Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Adria to decide on future Maribor flights soon

Adria mulls Maribor extension

Adria Airways will soon make a decision on whether to continue operating services from Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport during the upcoming winter season. The Slovenian carrier resumed scheduled operations from Maribor in June, following a fifteen year hiatus, maintaining three weekly seasonal flights to London Southend Airport. “As planned, the service for now remains in operation until the end of September. A decision on a possible extension will be made in the coming days”, Adria said in a statement. Flights from Maribor operate with a mix of Airbus A319 and Bombardier CRJ900 jets, although the latter is more commonly used. The airline is flexible with its equipment and deploys aircraft based on demand. According to early booking figures, the average cabin load factor on each flight stood at around 60%. Adria is said to be satisfied with the figure.

The Municipality of Maribor says the continuation of the Maribor – Lodnon service will depend on whether the operator of Maribor Airport and Adria reach an agreement over future flights. “Of course the Municipality of Maribor wants to see these flights continue into the future. Its extension would have a positive impact on the development of tourism and the economy”, local authorities say. However, they add that the route needs the support from local communities, with the Maribor Municipality planning to set up a shared fund which would be used to develop tourism, with a particular emphasis on Maribor Airport. The service from Maribor to London has generated the greatest interest among Slovenians, however, the flights have also been selling well in Croatia, Austria and the United Kingdom.

The CEO of Adria Airways, Mark Anžur, says there is still a real possibility for Maribor to become the airline’s low cost hub, with a single aircraft to be based in the city. This would lead to the launch of new routes. “Flights to Germany are being considered and we see great potential there due to Graz’s close proximity. Even Spanish holiday destinations would be of interest. In the long-term, Maribor would be very appealing to eastern markets because of its short distance from many tourist destinations that would be of interest to Russians”, Mr Anžur said. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Berlin and Barcelona are being considered for next year. Maribor Airport handled some 18.000 passengers last year, the majority of which were flown on charter flights. It estimates handling 35.000 passengers in 2015.

47 comments:

  1. Honestly, I don't think the flights are performing as well as they hoped and they are just waiting to see if they will get cash to fly the route during winter. But anyway it would be great news for Maribor.

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  2. My friend flown 3 weeks ago and said on the flight from MBX were 3 seats free and to MBX the plane (CRJ900) was full. Mr. Gros is no more director of airport, now it is Mr. Brolih. You share old news. I think that there will be no flights from end of September from MBX, also do not believe Adria will open hub or open new routes in next summer.

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    1. They are probably full one way and empty on the other.

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    2. I also can't believe that LF is only 60% because if you want to buy a ticket on this route some 3 days before a flight, you dont even have the possibility because flights seem to ne fully booked. Admin what is your source of LF information?

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    3. It says early booking numbers... Things might have improved sibce.

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    4. The thing is, Adria planned on using Airbus on the route. However, the passenger numbers weren't as high as expected. Hence, they mostly use CRJ - the only exception being when the runway at Southend is wet (wet landing distance required exceeds LDA). With the fare price set (too?) low and with two ferry flights (LJU-MBX, MBX-LJU) there is no reason to expect any profit from the route.

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    5. There is no profit on the line, but fares were subvenced, because Maribor municipality received some money from cohesive EU funds for a project.

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  3. The revenue from those flights are probably very low. Tickets are cheap and the flight is long. That's why the airline has liquidity problems. Plus wetleasing A340s for a single day like they did a week ago shows they have no idea what they are doing.

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    1. Who wetleased an A340 and for what?

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    2. Adria to fly from Dusseldorf to Pristina a few days ago. I'm just not sure from which airline it was. I'm sure someone knows here.

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    3. Adria JP782 PRN - DUS, 8. 8. 2015, 14.40, Hi Fly A340-300, CS-TQM: http://www.flightradar24.com/2015-08-08/12:21/12x/ADR782/70e4232

      Adria JP778 PRN - BSL, 8. 8. 2015, 13.11, Privilege Style B757, EC-HDS: http://www.flightradar24.com/2015-08-08/12:47/12x/ADR778/70e15bc

      Reason was OY-JRK out of service in many cases, sometimes for more than 5 days.

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    4. Adria looses too much money thru leasing this extra aircraft thru Summer months. Good point that Danish A320. Tour Operator pays low yields for their Charter pax, per EU law u hve to reimburse them 250 eur for delays per pax and still need ad hoc charter some ac to fly them to the destination. Now start yr calculations. JP shld focus on fleet flights schedule to cover all year. Let the main portion of charters to Slovenia do others. U can t hve it all

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    5. Every few days they have wet leased flight, TradeAir, CzechAirlines, Danish A320, this is really monkey bussines

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  4. I think this would be a good opportunity for an airline like Air Serbia to start flying to Maribor. Its obviously an undeserved market and you could attract loads of passengers to the east.

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    1. That would work well. MBX could also be interesting for Wizz or Easyjet

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    2. Nek se Adrija davi polako u svojoj miks shemi.

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    3. Could be of interest. Jat Airways did fly to Portoroz. They even offered them fifth freedom rights to fly to from Portoroz to Rome! Of course Jat had idiots in the management and not enough planes for the flights to start.

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    4. Air Serbia really needs to expand regional network and for that matter they need new regional planes. Some destinations in Croatia really need to go all year round and they need more frequencies wirh smaller planes like ATR or Q400.

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    5. Kada cete nauciti da Hrvati slabo lete nema tu leba za ASL. Leti turiste po dva puta dnevno zimi maksimum svaki drugi dan.

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    6. Hrvati slabo lete? Otkud Vam to?

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    7. It makes no sense for JU to fly to Maribor because the flights will have to be timed the same way as LJU, meaning that they will offer connections towards the Balkans and the Middle East.
      I highly doubt anyone would fly via Belgrade to western Europe.

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    8. Good point of Nemjee, question how much potential traffic is there fm Maribor Graz area to South East Europe. I think a good portion of traffic wld be the UK and Germany
      But also BEG, SKG, ATH, IST. How much Greece is already covered thru Charters??

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    9. If I were Maribor I would do my best to attract Ellinair. They are a new airline that's rapidly expanding. What would make them successful is the fact that they are backed by Mouzenidis group which could also sell package holidays. I actually think they could do better than Aegean there.

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  5. OT: JAT Tehnika launches a new website and a redesigned logo.

    http://www.jat-tehnika.aero/

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  6. News in Večer: Maribor airport in talks wit Adria and Wizz air

    http://www.vecer.com/clanek/201508186136269

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    1. They have been in talks with Wizz also 3 years ago. Hopefully they will find a solution and bring Wizz to MBX now.

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  7. A decision on these flights will be made on Friday

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  8. OT: Makpetrol's General Director has been charged with defrauding the company. Skopje & Ohrid airport are at risk with these developments due to the kerosene delivery. What would be the alternatives?

    Makpetrol is Macedonia's leading distributor of oil and oil products

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    1. Bad news for the development of airports and attracting new companies. You can not expect any serious company to launch new flights if they can not be 100% sure they will get kerosene...smh

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  9. OT: Belgrade Airport profit rises by 354%!

    http://www.b92.net/biz/komentari.php?nav_id=1028364

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    1. Svaka cast LYBE i najdraze mi je sto je jedna srpska firma pomogla u toliko neverovatnom radtu.
      INN-NS

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    2. BEG - nauči IATA kodove.

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    3. Meni je zao sto ti ne letis pa ne doprinosis tom fenomenalnom uspehu.

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    4. Good results! This creates a solid foundation for growth and facility expansions that are planned for next year. Let's hope they can also soon invest and sort out the baggage handling issues, so that we can have a full package.

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    5. Od milion pitanja koji potezu ovdasnji klovnovi baggage handling je jedino pravo. To im treba mnogo vise od novih terminala.

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    6. Ja sam pisao icao kod .
      Jedva cekam novi terminal koji ce konacno imati motorizovano sve.
      INN-NS

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    7. Kao neko ko se zamlacivao po tzv praksama dok nije našao posao, moram da ukažem na jednu bitnu sramotu (ne želeći da poričem da je aerodrom ostvario profit).

      Naime, sramota je da zaposleni zapravo rade preko omladinskih zadruga. I to godinama.. Kakve poreze i doprinose plaća aerodrom? Nikakve. I posle se čudimo zašto istovar ne valja, zašto se gubi prtljag itd.. Ljudi u našoj najprofitabilnijoj kompaniji rade za 25k.

      Druga stvar jeste onaj konkurs "za stručno osposobljavanje". Gde traže "najbolje mlade ljude" .

      Zašto stručno osposobljavanje, zašto ne volontiranje? Zato što se po novom zakonu o radu i volonterski rad plaća minimalcem (oko 13k po osobi). Na taj način vi "obučavate" nekoga da za džabe radi obične fizičke poslove ili da rmba na neki drugi način. Evo jedna devojka u komentarima je trebalo da bude "naučena" da pretresa ljude.

      Ali šta ćeš, ako tim jasnim radnicima daš pare koje zaslužuju, onda ćeš morati sa neke druge strane da štipneš, npr plate prosvetarima itd..

      Stvarno sramota za državu, i za aerodrom. I posle čujemo da je neko oružje nestalo sa aerodroma...

      Stefan

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    8. Oces da nam objasnis kako je budzet povezan sa njima?

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  10. OT: two friends of mine who are DJs wll play on Sep12 in KC grad in Savamala. They arrive by plane. What tariff is ok to pay for taxi AP to downtown?
    Anyone has a good idea dor decent food with good wine and brandys. Best locations for this u find rather Donava or Skadrlja area. Any tipps are welcome. Tx

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    1. Tariffs vary but they shouldn't pay more than 1,700 Dinars which is roughly €14, €15.

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    2. http://www.beg.aero/strana/8871/%D0%A1%D0%B0-%D0%90%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0-%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0-%D0%A2%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B0


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    3. Skadarlija is a classic tourist trap but is considered required reading for first time visitors. Savamala is being gentrified and has several other places worth checking out, but for food I would suggest strolling down to Beton Hala area.

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    4. Thanks guys, really appreciated

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  11. OT: Aerodrom Nikola Tesla će izgleda poslušati komentare sa ovog bloga. Navodno će originalni mural iznad ulaska u Terminal 1 biti sačuvan kao umetničko delo. Svaka čast!

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  12. Something related to the topic, for change:

    http://www.vecer.com/clanek/201508186136615

    Letalo Express Airways v Mariboru

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  13. OT: Changes on AZ/EY flights between Italy and AUH

    Alitalia and ETIHAD in winter season is revising operational schedule between Italy and Abu Dhabi, in particular Rome and Venice. Planned schedule adjustment starting 25OCT15 as follow.

    Rome – Abu Dhabi
    Alitalia service from Rome moves from night-time to morning, Abu Dhabi departure moves from morning to overnight
    ETIHAD service from Abu Dhabi moves from overnight to morning hours, Rome departure moves to night-time instead of morning

    AZ853 AUH0225 – 0620FCO 330 D
    EY083 AUH0910 – 1305FCO 332 D

    AZ852 FCO1040 – 1930AUH 330 D
    EY084 FCO2145 – 0640+1AUH 332 D

    AZ853/852 will reduce to 6 weekly (Day x5 from FCO, Day x6 from AUH) from 03JAN16

    Venice – Abu Dhabi
    Alitalia service from Venice moves from night-time to morning hours, Abu Dhabi from morning hours to overnight

    AZ858 VCE1055 – 1950AUH 330 D
    AZ859 AUH0230 – 0630VCE 330 D

    There are no schedule changes for Milan – Abu Dhabi sector.

    Source: http://airlineroute.net/2015/08/18/azey-w15/

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