Flydubai will be expanding its service from Ljubljana Airport to Dubai next week. With daily flights it will give passengers even more possibilities to travel to the United Arab Emirates and take advantage of a wide offer of connections through the hub to all around the globe with its codeshare partner on this route, Emirates. In February 2023, Turkish Airlines will be strengthening its connection to Istanbul with additional frequencies to 12 per week, introducing such amount of flights for the first time in the winter season since it started flying to Ljubljana Airport.
Carriers are already announcing their services for the summer season 2023. A significant strengthening of connectivity is promised and we will see a novelty. By current announcements 17 carriers will be flying to 19 destinations. Finnair will be re-establishing flights to Helsinki in April. In June, Aegean Airlines is coming to Ljubljana Airport with two weekly flights to Athens. Most of the carriers will increase their services, especially worth pointing out are Lufthansa's three times daily flights to Frankfurt and twice daily flights to Munich. Current announcements of carriers are as follows:
- Transavia four times weekly to Amsterdam,
- Air Serbia 18 times weekly to Belgrade and three times weekly to Niš,
- Brussels Airlines six times weekly to Brussels,
- Aegean Airlines twice weekly to Athens,
- flydubai daily to Dubai,
- Finnair four times weekly to Helsinki,
- Lufthansa three times daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich,
- Turkish Airlines twice daily to Istanbul,
- easyJet six times weekly to London, Gatwick,
- British Airways six times weekly to London Heathrow,
- Wizz Air twice weekly to London, Luton,
- Transavia France twice weekly to Paris, Orly,
- Air France eleven times weekly to Paris,
- Israir twice weekly to Tel Aviv,
- Air Montenegro three times weekly to Podgorica and Tivat (exchanging connections),
- LOT Polish Airlines seven times weekly to Warsaw and
- SWISS Airlines nine times weekly to Zurich.
We expect an abundant offer of charter flights in the summer season to the most popular destinations on the Greek islands, Egypt, Turkey and Spain, to where a wider offer will be available (Vittoria, Santiago di Compostela, Barcelona, Sevilla and Girona). Holiday packages with Slovenian travel agencies will be available also to Madeira, Porto, the Azores, Faroe Islands and Scotland, Iceland, Tenerife, Cape Verde islands, Cairo, Jordan, the Netherlands and Riga.
This summer season brought the hustle and bustle back to Ljubljana Airport. Passenger traffic is recovering well – in the period from January to November we have handled 909,634 passengers in public traffic, which is 141% more than in the same period last year. We plan to count close to one million passengers until the end of the year.
“Passenger traffic is recovering well in the winter season, some carriers have or are still expected to strengthen their frequencies, which shows that flight demand is continuing to recover. The first announcements of flight services for the summer season look promising – flight frequencies to the biggest hubs (Frankfurt, London, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Munich, Istanbul and Dubai) will be significantly increased thus expanding the possibilities to travel from Ljubljana Airport to all around the globe. Our flight network will be richer by a new scheduled destination – we will be welcoming flights of Aegean Airlines to Athens. A wider selection of charter flights will be available too, « said Dr Babett Stapel, Managing Director of Fraport Slovenija on the recovery of traffic and outlooks for the summer season.