Ljubljana Airport readies for terminal opening


Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will open its brand new terminal in just four months, bringing with it significant operational improvements and an elevated customer experience. The terminal’s security system, lighting and computer equipment is now being installed, while the baggage handling system, scanners and escalators have already been put in place in order for Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) exercises to begin. The 10.000 square metre facility will feature fourteen check-in desks, in addition to the eight at the existing terminal, as well as a special counter for bulky baggage, up to five security lanes, two baggage carousels with enough space for a third should it be required in the future, a new luggage sorting facility, large duty free shop, as well as a new premium lounge. Four new restaurants will be opened and two stores selling Slovenian products.

Proposed interior design for new terminal 

The terminal’s minimalist design will be a spacious fusion of concrete, metal, wood and glass. It will feature oak wood panelling, while the check-in desks will be made out of anthracite material. Part of the floor at the entrance will be covered by an art installation presenting Slovenian rivers and landscapes. Pebbles from Slovenian rivers will be used in the walls to partition certain area, while a park is also planned in front of the terminal. The glass building will have a lot of natural light with views of nearby mountains. The 21-million-euro facility will be connected to the existing 13.000 square metre terminal to form a single functioning unit and is expected to satisfy Ljubljana Airport’s needs for the next three decades.

Proposed design for new premium lounge

Despite the difficult situation the aviation industry is currently in and there being no need for additional capacity, airport operator Fraport Slovenija has said the new terminal is a long-term investment. “We currently don’t need it, but we started building the terminal in 2019. It is important to note that it will suit our needs for the next thirty years. It is a strategic investment”, the operator previously said. The new terminal will enable the airport to handle 1.250 passengers per hour, up from the current 500. "Although passenger traffic is recovering much slower than initially expected, due to the unstable epidemiological situation not only in Slovenia but across the world, the number of flights from Ljubljana Airport is steadily increasing", Fraport said.


Comments

  1. Anonymous09:07

    I like this minimalist design. Looks very Scandinavian to me.

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      +1

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    2. Vlad12:05

      I was about to say the same, but in a negative context. Airports shouldn't look like an IKEA.

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    3. Anonymous14:37

      it's a simple design and looks a bit Scandinavian but I really like it.

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    4. Anonymous17:45

      It looks quite modest in my opinion which is a good thing.

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  2. Anonymous09:08

    Nice job

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  3. Anonymous09:08

    the question is who is going to use the terminal.

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      I AM! already booked few flights from new terminal :)

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    2. Anonymous11:03

      at least you wont have problem with crowd :)

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    3. Anonymous11:57

      well its not the only one without crowds ;)

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    4. Anonymous12:06

      Others are certainly busier than LJU. Slovenia had the second largest drop in passengers in 2020 in all of Europe after Georgia, which was closed for almost the entire year. Wake up.

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    5. Anonymous12:28

      So, he will have a private airport all to himself.
      Sometimes it's better to just not say anything. It's useful advice, I highly recommend you take it.

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    6. Anonymous16:32

      Dude, Vienna airport is empty. Frankfurt airport is empty. Belgrade is empty (yet they are building new terminal) etc. In the end of the day its private money so they can build whatever they want.

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    7. Anonymous16:34

      None of them are as empty as LJU which is the second worst performing capital city airport in Europe. And no it's not private money anymore since the government had to give them aid.

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    8. Anonymous17:41

      I would say that it's most worst performing capital as comparison was made on figures from Feb20, which was already disaster month for LJU (-30% compared to FEB19). So actually we are the first one (finally in something).

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  4. Anonymous09:09

    Congrats Ljubljana!

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  5. Anonymous09:11

    It's been a long time coming but I'm glad there will be a new terminal in Ljubljana soon.

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  6. Anonymous09:14

    Good. A new terminal has been needed for 20 years already...

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  7. Anonymous09:17

    It's good to see development in LJU and also some optimism for future.

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    1. Anonymous19:44

      There is no optimism with skobir/krašnja running the airport

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  8. Anonymous09:18

    Does the new terminal have any bridges?

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    1. Anonymous09:21

      one new.

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    2. Anonymous09:22

      Yes. One

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    3. Anonymous09:32

      With just one new gate I would rather call that a terminal expansion than a new terminal.

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    4. Anonymous09:40

      Hahah you are funny. There are more new gates, but at the moment there is only one new air bridge. All terminal is designed in a way they can add new air bridges easily. but hey, call it what u want it ;)

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    5. Anonymous09:46

      3 more will be added in future, so 8 in total

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    6. Anonymous10:12

      Future when? They are going to further extend the terminal? That's the first time I hear of this.

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    7. Anonymous17:46

      So five air bridges in total for LJU once the terminal is completed right?

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  9. Anonymous09:26

    at least they didn't delay construction.

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    1. Anonymous09:29

      Fraport are maybe a bit slow in their actions, but at least they keep their word.

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    2. Anonymous09:48

      I think all airport developers in ex-YU kept their word when it came to expansion planes. Actually all except those in ZAG who downgraded and reduced the initially proposed plan.

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    3. Anonymous09:48

      Keep their word? lol

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    4. Anonymous09:52

      Yes.

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    5. Anonymous11:06

      Of course they do, we are just waiting to welcome all those airlines they promised to bring :)

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  10. Anonymous09:32

    Wishing Ljubljana all the very best.

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  11. Anonymous09:38

    Will they build a hotel too? Any plans?

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    1. Anonymous09:50

      It's planned as part of the airport zone but I don't think we will be seeing a terminal any time soon.

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    2. Anonymous09:51

      * I meant hotel hah

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  12. Anonymous09:47

    I don't like the design, reminds me of some 3 star hotel in Germany. Like a cheaper version of NH Hotels. sLOVEnia deserves so much better.

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  13. Anonymous09:52

    Ugly.

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    1. Anonymous10:11

      You haven't even seen it so I wonder how can you come to that conclusion?

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    2. Anonymous10:24

      From the pictures that were shown here and in other media.

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  14. Anonymous10:14

    I like it but is it really needed?

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    1. Anonymous10:18

      have you ever been to Ljubljana Airport?

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    2. Anonymous11:08

      He does not need to be, all we need is to check figures and we can easily conclude that for those few passengers even tent would be enough..

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    3. Anonymous12:05

      yes, cuz the remaining passengers can use 50 years old building ...

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  15. Anonymous10:16

    I wish LJU the best. At one point it was truly the most modern airport in ex-Yu. But times have really changed and everyone has picked up their pace while LJU has been left behind. So I am really happy for this development.

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  16. Anonymous12:05

    What will happen with the current terminal. Is there a possibility to turn it for LCCs?

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    1. Anonymous12:07

      Why would they turn into an LCC terminal when there are no LCCs flying to Slovenia at the moment.

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  17. Anonymous12:59

    We need Adria back! Those were the times. God damn you 4K!

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  18. Anonymous14:03

    LJU needs new destinations

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  19. Anonymous14:04

    I like the look of the lounge.

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  20. Anonymous14:06

    The airport surroundings are really stunning so I'm glad they will make the most of it.

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    1. Anonymous14:36

      Those surroundings really do look beautiful and its nice they will try to incorporate the look of the building with the area around it.

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  21. Anonymous14:32

    The new terminal will enable the airport to handle 1.250 passengers per hour ...

    All the passengers in January 2021 can be handled in less than 4 (four) hours.

    All the passengers in January 2020 can be handled in less than 61 hours.

    Just go for it.

    Even in summer 2025 2030 2045 etc months plenty of space available lol




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    1. Just wonder why so many people like to see everything black? I read the comments and I don't believe that many people comment like this covid soap opera will last forever. Of course LJU needs new terminal. And I am happy about improvements in LJU,. And ZAG, and BEG, and SPU, and DBV, and elsewhere in ex-yu. And hope we are all going to use them soon, like before or even more

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  22. Anonymous16:44

    A tko ce letjeti? Vrapci i komarci?

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    1. Anonymous17:44

      Arabs with Gulf airlines which are just to announce their flights to LJU :)

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  23. Anonymous17:44

    Hope it pays off.

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  24. Anonymous17:44

    Very nice work

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  25. Anonymous12:28

    New IKEA open in Ljubljana

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  26. Anonymous19:26

    It is good that the terminal is in final phase. But it looks ugly.

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