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Adria Airways and Aerodrom Ljubljana sign Memorandum of Understanding with Air India

In the framework of Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor's visit to India alongside a Slovenian economic delegation, the Boards of Adria Airways and Aerodrom Ljubljana signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of the Transport Ministers of Slovenia and India. The document lays the groundwork for further discussions on cooperation between Air India, Adria Airways and Aerodrom Ljubljana.

The cooperation centres on Air India flights between India and North America with a stopover at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Owing to the size and rapid growth of the Indian market, this presents an enormous opportunity for increasing the volume of passenger and cargo traffic handled by Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.

Through the deal, Aerodrom Ljubljana is looking to make the leap among airports that offer intercontinental flights. By entering into cooperation of this kind, it will position itself as an important hub in the South Eastern Europe area and fortify its strategic role as the region's leading airport for passenger and cargo flights.

By working with Air India, Adria Airways will have direct access to India and the US market, and will also ensure an additional number of passengers on already existing routes. The Indian national carrier will gain access to passengers from Europe (the EU region) as well as the "use" of Adria Airways' network of flights.

New Delhi, India,14 June 2011