Ljubljana Airport attracting more and more passengers, including from Austria
On 31 March 2014 Ljubljana Airport switched to the summer flight timetable, which is valid until 25 October 2014. Adria Airways has expanded its network of flights from Ljubljana with Prague and Warsaw. Thanks to a new scheduled bus service between Klagenfurt and Brnik, the airport is now even more accessible to Austrian passengers.
The 2014 summer timetable connects Ljubljana Airport with more destinations than last year. Adria Airways, the airline of Slovenia, has expanded its network of flights with services to Prague and Warsaw, where it flies three times a week. This summer Adria will also connect Ljubljana to 17 other European cities and, following a year's break, will once again be flying to London (Gatwick). Foreign scheduled airlines will be maintaining their winter timetable destinations throughout the summer season. Finnair returns to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport after the winter break with four weekly flights to Helsinki. Another new addition this summer is Air Serbia's daily service to Belgrade. Every day of the week passengers can travel from Ljubljana to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and to Paris with Air France. Low-cost carriers easyJet and Wizz Air maintain the same number of flights to London. The latter also continues its flights to Brussels, with the same frequency as before. Montenegro Airlines will be offering four weekly connections to Podgorica from Ljubljana during the summer season.
This summer eight scheduled airlines offer passengers more than 200 scheduled direct flights each week from Slovenia's main airport to 24 destinations. Once again this year there is also a wide range of charter flights on offer, above all to popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean (Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia). A new charter carrier this year is Aegean Airlines, offering flights from Ljubljana to Rhodes from June to October.
New scheduled bus service between the airport and Klagenfurt
Since the end of March flights from Ljubljana Airport have been even more accessible to passengers from Austria. A scheduled bus service between the airport and the city of Klagenfurt began operating on 29 March 2014, with four daily departures. The service, operated by Alpe Adria, departs from Klagenfurt Airport and calls at Klagenfurt bus station, Ferlach, Kranj and Ljubljana Airport before proceeding to the bus station in Ljubljana. The service is only available for passengers travelling between Austria and Slovenia. For prices and other details visit the Alpe Adria website: www.alpeadrialine.com.
Aerodrom Ljubljana welcomes the scheduled bus service to and from Klagenfurt and expects this new service to attract even more Austrian passengers to Ljubljana Airport. Until now most passengers from nearby cities in Austria have travelled to Ljubljana Airport by private car or using the minibus services operated by various companies.
Fly all over the world from Ljubljana at competitive prices
Slovenia's main airport is attracting growing numbers of passengers by competing successfully with other airports in the region. Passengers can also fly from Ljubljana at competitive prices to long haul-destinations via major European hubs. Carriers such as Turkish Airlines, Finnair, Air Serbia, Air France prepare regular monthly special offers. Some of these can be found online at http://www.lju-airport.si/sl/mediji/4991. Examples of prices of flights from Ljubljana include Bangkok for €514, Baku for €463, Beijing for €620, Shanghai for €620 and Tokyo for €710.
The significant growth in passenger numbers at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has continued in the first months of 2014, with 15.6% more passengers passing through the airport in January and February 2014 than in the same period last year.