Friday, July 31, 2009

Adria revises 2009 outlook

16% passenger decline
In the first 6 months of 2009 Slovenia’s Adria Airways carried a total of 503.438 passengers, a decline of 16% compared to the same period last year. The biggest drop in airline traffic was recorded on services to Germany and Brussels, which is chiefly a consequence of Slovenia’s Presidency of the EU, with an overall decline at these destinations of almost 20%. However, to some Ex-Yu markets Adria has recorded growth, especially on services to Skopje, Priština and Sarajevo.

Adria reports that the structure of its passengers has changed drastically compared to last year with 50% more passengers travelling on Economy rather than Business Class. This has caused ticket prices to decline by 6% compared to the first 6 months of 2008. Furthermore, 911 tons of cargo were carried which is 20% less than in 2008. The financial performance has followed the drop in physical turnover, with the first preliminary operating results from January to May showing a full 19% decline in generated revenue compared to the same period last year. In line with this, the company management believes that the airline will end the year with a loss of 3.2 million Euros.


  1. I take it these figures also include that CRJ200 wet-leased to OU this year?

  2. Adria introduced several new destinations in the past year (Stockholm, Oslo, Bucharest, Kiev, Athens). I guess this rapid expansion didn't bring them desired results.


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