Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport also known by its previous name Brnik Airport (Slovene: Letališče Brnik), is the international airport serving Ljubljana and the largest airport in Slovenia. It is located near Brnik, 24 km (15 mi) northwest of Ljubljana and 9.5 km (5.9 mi) east of Kranj, at the foothills of Kamnik–Savinja Alps.
The airport was officially opened in December 1963. In 2014, the Slovenian government initiated a privatisation process of the airport. The bid was won by Fraport which, in turn, acquired 75.5% stake in the airport. The remaining shares were acquired in the following months resulting in Fraport taking 100% ownership of the airport.
The airport has a 3,300 m × 45 m (10,827 ft × 148 ft) paved runway which is equipped with ILS Cat IIIb on runway 30. NDB and VOR approach are also available. The runway of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport was closed to air traffic in April 2010 during which time, the entire length of the asphalt surface of the runway was renovated, as well as the asphalt surface on some parts of the taxiways.
The airport is served by an exit off the A2 motorway and by bus services connecting it with the surrounding cities of Ljubljana, Kranj, Kamnik as well as Klagenfurt and its airport in Austria. Plans for a railway line connecting the airport with the city of Ljubljana and possibly also Kranj and Kamnik have been presented in the past, however the line most likely won’t be built in the near future. The Airport is connected with many bigger Slovenian cities by bus and shuttle connections. Klagenfurt is connected by the Alpe Adria bus line. Other means of transportation to and from the airport are limited to the taxi services which are not controlled by the airport authority or Fraport Slovenija, and shared shuttle service with ticket sale point in the main arrival lobby. The price of a taxi will be considerably lower if you book online.
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and seasonal flights to and from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport:
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Corfu, Karpathos, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Belgrade, Niš
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Croatia Airlines Seasonal charter: Lemnos
easyJet London–Gatwick, London–Luton (begins 28 March 2021)
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin (resumes 3 March 2021)
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Montenegro Airlines Podgorica
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya (begins 10 May 2021)
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
Trade Air Seasonal charter: Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Karpathos, Kefalonia, Kos, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Zakynthos
Tunisair Seasonal: Djerba (begins 7 June 2021), Monastir (begins 2 June 2021)
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Wizz Air Seasonal: Charleroi
DHL Aviation Bergamo, Leipzig/Halle