Jat Airways will sign a contract with Portorož Airport, local town authorities and the Portorož Tourist Association. It is believed that the association will subsidise the flights for a certain amount of time. All details will be released on December 19, 2009 when a formal contract between all parties involved will be signed. The flights will be operated by the regional ATR72.
Jat first hinted at a resumption of services to Portorož earlier last month. On Wednesday, Slovenia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Samuel Žbogar, said, “Soon the closest European sea will be even closer”. Jat’s delegation will arrive in Portorož on December 19 on a special promotional Jat flight. In 2007, talks were initiated to resume services between the two cities.
Portorož becomes Jat’s second destination in Slovenia after Ljubljana. Adria Airways has, according to media sources, applied and received necessary licenses to operate flights to Belgrade although these claims have not been confirmed by the airline itself. More details December 19.