Air traffic is emerging from the grip of the pandemic. It is encouraging that the frequency of flights with existing connections is increasing, we are seeing the return of carriers who had suspended their flight due to the pandemic and welcoming novelties. 14 airlines are currently offering international flights to 17 destinations from Ljubljana Airport.
Air France is strengthening its connection from Ljubljana Airport to Paris. The carrier will double the number of frequencies as of May 31. By operating two daily flights to Charles de Gaulle airport they will be exceeding their flight capacity from the pre-pandemic period.
British Airways has returned to Ljubljana Airport with flights to London Heathrow. The British carrier will offer five weekly flights to one of the world's leading hubs, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By pushing the start of flights to May, it is substantially extending capacity on the route.
Traffic at Ljubljana Airport is getting more and more lively. The positive growth trend in the number of handled passengers continues - in the first four months of 2022, seven times more passengers travelled through Ljubljana Airport than in the same period last year. The recovery in traffic is in line with Fraport Slovenija’s forecasts and comparable to the recovery in “pure" international air traffic in Europe.
Ljubljana Airport welcomed a new flight connection yesterday. The low-cost carrier Transavia France, member of the Air France KLM group has introduced flights to Paris Orly. The airline will be flying to the French capital twice per week and enrich the existing offer of flights to Paris, provided by Air France to Charles de Gaulle, with evening flights on Thursdays and Sundays. If circumstances allow Fraport Slovenija expects this new connection to grow into an all year round.
After an evaluation process, Airport Council International has recognized the continuation of Ljubljana Airport's efforts to provide a safe airport experience for all travellers and awarded us with maintaining our accreditation in the Airport Health Accreditation programme.
Increased travel demand shows that European aviation is emerging from the grip of the Covid-19 crisis. Compared to last year, Ljubljana Airport is expecting an enlarged offer of flights in the coming summer season. At its peak, the number of weekly frequencies of scheduled airlines will increase significantly comparing to last year. A strong charter season is also expected.
The tourism industry has been living in the grip of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic for more than two years now. Due to the verification of entry conditions in the country of destination planning their journey poses an additional challenge for passengers. To solve this problem, Fraport Slovenija and SafeScore (an Irish company) are pleased to announce an exciting partnership launched in January 2022. Passengers departing or arriving at Ljubljana Airport will have live access to all the latest travel documentation requirements on www.lju-airport.si, for free, even before they get there.
2021 for Ljubljana Airport was marked by a recovery in demand for flights. It ended with 430,943 passengers, up 47.6% on 2020. The main event and major acquisition in the past year was the opening of the new passenger terminal, investment of € 23 million.
The Winter Timetable will come into effect in air traffic on October 31. Flights to 14 destinations in 12 countries, served by 13 regular airlines will be available from Ljubljana Airport. Despite still sharp travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the offer of flights is increasing, passengers are braver in deciding to travel and are starting their journeys well informed and prepared. The most recent addition to our flight network is the connection of flydubai to Dubai.
Ljubljana Airport is for the first time connected with a direct air link to the United Arab Emirates. The low-cost airline flydubai has established flights to Dubai, offering three flights per week to the busy hub, through which passengers can travel onwards to all parts of the world.
The exercise is intended to verify the compliance of the implementation of measures in the event of a plane crash with dangerous goods.
In accordance with the Government’s Ordinance on the method of meeting the condition of Recovered - Vaccinated – Tested (RVT rule) to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, RVT rule is mandatory for all passengers, visitors and employees entering the buildings at the airport from September 15.
British carrier British Airways has reconnected Ljubljana Airport with London's biggest airport Heathrow. It will fly to the UK's capital twice weekly at first and increase the frequency at the end of August.
From August 16th 2021 on all passengers entering Slovenia are required to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form, prior to entering the country.
Due to an extraordinary event the traffic order in front of the terminal A and B will be changed today between 16:00 and 18:00 PM. It will be indicated with appropriate traffic signs.
The network of flights from Ljubljana Airport is expanded with a new destination. On August 2, the Spanish carrier Iberia established flights to Madrid. Flights to the vibrant capital of Spain will be available throughout August.
The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has issued a Decree on determining the conditions for entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control the COVID-19 disease which will come into force on 15 July 2021.
Ljubljana Airport, which is managed by Fraport Slovenija, has launched their in-airport voluntary carbon offsetting programme for all travellers. Fraport Slovenija has partnered with CarbonClick to become one of a group of first-mover airports around the world to offer this solution to their customers. Carbon offsetting is available for all travellers, regardless of what airline they use.
With the opening of the new terminal the traffic order in the passenger area of the airport has been changed.