Monday, March 30, 2009

Finnair begins Slovenia flights

Finnair now in Slovenian skies
The Finnish national carrier Finnair yesterday re-opened direct flights for the 2009 summer season from Helsinki to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. The Ljubljana service will be operated until October 23 with the Embraer aircraft four times per week - on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.”Ljubljana, and the whole of Slovenia, has become a popular holiday destination in Europe. It is inexpensive for travellers and a picturesque city with much to see”, says Area Manager Rolf Backman, who is responsible for Slovenian sales.

The new Finnair flights could give a boost to Adria and its regional services. Despite the two airlines being from different alliances, Adria Airways from Star Alliance and Finnair from One World, the Helsinki to Ljubljana service will also serve as a feeder line for Adria’s regional services. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is currently served by a total of 8 scheduled airlines with Adria having an outstanding lead compared to its other competitors with 272 weekly flights. Easyjet is the only low cost carrier operating flights to Ljubljana after other low cost carriers reported major losses on flights to Jože Pučnik Airport.

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