Dragonfly and Anisos Holding, which aims to establish a new Slovenian airline to serve travelers between Europe and Asia, hold a third meeting with the Slovenian government to reveal further details of the planned establishment did. “The meeting was held at the suggestion of representatives of Dragonfly and Anisos who wanted to present in more detail the idea of setting up a company in Slovenia,” the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure said. In their opinion, Slovenia has an advantageous geographical position for transport connections from the European Union to the Far East via Ljubljana and presents good business opportunities to enable connectivity with Hong Kong. At the same time, air transport from Slovenia will also benefit from this connection. ”
The ministry said the planned airline is expected to enter service with three Airbus A330-200 aircraft and obtain an EU air operator certificate by the end of next year. Based on data from 2019, the busiest year ever for travel between Europe and Asia, the busiest destination in Asia (excluding the Middle East) not served by Ljubljana was Tokyo, followed by Shanghai. . Hong Kong placed him in fifth place. In the year, Turkish Airlines dominated the Slovenian market in terms of the number of transit passengers in Asia, accounting for his 41% share of all transit passengers, Aeroflot with his 24% of the market and Finnair with his 8 followed by %.
Anisos Holding Company is registered in the British Virgin Islands and invests in aviation and aviation technology. Separately from the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure, it was also in talks with the country’s Ministry of Finance, inquiring about potential or existing tax incentives for foreign companies and so-called greenfield investments. Meanwhile, the Slovenian government is still considering the possibility of establishing a new national airline through a public-private partnership model. So far, the company is in talks with a number of carriers on this issue. It had previously announced that more information would be provided this autumn about the national airline’s possible launch, but there is a split within the Cabinet on whether to go ahead with the project, and the government has It is thought that he is struggling to attract attention from home.