Airlines outline Ljubljana service resumption


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport reopened for commercial air traffic on May 12, however, flights are yet to be reintroduced to the Slovenian capital. Carriers are beginning to schedule their service resumption to the airport with Brussels Airlines becoming the latest to confirm its return. The Belgian carrier will reintroduce flights to Ljubljana on June 29 with a three weekly service. Prior to that, Air Serbia will restart its operations to Slovenia on May 29, while Air France will return on June 24, with two weekly flights. Low cost carrier Wizz Air has scheduled its service resumption from Charleroi to Ljubljana for June 16 with flights to be maintained three times per week.

Lufthansa is expected to reinstate its operations to the Slovenian capital in the second half of June. The airline has said it will outline its network for June 15 onwards at the end of the week. Meanwhile, Slovenia’s busiest carrier, easyJet, plans to restore its flights from London Gatwick and Stansted on July 1. The airline has cancelled its intention on launching services from Luton Airport to Ljubljana, while its flights from Berlin are currently scheduled to resume at the start of the of the 2020/2021 winter season on October 25. British Airways has delayed the resumption of its seasonal operations from London Heathrow. Services, which were initially to commence on May 22, will now restart on July 1.

Finnair has suspended its seasonal flights between Helsinki and Ljubljana for the whole of 2020. Services to the Slovenian capital are now scheduled to resume on March 29, 2021. Initially, prior to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the airline planned to increase operations to Ljubljana from five weekly to daily this summer. Other carriers, which are now starting to rebuild their networks, are yet to officially confirm the date of their return to Ljubljana. Operator Fraport Slovenija said last week that a number of airlines are yet to respond to their queries regarding their service resumption. Prior to the onset of the coronavirus, this year’s summer season was to see Ljubljana being served by seventeen airlines from 22 cities in fifteen countries.

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  1. Anonymous09:01

    Interesting that JU is the first one to return, good for them. I am surprised how low of a priority LJU is for LH Group though.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    So, Air Serbia will be the only airline flying to / from LJU for more than 2 weeks?

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    1. Anonymous09:10

      Unless someone else schedules flights. For now yes.

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    2. Anonymous09:13

      Amazing.

      Last year when Adria passed away Air Serbia offered the best connections for passengers who lost their JP flights and introduced extra frequencies and now we have the situation that for more than 2 weeks only Air Serbia's planes will fly to LJU.

      Respect.

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    3. Anonymous09:15

      They do it because they see a commercial interest in it. Not because of charity.

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    4. Anonymous09:19

      Charity :-))

      Air Serbia positioned itself on Slovenian market as reliable company that reacts quickly in the extra ordinary situations.

      Contrary to some other companies clearly showing how Slovenian market is insignifact for them.

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    5. Anonymous09:21

      Yes but why doesn't Lufthansa see a commercial interest now when they no longer have JP to fly passengers at a loss?

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    6. Anonymous09:22

      ^ Because they fly to a hundred markets

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    7. Anonymous09:22

      I don't think anyone implied charity. Still, it's good for SLO consumers to know which airline is the more reliable when it comes to their market.

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    8. Anonymous09:56

      Dude its only two weekly

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    9. Anonymous10:02

      Dude that's still more than all other airlines put together.

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    10. Anonymous10:07

      In the terms of market positioning these are much, much more than only 2 weeks

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    11. Anonymous10:46

      For a whole month that will be 100% of the traffic at LJU.

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    12. Anonymous10:56

      if LJU is a crucial market ... that tells us a lot of the state of JU

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    13. Anonymous11:46

      Is JU flight with the Airbus? The timing is interesting because this will open a lifeline for LJU to JFK.

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    14. Anonymous12:16

      @anon 10:56

      LJU is one of the most underserved markets in Europe at the moment. And yes, it does tell us a lot about the state of JU and how proactive they've become.

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    15. JATBEGMEL12:24

      Its going to take many months, if not years for airlines to rebuild their 2019 networks. Some will do it faster than others. JU will by mid June already return to roughly 50% of their destinations, and probably by next year would be close to their 2019 level.

      There was always some form of demand for BEG-LJU flights without considering the transfer traffic. Point is, JU will have the upper hand in a few regional markets. Priority for many wont be to outcompete other airlines. We saw last year JU react really well to various events in our region such as JP and KK going bankrupt, corona virus should be no different.

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      There is no shame for LJU being an important market for JU. The city is in their home region after all. It would be stupid to allow others an opportunity to grow or dominate on your home area by being passive. JU certainly isnt going to find North America or Asia as a cruitial market, itll be their home region.

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    16. Anonymous12:25

      anon 12:16

      +100

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    17. Anonymous13:34

      @12.16 lol

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    18. Anonymous15:14

      JU in LJU has really come a long way. I still think they are the reason OS did not launch flights.

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    19. Anonymous16:54

      Their home region should be much larger than Ex-yu.

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    20. Anonymous17:30

      Of course.

      Do Tokija preko Milvokija

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    21. Anonymous19:23

      @15.14 you made my day lol

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    22. Anonymous19:52

      15:14 JU better than OS again?
      JU serves LJU because of former Yugoslav union. It makes more sense.

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    23. Anonymous07:41

      Well at the moment JU is indeed better than OS which is just extended their grounding by another week, which is cutting the salaries of its employees (pilots by up to 43%), retiring close to 30 planes and which is on the brink of bankruptcy.

      So PLEASE tell me, how is OS better than JU?

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    If we still had Adria around, flights would have restarted two weeks ago.

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    1. Anonymous09:09

      I really do wonder would have Adria survived the coronavirus if it were still around and how would things look like now.

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    2. Anonymous09:33

      They would have received funds like all other European airlines and survived corona.

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    3. Anonymous09:45

      Corona would have saved them.

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    4. Anonymous09:55

      Free money for everybody!

      You know just to keep Adria alive in last autumn, it would need 150m EUR? And that's before any COVID-19 related financial issues.

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    5. Anonymous09:57

      @9.45 +1. ironically but true

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    6. Anonymous11:25

      yeah right. and the SLO government would give such money. Official statement by the government is that pensions for April are OK in full, payment of pensions for May is not yet 100% covered by the cash-flow in the budget. And you think the government would have 100-150 million EUR to give for free to JP. Man, you really are an optimist.

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    7. Anonymous12:26

      If they wanted to save Adria they could have given them a "loan" on the way OU received it from its Governemnt.

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  4. Anonymous09:06

    Brussels Airlines and Air France starting just two weekly flights just goes to show how bad the situation in the whole aviation industry will be. Air France was supposed to fly double daily this summer :(

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      At least SN isn't cutting BRU like they did in Zagreb and other places as well.

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    2. Anonymous09:09

      Brussels will have 3 weekly flights until the and of August.

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    3. Anonymous09:10

      +1

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    4. Anonymous09:18

      Exactly

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  5. Anonymous09:06

    Is there any info when TK might return to LJU?

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    1. Anonymous09:11

      I think no one knows when they will restart flying in general.

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    2. Anonymous09:37

      Apparently LJU will restart on 13th of June but this is not confirmed.

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    3. Anonymous09:57

      TK doesnt fly to anywhere at the momnt so stop panicking

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    4. Anonymous10:46

      TK resumes domestic traffic next week, international from 15.

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  6. Anonymous09:13

    Good at least flights are resuming this week finally.

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  7. Anonymous09:40

    Really sad about Berlin. I hope it's just a case that they haven't scheduled the flight yet and not that they won't fly until October :(

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    1. Anonymous09:41

      Unfortunately it looks as if they really won't fly to LJU till October. I compared to BEG for example where they will restart Berling from July.

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  8. Anonymous09:45

    What will happen with all the charter flights planned from LJU for this year. Is there any hope any of them will go ahead?

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    1. Anonymous10:27

      They will happen probably at a reduced rate. The ones to Greece at least.

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    2. Anonymous13:22

      Well TradeAir's A320 is still planned forc charter flight form LJU

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    3. Anonymous13:23

      TradeAir's A320 is stila planned for charter flights from LJU

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  9. Anonymous09:46

    Great to see that some airlines will start operating LJU.
    But now operational cost of airport will go up.

    Does anybody know what level of activity (aircraft arrivals-departures) LJU needs to have to brake even?

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  10. Anonymous09:47

    So JU will be alone at Pucnik airport. I would like to know if anyone would conect via BEG to Europe and JFK in the future months

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    1. Anonymous09:49

      Why wouldn't they?

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  11. Anonymous10:37

    Something from LJU's neighborhood - Lauda is closing its VIE base. Wizz Air coming out on top once again.

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    1. Anonymous10:55

      you may want to differentiate ... yes they are closing their base but the Ryanair companies, (Buzz&Co) taking over the routes. and not to mention that that was their plan since the beginning

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    2. Anonymous11:21

      Ryanair will probably just replace Lauda aircraft in VIE with their own.

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    3. Anonymous12:07

      Exactly. Also, they might shut down Lauda altogether.

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  12. Anonymous11:02

    Windrose aviation: KIev - Ljubljana (and Zagreb) in July 2020? I don't think is realistic.

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    1. Anonymous11:53

      Why not? That's over a month away.

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  13. That was not realistic even before Corona ...

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  14. Anonymous13:16

    Corona couldn't come at a worse time for LJU as it was trying to recover from Adria's collapse.

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    1. Anonymous13:46

      Let's see what happens... I see it diferrently, cards will be reshuffled for all the airports in the region around Ljubljana. And since no airline at the moment wants to spend too much money on competing routes or (unless they are very profitable) or stretching itself too thin, Ljubljana might be in a good position...

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    2. Anonymous19:25

      with its enormous prices?

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  15. Anonymous13:43

    It will be more difficult to attract new airlines in the post covid era.

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    1. Anonymous13:44

      Let's see if the government will have to subsidise flights to/from LJU.

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    2. Anonymous19:27

      if Trst, Klagenfurt and Graz lose flights that doesnt mean that those will go to LJU and on which routes these airports compete?

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  16. Anonymous15:11

    Very good news for LJU. At least something is starting up.

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  17. Probably SU will start operating LJU after 15th June.

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    1. Anonymous09:51

      SU will start with international frights (all international flights) only in August.

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  18. notLufhansa12:01

    it is obvious to the blind even, that in times like these, it is of outmost importance to have esential infrastructure in own hands. National airliner being one such asset. I hope that those who let Adria die off will choke on this. Wait, they won't, they don't give a s....t.

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