As of March 31, 2024, Ljubljana airport will witness a historic moment with a record-breaking 22 airlines scheduled to operate flights to and from the city during the summer season.

These flights will cover 25 routes spanning across Europe and beyond, with new destinations including Riga, Copenhagen, and Madrid.

Fraport Slovenija, the airport operator, anticipates over 150 weekly flights to 25 destinations at the peak of the season, with an increased frequency of flights to major European hubs. Noteworthy additions to the flight schedule include Finnair resuming flights to Helsinki on April 1st, Aegean Airlines flying to Athens from April 5th, and Transavia France operating flights to Paris Orly starting April 5th.

Several airlines are also ramping up their flight frequency. Lufthansa will introduce two daily flights to Munich from May, while Air Montenegro will offer flights to Podgorica alongside those to Tivat. Air Serbia's flights to Belgrade and Transavia France's flights to Paris Orly Airport will also see an increase in frequency, and British Airways will offer daily flights to London Heathrow, as will Brussels Airlines to Brussels.

Wizz Air's connection to Skopje will see an additional weekly flight, complementing the existing service introduced last year. Moreover, airBaltic will inaugurate two weekly flights between Ljubljana and Riga on April 25th, and Norwegian's low-cost carrier will introduce flights to Copenhagen on April 29th, initially operating twice a week and then scaling up to four times a week at the peak of the season.

Iberia, Spain's flag carrier, will re-establish its link between Madrid and Ljubljana on July 29th, with two flights per week in August.

In addition to scheduled flights, travel agencies have announced charter flights to 57 destinations, covering popular spots on Greek islands, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, and France.

The airport has already experienced a surge in traffic in the first two months of the year, serving over 161,000 passengers, marking a 31% year-on-year increase. Further growth is anticipated in March.

The airport is currently undergoing significant investments in its manoeuvring areas, amounting to €6.2 million. This includes the full renovation of the existing A taxiway and the construction of an additional section of the J taxiway. Once completed, the new taxiway will facilitate the maneuvering of the largest aircraft at the western edge of the runway, expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. Photo by Tiia Monto, Wikimedia commons.