Air traffic during the closure of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
The runway of the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will be closed to air traffic between 7 and 21 April. During that time, the entire width of the asphalt surface of the runway will be renovated in the total length of approximately 1,200 metres, as well as the asphalt surface on part of the taxiways. Moreover, the navigation lighting system will be replaced with cable connections and the installation of additional cable trenches. The renovation will increase the safety of the runway, which is 3,300 metres long and 60 metres wide.
The majority of traffic will be rerouted to the Maribor Airport during the runway closure. Adria Airways and Turkish Airlines will operate a reduced number of flights from Maribor.
Adria Airways has organised a free bus transfer from the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport to the Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport. An informative schedule of bus transfers between the Ljubljana and Maribor airports is published on a special website at www.adria.si/mbx. The transfer bus will also make an intermediate stop in Dolgi most in Ljubljana.
Turkish Airlines will not arrange special transport. Passengers may obtain information at telephone no. 04 20 61 680 or via email at email@example.com.
Adria Airway's lost baggage service will operate at the Maribor Airport in accordance with the valid timetable, and provide the same service for Turkish Airlines.
Air France will operate flights from Trieste during this time. Passengers will check in for flights at the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, and then be transferred free-of-charge to Trieste. Information for passengers is available at telephone no. 01 24 43 447. More information is avaliable here.
easyJet, ČSA Czech Airlines, Montenegro Airlines and JAT Airways have cancelled all flights during this time.
The cargo air carriers DHL, UPS and TNT will move their entire operations to the Maribor Airport.
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 (e.g. airline ticket, e-ticket or boarding pass) and a personal document. The names on the travel and personal documents must match. Otherwise, the passenger will not be entitled to free parking. Parking will also be free at the Maribor Airport.
In addition to transfer buses to alternative airports, two transfer service providers will provide regular transport, one of which will provide these services solely on the basis of orders. Public bus transport to the Ljubljana Airport will be provided in accordance with the regular timetable. Taxi transport will be provided at both the Ljubljana and Maribor Airports in line with demand.
Information regarding scheduled flights will be available at the www.lju-airport.si website, in the departure hall of the Ljubljana Airport and on RTV Slovenija, teletext pages 178 and 179. Passengers should note that information will be updated daily, but will not include a dynamic illustration of the actual status of a specific flight (e.g. delays, landing and boarding information, etc.).
The call centre will function normally. Passengers may call telephone no. 04 20 61 981 between 6 am and 10 pm or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, an information counter will be available in the passenger terminal.
Information regarding flights at the Maribor Airport will be available to passengers between 6 am and midnight at the information counter, at telephone no. 02 629 17 90 and via email at email@example.com
Functioning of other services and
The Brnik general aviation centre will be closed, while the air cargo warehouse will only be open during the week between 7.30 am and 6 pm for the purpose of servicing truck cargo traffic. The Customs Office at the Brnik Airport will carry out its work in part at Brnik and in part in Maribor. Fire fighters, a duty doctor, a portion of the Brnik Airport police force and the security service will be present at all times.
Catering establishments at the Ljubljana Airport will be open in line with modified business hours, as will retail outlets and rent-a-car service providers. All of the aforementioned services will also be provided at the Maribor Airport.
Passengers will be informed of changes on the airport's website
and through the media. We kindly ask for your understanding and
apologise in advance for any inconvenience.