Air France celebrates 15 years of daily connections between Ljubljana and Paris
On 15 November 2004, the French and Slovenian capitals became closer than ever, thanks to Air France’s expansion of its flight schedule to Ljubljana Airport fifteen years ago. This winter, the carrier is increasing the number of flights between Ljubljana Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris from seven to thirteen flights a week.
Fraport Slovenija Managing Director Zmago Skobir marked the occasion by stating: “Air France was one of the first foreign airlines to start flying here after Slovenia’s accession to the EU. The number of flights has remained relatively constant, even during periods of reduced passenger numbers. Fifteen years of business cooperation is proof of a solid and reliable partnership which is continuing to develop. I would like to thank Air France on behalf of Fraport Slovenija and on behalf of the passengers at Ljubljana Airport. The airline not only brings Slovenia closer to Paris, but to the whole world, as due to its excellent network of connecting flights a full third of our passengers continue their journeys from Charles de Gaulle Airport to other global destinations.”
Milan Korbar: First landing of Air France on November 15, 2004
Air France’s first flights to Ljubljana Airport were made in a 50-seat Embraer 145. Passengers were able to fly to Paris on two flights every weekday. However, due to Slovenia’s increasing popularity among French tourists and vice versa, one year later they added a third flight, after which they changed the schedule to from one to two flights daily.
“In 2004, when we established a connection between Ljubljana and Paris, I moved to Slovenia, where we had opened a local branch office. Since then, Air France has connected the two capitals every day without interruption. It’s nice to see that from that time to the present the number of weekly flights has increased from 7 to 13. Paris has never been so close and so accessible to Slovenian passengers. Tickets are available starting at EUR 128, and we also offer excellent connections and affordable tickets to North America – to New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City,” said Ildiko Kiss, Regional Sales Manager for the Air France – KLM Group for Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro.
The French capital is around 1,250 kilometres from Slovenia, which is more than 12 hours by car but just over two hours by plane. In 2018, Paris was the fourth most popular destination for passengers embarking at Ljubljana Airport, with 102,333 passengers. Since the demand for both flights to Paris and connecting flights via Charles de Gaulle Airport is high, this winter season Air France is once again increasing its number of flights between the Slovenian and French capitals. The winter schedule, which is in effect as of 27 October, therefore features an additional six flights per week. Air France is once again flying from Ljubljana to Paris twice a day (except on Saturdays) with a 76-seat Embraer 170.