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Airports in a "fog"

Ljubljana, 11 December - This year only about 300 thousand passenger travelled to and from airport Brnik compared to 800 thousand in 1990. Similarly, the number of employees decreased from 400 to 320. Additional reductions in employment will most probably be necessary at the major Slovenian airport which has been closed for the past six months, exempting the month of August. The airport's director Vinko Može warns of great difficulties caused by the loss of income but is at the same time pressing for investments, how ever minimal. This relates to the purchase of the most essential equipment intended for assuring air safety. If this equipment will not be made available than airport Brnik - and hence Slovenia - will remain in the "fog", says Može citing the Trieste airport, which two years ago received 17 billion Italian lira for its reconstruction. If airport Brnik stays closed, the airlines will use other nearby airports and so by pass Slovenia.

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