Sunday, October 30, 2016

Adria considering new markets


The Slovenian government has taken the initiative of concluding Air Service Agreements with several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia as Adria Airways has shown interest in potentially serving those markets. They include Iraq, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. "The introduction of scheduled flights between Slovenia and these three countries is in the economic interest of all sides involved. Adria is already examining the possibility of adding these markets to its network. It is important that the legal framework and required internal procedures are prepared so the airline can immediately launch flights when it finds that all market conditions have been met", the government said in a statement.

Adria itself has not publicly commented on its future network development but has expressed interest in serving Ukraine. In a statement, the Slovenian carrier hinted at future expansion, "The new features in the winter timetable are just the beginning of changes to Adria's timetable and flight network. Adria Airways remains committed to providing a safe and comfortable service and to guaranteeing passengers the best possible travel experience. It will continue to build up its services and will be adding even more weekly flights in the future, thus offering passengers an even better choice of connections". The airline now offers shorter connecting times in Ljubljana as it begins to shift towards its new strategy of transforming Ljubljana Airport into a transfer hub.

Recently, the government of Turkmenistan and officials from Slovenia expressed interest in establishing direct air links between Ashgabat and Ljubljana in a bid to boost cooperation between the two countries, the Turkmen Foreign Minister said following talks with Slovenia’s Ambassador in October. Furthermore, it has been suggested that Adria is also considering two new destinations in the Middle East, to be launched during the 2017 summer season. So far this year, Adria has suspended flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul and Stockholm and downgraded its Berlin operations to seasonal flights only. Furthermore, it cancelled plans to launch services from the Slovenian capital to Cologne. However, this winter sees the airline boost frequencies on a number of routes.

61 comments:

  1. Well that's thinking outside of the box big time...

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    1. Thinking about it and actually doing something, are worlds apart my friend ....

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  2. Adria reeks of desperation. Let's see who goes belly up first, JP or YM... then again OU isn't too far behind especially once money from LHR slots is spent.

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  3. Isn't Adria private now? Why is the government suggesting to it where to fly?

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    1. I do not see any problem if diplomacy is opening new opportunies and markets. Economy diplomcy must work full speed. Eventhough the government signs some agreements and aviation is one of such. If Adria even if it is privat is slovenaian carrier and will by itself decide to take agvantage or not...it os no diffrent in other industries. We pay our gov to be a frontmaan in some cases

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    2. Yes, this is a model example what diplomacy should do. This is probably 80% of what the diplomatic services do for their country. Defend and promote economic interest of the companies that pay taxes to you.

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    3. When was the last time Adria was paying any taxes to Slovenia? No profit, no tax.

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    4. It does not work like that. British steelworks make enormous losses and are owned by Indian Tata, but British government still does everything to protect and promote the.

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  4. Since they are just considering it and "all market conditions must be met" I doubt anything will come of it. I think Iran and Israel are locked in for next year and they might add Ukraine

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  5. Ardia c*cksidering new markets

    olala serh gut.

    Those stories make such an acward reputation to the management. They can consider whatever they want, unless it is going to be a plan. Those infos about considering is such a bolloc...

    Wish that current management and parent company would be more professional.

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    1. Actually it is the government that said Adria is considering these flights. In the article it says clearly "Adria itself has not publicly commented on its future network development but has expressed interest in serving Ukraine".

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    2. okay, but who is the owner? SLO shoud be just a spectrator, not a stakeholder in this situation. They sold a company and now are trying to influence.

      Management should prevent any those actions in a violent way.

      Its like I sold to you something and then I am telling you what to do with it.

      Such a mess. Politics.

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    3. I agree with you on that one.

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    4. You two are basically arguing that USA should not protect the rights of Exxon Mobile or Microsoft because they are not state-owned?
      Wow! Just wow!

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    5. Wow Anon 11.13 you are so smart! :)

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    6. ANONYMOUS 11 : 13 AM your example is right only in the first part, and that's because yes USA must protect their companies but USA must NOT interfere and telling them what products to build! Do you understand the difference?

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  6. Second day in row OU's A320 to LHR is delayed due to a technical issue. Does anyone know what's going on?

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    1. Their on time performance has been really terrible lately ... technical issues seem to be a constant with their fleet.

      What's happening ?

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    2. Also someone mentioned on here that their Q400s are having many, many problems.

      Could it be that they are saving up on maintenance?

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    3. Yes, they had to cut corners somewhere since bookings dropped this winter. Their numbers will drop despite ZAG recording a modest growth.

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  7. Sorry for the OT but is it possible that JU had only five departures this morning?

    TXL
    DUS
    ZRH
    VIE
    FCO

    14 departures this afternoon.

    Could it be that they are making stronger their evening bank because there are almost no night flights?

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  8. subota 29.10.
    Zagreb-Paris CDG 15:40 AF A318

    cca 92% pun. Vrlo malo slobodnih mjesta, nešto slobodnih u businessu.

    subota 29.10.
    Paris CDG - London LHR 19:05 AF A319
    100% pun, ko šipak, ni jednog mjesta, pa čak ni u businessu

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    1. Dobro za CDG-LHR nije cudno ali odlicna popunjenost iz ZAG posebno za ovo doba godine.

      Nadam se da ce takva popunjenost ostati i tokom ostatka zime

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    2. Purger - i am curious to know what does AF offer on board, given all the recent discussion around catering and meals on board. Do you have to buy food and beverages, or, do they give anything for free ?

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    3. They give you a crappy cracker and a drink... pretty pathetic.

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    4. That's strange. On my recent flight with AF from AMS to CDG, they served a rather tasty sandwich with alcohol stocked bar service thereafter. I'm surprised they would serve only a cracker for a much longer flight to ZAG?

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    5. ZAG-CDG

      2 French macaroons, but you can have more if you want (I did, they were delicious)
      you can choose alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
      coffee

      CDG-LHR
      not so tasty sandwich
      alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
      coffee

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  9. Looks like INI is experiencing issues with fog. Wizz from Malmo has been making circles over the city, landing now.

    Nice to see that FR's first flight to Weeze landed safely and it departed back. :)

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    1. It is an airport which does not need an ILS (like every civilized one in Europe) as it's never foggy. Year, you bet it's not...

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    2. I think they are getting ILS in 2017.

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  10. I'm glad things are finally progressing at Adria. I look forwards to see what they have planned for summer 2017.

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  11. Ok I know most people will disagree but I think Iraq would not be so ludicrous especially somewhere like Ebrbil. They obviously want to position Adria as a transfer airline.

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    1. Maybe they should consider Mosul as well... someone needs to fly all those Islamists to Germany and Sweden. :D

      Kidding, Erbil is a cash cow for many airlines.

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  12. 1.destination that would work at least for the summer season 2016 is Astana Kazakhstan as long as ticket prices are well priced.Why? From January 1. 2017 visas are not necessary for citizens of Slovenia and Austria and many others. It,s a new destination tourist market is starving for new safe and well priced destination. Kazakhstan is the right choice, at least in summer. Tourism is not well developed out of the main trail but everyone can find something interesting. Current operators Air Astana, Lufthansa and few others have high prices because it was only a oil market business destination. Turkish and Ukrainian are the only competitors for Adria there (and Austrian in summer).just put competitive prices 3_4 flights x week can be easily filled especially during the tematic Expo 2017 from June 10th till September 10th.Can you do it Adria?

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    1. Typo for the summer season 2017

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    2. KLM is not so competitive on this route. Price policy and other ,internal, issues

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    3. In fact I.m95% sure that during summer and Expo time a flight can depart every second day and will be always full ... Read with competitive price policy.

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    4. Are you serious?! Summer in Kazakhstan is utter hell, no same person would like to go there. Kazakhstan cannot survive as a tourist destination alone, it needs year-round business traffic which is much higher-yielding.

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    5. Are you serious? Summer in Kazakhstan is utter hell, no sane person would like to go there. Kazakhstan cannot survive as a tourist destination alone, it needs year-round business traffic which is much higher-yielding.

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    6. Summer: Astana for Expo 2017, Almaty night temp. is fine, daytime is hot but very dry not so bad, in summer air pollution is low. Altai region is fantastic in summer etc.

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    7. Silk road is hot yes but not impossible to travel. Many foreign travellers in summer. Peak vacation time.

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  13. Astana and Ashgabat should work. I am not sure about Iraq.Iran (Tehran) would be better choice.

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  14. Dobro je sto JP razmislja o novim trzistima gde bi i oni imali vecu korist nego na nekim dosadasnjim idejama.
    INN-NS

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    1. OT
      Zanimljivo je da F7 planira da obnovi flotu sa Q400 i da tako zameni dosadasnju flotu .
      Ovo je svakako odlicno za ovu kompaniju.
      INN-NS

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    2. ta kompanija dogodine u ovo vreme nece postojati, kao ni JP.

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    3. Bas tako poslednji anon... F7 bas kao i AB su simboli EY promasaja u Evropi

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  16. Koncepcija JP, ali i OU poznata pod pseudonimom KAO GUSKE U MAGLI !

    Postenije bi bilo reci da samo izvrsavaju naloge uskoro i zvanicnog vlasnika LH grupe.

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  17. They talk a lot ...

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  18. On my personal opinion, JP is lacking strategy. They seem to have mini projects in different parts with no strong basis. They can try and apply other strategies such as Luxair or airmalta. They have no seasonal holiday destinations such as Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey. They need more interline agreements with airlines like Virgin Atlanic, Qantas, US airlines.
    Slovenia is one of the richest and most developed countries in the former bloc, so there is no reason for this not to work out.

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  19. JP seems to be operating some flights for OS. Just now they are operating VIE-MXP with their CRJ-900.

    Anyone have more info?

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    1. There was an article here a few months back that JP will operate some OU flights because of a pilot shortage.

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    2. Ok, I understand about OU but didn't they just operate some OS flights in the summer?

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    3. Sorry I meant they did flights for Austrian.

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    4. More information here
      http://www.exyuaviation.com/p/adria-to-operate-some-austrian-airlines.html

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    5. God bless you, many thanks!

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  20. OT Question...

    Guys do any of you have info what happened to a JU DC-9 that it had to make a "forced" landing at Kovin Airport in 1998?

    Came across the on the web and had no idea that it even occurred.

    Thanks!

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  21. OT
    Dvadesetak dana je odavno prošlo. Da li to znači da nema ništa od ovoga?

    http://www.juznevesti.com/Ekonomija/I-treci-avio-prevoznik-uskoro-leti-sa-niskog-aerodroma.sr.html

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