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New Route of the Day (29 April 2024): Norwegian between Copenhagen and Ljubljana


Norwegian added flights between Copenhagen and Ljubljana on Monday 29 April, marking its entry onto the Slovenian market. The 1,050-kilometre route will run 2-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays, with 737 aircraft. The LCC faces no competition between the two capitals and becomes the first carrier to link the two since September 2019, when Slovenia’s former national airline, Adria Airways, declared bankruptcy.

What they said

Babett Stapel, the General Manager of airport operator Fraport Slovenija, said: “We are excited to welcome Norwegian’s new flights to Copenhagen, as these were high on the wish list both for us and our passengers. Just in time, right before the start of the high season, Ljubljana Airport’s network has expanded with this popular tourist destination. Additionally, Copenhagen Airport offers convenient onward connections, especially to other Nordic countries and North America. This will also facilitate an inbound flow of tourists, as the hub is used as a gateway to Europe, not only by Danes but also by many Swedes and Norwegians. We are thankful for Norwegian’s decision to enter the Slovenian market and to the Ministry of Infrastructure for contributing subsidies to the carrier to help make this route happen”.

Norwegian to serve 122 airports this summer

Norwegian has embarked on a major expansion drive this year. In addition to adding new routes, it has also added new destinations to its network. It has so far launched eight, including Aarhus, Bardufoss, Istanbul IST, Lakslev, Lyon, Valencia, and Wroclaw, alongside Ljubljana.

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A further four new destinations will be joining its network in the coming month, including Bodrum (4 June), Basel (2 June), Toulouse (3 June), and Zadar (23 June).

Oslo continues to be Norwegian’s most-served airport. It has twice the available seats as second-placed Copenhagen. It has 103 Oslo routes, with 16 being domestic. The international market accounts for 56% of its capacity, with Copenhagen, Stockholm ARN, and London LGW the leading markets.

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