Ljubljana and Skopje linked after four years
Hungarian budget airline WizzAir has inaugurated a regular service between Ljubljana and Skopje, four years after the two capitals were last linked by scheduled flights. The carrier will operate two weekly flights until late October and add one more thereafter.
Ljubljana-Skopje flights were last maintained by Adria Airways, which went bankrupt in September 2019. WizzAir will operate the service with a 230-seat Airbus A321.
"After four years, Skopje is once again a part of our network and we are confident that the budget-friendly WizzAir flights will draw many to explore this charming destination," said Babett Stapel, the director of airport operator Fraport Ljubljana, said as the service was launched on 27 September.
"There was a big demand for this air connection, as there are many business passengers, university students and Macedonian emigration that travel frequently between the two cities ... We are happy that Wizz Air recognized this demand," said Nejat Kurt, general manager or Skopje airport operator TAV Macedonia.
During the summer season, Brnik passengers can choose from 23 regular routes operated by 19 airlines. Since the start of the year, the airport saw over 900,000 passengers pass through, with the figure expected to exceed 1.2 million by the end of the year.