STA, 14 April 2022 - The low-cost carrier Transavia France, a member of Air France KLM group, launched twice-weekly flights between Paris Orly and Ljubljana on Thursday, joining Air France, which operates daily flights between Ljubljana and Charles de Gaulle.
Transavia France will fly Tuesdays and Thursdays with a Boeing 737-800. The first flight was almost fully booked.
Janez Krašnja, head of airline management, said the airport was glad to have two airlines operating flights to Paris.
"We sincerely hope that the epidemiological situation will make it possible to make this route a permanent feature," he said.
The arrival of Transavia France increases the number of airlines operating flights to Ljubljana to 15.
Krašnja said the number of tourists going through the Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Airport was increasing.
While flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kyiv have been cancelled due to war, Turkish Airlines will increase the frequency to ten flights a week and FlyDubai plans to introduce daily flights to Dubai in the summer.
Last year the airport handled 420,000 passengers. This year the figure is planned to at least double absent new shake-ups due to Covid-19 or other crises.