More Foreign Carriers for Ljubljana Airport

The company running Slovenia's main airport has concluded 2005 with a record 1,218,896 passengers, an increase of 16.3% over the previous year. Aircraft traffic at Brnik airport also went up by 6.5% to 37,765, Aerodrom Ljubljana said in a press release on Tuesday, 10 January.

Aerodrom Ljubljana expects the trend to continue in 2006, also due to a planned increase in the presence of foreign carriers, which in 2005 accounted for 30% of the passengers.

The first step in this direction will come as early as 16 January, when for the first time a Turkish Airlines plane will be landing at Brnik as part of a regular Ljubljana - Istanbul route.

According to Aerodrom management board member Zmago Skobir, this route, to be operated three times a week, could usher in new opportunities for future connections to the Middle- and Far East.

The coming days should also bring the tying up of a deal with low-fare airline Wizz Air, which is expected to fly on two new routes from Brnik.

In 2006 Aerodrom Ljubljana plans to increase the number of passengers by 5% (to 1,280,019) and increase its aircraft traffic by 4% (to 40,192). It also plans a 4% rise in cargo transport.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA


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