Ljubliana Joze Pucnik (LJU) Airport

Ljubliana Joze Pucnik LJU Airport Overview

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 has floor levels - 0, 1 & 2, divided into Schengen departures & arrivals and International departures & arrivals, with clearly marked transfer routes.  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 vip@lju-airport.si 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.

[New Terminal 2 is to open in March 2017 - see below.]
Current and future Airport developments:  The second phase of Airport expansion includes construction of a new Terminal 2 (T2) - intended  for Schengen traffic only and adjacent to T1 (which then will handle non-Schengen traffic only).  With an initial capacity of 3.5M passengers a year T2 covers over 340,000 sq. feet of space, is to have 40 check-in counters & self-serve kiosks, 3 baggage carousels and 8 jetways. Amenities & services at T2 will include  food & drink & retail concessions and some business lounges. (The extra space created at T1 willl be converted into commercial use.)
    According to EX-YU Aviation News of March 2015 a quarter of the terminal's interior has been completed, while the roof completion is scheduled for  year-end 2015. The testing phase starts December 2015. T2's estimated completion is December 2016, followed by application for operating license, and official opening March 4, 2017. 
   While the current second phase of expansion includes a new hotel, the following phases are to increase yearly passenger capacity gradually to an intended 5 million.

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