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Slovenia Business Week no. 32: Ryanair and Maribor Airport Waiting for Government to Launch Flights

The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair might start operating flights from the Maribor airport shortly, pending approval from the Ministry of Transport and Communication

The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair might start operating flights from the Maribor airport shortly, pending approval from the Ministry of Transport and Communications.  

The airport's manager, Silvo Ambroz has told STA that an agreement between the airport and the airline has already been prepared, but that the airport must first put its relations with the state in order.  

The Transport Ministry must also provide suitable equipment for the state owned airport, Ambroz said. He added that Ryanair would not be waiting for too long. The airline is to launch flights to Barcelona, London and Frankfurt.  

According to the ministry, the government is working on the programme for managing the airport's infrastructure and the contract on mutual relations concerning the functioning of the airport.  

A Transport Ministry official has also told STA that the ministry supports all new lines from Maribor airport and sees no traffic-related causes which could prevent Ryanair from launching flights, should the company ask for such permission.  

The overhaul of the airport's infrastructure is being carried out according to an agreement between the ministry, the port's operator Aerodrom Maribor, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA