44 Facts About Adria Airways


Adria Airways carried out its first flight with a domestic crew in December 1961.

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Adria Airways carried out a considerable number of flights for the United Nations.

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Adria Airways fell into a serious crisis in 1967, which ended with a bankruptcy procedure at 1968.

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In December 1968, Adria merged with the Serbian company InterExport based in Belgrade and changed its name from Adria Aviopromet to Inex-Adria Aviopromet.

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In May 1981 Adria Airways purchased three new McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft.

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In 1982, Adria Airways got a new leadership which focused on the education of the flight crews, technical staff and other professional personnel as well as on ensuring safety.

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Prospects for the development of air traffic were very good, so in 1984, Adria Airways signed a contract for the purchase of 5 Airbus A320 aircraft.

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On 28 June 1991, Yugoslav Federal Air Force attacked Adria Airways's hangar, causing serious damage to four aircraft, the building, and vehicles.

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Adria Airways was very handicapped that year because of the insurance and registration issues.

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Flights began in 1992, when Adria Airways re-established its activities on a truncated market.

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Adria Airways became Slovenia's national air carrier and its operational structure changed.

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Adria Airways began to set up a network of scheduled flights around Europe to serve the needs of an independent Slovenia.

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In 1999, Adria Airways's fleet consisted of three Airbus A320, which were now operating back home, and three CRJ200LR.

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Adria Airways started to connect the Balkan cities with the western Europe via its hub Ljubljana in the late 1990s.

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In 2001, Adria Airways recorded a large decrease in the number of annual passengers as a result of the September 11,2001 attacks.

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Adria Airways ended with a loss of around €10 million and a new CEO was announced later in 2005.

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In November 2007 Adria Airways announced the purchase a new CRJ1000 NextGen and two new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

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In 2008, Adria Airways converted its CRJ1000 NextGen order into 5th CRJ900 and made a loss of €3 million again.

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In March 2009, Adria Airways has signed a letter of intent with Airbus to purchase a new Airbus A319 aircraft.

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In March 2010, Adria Airways added Belgrade to its schedule, which was last operated prior to the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

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Adria Airways sold its shares in Adria Airways Tehnika, to Ljubljana Airport and to the Government, to cover part of the loss.

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In summer 2011, Adria Airways operated with two Airbus A320s, two Airbus A319s, four Bombardier CRJ900 and 6 Bombardier CRJ200LR.

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On 21 September 2011, Adria Airways finalised the deal with the banks and the government.

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Together Adria Airways got €69,720,983 - €50 million from the government, and the rest as converted through the loans-to-equity swap.

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Adria Airways now operates five owned CRJ200LR planes and two owned CRJ900LR, two leased CRJ900LR planes and two leased Airbus A319s along with a bigger leased Airbus A320 for a total of 12 planes.

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In summer of 2015, Adria Airways began operating from Maribor to London Southend Airport, England; however, flights were terminated by the end of the season.

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On 1 July 2017, Adria Airways suspended its base in the Polish city of Lodz, from which it held flights with its stationed CRJ700 aircraft, registered S5-AAZ, for the previous three years.

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Adria Airways is set to focus more on its main hub on Ljubljana Airport, which has already seen a boost in the frequencies of flights to a couple of destinations served by Adria Airways.

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On 20 July 2017, Adria announced the purchase of Darwin Airline, which operated flights as Etihad Regional and was owned by Etihad Airways.

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Adria Airways was responsible for the marketing and some administrative and operational tasks.

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In September 2017, it was revealed that Adria Airways sold its brand for 8 million Euros to an undisclosed buyer in December of the previous year.

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In November 2017, Adria Airways announced new flights from the Swiss city of Bern, which came as a result of SkyWork Airlines, previously the largest operator out of Belp Airport, losing its AOC.

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In recent years, Adria Airways has focused on ad hoc flights, which are mainly operated for large automotive companies, such as Ford, Chrysler and Ferrari.

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On 12 December 2017, Adria's Swiss subsidiary Darwin Airline, which operated as Adria Airways Switzerland, was declared bankrupt and its AOC was revoked.

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In January 2019, Adria Airways announced it would shut down its short-lived focus city operations at Paderborn Lippstadt Airport in Germany which consisted of three routes to London, Vienna and Zurich.

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On 23 September 2019, Adria Airways announced on its web site that it would temporarily suspend flight operations for two days because it lacked the liquidity needed to maintain scheduled operations.

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On 30 September 2019, Adria Airways announced that it had officially filed for bankruptcy, ending 58 years of service.

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In November 2009 Adria Airways moved in around 300 employees and all of its departments.

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Adria Airways Tehnika is a maintenance organization based at Ljubljana Airport.

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In 2010 Adria Airways Tehnika was established as a separate company, employing around 250 employees.

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In 2015 Adria Airways Tehnika was privatized and sold to Czech-Polish Avia Prime Group, owner of Polish Linetech, and Serbian Jat Tehnika Maintenance Organisations.

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Adria Airways Switzerland was the marketing name of Darwin Airline, which operated all of its flights, and was a Swiss subsidiary of Adria Airways.

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The majority of Adria Airways' business was in scheduled flights, but it provided charter and ad hoc flights.

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Adria Airways had formerly operated the following aircraft before it ceased operations:.

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