Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport LJU - marketing itself now as 'Aerodrom Ljubljana' is an international airport serving Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana and its surroundings. (Slovenia is one of Europe's Balkan countries).
The Airport is centrally located near the village of Brnik and 19 km north of Ljubljana (a 30-minute ride via E64), or 11 km south of Kranj on the road between Kranj & Menges. It is accessible via the highway exit off the A2 motorway or Road 104.
With a long runway and an estimated 1.2 million passengers a year, Ljubljana Airport is a hub for the Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways, and is served by domestic, international, regular & low-fare airlines, as well as charters, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The present passenger Terminal 1 at Ljubljana Airport, with airline gates 1 - 13, occupies floor levels - 0, 1 & 2 :
- The ground level is divided into departures (with check-in facilities and security check) and into arrivals with passport check, Customs and baggage claim. This level leads to/from all gates. by escalators & elevators.
- the first level is a departure level with security check and access to airbridges leading to gates 1 - 4.
- the second level houses the obsevation deck and a bar.
Amenities and services inside the terminal include: An information counter also serving as meeting point in the departure hall next to the passenger registration counter; two regular shops located pre-security and a Travel Value & Duty Free shop in the post-security, Schengen & non-Schengen area. Other shops, as well as food & drink establishments are available throughout the terminal. Strollers for children are free available on level 2 at Departures, near the playground.
For high-quality concierge service, please order in advance - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for form, & complete, sign & return it).
Airport Lounges: The VIP lounge for visiting dignitaries, and a business lounge available to select frequent flyers, offering telephones, fax machines, internet access, and more.
The new ‘commercial building’ at the Airport houses a large and well-equipped conference hall and a multi-purpose hall, while the passenger terminal has a large conference room.
The Business Lounge in a quiet departure area, is available to may airline passengers and cardholders.
For pick-up or drop-off of a passenger, use the P2 parking lot which offers the first 30 minutes free. Other parking options for short- and long-term parking include P1, a multi-storey parking garage, and P2, an outdoor parking lot - both options can be used.
Avent2Go electric car share is now available to get into town.
Current and future Airport developments:
Ongoing renovation at Ljubljana Airport is being done in phases up to 2018, by adding an additional arrivals & departures gate and clearing space in order to expand commercial & retail areas and improve passenger comfort. 'Bottleneck' problems at check-in & security are being addressed to offer shorter quieuing times. However, the major renovation undertaking is to start in 2017, with the expansion of the check-in area and the baggage handling facilities, while the baggage claim will get added capacity.
Furthermore, work is to start on the relocation of the 2,350meter nearby national road for better access to the passenger terminal and to make room for the development of a commercial and logistics complex to the north.