Low-cost carrier Ryanair is planning to open its first Slovakian base at Bratislava in March 2015 with two based aircraft and 16 routes including one new route to Madrid. The airline claims the new base will deliver almost one million customers per year and support 1,000 jobs, as Ryanair invests over $200 million at Bratislava.
Eurail Group has announced Slovakia will join the Eurail Global Pass on the 1st January, 2012. The national railway of Slovakia will be included in the classic Eurail Global Pass offer, which permits unlimited rail travel throughout a range of validity periods for either continuous travel periods or flexible travel days in 23 countries.
Officials in Slovakia have confirmed an ambitious plan to redevelop the state railway will be put into action following government approval. Developments will be part financed by the sale of railway infrastructure, with the government seeking to cut subsidies granted to the sector moving forward.