Adria Airways Slovenian carrier will expand its operations from the Albanian capital of Tirana towards Italy and Germany by establishing new routes and an aircraft next year.
In an interview given to Sierra5 portal, the CEO of Adria Airways Mark Anžur declared: “We have a 5% market share in Tirana and we are the third busiest carrier. Albania is fast growing and traffic is mainly focused on Italy. On the other hand, there is also strong growth in traffic between Albania and Germany”, the CEO said. He added, “Next year we plan to base an aircraft in Tirana and have three daily flights to a number of destinations. We are considering at least two new routes. Italy is a very real possibility”.
The same policies will be followed for Ljubjana and Maribor cities, added Anžur. In the beginning of July 2014, the Slovenian national carrier, Adria Airways, announced new plans to expand its flight plan with the addition of new routes in 2015 that will connect the capital of Tirana with the popular north European capital cities of Paris and Brussels.
The Slovenian carrier plans to hit two million passengers per year and see a 220 million euro turnover by 2020, supported by an expanding fleet and several new bases across Europe. This summer season, the airline has already launched new flights from Tirana to Brussels and Paris, from Ljubljana to Stockholm and Berlin and from Lodz to Amsterdam.
News source: Balkans.com
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