Slovenia’s former national carrier ceased operations yesterday after markedly paring flights last week. The airlines‘s operations were struggling when I flew out of Ljubljana two weeks ago... happily, I was flying Transavia.
Wow, that's too bad. It's been a few years since I've flown them, but always enjoyed them.
I guess that's going to make Ljubljana even more difficult to reach, at least temporarily. But perhaps that's a good thing for those of us who really like the city.
A sad ending to our beloved but lately beleaguered airline of 58 years.
The market appears to be rebounding quickly, though. Lufthansa, Swiss and Brussels Airlines have already announced flights to Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Brussels starting in the coming weeks, covering routes where there’s most demand. Austrian is expected to announce flights to Vienna, too.
Air France, LOT and some other carriers at the airport have increased frequencies and/or capacities on existing routes.
Overall, the airport expects most if not all routes left unserved to be filled in the next 18 months. Flights towards the Balkans are less likely to be resumed.
In the end, flying into and out of Ljubljana might end up being cheaper than it was with Adria, which was infamous for its high fares. I frequently flew with Lufthansa out of Trieste or Venice as tickets were often a couple hundred euros cheaper.