Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Slovenia and Japan have started again talking over the introduction of scheduled services between the two countries. Aleš Cantarutti, the Slovenian State Secretary at the Ministry for Economy and Technological Development, organized Japan’s Minister for Economy, Commerce and Industry, Yoshihiro Seki, yesterday during which the two talked about the essential steps for launching nonstop flights.
It comprises swift conclusion of a bilateral Air Service Agreement, which would improve Japan’s largest carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), to initially conclude a codeshare contract with Adria Airways. On 2018, ANA saw the two carriers charting mutually exchanged flight numbers and designator codes on services from Japan to Paris, Frankfurt and Brussels, along with European points to Ljubljana.
ANA expressed its interest in upgrading annual charter operations last year to the Slovenian capital by launching scheduled flights to Ljubljana. It came just after the talks between the airline’s President and CEO, Yuji Hirako, and the current Slovenian Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning, Jure Leben, who was the State Secretary within the Ministry for Infrastructure at the time.
Also, ANA has looked up for a temporary arrangement to allow the Japanese carrier to fly regular services to Ljubljana, if it’s keen to exercise such rights, until an Air Service Agreement is confirmed. For several years, the Japanese carrier has been maintaining summer charters to the Slovenian capital. In 2019, the flights will take place on August 31 and September 14 with a 787 Dreamliner jet.
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