Wizz Air Launches Flights from Ljubljana Airport
Wizz Air, the biggest no-frills airline in Central and Eastern Europe, launched flights from Ljubljana airport to London's Luton and Brussel's Charleroi airports in May, the company told the press on Thursday, 4 May.
Passengers from Ljubljana can take three weekly flights to both destinations, with Wizz Air wanting to become the leading low-cost airline on the Slovenian market, Natasa Kazmer of Wizz Air told the press.
The occupancy of the first flights to London and Brussels was 60%, and is expected to reach 80% by summer based on current reservations, Kazmer revealed.
Zmago Skobir, a management board member of the airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana, meanwhile said that the airport hopes to attract 90,000 additional passengers a year, also from neighbouring countries. Aerodrom Ljubljana also wants to open routes to other destinations, such as Scandinavian countries, Russia, Spain and Italy, Skobir added. The company wants to focus on opening new routes with one or two airlines, but would not shun from cooperating with others, he added. Established two years ago, Wizz Air operates 58 routes to 35 destinations with an average occupancy rate of 80%.