Sunday, November 4, 2012

Adria to launch new Priština flights

Soon in Venice

Slovenia’s Adria Airways will launch flights from Priština to Venice this December. It will be Adria’s second destination from Priština to Italy as the carrier already operates services to Verona, which have proved a big hit for the airline. Flights to Venice are a late addition to the 2012/2013 winter season timetable, as they were not mentioned at the recent winter launch promotion in Ljubljana. Flights to Venice will be inaugurated on December 14 and will operate once per week, every Friday. At this point, tickets can only be booked through the “Air Prishtina” tour operator, both in person and online. Further flight details can be found here.

Adria has had success on its services from Priština. It already operates direct flights from the city to Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Munich and Verona, with the latter launched earlier this year. According to the Kosovo Civil Aviation Agency, the Slovenian national carrier was the fourth busiest from Priština during the 2012 summer season. With its new one weekly flight to Venice, Adria will be in direct competition with the low cost Belle Air, which runs a two weekly service to the Italian city.

Adria is the only former Yugoslav airline to have a secondary base outside of its borders. There have also been other attempts by national carriers in the region to open bases in neighbouring countries. Montenegro Airlines has attempted several times to open a base in Belgrade since 2006 but so far hasn’t received the green light from local authorities to do so. In 2010, Jat Airways attempted to open a base at Skopje Airport following the collapse of MAT Macedonian Airlines. However, its subsidiary Aeromak was denied a license by the Macedonian Civil Aviation Directorate.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info, very appreciated!

    PS you have a typo in:
    With its new one weekly flight to Verona,
    Verona should be Venice.

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Where will the spare aircraft come from? Or was it sitting idly before during these times?

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  3. This could be succesful concept for Adrias future.
    Feeding Lufthansa flights by serving the Ex Yu
    from and to FRA and MUC...
    LJU to FRA and MUC,
    PRN to FRA and MUC.
    Future flights :
    SJJ to FRA and MUC,
    SKP to FRA and MUC,
    TGD to FRA and MUC,
    BEG to FRA and MUC.
    So Adria can be Star Alliances regional airline for whole Ex YU!

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    1. Guut idea, ja!

      Danke anonymous.

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    2. By recipe of Dolomiti, Adria + Croatia will just do same think (do you know that Dolomiti doesn’t have base in Verona but in Munich).

      So you will have Adria with CRJ-900:
      LJU-FRA
      LJU-MUC
      LJU-VIE
      LJU-ZRH
      LJU-BRU
      PRN-FRA
      PRN-MUC
      PRN-VIE
      PRN-ZRH
      SKP-FRA
      SKP-MUC
      SKP-VIE
      SKP-ZRH
      OHR-MUC
      TGD-FRA
      TGD-MUC
      TGD-VIE

      and Croatia with A319
      ZAG-FRA
      SPU-FRA
      DBV-FRA
      SJJ-FRA

      +Q400:
      ZAG-MUC
      ZAG-VIE
      ZAG-ZRH
      ZAG-BRU
      SPU-MUC
      SPU-ZRH
      SPU-VIE
      DBV-MUC
      DBV-ZRH
      DBV-VIE
      ZAD-MUC
      RJK-MUC
      PUY-MUC
      OSI-MUC
      SJJ-MUC
      SJJ-ZRH
      SJJ-VIE
      OMO-MUC
      TZL-MUC
      BNX-MUC
      TIV-MUC

      Or one company with same fleet but Q400 will fly LJU-MUC, LJU-ZRH, LJU-VIE instead of too big and too expensive CRJ-900

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    3. Like it or not but this concept of purger and the other anonymous is the only win strategy if JP or OU ever want to be a profitable airline and have a future.

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  4. So in other words adria soley becomes the balkan airline? What makes you think adria is more a compentent airline for this concept over jat or croatia?

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  5. I really hope that one day JP opens PRN-LON (any airport except LTN).

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  6. Adria is way back behind JU and Ou.

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  7. Adria becoming Air Dolomiti 2 would help to improve the financial situation a lot!
    All the loss making routes could easily get covered by Wizz and the likes.

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  8. Damn pristina but when zagrab zagrab.

    Purger for zagrab director.

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  9. Adria airways
    the airline of Kosovo
    Slovenian tax payers money.
    Income on this route -given the expences and frequency- is symbolic.
    Just ash we ayre eating.

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    1. Yet another desperate attempt of even more desperate Serbs pretending to be Slovenians or Croatians when writing comments on any info on PRN published by ex-yu aviation team. Sad, very sad indeed.

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