Charter flights to Greece open the main holiday season

24. 5. 2024

With today’s charter flight to Santorini and Crete Ljubljana Airport has entered the main charter season. Organized by travel agencies, the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond will be available. Altogether, passengers are able to choose from 57 destinations with charter flights this summer season.  

From this Friday on multiple weekly flights will be available to Greece, one of the most popular holiday destinations of Slovenes with air charter travel. Santorini and Crete, the first two islands to welcome them, will be joined by another 12 Greek destinations. During the summer a wide offer of flights will be available also to Spain, France, Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia. Besides the already mentioned, travel agencies will be flying passengers also to PortugalMalta, the Netherlands, Iceland, Azores, Cape Verde IslandsFinland and Italy.

Charter flights will be operated with seven airlines: Aegean Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Fly Egypt, Nile Air, Nouvelair, Trade Air and White Airways. The tour operators are Slovenian travel agencies Palma, Kompas, Relax, Intelekta, ETI and Oasis.

With over 150,000 passengers handled, charter traffic has recovered to the pre-covid level already in 2023 at Ljubljana Airport, and this year it is expected to perform equally well. Passenger traffic has grown by almost 25% in the period from January to April compared to the same period in 2023, with 370.000 passengers handled. Until end of the year, Fraport Slovenija expects to count around 1,4 million passengers in total on regular routes and charter flights from Ljubljana Airport.

“Charter flights to Greece are opening the main holiday season at Ljubljana Airport. From the Azores throughout the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and Northern Europe there will be as much as 57 holiday destinations reachable for a holiday getaway. Travel agencies have set up an even wider offer of charter flights this year, aiming to attract not only Slovene leisure travellers, but also Italian, Austrian and Croatian. We are excited to be starting with the peak of the summer season,” said Dr Babett Stapel, the Managing Director of Fraport Slovenija.

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