Ljubljana Airport adds fourth new airline in 2024



Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will welcome at least four new carriers in 2024, with more expected later in the year. It comes after Norwegian Air Shuttle scheduled its new flights from Copenhagen to the Slovenian capital, joining airBaltic, Corendon Airlines and Iberia, which will commence services to Ljubljana this summer season. Norwegian will launch two weekly operations from April 29, with further flight details available here. It will mark the first time the two cities have been linked with a scheduled air service since the demise of Adria Airways in September 2019. Back then, flights were maintained six times per week. The Slovenian Foreign Minister, Tanja Fajon, noted, "We are very excited that Norwegian is now connecting the Nordics with Slovenia through their Copenhagen to Ljubljana route. Slovenia is the green heart of Europe - a fantastic tourist destination and an excellent meeting place”. Similar to airBaltic’s upcoming service from Riga, and Iberia’s new flights from Madrid, Norwegian will receive subsidies to maintain its flights to Ljubljana after the carrier applied for the government’s scheme aimed at improving the country’s air connectivity. Meanwhile, Slovenia recently issued a fourth tender call for airlines to introduce new routes to the country over a period of three years. Interested carriers have until February 12, just before midnight, to submit their applications. Apart from the subsidised routes, Corendon Airlines will commence seasonal flights from both Heraklion and Antalya to Ljubljana this summer. Commenting on what is expected to be a busy summer for Jože Pučnik Airport, the General Manager of operator Fraport Slovenija, Babett Stapel, said, “This year will see new destinations along with increased frequencies on some routes, including to major European hubs. This will significantly improve Slovenia's air connectivity with the world. We are pleased that the 60th anniversary of the airport is marked by vibrant tourism, strong traffic growth, and an increasingly diverse flight offer. The positive results support our commitment and vision for Ljubljana Airport to become the airport of choice for the region once again". Capacity changes will inevitably continue throughout the first quarter as airlines adjust operating equipment and frequencies, however, these will have little to no bearing on the overall level of change on last year, barring any extraordinary circumstances.

Ljubljana Airport adds fourth new airline in 2024

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Title: Ljubljana Airport adds fourth new airline in 2024
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Published Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 08:00:00 +0000

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