18 airlines to 21 destinations in the summer schedule
Zg. Brnik, 24. 3. 2023 - On Sunday, March 26, air traffic will switch to the summer schedule. More regular flights will be available, novelties include destinations offered and increases in flight frequencies, especially to important hubs ensuring connectivity to the world. Already in April, the offer of destinations will be expanded by Finnair with flights to Helsinki, and in June, Aegean Airlines will establish flights to Athens. Charter offer will also increase, flights to many popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond will be available.
The summer flight schedule is effective from March 26 until October 28, 2023. At Ljubljana Airport the seasonality of traffic is high, the number of passengers starts climbing steeply in spring and reaches its peak in the summer months, when at least a doubled number of passengers travel through the airport compared to the winter months. The summer season will offer a wider selection of flights, by number of destinations and flight frequency. 18 regular carriers will offer more than 130 flights per week to 21 destinations in peak summer season.
After a three-year brake, Finnair is returning to Ljubljana Airport in April. The carrier will be connecting Slovenia and Finland four times weekly and offering convenient connecting flights to Asia through Helsinki. The service will be operated with an Airbus A319, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The departure from Ljubljana Airport is scheduled for 9:25, arrival to Helsinki for 13:05 local time. One-way flight tickets to Helsinki are available already from 156 euro.
In June, we will welcome a new connection of Aegean Airlines to Athens. The carrier will be flying to the Greek capital twice weekly, every Tuesday and Friday, with an Airbus A320neo. The departure from Ljubljana Airport is scheduled for 19:00, arrival to Athens for 21:45. One-way flight tickets are available already from 58 euro. Aegean Airlines will also be offering convenient connecting flight options through Athens Airport to the Middle East and Asia.
On the first day of the summer schedule, March 26, British Airways is returning with flights to London Heathrow and Transavia with flights to Amsterdam. Following a winter break Transavia France is returning flights to Paris Orly and Israir Airlines will again be flying to Tel Aviv. Between June and September Air Montenegro will be offering flights to Tivat.
The airline GP Aviation has recently announced to start flying to Priština end of March. Flights are scheduled twice weekly, with departure from Ljubljana Airport at 14:00 and arrival to Priština at 15:30.
Altogether 18 carriers will be offering 21 regular connections with the following number of weekly flights:
- Air Serbia twice daily to Belgrade and twice weekly to Niš,
- Aegean Airlines twice weekly to Athens,
- Brussels Airlines six times weekly to Brussels,
- flydubai daily to Dubai,Finnair four times weekly to Helsinki,
- Lufthansa three times daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich,
- Turkish Airlines up to twice daily to Istanbul,
- easyJet up to six times weekly to London, Gatwick,
- British Airways six times weekly to London Heathrow,
- Wizz Air three times weekly to London, Luton,
- Transavia up to four times weekly to Amsterdam,
- Transavia France twice weekly to Paris, Orly,
- Air France eleven times weekly to Paris,
- Israir/El Al/Sundor up to five times weekly to Tel Aviv,
- Air Montenegro three times weekly to Podgorica and four times weekly to Tivat (exchanging connections),
- LOT Polish Airlines nine times weekly to Warsaw,
- SWISS Airlines nine times weekly to Zürich and
- GP Aviation twice weekly to Priština.
An informative flight schedule is available on the airport's website:
We expect an abundant offer of charter flights in the summer season to the most popular destinations on Greek islands, in Egypt, Turkey and Spain, to where a wider offer will be available (Vittoria, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Sevilla and Girona, Tenerife). Holiday packages with travel agencies will be available also to Malta, Portugal (Madeira, Porto, the Azores), Iceland, Tunisia, Cape Verde islands, Jordan, the Netherlands, and Latvia.
»In the summer season passengers will have a wider offer of destinations and flights from Ljubljana Airport. Helsinki and Athens will enrich our flight network, after a winter break we are excited to welcome back flights to London Heathrow, Paris Orly, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and Tivat. Connectivity will be improved with more frequent flights on currently available connections to important hubs - Frankfurt, Brussels, Zurich, Warsaw and Istanbul,« said Dr Babett Stapel, the managing director of Fraport Slovenija right before the summer season starts.
»Charter flights will make our traffic even more lively, offering passengers to reach the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond. During the Easter holidays we are expecting the first bigger bundle of charter flights - to Hurghada, Antalya, Santiago de Compostela and Vittoria. With increased traffic in summer season, Fraport Slovenija will strengthen its teams in ramp and passenger handling, to enable a pleasant and seamless passenger experience,« added Dr Stapel.