After four months Air France has landed again at Ljubljana Airport. The carrier had suspended flights on November 6, 2020, due to restrictive measures to limit the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. The service to Paris will be operated once weekly at first – on Saturdays, but the carrier has announced to gradually increase the frequency to five times weekly during the Summer Season 2021, if the situation allows.
The arrival from Paris is scheduled every Saturday at 11:45AM, departure from Ljubljana Airport to Charles de Gaulle at 12:20PM.
Even though passenger traffic is recovering slower than anticipated, not just in Slovenia, but on a global level, the offer of flights from Ljubljana Airport is broadening persistently. We are very glad that Air France has returned despite still strict travelling limitations. Air travelling will undoubtedly come out of this crisis strongly affected, but the return of renowned carriers to the Slovenian market in given circumstances can be understood as a positive signal, that other carriers will also be back as soon as the situation allows.
Passengers are advised to check current border-crossing conditions before planning a trip to France. At the moment a negative PCR test or LAMP test carried out less than 72 hours before the flight is necessary to enter France for all passengers aged 11 years or older. They must also provide a sworn statement that they do not have Covid-19. More information on entry restrictions to France is available on the carrier's website.
Air France has joined four other carriers operating scheduled services from Ljubljana Airport at the moment: Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Air Serbia to Belgrade, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and Aeroflot to Moscow. We hope that improving epidemiological conditions will allow other carriers to return to Ljubljana at the earliest opportunity.
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.