On Friday, 12 February an Aeroflot flight landed at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport for the first time in almost a year. The Russian carrier operated twice-daily scheduled services to Moscow until 17 March 2020, when the government introduced a temporary ban on air transport in Slovenia in order to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
An Aeroflot flight will once again be departing Ljubljana for Moscow every Friday at 11.30 a.m. With the improvement of epidemiological conditions in Europe and the relaxing of restrictions on crossing international borders, the carrier has also announced the addition of further flights in its summer timetable, which comes into effect on 28 March 2021.
Aeroflot is a trusted partner which has continuously increased the volume of flights and the number of passengers carried. Fraport Slovenija expects cooperation with the carrier to continue to grow and sees great potential in the connection and its ability to bring the Slovenian and Russian markets closer together in the commercial and tourism sectors.
Passengers are advised to check current border-crossing restrictions before planning a trip to Russia. More information on this is available on the Aeroflot website: https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/covid-19
In the case of third-country nationals entering Slovenia at an external Schengen border, restrictions of non-essential travel are still in force. Up-to-date information on border crossings and determining whether travel is essential is available on the government website.
Aeroflot joins three other carriers currently operating scheduled services from Ljubljana Airport. These are Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Air Serbia to Belgrade and Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. We hope that improving epidemiological conditions will allow other carriers to return to Ljubljana at the earliest opportunity. Current information regarding summer timetables indicates that bookings are already available for the following services: Wizz Air to Brussels, Transavia to Amsterdam, Air France to Paris, easyJet to London, LOT Polish to Warsaw, Swiss International Airlines to Zürich, Lufthansa to Munich, Brussels Airlines to Brussels, British Airways to London, Finnair to Helsinki, SunExpress to Antalya and El Al to Tel Aviv.
Given favourable conditions for a revival of holiday tourism, we also expect to see a greater volume of charter traffic this year in comparison to last summer.