Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tirana /Newsroom /
22.07.2019  

Ljubljana calling! After 18 years, British Airways returns to Ljubljana Airport

It was on 15 July, that the first British Airways flight landed at Ljubljana Airport – after long 18 years. The flight connection between London Heathrow and Ljubljana will run until 2nd of September, every Monday and Friday.

After 18 years, British Airways now again flies to Ljubljana Airport. Twice a week, on Mondays with a 220-seater Airbus 321 and on Fridays with 180-seater Airbus 320 from London Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Passengers can purchase delicious M&S food on board the short haul flight. Business travellers can also enjoy complimentary food, lounge access and priority boarding.

UK market is one of the key markets for Slovenia in terms of tourism. “The airline is of great importance for continuing the positive trend in the number of the guests from the UK, who generated 470,000 overnight stays in 2018, which is 10 percent more than in 2017," explained Msc. Maja Pak, Director of the Slovenian Tourist Board, and added: "We are delighted that the largest British airline launched a new route to Slovenia and connected Ljubljana airport to the largest and most frequent British airport Heathrow, which also boasts the largest number of transatlantic flights. Thus, the establishment of this link is also of great importance for increasing the accessibility of Slovenia to travellers from distant markets."