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At the end of April, a new airline, Norwegian, will start flying to Ljubljana Airport. It will establish a connection with the Danish capital and enhance Slovenia’s connectivity with Nordic countries. The airline will also offer good options for onward travel through the extensive network of Copenhagen Airport, the largest northern European aviation hub. According to the carriers' announcements for the summer schedule, the flight network from Ljubljana Airport will offer at least 26 regular connections. Passengers can look forward to three new destinations - besides Copenhagen, flights to Madrid and Riga will also be introduced.
It has been 60 years since passenger traffic commenced at Ljubljana Airport. The first regular connections to Belgrade, Dubrovnik, and London were provided by the former Yugoslav airline JAT, while Adria-aviopromet flew to Belgrade and Algiers. The beginnings were modest, with just 78,000 passengers handled in 1964. Today, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport stands as a modern and efficient regional gateway—a hub of opportunities for individuals, society, and the broader global community. The venerable jubilee is marked by a strong growth in passenger traffic and successful recovery after a challenging period, during which the bankruptcy of Adria Airways left the airport without its largest business partner and faced an unimaginable loss of traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, Ljubljana Airport concluded the year with a 30% annual increase in passenger numbers, with more than 1,270,000 passengers. In the summer schedule, 22 carriers will be flying from Ljubljana Airport offering at least 26 routes.
On Sunday, October 29, 2023 the winter schedule will come into effect in air traffic. Until end of March, 2024 it will be possible to travel to 18 destinations with 15 regular airlines from Ljubljana Airport. Compared to the last winter schedule, connections to Luxembourg, Skopje and Priština are added, and for the first time in winter season flights of British Airways to London Heathrow will be available. The frequencies of flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Zurich and Belgrade will be strengthened. In early October the millionth passenger landed at Ljubljana Airport, and until end of the year, we expect to serve more than 1.2 million passengers, over 20 percent more than last year.