Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wizz Air in Ljubljana from October

Wizz Air to begin Ljubljana flights
The low cost airline Wizz Air will launch flights from London Luton Airport and Brussels South Charleroi to the Slovenian capital from the start of the 2012/2013 winter season. The service from Brussels will operate twice per week while flights from the British capital will see three weekly flights. Currently, Adria Airways operates services to Luton Airport, although the flights run on a seasonal basis until the end of summer. Another low cost airline, easyJet, operates year round flights to Stansted Airport and will compete with Wizz on flights to the British capital. On the other hand, Adria currently holds a monopoly on flights to Brussels, although Wizz Air will be flying to Charleroi Airport, some 45 kilometres from the Belgian capital.

Daniel de Carvalho, the Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air says, “We are excited about this new route from London-Luton to Slovenia, which in the current recession really is something to celebrate. We are focused on delivering value for money flights for business people and tourists travelling to/from London and this new route to the Slovenian capital means that these travellers can now take advantage of low fares on yet another Wizz Air route”.

Wizz Air operated flights from both Brussels and London to Ljubljana back in 2006 but failed to attract too much interest to keep the routes going. Services from Brussels Charleroi will launch on October 29 with details available here. A day later flights from London will be inaugurated with more information available here. Tickets are already on sale.

More from Monday’s press conference can be viewed at Sierra5.

16 comments:

  1. Looks like EXYU is lacking some fresh news from the market as he is repating his own article, this time from 3 days ago only.
    There's plenty of time til October, when wizz returns to lju, so we may expect more reminders here on the event, I suggest countdown and at least one article per week, just like in case of opening of new skp airport.

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    1. Don't you lose any sleep, there will be a base opening to report very soon.

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    2. Yes the new base at SKP Airport! I am very excited to see which 6 destinations will be on schedule:-) Congrats to LJU and Wizz!

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    3. i dont think they will open a base in skopje. 6 routes? yeah, sure. stop dreaming

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    4. Oh yes it will! Leave your jealousy behind and open up your mind for more information! Today macedonian government officialy opened an international call for a LCC which would open a base in SKP and will be entiteled to national subventions! It must open 6 new destinations by December 2012! Stay tuned!! To ex-yu: It will be very interesting if we can make some bets about ex-yu aviation on this platform! You can set a provision and make money while stubborn fans and nationalists can bet and all these debates about which country will be the first in this or that wil make more sense

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  2. The article is not repeated. Several days ago it was unknown which routes would be operated. This is the official confirmation from the press conference which took place on Monday.

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  3. Why people always have to be sarcastic and bitchy, yes maybe there is a lack of the news, but lets face it, this blog doesn't cover a very exciting market when it comes to aviation, in these times every new route towards the Balkans is a little "miracle" therefore news like this should be followed accordingly.

    On LTN route the only day overlaps with Easyjet is Thursday, not a big deal, but they should have covered Wednesday so Ljubljana would be linked every day with London with these two airlines over the winter. Wizzair prices very good, much lower than Easyjet's at the moment.

    AlexLondon

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  4. Last anonymous,

    Maybe they are failing to realize that Yugoslavia does not exist anymore?

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  5. My prediction is that easyJet might pull out of LJU. I hope I am not mistaken. Wizzair have "stolen" lots of golden routes from them in countries like Romania, Bulgaria and even Croatia. Thanks to Wizzair, travel within Eastern Europe has changed dramatically! Good luck Hungarian fellas.

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  6. I think to understand the Ex Yu aviation market you have to be from the region and Wizzair is.

    Would there be no Wizzair all those connections
    from Eastern Europe to Western Europe would not even exist!

    Ryanair and Easyjet are only reacting on routes which were staged by Wizzair.

    Then there are such clowns as the people at Vueling...

    3 times a week to Zagreb but 3 times daily
    to Munich and nothing to win much.

    What a discrepance!
    To Belgrade they do not even bother to fly.

    Spanair filled A321 to Belgrade but obviously Vueling never heard about.

    In the end it will be again Wizz that has to profit from this opportunity.

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    1. Totally agree on absolutely everything. People in the UK have never heard that you can ski in Bosnia/Serbia/Montenegro and Slovenia too. Nobody heard of Winter Olympic Games 1984!!! There is so much ignorance on both sides truth to be told!

      AlexLondon

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    2. I forgot to add, Wizz should hit Spain, Portugal, France, etc, destinations which have no competition (from BEG, LJU, ZAG,), they should open a base in SKP, something seasonal to TIV and OHD, maybe try with OMO and BNX if SJJ doesn't know how to do business. There is so much opportunity.

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  7. as far as i know there is another chance if Vueling has no interes! Choose VOLOTEA.COM! brand new started with 52 destinations. I am sure they could do some destinations with MBX or LJU!!!! Rome, Milano, Barcelona, Madrid and also seasonal Ohrid? Just some ideas.... they offer tickets from 9 eur upwards :) like them! volotea management is the first vueling management team as far as i know!

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    1. Cool that you mentioned Volotea, they seem to know what they are doing. Very good prices. Lets see how it goes, they only just started. BTW, ADMIN should add on the right hand-side of the new destinations Venice (Marco Polo)- Split from June 22nd, twice a week.

      AlexLondon

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  8. Alex London, don't be a moron, of course we know of the winter Olympics in 1984. We have been skiing in Slovenia for years, although it was harder this year due to JP bailing out of the UK. Balkan people need to be educated that flying is better value than spending 10 hours on a coach. We would ski in Sarajevo if it was viable to fly to Bosnia. As the population of Bosnia is so poor and like buses so much air routes will always be minimal.

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    1. And what gives you right to call me moron Mr Anonymous @ 21.56 ??? That is my general impression and I did add at the end, there is so much ignorance on BOTH sides regarding everything!!! You try and fly in country which is so corrupted , unemployment is worse than during the war and try to leave on £250 a month - average return ticket to Zurich for example from BNX (my parents TOGETHER earn £500 a month!!!! Just enough to buy the tickets and eat DUST once they are back home! Anyway, I would like to repeat, you have right to say what you think, but to call anyone moron here is just below any level.

      AlexLondon

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