airBaltic plans to commence flights between Riga and Ljubljana during the 2024 summer season, which begins on March 31. The carrier was also the only one to apply for the Slovenian government’s public call aimed at improving the country’s air connectivity in return for subsidies. The state commission for the granting of aid will now determine if airBaltic meets all the set requirements. The new service will mark the first time Riga and Ljubljana have been linked with a scheduled air service. Although the Slovenian government’s efforts to attract carriers by offering subsidies has resulted in a new entrant onto the market, it will be considered a disappointment considering the low interest shown by the aviation sector.