Wizz Air returns to Ljubljana Airport in the Winter Flight Schedule
The winter season flight schedule is valid as from the past weekend. Coming as a novelty are two routes operated by Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe. Wizz Air will be connecting the Slovenian capital to Brussels (Charlerio) and London (Luton).
The low-cost carrier Wizz Air, which is returning to the Slovenian market after 6 years, will be connecting Ljubljana Airport with London Luton three times weekly, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and with Brussels Charleroi two times weekly, on Monday and Friday. Low-fare flight tickets to London and Brussels are available already from EUR 22.99 (one way, including taxes) and can be reserved and purchased easily on the airline's website wizzair.com. The bookings on the two connections have been really good, the carrier expects them to deliver over 70,000 passengers in the first year and if successful in the future, will be accompanied by new exciting destinations.
From Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport passengers will be able to travel to 17 European destinations in the winter season operated by 6 airlines with 185 flights per week. They will be connecting Slovenia to most of the important European capitals also enabling long haul travelling through the main hubs.
Zmago Skobir, President of the Management Board in Aerodrom Ljubljana, accompanied the new routes with these words: »In general the economic and political situation in Slovenia and wider Europe is reflected in declining numbers of business and leisure travels. Airlines are very careful when thinking about launching new connections on the Slovenian market because of the high risks associated with poor load factors. The decisions of airlines on new operations are not dependent only on the prices and quality of our services, investments in promotion for recognition on foreign markets play a key role and these represent big limitations for Slovene tourist organizations and Aerodrom. The facts mentioned make Wizz Air's return of crucial importance and we will do everything in our power to expand the cooperation with new routes.«
Speaking in Ljubljana yesterday, Kirstin Wulczyn, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to arrive today in Ljubljana with Wizz Air’s very low fares. Since we announced the return of our low fares to Ljubljana, consumers in Slovenia, Belgium and the UK have shown enthusiasm and we are pleased to see good onward bookings on both routes. This week over 6,000 Wizz Air fans welcomed our route commencement and posted their “likes” on our Facebook page, which clearly confirms that the time is right for Slovenian consumers to have access to low cost air travel from their own country, no longer having to travel cross border to find affordable fares. Today is a good day for Slovenian tourism and we celebrate by launching even more of our low fares to Brussels and London in time for the Christmas shopping period. We urge passengers to snap up the lowest fares on wizzair.com.”
Expansion of low-cost traffic is of great importance to Slovenian passengers and especially tourism. On the basis of regular analysis, performed by Aerodrom Ljubljana, low-fare connections are shown to be occupied in 40% by domestic and 60 % foreign tourists. By estimates, an average tourist stays in Slovenia for 2,5 days and daily spends, without accomodation, a little less than 150 euros. Inbound traffic is a crucial generator of economy development and air traffic tourists are usually better spenders than those coming with cars, bus or train.