Luxair to launch Ljubljana flights in September

Luxembourg’s national carrier Luxair will commence flights to Ljubljana this summer. Services will commence on September 14 and operate twice per week, each Thursday and Sunday, with the 76-seat Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. Flights will continue throughout the 2023/24 winter season, which begins on October 29. Luxair was the only carrier alongside Air Montenegro to submit an offer for the provision of Slovenian state subsidies in return for introducing services to the country. The new flights mark the first time Luxembourg and Ljubljana are to be linked with a scheduled air service. Tickets are now available for purchase through the airline’s website. Further details can be found here.

Luxair boasts a fleet of nineteen aircraft, of which eleven are Dash 8 turboprops. It also has four Boeing 737-700s and four B737-800s2. It wet-leased a CRJ700 from Adria Airways from 2017 until the Slovenian carrier’s demise in 2019. Within the former Yugoslavia, Luxair maintains flights from its home base to Belgrade, Podgorica, Tivat, Dubrovnik and Zadar and has a codeshare agreement in place with Air Serbia. Ljubljana will become the only city that Luxair will serve on a year-round basis in the former Yugoslavia. While the national carrier flies to both Belgrade and Podgorica throughout most of the year, it does not operate to the two capitals over certain period during summer and winter.
In 2020, Luxair said it was studying the possibility of launching operations between the Grand Duchy and Ljubljana, noting at the time, “The entire Balkan region is developing fast, and we are considering new destinations such as Ljubljana. These are our plans. The route has not been scheduled but we are analysing all opportunities and we will launch new routes once the time is right”. Three years later, the carrier said, “Just before the summer holidays, Luxair announces the addition of the 93rd destination to its flight plan – Ljubljana! From September 14, within barely two hours of flight, from Luxembourg, travellers will be able to fly with Luxair to the capital of Slovenia to discover its irresistible mix of history, culture and natural beauty”.
According to travel data provider OAG, the majority of passengers flying between Luxembourg and Ljubljana last year did so with Lufthansa via Munich and Frankfurt. A portion of passengers also used Swiss via Zurich, followed by Air France via Paris. The Grand Duchy is considered to be convenient for use by expat communities in nearby France, Germany and Belgium as well. In 2022, 4.605 tourists from Luxembourg entered Slovenia.

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