Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) CEO Mark Anžur has warned that Fraport's decision to hike fees at its newest concession, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, could jeopardize the carrier's plans to start flights to Berlin Tegel and Stockholm Arlanda next year. Fraport AG paid EUR177.1 million for a 75.5% stake in Aerodrom Ljubljana d.d. following a tender earlier this year.

EX-YU AViation News reports the German firm is planning to hike fees at the Slovenian airfield by as much as 10% which, if effected, could add an extra EUR1million to Adria's costings.

Should that happen, Anžur has warned, Adria would no longer be able to sustain the new routes. In addition, the higher fees will likely increase the number of locals using foreign airports where tickets are cheaper.