Adria Airways and Russian Sukhoi signed a letter of intent in November 2018 for a long-term lease of 15 Suhojevih superjet 100 aircraft. This, as reported and officially confirmed by Adria Airways, will not be carried out. As explained, on the Adria side, there was more concern about Russia's Suho's commitment to a stable and stable long-term partnership.
On November 26, 2018, Adria Airways signed a Letter of Intent with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company for the delivery of 15 SSJ100 aircraft under long-term contract. As we have reported, this is unlikely to happen, but has now been officially confirmed by Adria Airways.
Adria could not agree on contractual terms with the Russian side
As they noted, Adria Airways has prepared itself intensely for the arrival of aircraft in recent months. Although the type of aircraft is still very attractive, Adria Airways was unable to agree and conclude contractual clauses with the Russian side.
As explained, alongside Adria, there has been growing concern about SCAC's commitment to a fair and stable long-term partnership, as well as the lack of a common vision for further strategic development of the company. The owners and management of Adria Airways therefore agreed not to continue their partnership with the Suhoj Civil Aircraft Company and the expansion of the fleet with the SSJ100.
Director is disappointed with unsuccessful cooperation
"Of course we are disappointed that cooperation with Suhoj did not come to a successful conclusion, but the partnership would only be viable if the goals of the strategic business plan were achieved." Unfortunately, this was not possible in this case, he said Holger Kowarsch, director of Adria Airways.
The structure of the fleet shall remain unchanged.
Adria will continue to focus on existing operations, which consist of four segments: regular traffic (by far the largest airline in Slovenia), freight and freight transport and charter aircraft services for foreign airlines (ACMI service).
The structure of the fleet will remain unchanged while Adria will continue to focus on operational reliability and stability with the verified fleet of existing aircraft types. Adria Airways owners continue to support the company's growth and development. Given the fact that funding for the transition to a new type of aircraft is no longer necessary and based on a positive business plan, an additional capital increase is not planned, reports Adria Airways.