Yesterday the low-cost carrier Wizz Air established a new connection from Ljubljana Airport. The carrier will be offering year-round flights twice per week, every Wednesday and Sunday, operated by a 230-seater Airbus A321. From Ljubljana Airport Wizz Air is also flying to London Luton. Together with the new connection to Skopje, five destinations are offered by low cost carriers. Besides the two already mentioned from Wizz Air, passengers can also choose to fly with Transavia to Amsterdam, Transavia France to Paris and easyJet to London Gatwick.
Flight tickets to Skopje can be reserved on the airline's website wizzair.com already from EUR 24,99 for one-way ticket.
»We are very pleased to welcome a new and already the fifth low-cost connection in the flight network of Ljubljana Airport. Skopje has been recovered after four years and we are convinced, that the attractive flight offers of Wizz Air will have many passengers discovering this charming destination. After 900,000 handled passengers in the middle of September we anticipate to welcome the millionth in October, and until the end of the year over 1.2 million passengers will travel through Ljubljana Airport,« said Dr. Babett Stapel, the Managing Director of Fraport Slovenija with the establishment of the new connection.
»We are delighted to add the second route to Slovenia to our network. We are proud to be a leading airline in Central and Eastern Europe with a vast network spanning across almost 200 destinations in over 50 countries. Focused on continuous growth, we stay committed to providing our passengers with unparalleled connectivity and travel experiences, and I am very happy to welcome first passengers from Liubljana to Skopje on WIZZ flights,« commented Tamara Nikiforova, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air Group.
Altogether 19 regular airlines are offering 23 connections in the summer schedule, with the below number of frequencies:
- Air Serbia twice daily to Belgrade and twice weekly to Niš,
- Aegean Airlines twice weekly to Athens,
- Brussels Airlines six times weekly to Brussels,
- flydubai four times weekly to Dubai,
- Finnair four times weekly to Helsinki,
- Lufthansa up to three times daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich,
- Turkish Airlines up to twice daily to Istanbul,
- easyJet up to six times weekly to London, Gatwick,
- British Airways six times weekly to London Heathrow,
- Wizz Air three times weekly to London, Luton and two times weekly to Skopje.
- Transavia up to four times weekly to Amsterdam,
- Transavia France twice weekly to Paris, Orly,
- Air France eleven times weekly to Paris,
- Israir/El Al/Sundor up to five times weekly to Tel Aviv,
- Air Montenegro three times weekly to Podgorica and four times weekly to Tivat (exchanging connections),
- LOT Polish Airlines nine times weekly to Warsaw,
- Luxair twice weekly to Luxembourg,
- SWISS Airlines eleven times weekly to Zurich and
- GP Aviation twice weekly to Pristina.
AirBaltic has recently announced to establish a new connection in the next summer schedule. From May 2024 the airline will be flying twice weekly to Riga from Ljubljana Airport.
From January to August, 2023, 832,000 passengers travelled through Ljubljana Airport, which is 32 % more than in comparable period last year. In August, more than 146,000 were handled, almost 20 % more than in August 2022. On September 14, just on the day the new route to Luxembourg was established, already the 900,000th passenger took off from Ljubljana Airport. We expect to handle more than 1,2 million passengers by the end of 2023.
*According to CAPA - Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022.