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About Express Airways

Express Airways was a Slovenian airline which was headquartered and based in Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (MBX), Slovenia, and also a German branch of the airline which was based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Express Airways was founded in 1999 and operated 3 leisure flights from Germany to Croatia, Italy, and Spain.

In 2012, Express Airways founded a flight training school in Slovenia and since then has also offered passenger flights. Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport is an international airport in Maribor Slovenia. Opened in May 1976, the airport is the second largest airport in Slovenia and is located nearly 10 kilometers south of Maribor. The airport has become a flight training center for many European airlines in recent years.

In March 2016, the airline’s operations license was removed by the Slovenian aviation authority, forcing them to cease operations.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of a single Being 737 aircraft that can carry 130 passengers at one time.


Express Airways operated to the following destinations at the time that it ceased operations in 2016:

  • Split Airport - Split, Croatia
  • Düsseldorf Airport - Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport - Maribor, Slovenia

Express Airways also planned to operate several more routes between Germany, Spain and Croatia - unfortunately these routes were cancelled when the airline ceased operations.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

One standard carry-on piece within typical dimensions (~55cm x 40cm x 23cm) and a weight limit of around 7kg (15.4lbs) were likely permitted. Additional small personal items like purses or laptop bags might have been allowed depending on space and policy variations throughout the years.

Checked Baggage

Most likely offered one free checked bag with a weight limit of around 20kg (44lbs), which aligns with common allowances for regional airlines in Europe. Additional bags or exceeding the weight limit likely attracted excess baggage fees.

Check-In Information

Similar to most airlines,Express Airways likely offered passengers the choice of checking in online or at the airport.

Online Check-In

This option was likely available 24 hours prior to the flight, and allowed passengers to print boarding passes at home or at airport kiosks, streamlining the process at the airport.

Airport Check-In

For those who preferred or couldn't check-in online, airport desks catered to baggage drop-off and document verification.

Cabin Class

Express Airways primarily operated a single Boeing 737-300 for passenger flights. These aircraft typically have a single-cabin configuration due to their size and regional flight focus.

There's a small possibility that Express Airways might have offered two classes – Economy and Premium Economy. This could have been the case if they aimed to cater to both budget-conscious travellers and those seeking slightly more space and amenities. However, evidence for this possibility is very limited and no specific details about potential Premium Economy features were found.

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Hub Airport

Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport

Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (MBX) is a public international airport in Styria, Slovenia. The airport serves over 2,000 passengers each year. The airport is located 10 km south of Maribor. It's the second biggest and second most important Slovenian airport, after Ljubljana Airport (LJU).

The airport is currently used for flights schools and training purposes.


The airline operated one aircraft within its fleet and that was the Boeing 737-300 which can carry a total of 130 passengers.