Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pilots seek Adria stake

Adria’s pilots considering share acquisition as anger at management mounts

Adria Airways’ pilots are considering purchasing a controlling stake in the national carrier, as the airline’s privatisation process advances. The Slovenian Pilots’ Union will discuss the takeover bid tomorrow, while Adria itself has refused to comment on the claims. According to the “Finance Business Daily”, pilots are seeking assistance, in from of a loan, from Slovenia’s union-owned bank, Delavska hranilica, which last year acquired a 57% stake in Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, “If someone comes to us for a loan to co-finance an acquisition, we will present to them our conditions”, Jože Stegne, the head of Delavska hranilica says. However, Mr. Stegne ruled out the possibility of the union-owned bank purchasing a stake in Adria itself.

Discontent among Adria’s staff has been growing. In a recent letter by the union, circulated between pilots, they accuse the management of unprofessionalism and question whether the carrier has a future. “In recent times, the actions of those responsible for running the company have brought to the point where it is questionable whether the airline has a future. The management headed by [CEO] Mark Anžur has repeatedly boasted of improving the business. However, they deny any problems, such as the lack of liquidity. Last year two aircraft were sold”, the letter reads. Earlier this week, Adria’s cabin crew said it plans to go on strike on June 1. The Cabin Crew Union notes the airline’s management has failed to respond to warnings regarding a number of workplace violations. For its part, the carrier says it will review the strike demands in the coming days and remains hopeful the action can be averted.

In January, three state-owned asset management institutions signed an agreement on the joint sale of a combined 91.58% stake in the flag carrier. Recently, the state-run Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH), which is coordinating Adria Airways’ privatisation, selected Dutch-based consulting firm KPMG as its financial advisor for the sales process. During Adria’s last privatisation attempt in 2012, a total of ten parties submitted non binding bids. Up until now, there has been no official word on who made those bids. Last year, Adria carried 1.113 million passengers and managed to emerge from the red. Its net profit topped 921.000 euros, with a net operating profit of three million euros.

48 comments:

  1. That has DISASTER written all over it!

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  2. All is not well at Adria

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  3. Ja se izvinjavam za ot, ali odista zelim da mi neko objasni koliko u stvari asl ima a320? Stalno pricaju da ih ima 2, ali ta druga nikad, ali skoro NIKAD ne leti, pa me zanima sta je sa njom? A i ova jedna sto leti, leti dva puta dnevno, a svi znamo da moze da leti 3 puta dnevno. Ako je neko iz asl-a na blogu, molim vas da mi kazete zasto druga a320 iz asl-a ne leti nikad? DA li je pokvarena pa stoji? Da li je iznajmljena i slicno? I ne zaboravite da mi odgovorite zasto prva a320 leti samo dva puta dnevno, uglavno jutarnji i popodnevni CDG. Hvala

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    1. Ugradjuje se WIFI oprema,zbog toga nije u upotrebi,bice uskoro

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    2. Prva je prvi a druga je drugi ;) avion je muški rod.

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    3. A kog je roda letelica? ;)

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    4. A320 je muskog roda.

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    5. Ali koliko je potrebno vremena da se kroz jednu a320 uvede wifi? Jer mi se cini da ta letelica ne leti vec duze vreme. Da li je potrebno da se kroz a320 uvede wifi 2-3 meseca? Molim odgovor i molim odgovor za drugu a320, zasto je njena radna delatnost samo 2x dnevno, uglavnom? Molim konkretne odgovore, jer ako ta a320 koja ujutru poleti za CDG, a vrati se najkasnije do 11h, sta onda ceka do 17h, tj. do ponovnog leta za CDG? U par navrata je koriscena za ATH ili neki podnevni let, ali evo vec neko vreme ne leti nigde kad se vrati sa jutarnjeg CDG. Molim odgovore jer me to veoma zanima. Zasto nam jedna a320 leti 2x dnevno, a moze 3x, i zasto se u drugu ugradjuje wifi vec vise od mesec dana? Dane, jesi li mozda ovde da mi das odgovor ili oces na engl. da ti postavim pitanje?

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    6. Prvo nam kaži zašto ti je odgovor tako bitan. Molim odgovor?

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    7. @2.48 drugi, njegova, taj, korišćen, jedan,. A320 je muški rod.Što se tiče pitanja, verovatno se radi o greški ljudi koji planiraju. Posle tvog posta će verovatno preduzeti neke mere.

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    8. @5:30 i svikoji tvrde da je A320 muski rod:

      Niste u pravu. A320 je IME TIPA ili vrste aviona, ili letelice, a rod se ne odredjuje prema imenu, nego prema imenici uz koju stoji ime. U slucaju kada uz ime nije navedena imenica, kao sto je ovde slucaj, onda je ISPRAVNO pisati i jedan (ako se misli na avion) i jedna (ako se misli na letelicu) A320. Inace, ne radi se o gresKi nego i gresCi ljudi koji planiraju (kgh u czs ispred i), pa to govori o Vasoj kvalifikaciji da nekoga ispravljate o pitanjima jezika.

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    9. 'Posle tvog posta će verovatno preduzeti neke mere' hahahhaa hhaaa. good one

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    10. @5.55 sine, da nisi ti iz Insbruka mozda? Ps. Inn oprosti ;)

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    11. Ja nisam to pisao inace bi se potpisao
      INN-NS

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    12. Ok, znaci niko mi nije odgovorio na ova dva pitanja. Ne znam kako to da saznam, jer me veoma zanima. Prosto mi nije jasno da nam konstantno nedostaju letelice, a onda saznamo da je pre nekoliko meseci jedna a319 bila na ugradnji wifi opreme, sada se ugradjuje na a320, a ne znamo ni koliko je vremena potrebno da se ugradi, a druga a320 leti jutarnji i vecernji let, a preko dana stoji na BEG-u umesto da se iskoristi za neki evropski let umesto sto koriste b733 npr za Tiv za koji je bas u to neko podne jedno duze vreme letela a320. Mislim, ovo su sve pretpostavke, jer ne znam gde su te letelice i zasto ne lete, a ovamo stizu nove atr72. Ok, bas me briga, sto se mene tice moze i da ne leti uopste, nek rade sta god hoce. Retko letim asl-om na zalost, osim za par gradova u Evropi. Samo sam hteo da znam zasto masine koji su dosle u flotu pre godinu dana ne lete. Hvala mnogo, raspitacu se na drugom mestu..

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    13. Svaki Avion leti kad treba ni jedan ne stoji dzabe osim ako nije kvar ili ugradnja wi-fi.
      INN-NS

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    14. Током зиме једноставно нема потребе да лете оба А320 јер нема потражње. Париз и Лондон су једина одредишта која су могла да напуне А320 ван сезоне. Ове зиме поподневни Париз је смањен на А319 јер једноставно није било довољно путника. Један од главних разлога је нелогична одлуја Ер Србија да се суспендују скоро сви ноћни летови. Како се сада полако враћају, тако се и побољшава попуњеност.

      Ер Србијина политика је релативно глупа. Крешу регионалне летове али зато остављају прескупе карте за локалне путнике. Зашто би неко платио 310 евра до Москве са ЈУ када може за 200 да лети са Луфтхансом? Да не причамо о Паризу где имају директну конкуренцију од стране Визера.

      Иако одређени посетиоци овог сајта хронично тврде да је ситуација у Ер Србији бајна, она није и то је постало више него очигледно током ове зиме.

      Поздрав.

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    15. @7.50 kakva je situacija pokazuju rezultati, a tvoje rekla-kazala sacuvaj za pijacu...

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    16. rezultati pokazuju los LF, polaganu odstupnicu od ideje long-haula, stagnaciju u obimu poslovanja, otpis potrazivanja duga od strane aerodroma Beograd, finansiranje dela poslovanja od strane drzave Srbije i njenh gradjana, a ti tvoje hvalospeve ostavi za partijske sastanke

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    17. LF raste, pocinju da placaju svoje obaveze (pogledaj izvestaj BEG(,smanjuju se subvencije. Dovodi se novi avioni..

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    18. Рекла-казала? Све што сам написао горе може се проверити на нету. Да је попуњеност тако фантастична не би ставили А319 на Париз и не би један А320 углавном седео паркиран током зимских месеци.
      Свако зна да је број путника на јутарњим одласцима и ноћним доласцима била јадна примарно зато што није било шта да се нуди од преседања. Сем ако искрено не мислиш да два, три лета могу да напуне 10 ноћних долазака. Е па не могу.

      А то је пристигао један авион, и то регионални. Када буду увели неки А319 и када буду кренули да консолидују европски саобраћај, тек онда ћемо причати о неком важном напредку.

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    19. @11:08 da mr. rekla/kazala... Za Pariz leti A320, sto mozes da proveris. Pariz ovih dana belezi odlicnu popunjenost (avioni su puni) od cega su pola putnici u tranzitu! Upravo se ulazi u punu sezonu, i to odlicno. LF se konstantno povecava. Ako ne verujes zvanicnim statistikama, daj svoje.

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    20. Covek je pricao za zimsku sezonu, ne za prolece ili leto. Prati malo.

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    21. Ok.. super mi je kad neko "analizira" jednu liniju u toku zimske sezone u maju i poziva se na los LF.. vazi.. sada leti A320..

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    22. Ok... super sto je tek prosle nedelje krenuo da leti A320 za CDG double daily. Ko sisa sve razloge pre toga.

      Ah vi er srbijini cheerleaders.

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    23. Aaaa.. ti si razočaran što ponovo radi A320.... potpuno te razumem.

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    24. Niposto, meni ju livreja izgleda bolje na A320 samo sto nisam slep pa prepoznajem neke probleme i nedostatke u organizaciji.

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    25. YU-APB to CDG tonight! :O

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    26. @5:22 da, da.. dokaz propasti ;) koliko ti je godina čoveče

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  4. I'm not a big fan of employees owning companies. Usually doesn't end well.

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  5. Tragedy announced!

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  6. OUR Adria Airways d.o.o.

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  7. They obviously don't have interested buyers. They have been talking about this privatization for months now and still nothing.

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    1. Croatia Airlines - take note .... it's gonna be the same process for you - no takers and simply plenty of empty talk

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  8. Did anyone notice that the entire ex yu region when it comes to fly overs has a lot of smaller plane ( A320 or B737) compared to Romania which sees few small plane and plenty of large plane. It seems to me that with the closure of Iraqi and Syrian air space ( plane are still aloud to fly over those countries, but worlds airlines avoid them) ex yu is losing a lot of Middle Eastern flyovers even if our government say we had ore fly overs. Now companies have to fly over Iran and thus making Romania/Bulgaria a faster way to cross this part of the region.

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    1. *had more fly overs

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    2. Yes, it is true, there are much more heavy overflights over Romania and Hungary than Serbia nowadays.

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    3. For example now there is more planes flying over Serbian than Romania, but still only two"heavy". During early morning hours I suggest to you guys take a peak at FR 24 and you will see what I am talking about. Of course Romania is a much bigger country, but anyhow in the morning hour its weird to see that over whole ex yu region there is like a total of 10 planes, while over Romania maybe 50-60. Anyhow in the whole Balkan region from the SMALLER countries, Hungary receives the most overflights. I would say Croatia and Serbia are about equal, maybe only few more flights over Serbia.

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    4. Why do you think the EU will be giving money to Serbia? If they made such a mess about Iran Air stop so they had to go to Budapest and Ljubljana for a while. For those b****** every cent counts.

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    5. Of course politics is involved, but I think that closure of Iraqi and Syrian air space has even further reduced the traffic over ex yu ( Croatia is in EU). Also the closure of Ukrainian air space has brought almost no extra traffic.

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    6. *by closure I mean companies avoid these areas

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    7. Might have something to do with that it might actually be a shorter route.

      Look into great circle navigation.

      http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=dxb-lhr

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  9. Pilots will own controlling stake in Adria? Are they taking any drugs or this is just wrong written article. Pilots are there to fligh, not to be lead managment in company. And again "Delavska hranilnica"... from where they will take money for that kind of monkey bussines? If something goes wrong again will tax payers cover up bank losses?

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    1. You are completely nuts. They gone OWN it, they will find better managers then present one.

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    2. This is possible though...

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  10. @AnonymousMay 17, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    the person below your post explained it to you. it is actualy great idea. Workers SHOULD own the company they work for, they have the best reasons to keep the business open and no monkey busines can happen. Which can't be said for capitalist run companies...

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