Slovenia’s Adria Airways has suspended flights for today and tomorrow (September 24/25), according to Reuters.
The news agency reports of “unsecured access to fresh cash which the airline needs for further flight operations.”
So far two of the carrier’s regional jets (CRJ900 models) have been recalled by the lessor.
Adria Airways is a member of Star Alliance and it operates a number of short-haul services for mainline carriers including Austrian Airlines and Swiss. This means the impact of its grounding has been felt beyond Slovenia.
An alert on swiss.com informs travellers that a key Swiss domestic route, one linking Lugano (Ticino) with the main gateway of Zurich, has been suspended today and tomorrow.
Swiss is instead providing affected travellers with rail vouchers.
Otherwise affected travellers can take the train and claim back the fare later.
Germany’s Airportzentrale reports that Adria Airways has a fleet of 20 aircraft and employs around 500 people. It is estimated to have a debt of Euros 60 million.
Further details are awaited.