Thursday, March 2, 2017

Summer 2017 - Adria Airways


Adria Airways will increase frequencies on a number of destinations out of its main hub in Ljubljana during the upcoming summer season, which begins on Sunday, March 26. Despite plans to launch services to Tehran and Ukraine, these have been omitted from Adria's preliminary summer network. The Slovenian carrier will introduce an additional weekly flight from Ljubljana to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow and Paris, as well as an extra two weekly service to Sarajevo, Skopje and Warsaw. At this point, Adria has no plans to expand its bases outside of Slovenia, with services from Pristina, Tirana and Lodz to see minor reductions over the summer when compared to last year. Furthermore, the airline will not be resuming any of its flights from Olsztyn and Rzeszow in Poland.

Facing stiff competition, the Slovenian carrier will suspend its two weekly seasonal summer service from Ljubljana to London Gatwick. Late last year, easyJet introduced the same service, complementing its route from London Stansted. Furthermore, Wizz Air plans to boost capacity between London Luton and Ljubljana with the introduction of a 230-seat Airbus A321 aircraft from September 17. Despite commencing flights to Berlin last summer and plans for the route to be operated on a seasonal summer basis, the German capital has been removed from the airline's route network. Furthermore, Adria will not be resuming flights from Pristina to London Luton, which were introduced last June. On the other hand, Wizz Air will start its own service between the two cities next month.

The 2017 summer season runs until October 28. 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 summer season. EX-YU Aviation News will bring you summer season changes for each national carrier from the former Yugoslavia over the coming weeks.

Departing Ljubljana

DestinationFrequency S2016Frequency S2017Change   Notes
Amsterdam45 1-
Berlin30▼ 3-
Brussels1313--
Copenhagen45 1-
Frankfurt2121--
London-Gatwick20▼ 2 -
Manchester22- resumes MAY27
Moscow67 1-
Munich1414--
Paris78 1-
Podgorica33--
Prague33--
Pristina1313--
Sarajevo46 2-
Skopje1012 2-
Tel Aviv22-resumes JUN25
Tirana1111--
Vienna1313--
Warsaw35 2-
Zurich2020--


Departing Pristina

DestinationFrequency S2016Frequency S2017Change  Notes
Frankfurt77--
Ljubljana1313--
London-Luton20▼ 2-
Munich44--
Malmo11-resumes MAY03

Departing Tirana

DestinationFrequency S2016Frequency S2017ChangeNotes
Frankfurt33--
Ljubljana1111--
Munich43▼ 1-

Departing Lodz

DestinationFrequency S2016Frequency S2017ChangeNotes
Amsterdam40▼ 4-
Munich1210▼ 2-

104 comments:

  1. Shame they gave up on London from both LJU and PRN without putting up a fight against Easy/Wizz.

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    1. It would have been a futile fight. Better focus you resources elsewhere. Wizz and easy are just too strong.

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    2. Even though they gave up on London they seem to be competing well against LOT to Warsaw and they are increasing frequencies to Amsterdam despite Transavia launching flights next month.

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    3. I think they are cooperating rather than competing with LO.

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    4. same for Berlin

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  2. Why are you so god damn expensive to fly with from ZRH? All I want is to visit LJU but i'm not going to pay more than 300 CHF for a ZRH-LJU when ZRH-BEG is only 190 CHF.

    Same goes for Croatia and ZAG....

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    1. They are the only airlines flying those routes so they probably inflated the prices whereas from BEG you have more choice plus the option of Wizz to Switzerland as well.

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    2. Well, since they face no competition they maybe rather sell at higher fares and maybe having volumes anyway even without lower end leisure passengers on the route. So if that is the case, absolutely no need to lower the fares.

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    3. its called "milking it"

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    4. It is called using (rare) advantages :)

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    5. ZRH-FRA is worse
      Same day return travel is around 800 chf. Good that ICE takes 3.5h only

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  3. Is it just me or does it look like they will be leasing out planes again? Because they will have 3 extra aircraft this year compared to last but the increases will only require an additional 1 plane.

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    1. Maybe the two planes Croatia Airlines is apparently getting will come from Adria?

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    2. Who knows. Maybe Air Serbia also leases the CRJ900 after having a good experience with the plane last year.

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    3. Adria need all his planes from June because this year will be a lot of summer charters to Greece, Spain, Turkye, etc.

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    4. Ah ok thanks :)

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    5. This winter OU planned to lease a CRJ900 from JP to test the plane ahead of the summer season but the deal fell through.

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    6. Yeah they will also be operating those Skoda charters

      http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/01/adria-to-operate-skoda-charters.html

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  4. You can see that JP is back to building a base in LJU and these are some great news. Seems like they were a bit lost and confused over the last several years.

    I am surprised they are not going back to Berlin. I thought this would be a solid market for them especially with the feed they could get from SJJ, SKP, TIA...

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    1. I agree. I'm really happy their focus is back on LJU. Also surprised about Berlin but it's good to see them growing from LJU again nonetheless.

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    2. Germany is probably served well enough via MUC and FRA. And VIE.

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  5. The way things are going there will be a strike at Adria soon. No deal has been reached over collective agreements between pilots and the management... We will see what will happens.

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    1. Do you have more details?

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    2. What's there to discuss? The management didn't extend the current agreement, the pilots reject theirs, therefore a strike is coming up. That way, the incompetent management will have an escape goat should things go sour in Adria. You know, the pilots screwed up everything and we were doing so great.

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  6. A bit disappointing. Yes it's great they added a few frequencies from LJU but I was hoping for a more aggressive network especially since they have excess aircraft. I was hoping they would follow thorough with their plans for Kiev, Tehran and spread their wings a bit.

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  7. Nice that they finally have daily flights to Moscow. Amsterdam and Copenhagen should be the same..

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  8. Is a plane really necessary to be based in Lodz anymore? Their CRJ700 there seems to be quite underutilized.

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    1. Do they have a plane based in Tirana too?

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  9. If they want to establish themselves as a transfer airline between Balkans and Eastern Europe to Western Europe then they have to fly more than 3pw to place like Podgorica. They seem to be on the right track with Sarajevo.

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    1. But they have more than daily flights to Tirana, Pristina, Skopje. Plus they have a codeshare with Montenegro Airlines on the Ljubljana flights and I think MGX flies 3 times per week as well.

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    2. SPU or DBV (seasonal) and Mostar 3x weekly are missing

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  10. Why is Theran not on the list? As far as the route network is concerned, it's utterly disappointing. The new management adopted the same strategy that was in use until Anzur took over, LJU hub with ACMI operation. We saw what happened to the finances, why should it be any different now?!

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    1. Agree. I do not know what happened with Tehran. Maybe they introduce it later. Saw their planned schedule (with flight numbers) for Tehran with my own eyes. But seems like they cut it at the last minute.

      I also thought the same about this new/old strategy which didn't work out the first time.

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    2. With flights to Teheran is not that easy. Iran wants that Adria insured the planes also in Iran not just in Slovenia and that cost a lot. Teheran is on hold now but will be introduced some time in 2017.

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    3. The funny thing with the new management is, they think that low cost operators do not impose any risk to Adria. What a joke! Just wait until Ryanair starts flying FRA-LJU. We'll see how your old/new strategy works out then. A**holes!

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    4. I think it's better to start serving OTP, SOF and KBP before IKA

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    5. This was the Tehran schedule:

      3 times per week 1,4,5
      JP718/JP719
      dep LJU 8.35 p.m, arr 6.10 a.m. (+1)

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    6. Oh btw the arr time is the arrival back in Ljubljana. Don't know what happened with these planned flights but I think @anon @ 9.31 is right.

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    7. The original plan was also for CDG, SKP, TIA goes duble daily.

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  11. So Adria was the first casualty in the war on the London-Ljubljana route. Not surprised really but I do fear what will happen to them when one day more LCCs penetrate the market in Slovenia.... if that day ever comes!

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    1. It doesn't necessarily have to hurt Adria. London is a special case because you have another 2 airlines competing on the same route and you were serving it only seasonally anyway. But look at Brussels. It's doing more than fine for Adria and they compete against Wizz.

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    2. On BRU route, Adria takes leftovers, plus it's not exactly comparable with LGW or STN, since Easy is now flying to LGW as was Adria last year. Wizz on the other hand is flying to CRL not BRU.

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    3. BRU is a special route, even price-wise. Most passengers are politicians, who don't care whether the ticket is 50 or 5000 EUR.

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  12. I am actually quite happy with the schedule. Having in mind Adria's finances from a few years ago it will take time for them to stabilize and this is going in the right direction.

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    1. By the time they stabilise their finances, it'll be too late. Transavia is coming in April, Ryanair is apparently in talks with LJU, that only leaves out Norwegian. Against the LCCs, Adria stands no chance.

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  13. Why do none of the ex-yu airlines fly to Spain?

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    1. Obviously not enough demand.

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    2. Adria used to fly to Spain a few years ago.

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    3. OU flies seasonally.

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    4. there is demand but you cannot comepete with the lcc's on routes to Spain

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    5. Barcelona, is it?

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  14. 81 weekly flights to LH's hubs o.O why don't LH just take JP over and finish with it

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    1. because JP is cheaper then LH (operational)

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    2. Why would LH want to take over JP? They can fly MUC,FRA,VIE from LJU themselves with LH aircraft.

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  15. An improvement on before. All the best to Adria.

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  16. I’m still not sold to this multi-hub system. Can’t see how it improves their balance sheets.

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  17. This is not that bad. The way they butchered last year's summer schedule this actually looks decent.

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  18. Nice to see some increases, especially to AMS, CDG, WAW. I do think that ex-YU frequencies should be improved and have they ever thought about introducing OTP, SOF, ATH?

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    1. Air Serbia gets a lot of passengers transferring from Ljubljana onto flights to Athens and Thessaloniki. But interestingly Aegean is not returning to Ljubljana this year.

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  19. OT

    This summer Turkish Airlines' 5 out of 7 flights to Belgrade will be operated by the B739. The rest are B738.

    TK has two versions:

    V1: 16/135
    V2: 16/153

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    1. What about other 7 flights because they have total 14?

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  20. What about Rome and Milan? There must be huge demand between Slovenia and Italy.

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    1. Slovenia is only in demand during holidays - May, August, December. Outside of these months you only have a handfull Italians travelling to Slovenia

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  21. Even with all these increases their network is still weak. But they are on the right track. Let's hope they keep reinforcing Ljubljana as a hub.

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  22. I still don't understand 4k's strategy in respects to Adria. Will they try to turnaround the company and then sell them or are they in it for the long haul.

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  23. So more good news for Skopje! Nice to see they are increasing frequencies despite the SKP being Wizz land.

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  24. If Adria's pilots go on strike, it's pretty much game over ...

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    1. They threaten with s strike every year around this time but always manage to make a deal. I think it will be the same this year too. They threatened with a strike last year.

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    2. Actually, only when the collective agreement is coming to an end.

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  25. Sorry but I was expecting much much more from Adria this summer. How disappointing.

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  26. OT: February

    Zagreb
    153.075 / 154.679
    +1,04%
    +1.604 pax

    Slabo!

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    1. ne....
      broj letova
      2016: 2814
      2017: 2570
      -8,7%

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    2. Well that's a shame... I was expecting at least 5%. Do we know why growth slowed down?

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    3. Cargo is up though:

      787 t vs. 843 t

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    4. It's because February had a day less otherwise growth would be around 5%

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    5. 1 day would generate another 3% growth?

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    6. You mean 4% growth not 3%

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    7. Average number of daily pax at ZAG in the 2nd half of February is around 6.000 pax. So 1 x extra day would yield in +5% difference. Decent considering the shrinked winter timetable.

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    8. Don't understand your point at all... BEG managed to achieve growth with 1 day less in Feb....

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    9. I agree, there should have been stronger growth here. What went wrong? Who cut flights besides OK and BA?

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    10. Seems like most airports in ex-YU will have strong growth in February, I heard that SKP will be around 15%. If this is true then there is something really strange in Zagreb. Second month that they are underperforming.

      If they continue like then then SPU will come really close to overtaking them this year.

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    11. There is nothing strange. It's a shrinked winter schedule. ZAG has maintained +7% throughout winter so far but february due to already explained reasons. ZAG too is a seasonal airport and most announced increases for 2017. will be happening May-December. Its a simple math...past winters were around +7% as well.

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    12. But this February there is absolutely no growth, in the past there was. So something is wrong or the market is peaking unless more is invested in bringing tourists during this month.

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    13. Don't forget the hike in fees that took place this year. Flying out of Zagreb became more expensive.

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    14. Well, with almost 10% reduction of flts no wonder

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    15. I think JU's cuts were far more extreme.

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    16. Shit... this sucks. I was hoping for at least 8% growth. This is pathetic.

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    17. Based on general growth and increased demand, especially from tourists visiting Zagreb. I guess we will have to wait for spring before any real numbers start to show. Still, 3.4 is possible this year.

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    18. 1%, but that's simply ridiculous

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    19. I was expecting at least 5% based on the current state of the Croatian economy which is having somewhat of pretty decent recovery.

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    20. Well you should take a look at the number of flights,and the size od aircrafts (MTOW) on february,and compare that with other months. You Will sve zvat by all accounts we should have decline this month,so this is great that number of pax grew.

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    21. As Renato has said, there was a decline in # of flights. It's a typical winter shrinkage. Airlines simply reduced their # of flights. While doing that, an airport naturally looses a small number of pax, as there are a bit less connections possible. December and January were +7% and +9%, so this is not a trend. 1 day difference makes a 4 to 5% difference in pax numbers. So, it's all OK. ZAG should be around +6% in March. Starting May, there are: Monarch, OU new flights, then in June: EK, LOT/CSA increases, Air Transat increases...Norwegian etc. The significant growth will start appearing in May. It is very predictable if you look at the planned # of flights.

      This winter should have been in the red had there not been demand, as there is that gap with TAP missing, Swiss, Pula Airport was closed too, Fly Dubai "gap" etc.

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    22. Jesus, where do you see logic in thinking the figure should be bigger? If there were 8% less flights compared to last year because some of the airlines stopped flying plus some reductions, this is a number that was expected. Some logic wouldn't hurt.

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    23. @PetarMarch 3, 2017 at 8:36 AM

      The million dollar question is: why there was a decline in number of flights from the already 'reduced' winter schedule if the demand was there?

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  27. Uninspiring. But good news for Ljubljana Airport as large growth should continue during the summer.

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  28. Why doesn't Adria start SKP-FRA service? They already serve FRA out of TIA and PRN. It's a new route and they would be able to take advantage of the incentives being offered. They would cannibalize some of their LJU connecting traffic, but it would be offset by additional traffic diverted from ZAG, VIE, and possibly IST. It would also provide SKP with the much needed connection to Europe's mega hubs (LHR, FRA, CDG, etc)

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  29. It seems that Adria will increase flights to Amsterdam (6), Podgorica (7) and Sarajevo (7).

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