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Airport closure planned due to renovation work


We have planned the closure of the airport to all traffic for 15 days from 7 to 21 April 2010. The final decision on the closure will shortly be issued by the Ministry of Transport. Aeroplanes will fly from alternative airports during the period.

In April, Aerodrom Ljubljana will be dealing with the third, main stage of runway renovation.  The first and second stages renovation of the east and west part of the runway were successfully completed this summer when the airport operated with a shortened, 2,100 metre-long section. It was announced in the summer that the renovation of the runways central section would probably require closing the airport.

Most flights will be directed from Ljubljana to Maribor airport during the renovation period, where Adria Airways which carries 75% of all passenger traffic at Brnik will relocate for the period. Adria Airways has organised a free bus service between Ljubljana and Maribor for all passengers. The schedule has been published on its website www.adria.si. Additional information is available from the Passenger Relations Centre at the number 080 13 00.
Turkish Airlines will also fly to Maribor over the period. Passengers can call +386 4 20 61 680 or use the email address thyljubljana@siol.com for more information. Air France will fly from Trieste over the period passengers should call the Air France office on + 386 1 24 43 447 for more information.
ČSA Czech Airlines and easyJet have cancelled all flights from Slovenia over the period. We are still waiting for official flight information from JAT Airways for the period, but their initial comment indicated they would fly from Portorož airport.

Passengers should contact air carriers directly for all additional information and ticket reservations. Contact information can be found on our website.

Passengers arriving or travelling during the airport closure will be entitled to park free-of-charge in the outdoor car park (P2). To do so passengers must identify themselves at the car park cash desk with a travel certificate (airline ticket, eticket or entry voucher) and a personal document.

Aerodrom Ljubljana and the airlines will post timely notices of all changes for passengers on their websites and through the media. Difficulties or a negative impact on air traffic regularity are not expected. Nevertheless, they wish to apologise in advance to passengers for any inconveniences and ask for their understanding.

Brnik, 5 March 2010