Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Aegean to end Ljubljana seasonal flights

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Aegean Airlines will not be returning to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport next summer season according to its preliminary 2017 schedule. The Greek carrier introduced two weekly seasonal flights from Athens to the Slovenian capital in June. Despite talk of a possible service between Athens and Zagreb, the carrier's spokeswoman, Stavroula Saloutsi, told EX-YU Aviation News that "no such plans currently exist". The Greek airline will also continue to maintain year-round flights to Belgrade and seasonal services to Dubrovnik and Split.

26 comments:

  1. A pity. It seems that it s not easy to convince Slovenians on their travel preferences. They are in love with the coast in Croatia, i think Nr 2 in visutors. So no wonder that airlines trying to operate a route to ATH or BCN are failing

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    1. Actually they are number one.

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    2. Sorry JU520, you are right... I just checked. These are numbers for 2015:
      Najviše noćenja ostvarili su gosti s područja Njemačke (16,73 milijuna, plus od 6,6 posto), Slovenije (više od 8 milijuna, plus 4,6 posto), Austrije (oko 6,5 milijuna, plus 8 posto), Češke (5 milijuna, plus od 3,83 posto), Italije (4,97 milijuna, plus od 7 posto)

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  2. Croatian cost is beautiful, weather in summer is perfect, Slovenians love to travel with their own car, language is similar. Many has Slovenians have summer houses or they rent them from other Slovenians or Croats, others can camp. So many (wealthy and mot) Slovenians have dogs and it's hard to fly with them. Majority of Slovenians that can effort vacation don't care of ultra high season prices, because with steady government jobscan arrange vacation before or after the 3-4 weeks top price season. That's it.
    Other can't go on vacation not before not later so they must stay at home.

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    1. language is similar?

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    2. similar, but the dont want to speak it. but they do know to swear ;)

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    3. In my mother parts family everybody speaks serbo-croatian. And I must say speaking Italian English German I ve never had a problem with communication in Croatia. In Istria I can even speak Slovenian and many understand
      Next werk I travel to Brela, my 2nd vacation this year in Croatia. I cant wait to be there :-)

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  3. Strange. Routesonline writes the opposite:
    Athens – Dubrovnik Overall frequency is reduced from 6 to 4 weekly, however 2 of 4 weekly will be operated by A320, instead of Olympic Air Dash8

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    1. That is an overall increase in capacity.

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  4. OT: I was surprised to read recently that there are over 100 daily flights between Athens and Thessaloniki. Unbelievable.

    I would have thought maybe, 20-30.

    Nemjee, what say you to this?

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    1. 100?????? Per day????

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    2. near to bottom of page.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_passenger_air_routes

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    3. I think there are only around 20-25 per day in the winter and a bit more (maximum 30) in the summer.

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    4. So how do you explain the wiki page article?

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    5. I can go on wikipedia and write whatever I want. It is not a reliable source.

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    6. I think it is 25 per day during winter and more than 30 during summer EACH WAY.
      So total number of daily flights is something between 50 and 60 total flights every day.
      Still seem a lot of flights but I am not sure if it is time efficient and cheap to drive instead between those two cities.

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    7. 75 flts a week 01 to 08nov fm ATH to SKG

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    8. I think 100 seems a bit too much but it certainly is a busy route with several different carriers. Driving between the two cities is not very convenient since it's not a real highway.

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    9. JU520 BEGLAX thank you!
      So it is about 45 flights a day both ways.

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    10. Then the wiki article is way off.

      But how do you get 45 flights a day both ways from 75 flights per week?

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    11. OMG such an insane confusion! Please just everybody put an end to this subject! It's becoming so dull.

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    12. So ignore it if it's dull. :)

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    13. Anonymous at 10:46 PM
      150 total flights a week during the beginning of November (1/11-8/11) gives as 25 flights a day.
      I guess there are more than that during Summer season.

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    14. According to wiki there are 155 flights between two cities per week, not daily. That means about 22 per day

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    15. In that wiki article it does say 155 per day. Although I find that very hard to believe.

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  5. That's a pity! It was great to fly to Ljubljana directly from Athens. What is more, my friends and I liked Slovenia so much, that we have recommended it to dozens of people so far.
    But, in Greece, LJU was one of the least advertised destinations among Aegean's new summer 2016 routes. On the other hand, Jože Pučnik Airport had quite a few billboards/posters promoting ATH.

    ATH-LJU was probably 60-65% full, while LJU-ATH was close to 100%, with a lot of people that seemed to be transiting in ATH (early to mid-July).

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