Saturday, October 10, 2015

Winter 2015/16
Adria Airways

Adria's winter network stabilises following years of cutbacks

The 2015/16 winter season begins on Sunday October 25, with Adria Airways set to make some changes to its network. Following years of cutbacks, the number of frequencies on most services out of its main hub in Ljubljana remain unchanged compared to last year. However, the airline will not maintain one new route launched this summer - Ljubljana - Stockholm. On the other hand, the carrier will add another two weekly flights to Paris from the Slovenian capital for a total of four weekly services, restoring frequencies to the same levels as in winter 2013/14. It will also add an additional weekly flight between Ljubljana and Tirana, while its service from the Albanian to the French capital will now operate via Brussels, instead of nonstop. The new route from Ljubljana to Berlin, launched this summer, will continue to operate during the winter three times per week.

Adria Airways will maintain the same schedule from its Pristina base when compared to last winter, while an additional weekly service will be added between Tirana and Frankfurt. The new Lodz - Amsterdam route, launched this summer, remains in place throughout the winter months as well, while flights from the Polish city to Munich will almost double. The latter is codeshared by Lufthansa. In February, Adria plans to retire its last Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. Munich becomes the airline's most frequented destination, with a total of 29 weekly flights from Ljubljana, Pristina and Lodz.

The 2015/16 winter season runs until March 26, 2016. Please note that the changes listed below are preliminary and based on current availability in the Global Distribution System (GDS). Furthermore, the table below displays the peak weekly frequency on each route during the course of the winter season. EX-YU Aviation News will be bringing you winter season changes for each national carrier in the former Yugoslavia over the coming weeks.

Departing Ljubljana

DestinationFrequency W14/15Frequency W15/16ChangeNotes
Amsterdam33--
Berlin03 3-
Brussels1212--
Copenhagen22--
Frankfrut2020--
Istanbul77--
Moscow66--
Munich1414--
Paris24 2-
Podgorica33--
Prague33--
Pristina66--
Sarajevo44--
Skopje77--
Tirana89 1-
Vienna1212--
Warsaw33--
Zurich1212--


Departing Pristina

DestinationFrequency W14/15Frequency W15/16ChangeNotes
Frankfurt55--
Ljubljana66--
Munich44--

Departing Tirana

DestinationFrequency W14/15Frequency W15/16ChangeNotes
Brussels02 2-
Frankfurt23 1-
Paris02 2via Brussels
Ljubljana89 1-

Departing Lodz

DestinationFrequency W14/15Frequency W15/16ChangeNotes
Amsterdam04 4-
Munich611 5-

36 comments:

  1. It's nice to see that after so many years they are actually not reducing flights anywhere this winter!

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  2. Nine weekly flights to Tirana? That's impressive to say the least. I suppose most passengers on this route are connecting onwards?

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    1. Yep double daily on Wednesday and Thursday with departure time from Tirana at 4.55 AM.

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    2. Thanks. They've really positioned themselves well there. I wouldn't be surprised if in summer it gets increased to even double daily flights.

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    3. Because there in Tirana pople have to suffer from lack of low cost airlines so have to pay Adria tickets over 300-700 euros to European cites elsewhere !

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    4. If the Albanian market was large enough there would be low cost airlines such as W6, FR, U2 flying to TIA.
      But it is not.
      Albanian passengers should be grateful that Adria gave them a chance and they can fly to/from Tirana instead of taking the gastarbeiter buses.

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    5. I would expect Adria to fly some lines from Albania to Italy.

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    6. Yes sure AnonymousOctober 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM
      Albanian passengers should be very grateful to be able to pay ridicilous prices so the have the honour to fly with a world wide reknown carrier such as Adria.. and when they pay eur 3 for water on board... that the Feeling of perfection is complete

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  3. Their Warsaw flights will be hit hard when LOT launches flights. Adria flies their only 3x per week, while LOT will fly 6 weekly. And unlike in Adria you can actually get water for free on LOT. Adria's only advantage could be if LOT uses Dash 8s instead of their Embraers.

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    1. Warsaw-Ljubljana is way too long to be doing it in a propeller.

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  4. Interesting to see that TIA-CDG didn't work out for them. I just looked on their website and they are only offering flights via LJU to CDG.

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    1. Not many Albanian tourists in Paris.
      Plus many of the gastarbeiter where "disposed" off by Liam Neeson in the first Taken film!

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    2. Maybe it had something to do with Transavia introducing (seasonal) flights from Paris?
      Then once winter came they decided that they needed the aircraft somewhere else, like LJU for example.

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    3. CDG is served via BRU, the same flight and aircraft;
      TIA-BRU-CDG-BRU-TIA

      It is a mistake in the article.

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    4. Indicative if its no longer served nonstop

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  5. I'm sorry but this network is a bit underwhelming. They have daily flights only to Star Alliance hubs - Brussels, Istanbul, Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich.

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    1. Hardly surprising, having in mind their positioning within *A.

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  6. I am more keen to know wheatr JP will introduce some new lines on sumer 2016? It was about BCN or MAD and even Rome

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    1. I think it's fantastic that they are keeping Berlin, more options for connecting passengers and more choice when flying out of LJU.
      I hope next winter they keep ARN.

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    2. I hope for next year that they keep operations from MBX also...

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  7. This is such a weird network.
    I'm curious to know which routes are -economically- (bringing money and not loosing it) profitable?
    Any real data available?

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    1. I don't find it too weird. However, with just 1 more CRJ aircarft based in LJU they could serve a much larger destination network: LCY 6x weekly, plus DUS, HAM, STR, ARN, TLV all 3x weekly! Now that would be a rather proper and strong network - possible just with one more 70-seater or 90-seater aircraft! I would especially deem LCY as potentially very profitable, airport taxes there are not as high as many folks would think, should be possible to get a slot there at a more or less acceptable time (I guess JP can be flexible with the arr/dep time there). And they would have a massive advantage in contrast to LGW, LTN, STN where you need 1-2 hrs to go to central London.

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    2. and you would land at LCY with what airliner?

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    3. Too bad JP didn't went with EMB series to begin with. It turned out to be much better product overall.

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    4. Agree. I think it would be great if they had EMBs instead of CRJs. But hey, they don't actually own their planes, so maybe some day soon ... :p

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  8. TIA-CDG is served via BRU, the same flight and aircraft;
    TIA-BRU-CDG-BRU-TIA

    It is a mistake in the article.

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  9. Ot: ASL made another commercial, this time to spread the word of their newest features. Not bad.

    http://youtu.be/YxQLT8DUChw

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    1. The voice is so annoying though... it's not a bad commercial but it's nothing wow.

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    2. Isn't New York the "city that never sleeps"???

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  10. I wonder how they could have missed BNX!

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  11. well thats not many frequencies actually if you look that AMS, BER, CPH, PRG, SJJ, WAW etc are all not served more than thrice a week.

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  12. New York? Are u for real. Only if you are thinking about thousands of homeless people sleeping on New York streets and under bridges. Lovely commercial with the UK accent..Good job guts

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    1. To the rest of the planet New York is the "city that never sleeps", not Belgrade. Sorry.


      https://youtu.be/xMfz1jlyQrw

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  13. in January Adria will take over a -700 version ex LH Cityline

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  14. what about lodz-paris?

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