Small passenger increase recordedLjubljana Jože Pučnik Airport saw its first quarter net profit fall by 37.3% year on year to 424.000 Euros, the “STA” news agency reports. Earnings fell by 66.8% compared to the first quarter of 2009 to 169.000 Euros. It should be noted that Ljubljana Airport was shut down for 2 weeks due to a runway overhaul. Still, the airport managed to increase its passenger numbers by a symbolic 0.6% to 240.588 passengers. Cargo was up 15.7% while 9.239 passengers transited through Ljubljana Airport, up 0.2% on last year.
The airport’s management is happy with the figures saying that it didn’t expect to see big increases in this first quarter. Passenger arrivals and departures were on par with 2009. The global financial crisis has led to cost cutting by airlines which the management says is the reason fewer people are using Ljubljana for transit.
Besides Adria Airways, the airport is used by easyJet, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Jat Airways, CZA Czech Airlines and Montenegro Airlines.