Monday, November 27, 2017

Adria Switzerland to shut Lugano base

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Adria Airways Switzerland has made a definitive decision to shut its Lugano base and suspend scheduled flights as of January 1. The airline previously hinted at the move, noting it would focus on becoming an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease) provider instead. The carrier currently maintains scheduled services from Lugano to Rome and Geneva. According to Klaus Platzer, the CEO of Adria Airways Switzerland, an investment of some one million francs would have been required into the reservation system in order for the flights to continue beyond December 31. "Considering we carry 100.000 passengers each year, such an investment would never have been worth it", Mr Platzer said. He added that 4K Invest, the parent company of Adria Airways and its Swiss subsidiary, purchases loss making companies in a bid to turn them around within five to seven years before selling them off. Local authorities have expressed their disappointment with Adria's decision. Adria Airways Switzerland will cease operating ATR72 aircraft at the start of 2018 and will only retain six Saab 2000 turboprops.

20 comments:

  1. What will happen with the SAABs? Now that Adria has extra aircraft lying around, they could operate the SKP-TGD-SJJ route the government is offering subsidies for

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    1. didn't u write u will switch to OS because the SAABs r not comfortable?

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    2. Yes I did, and? I still stand by that comment.

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    3. so why r u recommending it to others if you find it uncomfortable?

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    4. That type of aircraft is fine for a 30 minute flight

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  2. Something big is happening at Adria... More then 20 new copilots are on training, more then 10 new captains, there are rumors that 3 new CRJ are coming in spring...

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    1. Is this for real, or are you just trolling?

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    2. Why would anyone lie on the internet?

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    3. No, he/she is not trolling.

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    4. @ AnonymousNovember 27, 2017 at 11:33 AM:
      Can you share the link to the job offer/vacancy? Thanks.

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  3. Da li ti mislis da ce iko normalan od pilota da im ostane?

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    1. a zasto nebi bolje su jim plate nego kod air serbia ili croatia da ne pricamo o eurowingsu

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    2. Ovo su svajcarci. Mozda su pocetnici lete na turbopropovima, ali su svajcarci ne mogu da zive od kikirikija kolike su plate u adriji
      za tamosnje cene zivota. Nema adrija na raspolaganju toliko kapetana za turbopropove.

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  4. Now I'm pretty sure AA(4K) didn't buy Darwin on their own or that it was their idea.

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  5. Something is happening in Adria those days, but in negative way...
    ATRs are gone from end of last week, transfered to Saarbrucken. In addition, some flights have been canceled during weekend and even today, Vienna flights have been operated by other companies (F100 and B738), while a fleet of CRJs, Saabs and even one A319 are sitting on the apron... so whats's going on? Crew problems??

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    1. ATR will be return to leasor, A319 AAP is on C check, AAR fly for Volkswagen, 2 CRJ900 fly for OS and both will be back on 30.11.2017. Nothing dramatical happening right now, just not enought planes for all plans and a lot of AdHoc charters.

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    2. If u write JP customer relations an email it takes weeks to be answered. This already tells a lot. Had 3 cases fm travel agencies reporting this

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  6. JP will probl act more and more as the CR9 operator for LH LX OS there where a CR9 ops is best economical option. Smart move
    Leasing old planes and wetleasing own a/c is saving them bucks
    German style: SLO people are 2nd class people so let them fly cheap old ac and we even earn money with it. Welcome to reality...

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  7. Sadly, this is the beginning of the end for Darwin Airline.

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    1. unfortunately, it is already the end, Darwin has filed for insolvency:

      https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-11-27/switzerlands-darwin-airline-files-insolvency

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