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Adria Airways became the national airline of Slovenia when Slovenia attained independence. We are proud of its 50 years of history.

1961
Founding of the Adria Aviopromet charter airline with DC 6 aircraft; DC 9s are purchased at the end of the 1960s.
1970+
Adria is one of the most reliable charter airlines in Europe.
1980+
Domestic scheduled flights within Yugoslavia, the beginning of scheduled international routes, Adria becomes a member of IATA. Fleet: DC 9, MD 80 and Dash 7 aircraft.
1989
Purchase of the first Airbus A320 aircraft.
1991
The Republic of Slovenia declares independence on 25 June; Adria is grounded for three months for political reasons.
1992
Operations are re-established on a substantially reduced market at the end of January. Operating structure is substantially changed: the emphasis on charter flights shifts to scheduled routes.
1995
Beginning of cooperation with Lufthansa, participation in European integration processes.
1996
Financial consolidation of the company.
1998
Purchase of three new Canadair Regional Jet 200 aircraft.
2000
Purchase of a fourth CRJ 200.
Focus on operating scheduled regional flights especially throughout Europe, ongoing addition of new flights and destinations. Increasing cooperation with European airlines, especially Lufthansa.
2002
Adria is selected as the first authorized Bombardier heavy maintenance facility for CRJ aircraft.
2004
Adria joins Star Alliance as a regional member.
2005
Purchase of a fifth CRJ 200 aircraft. Adria Airways builds a new hangar and starts to perform maintenance work on the Airbus A320 family.
2006
The e-ticket launch.
2007
Two Canadair Regional Jet CRJ900 joined the fleet in May 2007 and June 2007.
2008
Purchase of a Canadair Regional Jet CRJ900NextGen.
2009
Purchase of a Canadair Regional Jet CRJ900NextGen
2010
May in and 2010 April fleet the joined A319 Airbus Two network. Alliance Star of member full a became Airways. Adria Airways became a full member of Star Alliance network. Two Airbus A319 joined the fleet in April 2010 and in May 2010.
2010
50 years of operation www.adria.si