After years of efforts from Slovenia’s government and Ljubljana Airport operator, Fraport Slovenia, the country will finally be linked with the Middle East. flydubai is launching flights between Dubai and Ljubljana in September as a three-weekly service that is also codeshared by Emirates.
Finally: Dubai-Ljubljana flights
Slovenia’s Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will finally receive a nonstop commercial link with the Middle East this year when flydubai launches flights from Dubai to the Slovenian capital.
The services will run as follows:
- Flight FZ1789 departing Dubai (DXB) for Ljubljana (LJU) on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:00 and arriving at 14:15
- Flight FZ1790 returning from Ljubljana to Dubai on the same days, departing at 15:15 and arriving at 23:05
Flights start on 24th September, and they will operate year-round. The route will be operated by flydubai’s flagship Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and Emirates will codeshare.
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Years in the making
The launch of Dubai-Ljubljana flights has been years in the making. Ljubljana was seeking flights to Dubai, Doha, or Abu Dhabi in order for the country to have one-stop access to Australia and Asia.
Presently, Turkish Airlines provides much-needed connectivity for Slovenia via Istanbul, but having a link with Dubai or Doha in addition to having Turkish Airlines was always highly desirable because of the extra one-stop destinations that this would provide.
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