Richer winter flight schedule: 15 regular airlines to 18 destinations
On Sunday, October 29, 2023 the winter schedule will come into effect in air traffic. Until end of March, 2024 it will be possible to travel to 18 destinations with 15 regular airlines from Ljubljana Airport. Compared to the last winter schedule, connections to Luxembourg, Skopje and Priština are added, and for the first time in winter season flights of British Airways to London Heathrow will be available. The frequencies of flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Zurich and Belgrade will be strengthened. In early October the millionth passenger landed at Ljubljana Airport, and until end of the year, we expect to serve more than 1.2 million passengers, over 20 percent more than last year.
The winter timetable will be in effect from October 29, 2023 until March 30, 2024. 15 regular carriers will be offering direct flights to 18 destinations. Compared to last year's winter season the connectivity will be strengthened with a wider offer of destinations as well as more frequent flights on some destinations.
The recently established flights of Luxair to Luxembourg and Wizz Air's to Skopje will be available also throughout the winter season. For the first time passengers will be able to choose flights of British Airways to Heathrow in winter to reach London. Flights to United Kingdom are being operated also by low-cost airlines easyJet (to London Gatwick) and Wizz Air (to London Luton). The flight frequencies on some connections will be higher compared to last year – to Istanbul, Dubai, Zurich and Belgrade. For the first time since 2006 Turkish Airlines will be offering double daily flights to Istanbul again in the winter season. Lufthansa will be keeping the frequency of flights from last winter season – they will fly once daily to Munich, but offering 30% higher seat capacity, and twice daily to Frankfurt, to where convenient early morning flights will also be available.
There are already two novelties for the summer season 2024 announced. In May, airBaltic will introduce a new connection to Riga, which will be interesting for point-to-point travel and connecting flights to Scandinavia. Lufthansa will be upgrading the connection to Munich with additional daily flights to double daily from March on, which will significantly increase the connectivity of Ljubljana Airport. Altogether 18 regular connections with 15 airlines will be available in the winter schedule, with the below listed frequencies:
- Air France eleven times weekly to Paris,
- Air Montenegro three times weekly to Podgorica,
- Air Serbia nineteen times weekly to Belgrade and twice weekly to Niš,
- British Airways four times weekly to London Heathrow,
- Brussels Airlines four times weekly to Brussels,
- easyJet five times weekly to London, Gatwick,
- flydubai daily to Dubai,
- GP Aviation twice weekly to Priština,
- LOT Polish Airlines daily to Warsaw,
- Lufthansa twice daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich,
- Luxair twice weekly to Luxembourg,
- SWISS Airlines twelve times weekly to Zurich,
- Transavia four times weekly to Amsterdam,
- Turkish Airlines twice daily to Istanbul,
- Wizz Air twice weekly to London, Luton and three times weekly to Skopje.
»After an excellent summer season, we are stepping into a richer winter schedule as well. Recently introduced flights to Luxembourg and Skopje will be available, and for the first time in the winter season, British Airways will be operating flights to London Heathrow. Connectivity will be enhanced compared to last year also due to more frequent flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Zurich, and Belgrade. After four years we have again served one million passengers, already in early October, and by the end of the year, the number will climb to more than initially forecasted 1.2 million passengers. The annual passenger growth is expected to exceed 20 percent. Based on initial announcements from airlines, which are already planning their routes for the summer season 2024, we can share two novelties. Lufthansa will be offering double daily flights to Munich from March on, and in May a new route of airBaltic will be introduced to Riga, which is also serving good connecting flights to Scandinavia,« said the Managing Director of Fraport Slovenija, Dr. Babett Stapel, just before the winter schedule becomes valid.
The winter season will bring an interesting offer of charter flights. Until end of the year Slovene travel agencies will be taking holidaymakers to Jordan, Morocco, the Azores, Tenerife, Cape Verde islands, Mallorca, Malta, Madeira, Porto, Lisbon, Hurghada and Rovaniemi.