The Slovenia Times

Air passenger traffic in Slovenia up by 46% last year


Ljubljana - Air passenger traffic in Slovenia recovered last year from the shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the three international airports in the country serving a total of 419,300 passengers or 46% more than in 2020. The lion's share represented passengers served by the Ljubljana airport.

Around 80% of all passengers served at the Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož airports last year travelled with scheduled flights, with flights between Slovenia and Germany representing the largest share (23%), followed by Turkey (13%).

The number of passengers last year increased the most on flights to and from Poland (by 102%), while the largest drop was recorded with the UK (-34%). As for France, the number of passengers remained approximately at the same as in 2020.

Around 57% of all passengers on scheduled flights travelled between Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and airports within the EU, the Statistics Office reported on Wednesday.

Approximately 20% of all passengers recorded last year travelled on chartered flights, most of them on routes with Greece (53%) and Egypt (18%). Almost 70% of these passengers travelled between the Ljubljana airport and airports within the EU.

Air cargo traffic in Slovenia also picked up last year, as a total of 11,408 tonnes of cargo was loaded or unloaded on the three international airports in the country, or 8% more year-on-year.


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