Adria Airways will launch flights from Munich to Poland’s third largest city, Łódź, as the Slovenian carrier continues to expand its business outside of its country’s borders. Flights to Łódź will operate up to six times per week with the service to be inaugurated on March 30. Tickets will be put on sale next week. It will be the first time Adria will operate scheduled flights to Łódź, its second destination in Poland as the national carrier will launch services from Ljubljana to Warsaw on April 1.
Adria’s latest choice of destination continues to fuel discussion it will be feeding the network of its Star Alliance partner Lufthansa yet again. There are currently no flights between the Polish city and Germany. In addition to Ryanair operating flights to three destinations out of the city, there are no other airlines flying into Łódź. On April 2 Adria will launch services from Tirana to Frankfurt, providing transit passengers to Lufthansa. The flights complement Adria’s existing services out of Pristina to both Frankfurt and Munich, as well as Ljubljana.
Last year Adria announced it would open a base at Verona Villafranca Airport in Italy. The Slovenian carrier will initially feed the bases of airlines owned by the Lufthansa Group with flights to Vienna (Austrian), Zurich (Swiss International Air Lines) and Brussels (Brussels Airlines). The airline has been awarded rights to operate routes from Verona which have been previously dropped by Italian airline Air Dolomiti, which is owned by Lufthansa. Adria also discussed the possibility of opening a base in Klagenfurt in Austria this summer. Łódź is the latest destination in the Slovenian carrier’s major network expansion this summer which will see it launch flights from Ljubljana to Prague, Warsaw and Kiev in addition to the Tirana – Frankfurt service.