The Slovenia Times

Passengers gradually returning to Ljubljana airport


The Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Airport saw only 111 passengers in May and 4,991 in June, while the number was up to 20,992 in July according to opeartor Fraport Slovenija. 

Airlines are also returning to the airport, with nine providers currently offering direct flights to ten destinations, including Air Serbia four times a week to Belgrade and Montenegro Airlines once a week to Podgorica.

Lufthansa flies 12 times a week to Frankfurt, Wizz Air flies twice a week to Brussels, Transavia flies twice a week to Amsterdam, and Air France operates a daily route to Paris.

Three flights a week are provided by Turkish Airlines, Easyjet flies once a week to Berlin and twice a week to London, while Lot Polish Airlines operates a route to Warsaw four times a week.

"We hope that the other airlines which have announced their return for the summer schedule, will return as soon as possible," said the operator.

According to the company, Brussels Airlines and British Airways will be back at the beginning of September, Ukraine's Windrose in the second half of September, and also expected is a connection with Tel Aviv, Israel.

If it was not for the pandemic, the airport would, according to Fraport Slovenija CEO Zmago Skobir, now have had 17 foreign operators flying to 22 destinations and 95% of the traffic lost due to the bankruptcy of Adria Airways would have been recovered.

Under the optimistic scenario, up to half a million passengers will be recorded at the airport this year, which is 30% of the planned traffic. Next year, the number of passengers in Brnik is expected to increase to 1.1 million.


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