Ljubljana Airport (LJU/LJLJ)

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Lake Bled – breathtaking Slovene beauty just minutes from Ljubljana.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Main attractions: Lake Bled, Lipica with Lipizzaner horses, Ljubljana with the architecture of Joze Plečnik, Postojna and Skocjan Caves, Costal resorts, Thermal spas.
  • The number of foreign tourists is growing 4% each year. Slovenia’s geographical position makes LJU Airport a natural gateway for tour itineries including Venice, Vienna, Salzburg and the Adriatic destinations.
  • Ljubljana Airport is the international airport of Slovenia with catchment area of 4 million inhabitants
  • Ljubljana Airport lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst landscape offering amazing diversity of culture, nature, activities and experiences on a small spot (offering all year activities)
  • Slovenia is safe country, ranked among the countries with the lowest degree of risk. Since its independence, Slovenia has privatised its economy, stabilised inflation, joined the EU and adopted the Euro, relaxed the flow of capital and modernised its taxation system.
Airport Ljubljana marketing activity

Ljubljana Airport has joined with the Slovenian Tourist Board and SPOT (Slovenian Power of Tourism) to provide support and incentives for inbound tourism.

Marketing and other support

  • For newly introduced route or additional frequencies from Ljubljana the airport offers special promotional prices with additional marketing support provided by the Slovenian Tourist Board and SPOT (Slovenian Power of Tourism) consortium in order to support introduction and development incoming tourism.
  • In addition the airport has a host of other marketing initiatives at the Airport site – Airport magazine, internet, city lights, billboards etc – which would be used to promote new services.
Airport Ljubljana Catchment map

There are four million potential passengers in the gravitation area (Slovenia, South Austria, North-East Italy, North-West Croatia)

Catchment Area

Favourable access from LJU within Slovenia and to / from the neighbouring tourist destinations and economic centres in the North Italy, South Austria and Croatia:

  • Ljubljana 25km (25 min)
  • Portorož (Slovenian coast) 139km (90 min)
  • Bled (mountain region) 34km (30 min)
  • Zagreb (Croatia) 165km (120 min)
  • Klagenfurt (Austria) 60km (60 min)
  • Trieste (Italy) 150km (90 min)
  • Venice (Italy) 260km (180 min)

Airport Ljubljana catchment map 2

Airport Ljubljana freight opportunities

Also made in Slovenia: Revoz, the Slovenian branch of Renault, and Adria Mobil, a manufacturer of caravans and mobile homes produce these familiar “Adria” models of motor homes in joint venture.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Other Ljubljana factors:
    • Lies to the heart of Europe – bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia
    • Lies on the crossing of 5th and 10th Pan-European corridors:
    • Vicinity of two major Adriatic ports: Koper and Trieste
    • State of the art handling infrastructure
    • Spacious warehouse facilities & equipment
    • Stable GDP growth and economic safeness
    • Highly skilled and professional labour market
    • Wide range of logistic support activities on and around airport
    • Congestion free airport
    • Space to develop
    • Long-term partnerships sought
    • Favorable charges and more
  • Facilities at the Ljubljana Aircargo Centre:
    • More than 4.000 m2 covered storage area
    • Modern handling equipment
    • Speed & efficiency of procedures
    • State of art information equipment
    • Security system
    • Video-surveillance
    • 100 % screening (X-ray)
    • Refrigerated storage space
    • Necessary office space
    • Over 30 forwarding agencies, airlines and all major couriers
    • Boarder Inspection Point
    • Veterinary Inspection Office
    • Customs
  • Slovenia has strong companies in agricultural products high tech and pharmaceutical industry. Companies that are specialised in food production are: e.g. Kolinska, Žito, Jata, Medex, Ljubljanske mlekarne, Droga Portorož. For high tech industries representatives inculde: e.g. Gorenje, Acroni, Adria Mobil, Revoz,Kolektor, Danfoss…In pharmacy: Krka, Lek-Novartis.


  • The airport is located 26 km north of Ljubljana. Location is by a highway exit off the motorway and by bus service connecting it with Ljubljana and Kranj. A rail line to both cities is planned as well.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runway: 31 / 13 – 3,300 m
  • Passenger Terminals – 1
  • Second terminal, will be open in 2010 with capacity 850 passengers per hour.
  • Operational Hours – from 0600 to 2400
  • Car parking spaces: 2200
  • Schengen member since December 2007

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Ljubljana is planning to maintain and develop existing scheduled passenger connections, but is actively seeking new carriers in a move to establish Ljubljana Airport as the transfer airport for the Balkan region. As part of the SPOT consortium it also aims to maintain and develop existing connections provided by budget air carriers.
  • The major investment at present is the construction of the new T-2 terminal, which will have an annual passenger capacity of 2.5 million. The terminal will be finished by 2010, and will provide rapid, effective and high-quality implementation of passenger arrivals and departures and baggage handling, and carrying out border and customs controls in line with Schengen border standards. After the rerouting of the main road, a multi-storey car park will be built in front of the new terminal, and there are also plans to renovate the taxiways. It must be stressed that we have already started renovating and extending the runway, and are also planning to expand the general aviation apron.
  • A new business and logistics centre, Airport City, will be built at the airport, with business and administration facilities, parking, hotel and recreation facilities along with new aircraft and airport maintenance plant.

Vital statistics

ITEM/YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008*
Aircraft movements 37,767 40,991 46,000 52,000
Passengers 1,218,896 1,334,355 1,524,028 1,690,000
Cargo (Tons) 11,561 15,308 21,717 25,000


For Airport Charges & Annual Reports please contact to the Route Development Contact.