First flight to Greece opens the main charter season
With the first charter flight to Greece this year, Ljubljana Airport has entered the main charter season. Organized by travel agencies the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond will be available. The summer season 2023, valid until end October, will serve with charter flights to 39 destinations in 20 countries. The growth of charter traffic is encouraging. Already this year the number of passengers in this segment is expected to climb to the level it had been recording before the covid-19 pandemic. Over 150,000 passengers are expected to be handled on charter flights until end of 2023.
Connectivity increasing, some connections already surpassing the numbers of passengers from 2019
The flight network from Ljubljana Airport is strengthened in the summer timetable 2023 – it is possible to fly to 22 destinations with 18 regular carriers, and in peak season more than 130 flights per week will be available. Connectivity is improving with more frequent flights to important hubs, the offer of destinations is richer for re-established connections. Aegean Airlines is establishing new flights to Athens in June and Wizz Air will introduce a new connection to Skopje in September. In the period from January until April a 51 % growth of passengers has been recorded. With rising demand some connections have already surpassed the levels of passengers they had been recording in 2019.
Finnair back with flights to Helsinki
Finnair is coming back to Ljubljana Airport after three years. Today, on April 10, the carrier is re-establishing flights to Helsinki. It will be connecting Slovenia to Finland four times weekly. In the summer schedule 18 regular carriers will be offering flights to 21 destinations. A novelty will be welcomed in June, when Aegean Airlines is introducing flights to Athens.
18 airlines to 21 destinations in the summer schedule
On Sunday, March 26, air traffic will switch to the summer schedule. More regular flights will be available, novelties include destinations offered and increases in flight frequencies, especially to important hubs ensuring connectivity to the world. Already in April, the offer of destinations will be expanded by Finnair with flights to Helsinki, and in June, Aegean Airlines will establish flights to Athens. Charter offer will also increase, flights to many popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond will be available.
Due to a strike of staff at some German airports flights from/to Frankfurt and Munich cancelled on Monday
Due to an announced one-day strike of staff at some German airports, also at Frankfurt and Munich, certain flights of Lufthansa from/to Frankfurt and Munich are cancelled on Sunday and Monday at Ljubljana Airport.
Passenger numbers grow significantly, bigger flight offer in summer season
In the first two months of 2023 Ljubljana Airport has recorded a significant growth in passenger numbers. Compared to the same period last year, 62 % more passengers travelled through the airport. In the summer season a new connection of Aegean Airlines to Athens will be welcomed and Finnair will be returning flights to Helsinki after three years.
New body scanner for more effective and comfortable passenger security scans
Fraport Slovenija has installed an advanced body scanner in the security checkpoint at Ljubljana Airport. The new technology will provide for increased security, higher passenger flows through the security checkpoint, and a better user experience.
Recommendations for travelers to or from China
If you are planning to travel to China or returning from China to Slovenia, check the recommendations from NIJZ.
Soon a bigger flight offer to Dubai and Istanbul, increased frequencies to most destinations in summer season
Airlines are strengthening their connections from Ljubljana Airport. In the coming week flydubai will be boosting its service to Dubai by offering daily flights on the route. Still in the winter season, Turkish Airlines will also be upgrading its connection to Istanbul. The summer season 2023 looks promising with significant upgrades in frequencies and a novelty – Aegean Airlines will be establishing scheduled flights to Athens.
10 magical festive destinations
In the holiday season, cities all over the world sparkle with countless festive lights, while Christmas markets are filled with the delicious aromas of baked goods and hot drinks. If you’d like to wander through beautifully decorated city streets and squares and visit a lively Christmas fair, then check out our list of 10 magical festive destinations which can be reached from our airport at affordable prices.
Fraport Slovenija receives award for the best annual report
For the 23rd year in a row, Časnik Finance has awarded the most prestigious professional award in business reporting - the best annual report. For the 2021 Sustainability Report, the panel awarded Fraport Slovenija the main prize in the Best Annual Report category among large companies that are not subjects of public interest according to the Companies Act.
12 carriers to 14 destinations from Ljubljana Airport in the winter timetable
On Sunday, October 30, the winter timetable will come into effect in air traffic. Direct connections of 12 regular airlines will be available to 14 destinations from Ljubljana Airport until the end of March 2023. During the autumn school holidays charter flights to popular destinations in Egypt, Turkey, Spain and Malta will be operated. Almost 750,000 passengers have been handled until end of September, 174 % more than in the same period last year.
Six airlines to increase flight frequencies from Ljubljana Airport in the Winter Schedule
With the Winter Flight Schedule approaching, the carriers are finalizing their timetables for their flights from Ljubljana Airport. Current announcements show that compared to the Summer Season more frequent flights are to be expected to six destinations: Amsterdam, Belgrade, Dubai, Istanbul, Podgorica and Zurich. The peak Summer Season way busy at Ljubljana Airport, in August more than 122.000 passengers were handled, which is 68 % more than in August 2021. Fraport Slovenija expects this growth to continue in September, being supported also by strong charter traffic numbers.
Due to a strike of Lufthansa's pilots flights from/to Frankfurt cancelled tomorrow
Due to a one-day strike of Lufthansa's pilots the airline has cancelled almost all of their flights at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport for September 2, 2022. At the moment, at Ljubljana Airport tomorrow's flights from/to Frankfurt have been cancelled.
Due to a strike of Lufthansa's staff flights to Frankfurt and Munich cancelled tomorrow
Due to a one-day warning strike of Lufthansa's ground staff the airline has cancelled almost all of their flights at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport for July 27, 2022. Flights from Ljubljana Airport to the mentioned destinations have been cancelled too.
Ljubljana Airport's new terminal full of life on its 1st anniversary
Exactly one year ago today Fraport Slovenija opened the new terminal at Ljubljana Airport. On July 1, 2021 the first passengers set off on their journeys from a modern building, that offers its users higher quality, a greater variety of services and a better working environment. Today, the new terminal is full of life, as passenger traffic is seeing steep growth with easing traveling restrictions and increasing demand for flights. It continues to be developed – on its 1st anniversary an extension of the All Yours Duty Free Food and more shop was officially opened.
Tivat and Tel Aviv join the flight network of Ljubljana Airport
The flight network from Ljubljana Airport is richer for the last two of the announced connections for this Summer Season. On Sunday, Air Montenegro re-established flights to Tivat and yesterday, Israir Airlines has returned flights to Tel Aviv. With the beginning of school holidays next week, charter flights will reach the widest offer during this summer season. In the busiest months of the year passengers will be able to fly from Ljubljana Airport with around 140 flights per week.
Air France twice daily from Ljubljana Airport to Paris
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 reconnects Ljubljana Airport and London Heathrow
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.
Passenger traffic at Ljubljana Airport with steep growth, record cargo throughput
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.