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Airlines

Name: SLOVAK AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SLV
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: BRATISLAVA
Country: REPUBLIC OF SLOVAKIA
Employees 150
Web: sll.sk
Email: gener@sll.sk
Telephone: +421 2 4857 5170
Fax: +4212 4870 4115
Sita: BTSSC6Q
Background
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SLV-APR04
SLV-APR05-A
SLV-CABIN ATTENDANTS
SLV-JUL05-A
SLV-LOGO
SLV-NEWSAPR04

Formed in 1995 and started operations in 1998. Flag carrier of Slovak Republic. A K A Slovenske Aerolinie. Scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, regional and international, jet airplane services.

Address:
Letisko M R Stefanika
SK-820 01, Bratislava, Slovakia

Address:
Trnavska Cesta 56
SK-821 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

SLOVAKIA (SLOVAK REPUBLIC) (SLOVENSKA REPUBLICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1993. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 49,014 SQ KM. THE CAPITAL CITY IS BRATISLAVA. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SLOVAK. THE POPULATION IS 5.4 MILLION.

April 2002: Domestic services to Kosice, and international charter services to Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Tunisia, and Italy. Also runs wet-lease operations for other carriers (in Czech Republic, Hungary, and southeast Europe).

Main base: Bratislava M R Stefanik (BTS). SITA: BTSKK6Q.

160 employees (including 40 Flight Crew (FC); 25 Cain Attendants (CA); & 40 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

June 2002: 1 737-33A (23636, OM-AAD), EX-America West (AMW), Ansett WorldWide (AWW) leased, after "C" check in Mexico. Has 3 Tu-154's airplanes, for regional international operations. Czech Airlines (CSA) does heavy maintenance.

September 2002: Birmingham, UK to Amritsar, via Bratislava, Larnaca, and Dubai (737-300, 3/week).

January 2003: Government increases its shareholding from 34% to 89% in it's country's flag carrier, (SLV), to enable it to expand. Shareholder JAK was eliminated and Devin Groups shares were reduced to 5.83% and Willi to 4.68%. Plan involves the transfer of 3 Tu-164M's, worth $73M, which had previously been leased from the government, and acquisition of a 2nd 737-300.

In 2003, Bratislava - Brussels, Dubai, London, and Tel Aviv.

2002 = 170,000 PAX.

Tu-154M (98A-1015, OM-AAB) returned from Balkan (BUL).

July 2003: 145 employees.

October 2003: Code share with SN Brussels (DAT), Bratislava to Brussels.

January 2004: 2003 = 222,239 passengers.

February 2004: Birmingham - Bratislava - Amritsar (757-200, FlyJet (FJT wet-leased, 2/week).

March 2004: Tel Aviv - Bratislava (737, 2/week). In 5/04, Bratislava - London (LGW) (F 100, 3/week).

737-3YO (24256, OM-AAA), (BBB) leased.

April 2004: 1 F 100, leased.

June 2004: Code share with Austrian Airlines (AUL), Bratislava - Brussels, London Gatwick (LGW), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

767-231 (22569, OM-NSH), ex-(TWA), Midland Airways leased.

July 2004: 160 employees.

(http://www.slovak-airlines.sk). (slovakairlines@sll.sk).

2003 = 308 Million (RPK) passenger traffic (+12.1%); 71.6% LF load factor; 166,000 passengers (PAX) (+5.4%); 306,000 (FTK) freight traffic (-44.3%).

Code share with Israir (ISA), Bratislava - Tel Aviv.

August 2004: Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire 2 Tu-214'S from KAPO with deliver at end of 2005, under an arrangement that would offset outstanding debts owed to Slovakia by the Soviet Union.

October 2004: Began Birmingham - Amritsar & Ahmedabad, via Bratislava (767-231ER, weekly charters for tour operator Midland Airways - Poo UK).

Austrian Airlines (AUL) Group extended EUR 5 Million in credit to Slovak Airlines (SLV), in which it plans to take a majority stake.

January 2005: Austrian Airlines Group (AUL) took a 62% stake in Slovak Airlines (SLV) through an investment of EUR 2.8 Million/$3.6 Million. The remaining 38% is in the hands of the Slovakian government.

2004 = 206,812 passengers.

May take over Bratislava - Brussels route from Austrian Airlines (AUL).

May 2005: 737-3Z9 (23601, OE-ILF), bought from Lauda Air (LAL).

June 2005: F 100 (11460, OM-AAC), Helvetic Airways (OAW) leased.

July 2005: Austrian Airlines (AUL) is interested in acquiring the remaining (38%) shares in Slovak Airlines (SLV). Eventually acquires (62%).

December 2005: The Slovakian Privatization Commission announced it will recommend the 66% sale of Bratislava Airport to the TwoOne consortium comprising Vienna Airport, RZB Bank and Slovakian investment company Penta. The deal is worth 368 million/$436.5 million and includes Kosice Airport for 34 million. The government will vote on the deal in January.

January 2006: 2005 = 237,719 passengers.

July 2006: As the flag carrier of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Airlines (SLV) operates a scheduled, domestic, jet airplane service and international charter, jet airplane flights to Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Tunisia, and Italy. Also runs wet-lease operations for other carriers.

Employees = 150.

(IATA) Code: 6Q - 921. (ICAO): SLL (Callsign - SLOV LINE).

(http://www.sll.sk). (gener@sll.sk). SITA: BTSSC6Q.

Parent organization/shareholders: Austrian Airlines Group (62%); & privately owned (38%).

Alliances: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (ARO); & (LOT) Polish Airlines.

Main Base: Bratislava M R Stefanik Airport(BTS).

International, Scheduled Destination: Brussels; & Moscow.

August 2006: Slovak Airlines (SLV) ownership faces an uncertain future. Austrian Airlines (AUL) Group, which holds 62% of the Slovakian carrier, is evaluating its relationship with the subsidiary, which it took over in 2005. "We rescued Slovak Airlines (SLV) and in doing so, we did the government a favor. But with that deal, there were commitments from the government, which so far have not been met," Austrian CEO, Alfred Oetsch said. The deal included a commitment from the Ministry of Transport, which promised to assume debts when Austrian bought in. Oetsch further revealed that "we realized that is not easy to do business in Bratislava, even with a lower cost structure like Slovak Airlines (LV) has." Austrian (AUL) also announced that it no longer is interested in participating in the privatization of Bulgaria Air (LZB).

January 2007: Slovak Airlines (SLV) ceased scheduled operations this month, after Austrian Airlines (AUL) Group (AAG), which holds 62% of the carrier, took possession of its fleet, citing the Slovakian government's failure to honor a legal agreement. "One Fokker F 100 and one Boeing 737-300 are the property of (AAG) and we have decided to immediately return the airplanes in order to guarantee that Group property is secure," an (AAG) spokesperson said, adding that one 737-200 will be left with Slovak (SLV) for charter flights. (AAG) acquired its 62% stake in January 2005, as part of a capital increase and the government assumed Slovak (SLV)'s liabilities as part of the deal. Those payments, due last spring, were not made, forcing (AAG) to pull the plug. "There is no perspective for the restructuring of the company," (AAG) said. Slovak (SLV) employs approximately 100 staff and operated scheduled F 100 services from Bratislava to Brussels and Moscow Sheremeteyvo.

February 2006: Slovak Airlines (SLV) said that it will enter bankruptcy, following majority owner Austrian Airlines (AUL) Group (AAG)'s decision to take possession of two of its three airplanes. The remaining airplane, a 737-200, reportedly is not available to fly. An (AAG) spokesperson said that Austrian (AUL) is expecting a double-digit-million euro loss on its Slovak Airlines (SLV) investment.

Fleet:
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SLV-737
SLV-737-3Z9

February 2006:

0 737-3YO (CFM56-3B2) (1629-24256, /88 OM-AAA), (BBB) LSD 2004-03. RTND 2004-10. 148Y.

0 737-3Z9 (CFM56-3) (1254-23601, OE-ILF), BF (LAL) 2005-05. RTND 2007-01.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1438-23636, /87 OM-AAD), EX-(AMW), (AWW) LSD 2002-06. (CSA) MAINT. RTND 2007-01. +1 ORDER. 148Y.

0 757-200 (FJT) WET-LSD 2/WK 2004-02, RTND.

0 767-231 (39-22569, OM-NSH), EX-(TWA), MIDLAND AIRWAYS LSD 2004-06. RTND.

0 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (1014, /97 OM-AAA "PUCHOV"; 1015, /98 OM-AAB "GERLACH" RF (BUL) 2003-01; 1018, /98 OM-AAC "DETVA"), 3 FOR SALE. 157Y.

2 ORDERS TU-214:

0 F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11372, /91 OM-AAB), AFCC LSD 2004-04. RTND. 100Y.

0 F 100 (TAY 650-15) (11460, /93 OM-LVG), (OAW) LSD 2005-06. RTND 2007-01. 100Y.

0 F 100 (tay 650-15) (11520), (AUL) LSD 2005-03. RTND. 105Y.

Management:
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CHRISTIANE BOEHM-MAYER, CHAIRMAN.

TOMAS SLIVKA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

BOHUSLAV HURAJ, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

LADISLAV SEDLAR, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (BTSKK6Q) (l.sedlar@sll.sk).

MILOSLAV MESZAROS, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (BTSKK6Q) (m.meszaros@sll.sk).

JOZEF KRCHNIAK, DEPUTY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) DIRECTOR.

LUBOMIR STEFANIK, DIRECTOR FINANCIAL AFFAirs.

MS DASA GREGOROVA, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR.

MARTIN KRCHNAK, ENGINEERING & MaAINTENANCE PLANNING MANAGER (BTSKK6Q) (m.krchnak@sll.sk).

LADISLAV BABIK, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE MANAGER (BTSKK6Q) (l.babik@sll.sk))

JURA NEMEC, SPARES PURCHASING MANAGER.

 
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