Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is the national airline of Slovenia and a regional member of the Star Alliance. As of 2005 it operates scheduled and charter flights to 43 destinations in 23 countries, mostly in Europe. Its main base and hub is Ljubljana Brnik Airport (LJU).
The airline was established and started operations in 1961 as a charter company with a Douglas DC-6 under the name of Adria Aviopromet (Adria Airways). Later, extra DC-6s were bought from KLM. In 1968, the company changed its name to Inex-Adria Airways and introduced its first jet type, the Douglas DC-9. Its name was changed after aligning with Belgrade-based trading group Interexport, but reverted to the original title after that association ended in May 1986.
In early 1980s, Inex-Adria introduced its first scheduled flights, purchased McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft and became a member of IATA. Its fleet was mostly employed in charter work throughout Europe. On December 1st 1981 Inex-Adria DC-9 crashed in the mountain while approaching Campo Dell'Oro Airport in Ajaccio, Corsica killing 178 Slovenian tourists.
International scheduled flights were added, initially to Larnaca, in November 1983. By the late 1980s, and after the name change back to Adria, it purchased several Airbus A320 aircraft. With the break-up of Yugoslavia, Adria Airways attained the role of Slovenia's flag carrier.
In March 1996 Adria completed its part-privatisation process. On July 23 2002, Bombardier Aerospace appointed Adria Airways as the first Bombardier recognized CRJ heavy maintenance facility in Europe. On November 18, 2004, Adria Airways joined the Star Alliance.
The airline is owned by:
- Kapitalska dru�ba d.d. (KAD) - 56%
- Slovenska od�kodninska dru�ba d.d. (SOD) - 20%
- Daimond d.d. - 6.5%
- Zvon Ena holding - 6%
- Infond investicijska dru�ba d.d. - 5%
- NFD investicijski sklad d.d. - 2%
- Zvon Ena i.d. - 1.5%
- Zlata moneta d.d. - 1%
- Employees and others - 2%
Adria Airways serves the following destinations with scheduled flights from Ljubljana (as of 2005):
- Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands
- Brussels (BRU), Belgium
- Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark
- Dublin (DUB), Ireland
- Frankfurt (FRA), Germany
- Istanbul (IST), Turkey
- London (LGW), United Kingdom
- Manchester (MAN), United Kingdom
- Moscow (SVO), Russia
- Munich (MUC), Germany
- Ohrid (OHD), Republic of Macedonia
- Paris (CDG), France
- Podgorica (TGD), Serbia and Montenegro
- Pristina (PRN), Serbia and Montenegro
- Rome (FCO), Italy (Launch of route: September 2005)
- Sarajevo (SJJ), Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Skopje (SKP), Republic of Macedonia
- Vienna (VIE), Austria
- Warsaw (WAW), Poland (Launch of route: September 2005)
- Z�rich (ZRH), Switzerland
Adria Airways also operates a direct line between Vienna (VIE) and Frankfurt (FRA).
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- Adria Airways Airbus Fleet Detail
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