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No direct flights from Bratislava to Brussels on the horizon

Slovak Transport, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Ľubomír Vážny said on June 10 that direct flights from Bratislava's M.R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) to Brussels are not in the pipeline yet.

Slovak Transport, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Ľubomír Vážny said on June 10 that direct flights from Bratislava's M.R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) to Brussels are not in the pipeline yet.

"I put pressure on SkyEurope, but based on their calculations they decided not to fly this route," Vážny reported to parliament's Committee on Economic Policy.

Vážny also said that he had discussed direct flights to Brussels with several companies. However, he managed to make the most headway with SkyEurope.

"Personally, I think the situation's not ideal, and that's why we will continue trying. However, it seems that this flight is not profitable for airplanes with a capacity of over 100 seats," explained Vážny.

Low-cost SkyEurope Airlines' spokesman Tomáš Kika told the TASR newswire that the company wasn't considering direct flights from Bratislava to Brussels. If the Transport Ministry asks SkyEurope in the future, the company is open to any negotiations.

"However, it's only hypothetical so far because SkyEurope flies seven times a week to Brussels from Vienna," said Kika, adding that Bratislava and Vienna are one joint area for SkyEurope. "We orient ourselves according to the development of demand, and we know that Slovak passengers use the Brussels-Vienna connection," added Kika. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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