must check in at the airport, free of charge. The recommend allowing 1 hour 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic travel, and 2 hours before departure for international travel.
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Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport
Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport is the international airport of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and serves as the Homebase for Adria Airways, the Slovenian flag carrier. Other airlines which use Ljubljana Airport are Air France, Adria Airways, Air Serbia, easyJet, LOT Polish Airlines, Montenegro Airlines and Swiss International Airlines. The airport has one runaway and handle almost 1.5 million passengers every year.
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Star Alliance is a leading global airline network, currently having 27 member airlines. Found in 1997, Star Alliance was formed with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. Star Alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!
Adria Airways News
1st June 2018
Adria Airways operates Budapest—Vienna service on behalf of Austrian Airlines
Slovenian Airline, Adria Airways, will operate flights between Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) and Vienna International Airport (VIE). While the frequency of the flight is currently undisclosed, the flight is expected to only take 45 minutes and Adria Airways will use its CRJ-900 aircraft to transport passengers. Including the service operated by Adria Airways on Austrian Airlines' behalf, Budapest Airport has four flights going to Vienna each day.
This isn't the first time Adria Airways and Austrian Airlines have combined to do business. Back in 2017 Austrian Airlines wet-leased two CRJ-900 aircraft to Adria Airways, which is the same aircraft that Adria will be using on the service between Budapest and Vienna.
28th March 2018
Adria Airways commenced two new routes from Ljubljana(LJU) during the first week of the 2018 summer season, with it choosing to link the Slovenian city toGeneva(GVA) and Sofia(SOF).
The connection with the Bulgarian capital was the first to launch, with Adria Airways inaugurating a twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) service on the 809-kilometre city pair on the morning of 25 March. The airline also operated a Sunday service during the first week of operation. The route to Geneva commenced on 26 March, with Adria Airways scheduled to operate the 641-kilometre sector to Switzerland three times weekly.
The routes launched by the carrier this week are expected to be flown on its fleet of 67-seat CRJ 700s, with neither city pair facing direct competition. The next route launches for the carrier occur next week, when it links Ljubljana to Bucharest and Hamburg. Flights to the German city were meant to launch on 25 March, but Flightradar24.com data shows that the flight did not operate, with the first bookable direct flight occurring on 1 April according to the airline’s booking engine and OAG.
11th January 2018
Geneva once again connected to Ljubliana by Adria Airways
Despite a brief cancellation of direct flights between the Swiss city of Geneva and the Slovenian capital, Geneva airport has announced that flights are back up and running as part of their new winter route plans. Thanks to Adria Airways, there will be a link between the two cities three times a week (Mon, Weds, Thurs). This is also excellent news for those passengers wishing to connect to Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Pristina, Tirana and Podgorica, as they should see a marked improvement in journey times and comfort.
18th December 2017
Adria Airways operating Hamburg-Ljubljana flight from March
Adria Airways will operate the first direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Ljubljana from March 25, 2017 marking a brand new destination, a press release said Wednesday (November 29, 2017). Adria Airways is the latest airline to operate from the airport. Dr. Joergen Kearsley, Head of Aviation Marketing at Hamburg Airport, noted: “Ljubljana is yet another attractive addition to our network in southern Europe.”
9th October 2017
Adria Airways outlines Adria Airways Switzerland aircraft service in W17
Adria Airways Switzerland (Darwin Airlines, previously operating as ETIHAD Regional) ATR72 and Saab 2000 aircraft has joined Adria Airways operation since September, including first ATR72 flight for Adria on 16SEP17, followed by Saab 2000 on 01OCT17.
In winter schedule (29OCT17 – 24MAR18), following Adria Airways service will be operated by Adria Airways Switzerland aircraft. Note operational routes and frequencies remain subject to change. Additional operational routes and frequencies for December and onward will be filed in the coming weeks.
Ljubljana – Podgorica30OCT17 – 29NOV174 weekly Saab 2000
Ljubljana – Prague3OCT17 – 29NOV174 weekly Saab 2000
Ljubljana – Pristina01NOV17 – 29NOV171 weekly Saab 2000
Ljubljana – Sarajevo1 daily ATR72
Ljubljana – Skopje30OCT17 – 27NOV172 weekly Saab 2000
Ljubljana – Tirana01NOV17 – 29NOV173 weekly ATR72
Ljubljana – Vienna2 daily ATR72
21st September 2017
Slovenia-based Adria Airways announces regular flights to Kiev
The Slovenia-based Adria Airways has announced it will offer flights from Ljubljana to Kiev since October, making the direct link from Ljubljana airport to Boryspil International available three times a week. The route will open on October 29, with night flights to Kiev scheduled each Thursday, Friday and Sunday and flights in the opposite direction on Monday, Friday and Saturday, the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) reported on Monday quoting Adria Airways.
Adria Airways CEO Arno Schuster believes that the route will also provide a better connection for Ukraine via Ljubljana to other European destinations and it will boost economic cooperation.
14th September 2017
Adria Airways sells brand in €8million deal
Adria Airways(JP,Ljubljana) has disclosed in its annual report that it sold its brand in December of last year in a deal worth EUR8 million (USD9.6 million). However, the airline has not revealed who the buyer was. News site Siol speculates that the brand may have been sold to a company connected to Adria's owner 4K Invest in a bid to improve its financial figures on paper.
According to Adria's annual report, the airline will lease back the trademark. "A branding fee is paid by the new trademark owner (i) with a royalty deducting from the purchase price, and (ii) after 9 years, i.e. in 2025, the remainder of the purchase price of the brand in cash. The license fee for the calendar year is EUR400,000 + 0.15% of annual revenues."
As a result of the sale, Adria posted an annual net profit of EUR3.2 million, a dramatic improvement on 2015's loss of EUR9.2 million. This was despite an 11% decrease in passengers carried and a corresponding 6.72% decrease in passenger revenue. Operating expenses were down 6% to EUR150 million.
4K Invest subsidiary AA International Aviation Holding assumed full ownership of Adria Airways in July 2016 after winning an international tender to purchase the airline, as part of a government-backed privatisation drive. The airline operates to twenty countries using a fleet of threeA319-100s, threeCRJ-700s, and sevenCRJ-900s.
11th September 2017
Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement With Adria Airways
Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planning. Austrian Airlines will lease the aircraft along with cockpit and cabin crew – one as of September 16, 2017 and the other as of October 1st, 2017. The CRJ 900 jets offer room for 86 passengers and thus have a larger seating capacity than the Bombardier Q400.
The aircraft will be operated in the Austrian Airlines route network. Planned destinations amongst others include Warsaw, Venice and Bucharest. Passengers on board will enjoy the customer service provided by DO&CO. The hub of Adria Airways is at Ljubljana Airport, near the capital of Slovenia. The Slovenian home carrier is a member of Star Alliance, and has thus been a reliable partner of Austrian Airlines for many years. Adria Airways links Slovenia with numerous European cities and offers very good flight connections to South East Europe. The airline’s headquarters are located at Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Airport.
29th August 2017
Adria Airways announces regular flights to Kiev
Adria Airways, has announced it will offer flights to Kiev starting at the end of October. The direct link from Ljubljana airport to Boryspil International, Kiev's main airport, will be available three times a week.
The route will open on 29 October, with night flights to Kiev scheduled each Thursday, Friday and Sunday and flights in the opposite direction on Monday, Friday and Saturday, Adria Airways said on Monday. Adria Airways CEO Arno Schuster believes that the route will also provide a better connection for Ukraine via Ljubljana to other European destinations and that it will boost economic cooperation. Formerly Slovenia's state-owned flag carrier, Adria was acquired by 4k Invest, a turnaround fund, in early 2016.
24th July 2017
Slovenia's Adria Airways boosts H1 passenger numbers by 10% y/y
The number of passengers carried by Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways rose by 10% year-on-year in the first half of 2017, a spokesperson for the company said:
"A total of 541,092 passengers travelled on charter and regular Adria flights from January to June 2017," Andreja Jernejcic, a spokesperson for the company, told SeeNews in an e-mailed statement on Thursday.
In the first half of last year the number of passengers who travelled with Adria was 492,081, according to the statement. The 2016 figure excludes passengers whom Adria Airways aircraft carried on flights the company operated on behalf of Estonia's Nordica last year. The cooperation agreement between Nordica and Adria Airways expired in November 2016.
20th July 2017
Adria Airways has assumed control of Darwin Airline
Adria Airways has assumed control of Darwin Airline after Etihad exited its 33.3% stake. According to an airline statement, Adria Airways, through its Swiss subsidiary, has acquired a 99.1% in Darwin Airline SA. The remaining interest will be acquired in the short term. Darwin Airline currently operates four ATR72-500s and six Saab 2000s on scheduled passenger flights throughout Switzerland, as well as to Italy, Spain, and France. It also undertakes ACMI contracts for other carriers which, at present, include Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) and Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel).
Adria Airways was to close its Lodz base after the contract was cancelled
Adria Airways currently runs a service from Lodz to Munich using CRJ-700 equipment. The Slovenian airline had already terminated flights from Lodz to Amsterdam on March 31, and its Paris CDG service on January 28. With the closure of its Lodz base, Adria will now maintain two bases – one in Ljubljana and the other in Pristina.
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12th May 2017
Adria Airways plans to operate charter flights connecting Kosovo's Pristina to Germany's Stuttgart
Slovenia's Adria Airways plans to operate charter flights connecting Kosovo's Pristina to Germany's Stuttgart during the summer season. The company will operate a series of charter flights between Pristina and Stuttgart in the period between July 31 and September 4, Adria Airways said in a statement e-mailed to SeeNews. The company also said it discontinued the Pristina-London Luton service last year and has no plans of operating it in 2017. Adria Airways operates regular flights from Pristina to Frankfurt, Ljubljana and Munich as well as a seasonal service to Sweden's Malmo.
Adria Airways strike averted
Adria Airways announced it had reached an agreement with the airline's pilots to avert a strike.
Adria Airways passenger count drops 13%
Adria Airways announced the number of passengers carried by Slovenia's Adria Airways in January dropped 13% on the year to 72,800. The planes of Slovenia's flag carrier travelled 69 million passenger-kilometres in January, down 15% year-on-year, the agency said in a monthly transport sector report. Passenger traffic at Ljubljana airport jumped 22% on the year in January to 89,400. In terms of passenger traffic at Slovenia's seaports, only 78 passengers were recorded at the port of Koper in January, up 50% on the year. The port processed 1.8 million tonnes of goods, down 8.1% compared to January last year.
31st March 2017
Adria Airways awarded Best Buy Award
Adria Airways has been awarded 1st place in the Airline Company category for 2017/2018, in the best buy Awards research which was conducted in the Slovenian Market ICERTIAS International Certification Association.
27th March 2017
Ljubljana airport is introducing additional regular routes
Ljubljana airport is introducing additional regular routes as it switches to summer schedule on Sunday, including low-budget flights to Amsterdam in April. National flag carrier Adria Airways will offer additional flights to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje and Warsaw.
6th February 2017
Adria Airways is considering launching flights to Tehran Imam Khomeini, Iran, on 1st June 2017.
The service will provide 3 times weekly route with A319-100 equipment. In April 2016, Adria Airways cancelled flights to Stockholm (cancellation effective April 10th) and flights to Cologne (cancellation effective April 26th). Adria Airways summer timetable featured two direct flights a week between Ljubljana and Stockholm and three direct flights a week between Ljubljana and Cologne. All passengers on our aircraft now have access to the Adria OnAir Entertainment portal – a new service we have introduced in order to improve our passengers' travel experience. The portal contains a wealth of useful and entertaining content arranged into individual categories for readers to select from.
In November 2016, Adria Airways announced that it had enjoyed a 18% rise in passenger numbers year-on-year. The number of passengers carried by Slovenia's Adria Airways increased 18% on the year in September, reaching 156,000, The planes of Slovenia's flag carrier travelled 159 million passenger-kilometres in September, up 17% year-on-year. In September 2016, Adria Airways announced its growth strategy whereby it is focusing on three key aspects aimed at turning the Slovenian carrier into one of Europe's main regional operators. The first aspect will see Adria expand its operational reach by increasing its ACMI and ad-hoc charter business while at the same time increasing its scheduled coverage of underserved secondary markets. Adria currently operates three A319-100s, one CRJ-200 (currently undergoing repairs), three CRJ-700s, and nine CRJ-900s on regular flights to thirty-eight destinations in twenty-four countries around Western Europe, Scandinavia, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, and Israel.
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