PHOTOS: Ljubljana's new terminal nears completion

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The construction of Ljubljana Airport’s new passenger terminal is nearing completion with work on the interior currently taking place. The baggage handling system, scanners and escalators are being put in place in order for Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) exercises to begin at the end of March 2021. Training for the new facility will begin as early as next month. The new terminal, which stretches over 10.000 square metres and features a new departures hall with 22 check-in counters, five security lanes and three baggage carousels, is expected to open in July of next year.






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  1. Anonymous13:31

    Just in time before all these new airlines arrive.

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    1. Anonymous14:04

      Looks good :) Wooden panels should start to go up soon, which will definitely make the interior feel more welcoming.

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  2. Anonymous13:57

    Looks nice. Congratulations!

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  3. Anonymous13:59

    Thank god, the current terminal can barely handle all the Lufthansa CRJ passengers

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  4. Anonymous14:08

    Wunderbar, Slowenija! Deutschland will love this beautiful piece of architecture.

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  5. Anonymous14:22

    I don’t understand this sarcasm and negative comments. Would it be better to wait until the end of the pandemic and maintain (and pay for) the construction site in between? When will the old terminal be crowded again, start working again and wait for it to be completed? I'm pleased with all the positive news in the aviation sector. Great job! The terminal looks better than I expected. Congratulations.

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    1. Anonymous14:29

      It would help if Fraport admit that they need Air Slovenia. Then we will say that they did everything they could to improve connectivity of Slovenia. Until then only more sarcasm posts can be expected...

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    2. Anonymous14:35

      Sarcasm won't help and at the end the terminal will look exactly the same even with all negative attitudes.

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    3. Anonymous14:41

      Old terminal was overcrowded because of Adria. There is no need for extra space now.

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    4. Anonymous15:08

      When airports are built/expanded/renovated, they are done so for the next 30 years, not for how many passengers are flying in the next day or month. How do you know that there won't be a new airline starting a hub in LJU in 5 or 10 years? I am annoyed by how short sighted and negative Slovenians are. If a private company (Fraport) wants to build a bigger building (Ljubljana Airport), why do you complain about it?

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    5. Anonymous15:13

      It's not about being negative, it's about being realistic. Search this blog for topics on Slovenia and you will see what I am talking about.

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    6. Anonymous15:21

      Negative comments becouse nobody here likes the management. Their comments on how we dont need national airline, how every year we will get more and more flights but nothing at the end. We have been hearing that for the last 10 years.

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    7. Anonymous15:25

      A small country like Slovenia does not need a national airline. Bigger countries such as Hungary manage.

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    8. Anonymous15:31

      Anon 15:25 there are smaller countries than Slovenia that have their own airline. You are not from Slovenia or you dont know anything about aviation

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    9. Anonymous15:34

      How many smaller countries than Slovenia have a profitable airline?

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    10. Anonymous15:43

      AirBaltic, Luxair. Also there are countries that are WAY bigger than Slovenia but have almost bankrupt airlines. Just becouse China is the biggest that doesnt mean their national airline is the most profitable in the world. India, second biggest and Air India is almost bankrupt. South Afria is also way bigger and look at SAA

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    11. Anonymous15:50

      Latvija is bigger than Slovenija and BT relies on all Baltic's.

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    12. Anonymous15:54

      You can't really compare Luxembourg to Slovenia, might as well compare it to UAE or Qatar then. AirBaltic did make a small a mount of profit between 2013 and 2018, but the loss before that was astronomical, and they made loss even in 2019 (pre-Covid).

      A large proportion of the world's airlines where state has more than 50% share are loss-making, because of the very nature of the way they operate - everyone knows the government will cover the losses, so there is very little incentive to run it as a business, and a lot of incentive to run it as what's best for your and your friends' pockets.

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    13. Anonymous16:03

      Latvia bigger than Slovenia? In size yes, but not in population and economy

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    14. Anonymous16:08

      Plus BT got €250 million this year which is a massive amount.

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    15. Anonymous17:31

      It's not even a question if it makes loss or not, we saw what influence weak connectivity has on national economy. Now if we achieve good connectivity with foreign carriers which will place few aircrafts in LJU (which will not happen in 100 years) or to establish our own carrier. I am more for first option but like I said, to pay someone to have 5 aircrafts here it would cost much more than 5 mio € (which was yearly loss of JP with more than 10 aircrafts!).

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    16. Anonymous18:31

      Yeah but ZAG is not far so the two airports can be synchronised.

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    17. Anonymous18:57

      If you want to drive two hours to ZAG then go ahead. I think that Slovenia deserve better than that.

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  6. Anonymous14:26

    Fraport's PR is publishing good news again...that can only mean that new cancelations/suspension are on the way. My bet is on YM...

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    1. Anonymous14:40

      Maybe they'll just close it by spring. Or should Fraport force the Montenegrin government to rescue the de facto bankrupt Montenegro Airlines?

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  7. Anonymous14:31

    Interesting how big the difference is between today’s headline comments and the comments below the news above. I like that when it comes to Serbian aviation, there is additional discussion in the comments, with questions, answers, additional information, etc. In the news from Slovenia, however, we find - it seems that mostly in the comments from Slovenia - a bunch of negativism. A very interesting comparison of attitudes. I also like LJU new terminal. I hope I will be able to use already in July.

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    1. Anonymous14:42

      I am Slovenian and for two years now we were going through agony first with JP and then with covid which destroyed almost everything. There is not much to be positive about.

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    2. Anonymous15:26

      One should admit that it is one of the most clumsy/amateur moves in aviation history, not to cancel the capacity expansion although it was sooooo obvious and clear that it would take 5-10 years for LJU to recover to 2019 levels.

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    3. Anonymous17:40

      @anon 14:31

      You have to understand that people here are frustrated because government let JP go bankrupt or not to get prepared to establish new carrier at the same time. After that when we noticed that no foreign carriers can offer at lease 30% what we had before, we are reading statements from Fraport's management how Slovenia does not need national carrier and that JP will get replaced soon. So it's really difficult to find any positive word regarding Slovenia aviation. I wish all the best to Fraport but good times for them can only come with national carrier, sooner they realize that better will be for them...

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    4. Anonymous18:33

      I think the biggest winner from JP going bankrupt is JU. LJU went to 17 weekly and they are booming in TIA.

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    5. Anonymous18:53

      TIA itself is booming. Demand is growing in the country. One needs to be blind to see what the capital has become today as well as its coast. Albania is becoming an undiscovered jewel.

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    6. Anonymous19:31

      Yeah but not all airlines are doing that we'll there. Lufthansa cut Munich, reduced Frankfurt from 7 to 6 while OS downgraded it from Airbus/€95 to Q400.

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    7. Anonymous23:19

      Ah yes lets just forget that there is a worldwide devastating pandemic going on currently

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    8. Nemjee07:16

      Yes there is a pandemic but not all countries were equally affected by it just like its impact was not the same on aviation everywhere. Some countries did better than others.

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