The Slovenia Times

Ljubljana Airport Exceeds Million Passengers Milestone


In the first eight months, 997,516 passengers went through the airport, 978,070 of whom for commercial flights. This is an 11% increase to the same period last year.

Freight transport was roughly the same as in the January-August period in 2014, the airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana said in a press release.

The number of aircraft movements was up by 2%, while the structure of planes continues to change in favour of bigger and heavier planes.

The most passengers were recorded in 2008, when a record of 8,251 passengers passed through the airport on 4 August, including the millionth for the year.

The daily record for this year was reached on 23 August with 6,960 passengers.

Aerodrom attributes the growth to new and enhanced routes. In March, Swiss International Airlines introduced daily flights to Zürich, while the Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways has been connecting Ljubljana to Berlin and Stockholm since April.

Turkish Airlines added three flights to its existing seven weekly flights, raising the number of flights to Istanbul to ten a week.

During the summer months, Finnair was offering four flights to Helsinki a week, while Montenegro Airlines raised the number of its weekly flight to Podgorica to six.

Next spring, flights to Warsaw will also be possible by Polish airline LOT.

In the summer season, the airport at Brnik is offering over 160 regular weekly flights by nine airlines to 27 destinations. The most popular remain Frankfurt, Zürich, Istanbul and London.

Charter flights to additional 23 tourist destinations were offered in the summer. This year 106,798 passengers were recorded on these flights, which is on par with last year's figures but slightly lower than expected, mostly due to cancellation of flights to Tunisia for safety reasons.


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