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Slovenia is a republic in south-eastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, bordered on the north by Austria, on the northeast by Hungary, on the southeast and south by Croatia, and on the west by Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, Slovenia proclaimed its independence in June 1991. It joined the United Nations (UN) in May 1992. The republic has an area of 20,253 sq km (7820 sq mi). Ljubljana is the capital and largest city.

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March 25, 2016

Express Airways was founded in 1999, operating F27 Friendship, Short 360 & Airbus A300 aircraft configured as freighters on behalf of FedEx. Main base is Maribor Airport [added]

September 25, 2015

Status returned to 'Active' as Solinair has restarted operations [update]

August 1, 2015

Lipican Aer appears to be taking over the services of Solinair. It was the training establishment for the airline [added]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Adria Airways   

Active 1986 - date

^ Comments : Adria Airways was formed on 14Mar1961 & operations started on 30Jun1961 as Adria Airways, renamed to Inex in 1968 and back to Adria again in 1986

^ Genealogy : Adria Airways >Inex Adria Airways >Adria Airways

Aero4M   

Active 2012 - date

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Air Dalmatia   

Not started (1994)

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Alpe Air   

Inactive 1999 - 2006*

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Aurora Airlines   

Inactive 2008 - 2009

^ Comments : Aurora Airlines was formed in 2005 & operating charter services based in Ljubljana in Mar2008. AOC withdrawn in 2009

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Avia Gamma   

Unsure 2001* - 2002*

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Eli Friulia   

Unsure **** - ****

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Express Airways   

Active 1999 - date

^ Comments : Express Airways was founded in 1999, operating F27 Friendship, Short 360 & Airbus A300 aircraft configured as freighters on behalf of FedEx. Main base is Maribor Airport

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FreeJet   

Active 2012 - date

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Golden Air (Slovenia)   

Unsure 2011* - 2011*

^ Comments : Golden Air was a business charter operator based in Maribor

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Linxair Business Airlines   

Inactive 1999 - 2014

^ Comments : Linxair Business Airlines was established and started operations in 1999 at its base, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The company declared bankruptcy in 2014

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Lipican Aer   

Active 1993* - date

^ Comments : Lipican Aer appears to be taking over the services of Solinair. It was the training establishment for the airline

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SiAvia   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : SiAvia took over the aircraft & relevant contracts from bankrupt business charter operator Linxair Business Airlines, Ljubljana Joze Pucnik (LJU)) in early Jul2001

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Skypartner Airlines   

Inactive 1995 - 1996

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Slovenian Spirit   

Inactive 2004 - 2006

^ Comments : Slovenian Spirit was formed in 2003. Operated flights on the Styrian Spirit network connecting Maribor Airport with Salzburg (Austria), & Paris. Suspended services in Mar2006.

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Solinair   

Active 1991 - date

^ Comments : Solinair was established in 1991 and started operations on 30Jun1991. Portoroz based international and regional scheduled carrier

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