New Delhi, 14 June (STA) - Ljubljana airport will serve as a stop over for North America flights of India's flag carrier under a memorandum of understanding that Air India signed with airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana and Slovenia's airline Adria Airways in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The main point of the document, signed as part of Prime Minister Borut Pahor's official trip to India, is that Air India will fly from India to North America and back with a stop over at Ljubljana airport, Slovenia's flag carrier said.
"Given the size of the Indian market and its fast growth, this is a big opportunity to increase passenger and cargo transport volumes via Ljubljana airport."
Adria Airways will get direct access to the Indian market and the US, while at the same time benefiting from extra passengers on the existing routes. The Indian carrier will in this way get passengers from the EU and use of the network of Adria Airways's flights.
Aerodrom Ljubljana sees the deal as an opportunity to join airports offering intercontinental flights.
"This cooperation will place us among important hubs in South East Europe and enhance our strategic role as a leading airport in the region for passenger and cargo transport," the airport operator stated.