According to Fraport Slovenija, the manager of Slovenia's main airport, the first Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft will touch down at Jože Pučnik Ljubljana International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The airport company said the new air link would offer passengers from Slovenia an excellent gateway to other destinations in Russia and the former Soviet Union as well as Asia.
As the winter schedule kicks in on Sunday, Ljubljana airport will offer 221 regular flights to 25 destinations in 19 countries a week operated by ten airlines.
The home carrier, Adria Airways will fly to 17 destinations until 30 March, linking Ljubljana to Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana and Zurich.
The low-cost carrier Easyjet will continue to provide three weekly flights to Berlin, along with daily flights to London Stansted and four flights a week to Gatwick.
Wizz Air will fly to Brussels Charleroi airport twice a week and London Luton airport four times a week.
Passengers from Ljubljana will also be able to fly Air France to Paris six times a week, LOT Polish Airlines to Warsaw daily and Montenegro Airlines to Podgorica four times a week.
Dutch Transavia will continue to operate five weekly flights to Amsterdam, while Air Serbia will fly 12 times a week to Belgrade and Turkish Airlines will fly to Istanbul ten times a week.
Ljubljana airport saw 1,424,352 passengers in the first three quarters of the year, 9.7% more than in the same period a year ago. Aircraft movements were up by 4.9% and cargo up by 3.9%.
Fraport Slovenija last week published a call to tender to build a new terminal. Construction is slated to start next year and complete by 2020.