Slovenia to get new airline
February 23, 2021 (STA) – A new airline named SouthEast Airlines is emerging in Slovenia, web aviation portal Sierra5.net reported on Tuesday, adding that the airline will initially provide mainly charter flights using Airbus A320 fleet.
At first, SouthEast Airlines is to focus on EU markets with the first licensed commercial flight planned for early June.
Crew selection in progress, air base not yet selected
The carrier based in Trbovlje has already started the selection and training of flight crews. In the initial phase, they plan the employment of three to four full crews for the first aircraft, which together with the ground support, which includes the operational and commercial part, means about 35 employees.
It has not yet been decided at which airport the new carrier will have a base. Bidding and negotiations will otherwise begin in the coming weeks.
Whether the new airline could become the new Slovenian national airline remains unknown. Since the bankruptcy of Adria Airways, the state has been without a national carrier.