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

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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. 

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

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."

Let us recall: growth in numbers of the British travellers visiting Slovenia has encouraged British Airways to launch a new summer route between London Heathrow and Ljubljana. Another major Slovenia’s asset is its pocket-size that makes the destination worth visiting, also only for a weekend escape. Ljubljana can be used as a base for exploring country's varied natural and cultural landscapes, from the snow-capped Julian Alps in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south.

Photo by: Peter Irman

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