Brnik – Ljubljana Airport passenger numbers continue to grow as they processed a total of 198,079 passengers in the first four months of the year. This is seven times more than the same period last year. Freight volume increased 16% to 10,493 tonnes.
Fraport Slovenia, operator of Ljubljana Hoje Putunik Airport, said, “The significant recovery in traffic was driven by the relaxation of immigration restrictions in European countries and around the world, followed by rising demand for flights. “.
According to the company, passenger traffic during the first four months of this year is equivalent to 40% of traffic during the same period in 2019 before Covid, and the recovery rate is in line with expectations from the end of 2021. Stated.
This, despite the loss of passengers in the planned connection between Russia and Ukraine, Flaports Slovenia added that the recovery is comparable to the recovery of international transport elsewhere in Europe.
In April alone, the number of passengers increased by about eight times from the same month of the previous year to 70,124, partly due to the “good start of the charter season”.
According to current forecasts, approximately 880,000 passengers will pass through Ljubljana Airport this year. That’s 104% more than in 2021, but only 49% of the 2019 figure.
“Passenger transport at Ljubljana Airport is recording steady growth,” said Babette Stapel, managing director of Flaports Slovenia, who expected to be busy in the summer months, resulting in two traffic this year. He added that it was expected to double.
Freight transportation has also improved, with record numbers in recent months. The monthly record of 2,826 from October 2017 exceeded March (2,872 tons) and further improved in April (3,035 tons).
In the first four months of this year, freight volume increased 16% to 10,493 tonnes.
“The new growth aspect backed by global trade in goods, recently recorded at Ljubljana Airport, is exciting,” said Stapel, who plans to modernize and expand the warehouse for further growth. He added that it was expected.
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