Soon in LjubljanaThe low cost airline Wizz Air has announced that it will be returning to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. At a press conference tomorrow, the no frills airline will provide more information regarding the new services. The conference will be attended by Wizz Air CEO, József Váradi, and the General Director of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir. The press conference begins at 13.00 CET. Wizz Air flew to Ljubljana back in 2006 from London and Brussels. However, like other low cost airlines which launched flights to Slovenia following the country’s European Union accession, it failed to attract many passengers as Adria Airways proved dominant on most routes.
Ljubljana Airport is trying to fill in the void left by the suspension of several key routes by the Slovenian national carrier late last year. The airport has been explicit in trying to win over several low cost airlines although earlier in the year admitted that talks with Ryanair have broken down. In the first quarter, passenger numbers at Ljubljana declined 3.7% compared to the same period last year.
Slovenia will become the fourth country in the former Yugoslavia to which Wizz Air will offer flights from. The low cost airline has a base in Serbia, operates flights from Treviso and London to the Macedonian capital and maintains a seasonal summer service to Split in Croatia. The airline intended to launch flights to Sarajevo, however, terms between the two sides could not be agreed upon. The airline is expected to expand in the following years with 121 jets on order.