Adria Airways will suspend several of its routes, including flights from Ljubljana to Stockholm, as well as services from Tirana to Paris and Brussels this month. Furthermore, the carrier has cancelled its planned new route from the Slovenian capital to Cologne. Adria has confirmed it will terminate its service to the Swedish capital as of April 10. The airline maintains two weekly flights on the route. Services to Cologne, which were initially planned to launch three times per week on March 28, were pushed back to April 20 before being scrapped. The airline says passengers who have already booked tickets will be offered alternative transport or refunded. In January, Adria suspended its daily service from the Slovenian capital to Istanbul.
The airline is scheduled to operate its last nonstop service from Tirana to Paris this Thursday. Ticket sales have been suspended thereafter. While flights to Brussels have been temporarily cancelled until April 13 due to the recent terrorist attacks at the Belgian airport, no tickets have been put on sale afterwards, indicating that this service will be suspended as well. Flights from Tirana to both Paris and Brussels were launched last summer and operated three times per week. During the 2015/16 winter season, the two were linked, with the airline operating flights to the French capital via Brussels. The Slovenian carrier will maintain services from Tirana to Ljubljana, Frankfurt and Munich, with the latter launched only last week.
Adria Airways was purchased by the German turnaround fund, 4K Invest, last month. At the time, the airline's new CEO, Arno Schuster, said there would be no major changes to the network. "We want growth with the existing network and we want to make it more efficient", Mr Schuster said. Last week, it was announced Adria would launch new flights from its hub in the Polish city of Lodz to Paris. In addition, yesterday the Slovenian carrier scheduled its previously announced new service from Poland's 21st largest city, Olsztyn, to Munich. Flights will operate three times per week starting June 17. The airport is Poland's newest, opened only this January. Adria is also tipped to announce new services from Rzeszow, in south-eastern Poland, to Paris.