Adria's decision to make Copenhagen Airport its gateway to northern Europe further strengthens Copenhagen Airport's hub position. The Slovenian national airline follows Finnish Blue1 and Estonian Air, who both also decided in 2012 to use Copenhagen Airport as a hub.
"It is vital for Copenhagen Airport to get as many feeder routes as possible with passengers travelling via Copenhagen. This will help us maintain our position as the main hub for northern Europe," said Carsten Nørland, Copenhagen Airports' Vice President of Sales and Market.
Triple the traffic
Over the summer, Adria will be tripling its traffic to Copenhagen to a total of six weekly frequencies from Ljubjana, the capital of Slovenia, using 88-seat CRJ-900 aircraft. Adria is a member of the Star Alliance, making it easy for Adria's passengers to connect to other Nordic destinations from Copenhagen.
"We have decided to use Copenhagen Airport as a gateway to northern Europe instead of operating our own flights to Stockholm or Oslo from Ljubljana,” said Luka Rojsek, Adria's head of network planning.
The flights from Copenhagen are scheduled for business travellers, with morning flights to Ljubljana and then easy connections to other Balkan destinations such as Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Tirana and Podgorica.