Noticable growth in traffic for Aerodrom Ljubljana
Aerodrom Ljubljana records 7.6% growth in passenger numbers in the first five months of the year. The sharpest increase was in May, with passenger numbers up 19.6% on the same period last year. Polish airline LOT announces the introduction of a scheduled service to Warsaw.
In the first five months of this year the airport handled 476,984 passengers on scheduled and charter flights, 7.6% more than in the same period last year, and recorded 8,685 aircraft movements, or 1.5% fewer than in the same period last year. The fall in the number of aircraft movements is the result of a change in the type of aircraft used, in favour of larger (and heavier) aircraft, while passenger load factor has also improved.
The sharpest increase was in May, when 128,411 passengers passed through the airport. This figure represents an increase of 19.6% in comparison to May 2014. We expect the growth in traffic to continue over the summer.
Polish airline LOT arrives in spring 2016
With the 2015 summer timetable, valid until 24 October, Ljubljana Airport is connected to more destinations than last year. With more than 160 scheduled flights a week, passengers can fly directly to 27 destinations served by nine scheduled carriers.
Swiss International Air Lines has been operating daily flights to Zurich since March. In April flag carrier Adria Airways introduced new services to Berlin and Stockholm. Turkish Airlines has added three more flights to its existing seven and now flies to Istanbul ten times a week. Finnair has returned to Brnik for the summer season with four flights a week to Helsinki. Also worth mentioning is Montenegro Airlines, which has added a sixth weekly flight to Podgorica.
In spring 2016 the existing scheduled carriers will be joined by the Polish airline LOT, which today announced a service between Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and Warsaw.
Ten carriers will be operating summer charter flights to 23 tourist destinations. The Greek islands are still among the most popular holiday destinations, with the largest number of chartered flights operated by Slovenia's own Adria Airways.
Zg. Brnik, 24 June2015