Adria Airways commenced flights between Ljubljana and Sofia on 25 March. Seen cutting the ribbon at the Slovenian capital airport, officially opening the new link to Bulgaria, are: Zmago Skobir, CEO Fraport Slovenia; Holger Kowarsch, CEO Adria Airways; and Peter Gašperšič, Minister of Infrastructure in Slovenia.
- Adria Airways commenced two new routes from Ljubljana (LJU) during the first week of the 2018 summer season, with it choosing to link the Slovenian city to Geneva (GVA) and Sofia (SOF). The connection with the Bulgarian capital was the first to launch, with Adria Airways inaugurating a twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) service on the 809-kilometre city pair on the morning of 25 March. The airline also operated a Sunday service during the first week of operation. The route to Geneva commenced on 26 March, with Adria Airways scheduled to operate the 641-kilometre sector to Switzerland three times weekly. The routes launched by the carrier this week are expected to be flown on its fleet of 67-seat CRJ 700s, with neither city pair facing direct competition. The next route launches for the carrier occur next week, when it links Ljubljana to Bucharest and Hamburg. Flights to the German city were meant to launch on 25 March, but Flightradar24.com data shows that the flight did not operate, with the first bookable direct flight occurring on 1 April according to the airline’s booking engine and OAG.