Bratislava airport changes into a temporary parking area for aircraft

International air transport might resume in Slovakia in July.

Airplanes parked at the Bratislava airport.Airplanes parked at the Bratislava airport. (Source: SITA)

The M.R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava, the biggest international airport in the country, has found a new source of finance after being hit by the coronavirus crisis. It has begun to offer parking and maintenance to grounded planes.

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Aircraft parked in Bratislava include the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 planes belonging to Eurowings and Austrian Airlines, one Fokker F70 from Tus Airlines and the Boeing 737 planes of Slovak airlines Air Explore and Go2Sky, the governmental Airbuses and one Fokker belonging to the Interior Ministry with the total number possibly exceeding 70. The airport is collecting approximately €1,500 per aircraft per month for parking. Airport general manager Jozef Pojedinec estimated that the planes would remain there for at least a few months.

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