A cash squeeze has forced Slovenian carrier Adria Airways to ground flights.

The carrier announced that all flights will “temporarily” cease today (Tuesday) and Wednesday.

This will affect operations from and to all its bases in Ljubljana, Pristina, Tirana.

The decision to temporarily cease flight operations “is a consequence of currently unsecured access to fresh cash which airline needs for further flight operations,” the carrier said.

The company is at this “intensively searching solutions” in co-operation with a potential investor.

It added that the goal of everyone involved is to make Adria Airways fly again “and that ceasing of operations is indeed temporarily”.

The airline said: “The company deeply regrets the situation and apologises to all its passengers and partners.

Passengers and partners are advised to follow online announcements at www.adria.si.

“Adria Airways advises its passengers to check who their carrier is before they arrive at the airport and if it is Adria Airways then they should contact sales offices where tickets were purchased,” the carrier said.

The announcment casts doubt on the airline’s plan to start serving Liverpool John Lennon airport with flights to Ljubljana next summer.