Lufthansa Group Rushes to Fill the Void in Slovenia

Following the recently announced bankruptcy of Slovenian airline Adria Airways, Lufthansa Group has decided to fill part of the void in Slovenia. It’s carriers in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium have all decided to launch routes to Ljubljana.

Brussels Airlines to fly BRU-LJU

On Monday, Lufthansa Group’s Belgian division, Brussels Airlines, was the first to announce service to Slovenia. It will fly to the city six times weekly (not on with Airbus A319 aircraft and launches on November 4. According to the airline, the flight schedule will allow for connections to the rest of the Brussels Airlines network via Brussels. Important connections include Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon London, Madrid, Oslo, and Tel Aviv.

Flight Schedule (in local times)

  • SN3343 Brussels (BRU) – Ljubljana (LJU) departing 15:30 arriving 17:10
  • SN3344 Ljubljana (LJU) – Brussels (BRU) departing 17:55 arriving 19:45
Brussels Airlines will fly from Brussels (BRU) to Ljubljana (LJU).
Image: Eric Salard on Flickr.

SWISS to fly from Zurich

SWISS, the national airline of Switzerland, has also announced flights to Ljubljana. Initially, flights will be five weekly and operated by wet-lease partner Helvetic Airways. These flights will launch on October 16. Then, on October 27, the route will increase to a daily frequency, with the flights operated on an alternate basis between SWISS and Helvetic Airways.

Helvetic Airways and SWISS will fly to Slovenia from Zurich.
Image: Alex Wilson on Flickr.

Lufthansa to fly from both Frankfurt and Munich

Finally, Germany’s Lufthansa will operate from both of its main bases to Slovenia. It will launch the FRA-LJU route on October 27 on a twice-daily frequency. Afterward, on November 1, flights from Munich to Ljubljana will commence. These flights will be on a daily frequency.

Lufthansa will fly to the Slovenian capital from both of its hubs at Frankfurt and Munich.
Image: Eric Salard on Flickr.

What Destinations Have Not Been Replaced Yet?

The following destinations served by Adria Airways have still not been replaced (as of October 2):

  • Copenhagen (CPH)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Pristina (PRN)
  • Sarajevo (SJJ)
  • Skopje (SKP)
  • Sofia (SOF)
  • Tirana (TIA)
  • Vienna (VIE)

Featured Image Source: SWISS

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