The Slovenia Times

Five new air lines at Ljubljana airport this summer


New to the schedule are flights to Kiev by Ukrainian air carrier Windrose twice a week as of the end of April.

During the high summer season, Israeli Israir Airlines will operate regular flights connecting Ljubljana to Tel Aviv every Tuesday and Saturday, said Fraport Slovenija, the operator of the airport in Brnik.

Spanish airline Iberia will introduce new Ljubljana-Madrid flights four times a week at the end of July.

After a winter break, British Airways will return with flights to London's Heathrow. Compared to last year, the number of flights will double to four a week. The flights are planned for a month longer than last summer, until the end of September.

Easyjet will also expand its flights to London from Stansted and Gatwick to Luton. Four flights a week are scheduled there. The number of connections with Gatwick will increase to five a week.

In total, 23 weekly flights to London will be available, Fraport said.

Lufthansa, which introduced flights to Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels and Zurich the past winter, will slightly change the hours of its flights to Frankfurt but other than that no major changes have been announced by its carriers Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines and Brussels Airlines.

Finnair will again fly to Helsinki, adding two additional flights to offer daily flights to Finland.

Russia's Aeroflot will double its flights to Brnik, and offer two flights a day to Moscow.

Turkish Airlines will expand its capacities by more than 20% in high season, and will also offer two flights to Istanbul a day.

Montenegro Airlines will fly to Podgorica every day, and LOT Polish Airlines will take passengers to Warsaw ten times a week, which is two flights more than last summer.

Air France, which doubled its flights in the winter, will offer two flights to Paris a way, and Air Serbia will offer 19 flights to Serbia a week, two to Niš and 17 to Belgrade.

Additional connections with Easyjet to Berlin, Wizz Air to Brussels and Transavie to Amsterdam will be introduced at the end of the month.

As usual, charter flights will be organised in cooperation with travel agencies to 21 destinations in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Israel and Cyprus.

According to the head of Fraport Slovenia, Janez Krašnja, foreign air carriers are increasing their number of flights by 34% compared to last year.

The airport expects at least 1.5 million passengers this year. A new passenger terminal is currently being built with works scheduled to be completed next summer.

Although the airport lost its biggest client, carrier Adria Airways, last year, Fraport Slovenia said last December it was confident that business would continue to grow.


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