STA, 29 June 2021 - Air carriers keep returning to Ljubljana airport as, after more than a one-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Brussels Airlines aircraft touched down at Brnik again on Monday. The flag carrier of Belgium currently operates three flights a week to and from Ljubljana, and the number of flights is expected to increase.
Brussels Airlines thus returns to Ljubljana airport just as Slovenia is to assume the six-month EU presidency.
At first, the largest Belgian airline will be operating flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, and the schedule is due to expand depending on the demand, the airport operator Fraport Slovenija announced on Tuesday.
Fraport Slovenija director Zmago Skobir welcomed the direct link with Brussels, saying that "we are happy that Brussels Airlines has responded to the demand for flights resulting from the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU."
Skobir hopes that cabin occupancy in the initial period will be good and that the airline will add extra flights.
To be welcomed in the afternoon for the first time at Brnik is the Air Montenegro carrier, which will for the time being connect Ljubljana and the Montenegrin seaside resort of Tivat twice a week.
In September, the carrier intends to expand the offering with flights to the capital of Podgorica.
Eight other carriers currently operate flights from Ljubljana: Aeroflot to Moscow, Air France to Paris, Air Serbia to Belgrade, LOT Polish Airlines to Warsaw, Lufthansa to Frankfurt, SunExpress to Antalya, Transavia to Amsterdam and Turkish Airlines to Istanbul.
According to Fraport Slovenija, the existing providers are to be joined over the summer by Wizz Air (Brussels-Charleroi), British Airways (London Heathrow) and Easyjet (London Gatwick), Swiss International Airlines (Zürich), Israir (Tel Aviv), Iberia (Madrid) and Flydubai (Dubai).
The company added that the number of charter flights was also expected to increase, with the most attractive destinations being the Greek islands, Antalya, Djerba, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Barcelona, Madeira and Tenerife.