New service to Barcelona

On 25 June Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling will land at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport for the first time. Vueling will fly between Barcelona and Slovenia twice a week.

Vueling plans to operate an Airbus A320 between Ljubljana and Barcelona El Prat Airport twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) from 25 June to 10 September. One-way tickets are currently available from €60, including all taxes. They can be booked online at www.vueling.comor via travel agents. There is great demand for services to the Iberian Peninsula and Aerodrom Ljubljana expects a good seat occupancy rate on the flights. The new carrier expects to carry slightly over 5,000 passengers between Ljubljana and Barcelona over the summer.

Vueling is the eigth scheduled carrier (including two low-cost carriers) to form part of the network of direct services from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Scheduled services connect Ljubljana to 28 cities throughout Europe. These include all major European hubs, with London, Paris and Frankfurt the most important destinations in terms of passenger numbers. Scheduled services are complemented by a wide range of charter flights, serving approximately 30 different destinations in the summer months. The most popular charter destinations are the Greek islands, Egypt and Djerba, while two interesting new destinations this summer are Enfidha (Tunisia) and Catania (Sicily).

Figures for the number of passengers handled indicate that the fall in traffic resulting from the recession has halted. In the first quarter of this year we handled 240,588 passengers, which is 0.6% more than in the same period last year. Air cargo traffic is showing satisfactory growth and was up 15% in the first quarter. Growth is also encouraging in the general aviation sector, where passenger numbers were up 14% on the same period last year.