Scheduled flights resume between Ljubljana and Helsinki
The Finnish air carrier Finnair re-launched scheduled flights between Helsinki and Ljubljana after a three-year hiatus on 10 April. It will be flying between the two capitals four times a week.
Finnair will be flying an Airbus A319 to Helsinki on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights from Ljubljana will depart at 9:25am and arrive in Helsinki at 1.05pm local time.
Passengers will be able to transfer at Helsinki Vantaa airport to a number of Asia-bound flights, Ljubljana airport operator Fraport Slovenija said in announcing the new route.
Babett Stapel, the managing director of Fraport Slovenija, hailed the route as a "bridge for the arrival of Asian tourists to Slovenia".
She said that air traffic had been recovering well in the first three months of the year and would be getting even livelier each week of the summer schedule, which kicked in on 26 March.
Passengers from Ljubljana airport will be able to choose from 21 scheduled flights operated by 18 airlines.
Three new links have been added recently; to Amsterdam, London Heathrow and Pristhina. The frequencies of weekly flights to Brussels, Zurich and Warsaw have been increased and soon more flights will be available to Frankfurt.
Transavia France will be flying to Paris Orly airport, Air Montenegro to Tivat and Israir Airlines to Tel Aviv. Greek carrier Aegean Airlines will operate two weekly scheduled flights to Athens starting from early June.