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Slovenia Business Week no. 09: Adria to Start Flying Three New Routes

Flag carrier Adria Airway has announced it would add three new routes - Rome, Barcelona and Tirana - to its scheduled flights at the end of March

Flag carrier Adria Airway has announced it would add three new routes - Rome, Barcelona and Tirana - to its scheduled flights at the end of March. That way Adria expects to profit from the increasing interest of Spanish and Italian tourists for Slovenia, and cater to business travellers on the Tirana route.

Adria will be assisted in its efforts by the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO), which will beef up ad campaigns in Italy and Spain as part of its plans to increase the number of guests arriving in Slovenia by plane.

The two sides met in Ljubljana on Thursday, 23 February to discuss the details of a prospective partnership; the STO has earmarked SIT 100m (EUR 0.42m) this year to boost the number of incoming airline passengers.

Part of the money will also be available for new charter connections with Italy, Germany, Austria, the Benelux countries, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, France, Israel and Russia, according to Karmen Novarlic of the STO.

Adria will fly to Rome four times a week, to Barcelona twice weekly and to Tirana six times a week, according to the carrier's press release.

Fares excluding tax start at around 120 euros for Barcelona and Rome, and at 200 euros for Tirana.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA