A sad day for Slovenian aviation, Adria airways went bankrupt today after 58 years. What a great loss for Slovenia and European regional aviation.
The spirit of this airline inspired me and made me follow into this aviation hobby. The support of its employees was very helpful and without it, I guess much of this would not be possible.
The story of Adria Aviopromet begun with purchase of the first two of four used DC-6B aircraft from KLM in 1961. The first two aircraft (AFC, AFD) landed at Zagreb Airport on August 8th and 12, the other two aircraft (AFE, AFD) followed in April next year. The 84 seat propeller aircraft provided both regional and intercontinental flights. The last DC-6B (AAF) flight was performed by cpt. Kamenšek J. on 3.4.1972 from Lusaka to Ljubljana.