Brussels Airlines has delayed the resumption of its service between Ljubljana and Brussels until the start of the 2020-2021 winter season on 27 October, on-line portal Ex-Yu Aviation reports.
The restoration of flights to Brussels has been delayed several times because of coronavirus, most recently flights to Brussels were scheduled for early September.
Ex-Yu Aviation also reports that Israel’s Israir and Ukraine’s Windrose Airlines have cancelled their plans to launch operations to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport this year.
Although both services were initially to commence in May and June, they were delayed on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for September. They have now been indefinitely cancelled.
Nine carriers presently maintain operations to Ljubljana Airport: Air Serbia has four flights a week to Belgrade, Montenegro Airlines one to Podgorica, Lufthansa a dozen flights to Frankfurt, Wizz Air two to Charleroi, and Transavia two to Amsterdam.
Air France flies to Paris every day, Turkish Airlines three times a week to Istanbul, LOT Polish Airlines has four flights to Warsaw a week and easyJet one to Berlin. As of September, easyJet will also operate two weekly flights to London.
“The resumption of flights and the number of frequencies largely depend on the easing of travel restrictions, as well as the recovery in demand,” Fraport Slovenija told the portal.
Aeroflot has not made its plans about flights to Moscow known yet, while Finnair will return to Ljubljana airport in the 2021 summer season.
Iberia, which was also to launch a new service from Madrid to Ljubljana, cancelled its plans to do so this summer season and so did Easyjet, which was to fly to Luton and Stansted.
Lufthansa has cancelled its flights to Munich, Swiss its flights to Zurich, British Airways to Heathrow, and Windrose to Kiev, Fraport Slovenija said last week.