Thursday, June 16, 2011

Air India signs MoU with Slovenia’s Adria Airways

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Air India, Adria Airways and Aerodrome Ljubljana, in the presence of Hon’ble Ministers of Civil Aviation of the Governments of the Republic of India and Slovenia in New Delhi, today.

This MoU will usher a new era in the field of Civil Aviation between India and Slovenia. It would forge greater co-operation between Air India and Adria Airways in view of aircraft compatibility, with the fleet of Airbus and CRJ aircraft types, and complementary network.

The MoU will pave the way for Adria Airways to access Air India’s network, by generating traffic beyond Delhi, and likewise, provide Air India with access to the East European market.

It will also provide for better operability and commercial viability, and contribute towards yield improvements.

Presently, Adria Airways provides feed over Frankfurt / Munich and their hubs from the Balkans to North America of above 400,000 passengers per year. Likewise, their existing passenger’s potential of 130,000 passengers between India and Eastern Europe. With the signing of the MoU both Air India and Adria Airways aim to tap this potential after shorthly signing a “Code Share Agreement”.

Air India is looking at operations to Ljubljana Airport in view of the expected benefits flowing from the aforementioned, and also due to the cargo potential movement via surface transport across Europe brought by air operations to Ljubljana airport.

The MoU was signed by Shri Arvind Jadhav, IAS, CMD of Air India on behalf of Air India in the presence of the respective Ministers for Civil Aviation and Transport.

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