- Adria Airways
airline = Adria Airways
logo_size = 190px
IATA = JP
ICAO = ADR
callsign = ADRIA
parent = Kapitalska družba d.d.
founded = 1961
key_people = Tadej Tufek (President)
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
Miles & More
lounge = Senator Lounge
fleet_size = 13 (+3 orders)
destinations = 25
website = http://www.adria.si
Adria Airways d.d. is an
airlinebased in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is the national airline of Slovenia and a regional member of the Star Alliance. It operates international scheduled services throughout Europeand charter services to destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Its main base and hub is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.
The airline was established and started operations in 1961 as a charter company with a
Douglas DC-6[http://www.amadeus.com/amadeus/x65425.html Adria Airways to join Star Alliance Common Information Technology Platform] ] 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 the early 1980s, Inex-Adria introduced its first scheduled flights, purchased
McDonnell Douglas MD-80aircraft and became a member of IATA. Its fleet was mostly employed in charter work throughout Europe. 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 A320aircraft. With the break-up of Yugoslavia, Adria Airways attained the role of Slovenia's flag carrier. In the early 1990s, it was an unsuccessful take-over target of the Albert Group led by Evan Hammer.
In March 1996, Adria completed its part-privatisation process. On
July 23 2002, Bombardier Aerospaceappointed Adria Airways as the first Bombardier recognized CRJ heavy maintenance facility in Europe. On November 18, 2004, Adria Airways joined the Star Alliance. Adria Airways is a regional member of the alliance.
In 2001, Adria Airways recorded a large decrease in the number of annual passengers as a result of the
September 11, 2001 attacks. The company operated with a loss for the next five years. In 2006, the company recorded a minimal profit and transported its first annual millionth passenger. In 2007 Adria Airways carried 1 136 431 passengers and made a profit of 420 000 euros for the year. For 2008, Adria Airways is planning 12% growth in income, which should ensure the company's profitability. The company has 592 employees. [ [http://www.adria.si/en/aboutAdriaAirways.cp2?uid=852E6320-2E2F-CF74-EC15-3EE0116215E2&linkid=pressCenter&cid=1EECF9DA-8927-9BB6-0A4F-A7474CA4A12E Adria Airways shows a profit for last year – two new CRJ900 aircraft in May 2007] , January 2007 Press Release]
As of April 2008, Adria Airways operates scheduled flights to the following destinations: [cite web
title = Adria Airways summer timetable 2008
url = http://www.adria.si/bin?bin.svc=obj&bin.id=14E879C8-0E9D-1280-48A2-BCC5E9BFA4CC
accessdate = 2008-04-09]
Incidents and accidents
October 30 1975, 75 people were killed when an Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9-32 hit high ground during an ILS approach in fog near Prague-Suchdol, Czechoslovakia. [ [http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1975/1975-62.htm PlaneCrashInfo.com] ]
September 10 1976, 176 people died when a British Airways Hawker Siddeley Tridentand an Inex Adria Douglas DC-9 collided over Zagreb. The collision was attributed to an air traffic controlerror. [ [http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1976/1976-62.htm PlaneCrashInfo.com] ]
December 1 1981, Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308crashed in the mountains while approaching Campo dell'Oro Airport in Ajaccio, Corsicakilling 173 passengers and 7 crew members. [ [http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1981/1981-60.htm PlaneCrashInfo.com] ]
Adria Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of
23 September 2008) [ [http://www.adria-airways.com/en/aboutAdriaAirways.cp2?uid=BA1757DB-C315-9CAB-6436-52C240CC2AE6&linkid=aboutAdriaAirways&cid=84F172A4-49D0-5851-7D36-BB46E9713FF5 Adria Airways Fleet] Retrieved 30 October 2006] :
3 June 2008, the average age of Adria Airways fleet is 10.5 years ( [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Adria%20Airways.htm] ).
* [http://www.adria.si/ Adria Airways]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=JP&al_op=1 Fleet]
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