Liquidators of bankrupt Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) have put the carrier's training division up for sale Slovenian public newswire STA has reported.

While Adria Airways Flight School is loss-making - it posted a EUR339,000 euro (USD375,000) net loss in 2018 - the liquidators are hoping that its remaining assets will be attractive to bidders. The school continues to own a valid ATO (Approved Training Organisations) licence as well as two PS-28 Cruiser light sport aircraft and a simulator.

Adria Airways Flight School closed down shortly after its parent airline on October 2, leaving around 30 prospective pilots in the midst of their training.

Meanwhile, Slovenian business daily Finance has reported that Lufthansa Group has refused to participate in the creation of a new Slovenian flag carrier, tentatively named Air Slovenia. Minister for Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek has been courting the German holding for some time, even before Adria Airways collapsed, but was reportedly denied assistance.

In separate news, Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) has announced it will take over services from Graz and Salzburg to Frankfurt Int'l, thus far operated by Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna). According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the change will go into effect on December 1 on the Salzburg route and on January 5 on the Graz one. Lufthansa will deploy a mix of CRJ900s, E190s, A319-100s, and A320-200s to the two Austrian cities.

Austrian Airlines operates both routes using E195s. The carrier is currently undergoing a strategic network review, focussing on serving its Vienna hub, while services to and from regional cities in Austria are gradually transferred to Lufthansa and Eurowings (EW, Düsseldorf Int'l).