Aegean returns to Ljubljana after seven years

Greece’s national carrier Aegean Airlines commenced flights between Athens and Ljubljana this week, marking its return to the Slovenian market following a seven-year hiatus. The carrier will maintain seasonal two weekly flights between the two capital cities with its Airbus A320 fleet. “We are pleased that Aegean Airlines has recognised the potential of the Slovenian market. Ljubljana is now also linked to Greece with scheduled flights. The establishment of this route is appealing to passengers who want to visit Athens, as well as those who want to reach the Greek islands or continue their journey to the Middle East and Asia via their hub”, the General Manager of airport operator Fraport Slovenia, Babett Stapel, said. Athens has been one of Ljubljana’s busiest unserved routes for several years. During the pre-pandemic 2019, Air Serbia handled the bulk of traffic between the two cities, carrying a total of 47% of all passengers. It was followed by Turkish Airlines with a 14% share. Back in 2016, Aegean Airlines handled 5.646 travellers on its Ljubljana flights over the four months of operations. The airline faces no direct competition on the route this time around, similar to back then. Slovenia’s former national airline Adria Airways served the Greek capital seasonally until the end of the 2012 summer season.

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