Serbian businessman ups Portorož Airport stake

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Serbian millionaire Miodrag Kostić has acquired a further 15.2% stake in Aerodrom Portorož, the operator of Portorož Airport, becoming the majority shareholder in the company with a 53.5% stake. The businessman acquired the shares from Luka Koper after purchasing stakes from Istabenz and Fraport Slovenia over the past two years. The remaining shareholders are the Piran Municipality (36.2%) and CPK (10.2%). Mr Kostić, who made his fortunes in the sugar industry, previously acquired the Kempinski Hotel in Portorož, as well as Gorenjska Banka, and is also seeking to buy Marina Portorož. The tycoon's company, the MK Group, previously said, "Portorož has the potential to further develop and increase the number of foreign visitors. That is why we want to develop both the airport and marina. We want to promote Portorož as a high-end destination and it is in our interest to boost the number of flights in order for the airport to work at full capacity". Portorož is the second busiest airport in the country but has no scheduled commercial flights. The lengthening of the airport's runway is seen as crucial for attracting new airlines.

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  1. Good luck with extending the runway .... seems like Mr Kostic may have bitten off more than he can chew on this occasion

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  2. S jedne strane granice a s druge strane nekakvo zasticeno staniste ptica.
    Preko grane ce tesko a u zasticeno podrucije jos teze.

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    1. Ima dovoljno mesta da napravi pistu od 1800 metara. Kliknes na google maps desnim klikom i izmeris. Prosto. Nece on da skuplja goste sa Wizza i sl kompanija.

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    2. They need just extra 200m.

      04.05.2011 ... https://www.delo.si/novice/slovenija/za-dalj-e-letali-ce-portoroz-bi-premaknili-dve-reki.html but still nothing changed.

      Probably now they will allowed to extend runway so that they could sold the airport :)

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  3. Nadam se da država neće kapitulirati i dozvoliti uništavanje prirode zbog nebitnog aerodroma. Trst 40min, Ljubljana sat vremena, a kad Hrvatska uđe u Šengen bit će i Pula. Sasvim dovoljno za turistički promet

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    1. Problem je u tome, kaj nije jednostavno doc iz Ljubljanskog aerodroma npr. do Portoroza. Sa javnim prijevozom ti treba puno previse, iz Pule je jos gore. Smisao vidim u pisti od oko 1600 - 1800 metara, kaj je dovoljno za avione tipa CRJ ili Dash 8.

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    2. A320/B737 have better performance on short runways than CRJ.

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    3. Athos_cro: prvi put da se ti brineš za SLO... :D
      SLO ima puno prirode i neće biti kraj ako ide 1-2 ha prirode.

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  4. Ps. I Cannes ima aerodrom samo za poslovnu avijaciju, a turisti lete u Nice. Nitko nema problem s time.

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    1. Cannes can't accept aircraft heavier than 35 tons, meaning A320/B737s are out, GLEX is out, models G450 and up can't land there and so on.. French Riviera has Nice as the main airport for aviation, but most rich people still prefer to fly to Cannes, Toulon (eventhough it is a shitty military airport), Avignon and Le Castellet. They do not want to fly to Nice and then take a three hour Mercedes S-class ride to St Tropez, while helicopters are unreliable even in the slightest wind. We are talking here for Portorož to become a slightly larger general aviation airport where most of the passenger traffic will come from business jets. Portorož airport was never conceived as a low cost tourist base.

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  5. Crap. Business jets have no trouble landing here and they frequently land without any problems. This is small airport for small airplanes. End of story. He will never get the permit to extend the runway. And it is not only "nekakvo zasticeno staniste ptica", but Sečovlje nature park, and nature parks have highest protection in this country.

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    1. Business jets can only land in POW if they operate privately, meaning they have the owner of the aircraft on board. Commercial business jet flights can't land in POW because of the EASA imposed 60% limit in landing performance calculations.

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