Adria Airways is considering to launch flights between Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and Tehran this summer, EX-YU Aviation News reports. In November 2016, the country’s finance minister reported that such service is currently examined.
The launch of flights to Ljubljana will mark the beginning of a unique service as the carrier aims to connect and develop Ljubljana Airport into a transfer hub. Ticket sales have not started yet, however, the route will most likely be operated thrice a week operated by Airbus A319 with start date in mid-June 2017. The airline has not formally responded to the report by EX-YU Aviation News.
Adria Airways is the largest airline in Slovenia, a country home to roughly two million. It has since 2004 been a Star Alliance member and operates flights, mainly out of Ljubljana, to some twenty destinations in Europe. If the flights to Tehran commence, it would be their only route to Asia and the Middle East.