Jože Pučnik Aeroport Ljubljana

In December we are entertaining and pampering the Airport Stars

A record number of passengers, more than 1.8 million, will have passed through Ljubljana Airport by the end of this year. In 2018 they have been able to fly from Ljubljana with 11 scheduled airlines directly to 34 different European destinations. We are delighted that so many have chosen to start their journey with us. Almost 500 friendly Fraport Slovenija faces have spent the year doing their best to make them feel safe, happy and comfortable. We are celebrating our record togehter, so we have prepared events, treats and gifts for our passengers to make them feel special, like true Airport Stars.  

This December we have asked those masters of gift-giving, Santa Claus and his little helpers, to help us spread some good cheer around the airport. The elves are busy delighting passengers with priority passage through security checks, free entry into the business lounge or hand-pampering in the L’Occitane boutique. They are spoiling all the Airport Stars with festive biscuits and glasses of champagne.

We have also prepared fun activities in the international area of the terminal. With the help of machine for easy mixing different genres of music, passengers can create their own tunes and have them sent to their e-mail address, or test their skills on a big-screen aircraft game. There is even an artist on hand to sketch caricatures of passengers as they wait for their flight, and hand them the finished article for them to take away in handy gift packaging.

The holiday video below will show you just how much fun our passengers have been having recently.  

The decorations in the passenger terminal have also added to the holiday spirit, with huge stars in festive colours accompanying travellers in all parts of the terminal. Climbing towards the second floor of the airside part of the terminal, the entire ceiling gives the impression of a starry sky.

The airport shops and bars are also decked out in magical December finery. Our partners have prepared a large number of products and services for passengers and visitors, giving you the chance to grab a surprise for the stars in your life, whether they be your nearest and dearest, a business partner or, indeed, yourself, before you board your flight. 

Zg. Brnik, 18. 12. 2018



New: British Airways to establish flights between London Heathrow and Ljubljana

The first novelty of Summer 2019 timetable at Ljubljana Airport is revealed. In the peak of the summer season the offer of flights will be enriched by British Airways. From July 15 to September 2 next year they will be operating two weekly flights between London Heathrow and Ljubljana, on Mondays and Fridays. The attractive schedule will be connecting not only the two capitals, but will be opening the windows of Slovenia to the world. London Heathrow Airport is one of the world's major airport hubs, with air connections throughout the world.

The airline could consider season extension and frequency increase in the future, in case bookings will prove that.

Zmago Skobir, managing director of Fraport Slovenija, welcomed the announcement of new flights with the following words: »The return of British Airlines is the consequence of long-term efforts of Ljubljana Airport and Slovenian tourism. The connection with London Heathrow Airport is of great added value, as Heathrow is one of the world's most important hubs, connected to all world destinations. Furthermore, it is going to have a positive influence on the visibility of Slovenia as a tourist destination on the British market and at the same time on the inflow of British tourist to Slovenia.«

British Airways is a central airline of the One World association, that will return to Ljubljana Airport after 18 years. They will be operating Ljubljana flights with 180-seats Airbus 320.

Planned timetable (local time):

London Heathrow (Terminal 5) – Ljubljana, flight no.: BA 690, Monday and Friday, 16:20 – 18:35
Ljubljana - London Heathrow (Terminal 5), flight no.: BA 691, Monday and Friday 19:20 – 21:35

Tickets are already available for purchase on British Airline's website ba.com.

Brnik, December 6, 2018
 

 



The award for the best employer in the region goes to Fraport Slovenija

For the thirteenth year running, the public agency SPIRIT Slovenija has conferred annual awards for the top foreign investors and foreign-financed companies who generated exceptional results in the past year and contributed to the development of the Slovenian economy. Fraport Slovenija is the proud recipient of the award in the category of best regional employer.

"Operation and strategic objectives of Fraport Slovenija call for employees with specialist knowledge, experience, loyalty, as well as capacities for team work and innovation. Without them, the company would not have achieved the growth it has for over fifty years. Fraport Slovenija offers not only secure and stable employment, but a friendly and above-standard working environment," the company’s managing director Zmago Skobir said in his reaction to the award.

The award was received on behalf of Fraport Slovenija by Špela Uršič, head of the HR and training department. Uršič stated: "We are proud of our award. In the last year, we recruited many new staff, yet even more effort was directed at creating a friendly working environment for our employees. This award is highly significant to us, it motivates us and confirms that we are on the right course."

The expert panel, which has conferred the Invest Slovenia FDI Awards for the past thirteen years, short-listed only companies with at least 50 employees that have not reduced their number of employees since last year, and whose value-added per employee is at least EUR 35,000. The companies must operate at a profit and have a good credit rating and may not be non-taxpayers. The selection excluded firms with minority foreign interest, as well as those that recently underwent a merger or acquisition. The panel also employed the Bisnode Failure Score Model, which forecasts the likelihood of failure in the coming 12 months.

In addition to Fraport Slovenija, the awards went to: RLS, d.o.o., Komenda, in the category of research and development orientation and excellent business results, and BOSCH REXROTH, d.o.o., Škofja Loka, in the category of long-term regional commitment. A special award for a new greenfield investment went to Cargo-Partner d.o.o. in Ljubljana for its logistics and distribution centre. Congratulations to all the winners!

Short video from the FDI award ceremony

Brnik, November 27, 2018



This year, again a record number of passengers at Ljubljana Airport

This year, Fraport Slovenija will again reach a record number of passengers at the Ljubljana Airport. Last Sunday, November 25th, we surpassed the total number of passengers who visited our airport last year. While we exceeded the 2008 record with 1,683,071 million passengers in public transport last year, we yesterday surpassed this number of passengers and last year's record. This year, including Sunday, 1,683,188 passengers visited Ljubljana Airport. The growth of this year's traffic will be around 8.5 percent in comparison with last year, as we expect another 140,000 passengers by the end of the year. The new record will thus amount to roughly over 1.8 million passengers, which was also our forecast at the beginning of the year.



New acquisition - our first electric car

Sustainable mobility is one of the most important pillars of the strategy of sustainability to which the company is devoting considerable attention, particularly in relation to promoting sustainable forms of transport and investments in infrastructure and vehicles. So we recently added our first exclusively electrically powered vehicle to the fleet: the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Express, with a driving range of 150 to 170 km. It is intended for maintenance staff, who will be using it mainly for work in the area of the airport. It is expected that the vehicles will have to be charged once a week using normal socket types or at one of the electric charging stations in the car park.

Although this is the first electric car in our fleet, it is not the only vehicle of its type at the airport. For some time we have gradually been replacing specialist airport vehicles (we are now on the sixteenth) and other support equipment as part of the sustainable mobility plan, which involves greater use of environment-friendly energy. The fleet includes electrically powered traction vehicles and luggage carriers, conveyor belts from which luggage is loaded onto and unloaded from aircraft, and vehicles used to carry airstairs. These have photo cells mounted on the roof that charge an additional computer battery. In aircraft-cleaning vehicles, generators for supplying vacuum cleaners were replaced by batteries and converters some years ago.

The Avant2Go electric car-sharing service is further proof of the fact that we see a commitment to reducing emissions as being of strategic importance to our company. This service provides customers with a handy and more environment-friendly way of travelling between Ljubljana and the airport (and now between Kranj and the airport), and is becoming more and more popular. In the two years in which the service has been available, over 30 tonnes of CO2, the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming, have been saved.

At Fraport we have decided to take another step forward this year by committing ourselves to using electric vehicles for all company-related travel in areas where an electric car-sharing service is available. Assuming that around 80% of all company-related travel will be undertaken using electric vehicles, we will save approximately 3 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.



New: Aeroflot daily to Moscow

Zg. Brnik, 28 October 2018 - The winter timetable is bringing a new daily service to Moscow. After 15 years, Aeroflot is returning to Ljubljana Airport, with a route served by Sukhoi Superjet 100s. The first plane was welcomed at Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana today at 10:45. It was accompanied by a symbolic water salute from the airport's firefighting vehicles and the passengers and the crew were surprised with sweet cake pops in Aeroflot's colors.   
 
 
Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot said:
 “Today Aeroflot ranks as a leading global carrier and we continue to expand our international route network. This winter we will open new routes as well as increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. We are pleased to offer travellers new international destinations as well as additional flights to popular tourist destinations, thus expanding travel options with Aeroflot for both business and leisure travellers.” 
 
 
Aeroflot was warmly welcomed by Managing Director of Fraport Slovenija, operator of the Ljubljana Airport, Zmago Skobir:
"We are happy to greet Aeroflot at Ljubljana Airport. Daily flights should generate up to 50,000 additional airport passengers per year. Aeroflot is a trusted air carrier with a modern fleet that will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the visibility of Slovenia in Russia and on the inflow of Russian tourists to Slovenia. Russian travellers are traditionally good consumers, so they are expected to substantially contribute to the tourist income of Slovenia. For Slovenian travellers Aeroflot's connection to Moscow is an excellent starting point for further travels over Russia, to former Soviet countries and to Asia as well.”
   
 

Further information can be obtained and tickets booked at Aeroflot’s 24-hour contact-centre on +7-495-223-5555 (Moscow), 8-800-444-5555 (free calls within Russia), or at the company’s website: www.aeroflot.com.  

 
About Aeroflot
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 146 destinations in 52 countries.
Aeroflot’s 250-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.


EasyJet now flying from Ljubljana to Berlin

Low-cost airline easyJet’s Ljubljana-Berlin route is a new addition to the low-cost flights available at Ljubljana Airport. Passengers have a choice of three flights a week when flying to the German capital.

The first easyJet aircraft from Berlin Tegel landed at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport on August 2. From now on the British low-cost airline will operate this service three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Passengers on the first departing and arriving flights were treated to cake served on cocktail sticks in the airline’s colours, while a photo call and video shoot with the crew was organised for the media on the apron.

The new service to Berlin Tegel, where easyJet has a base, offers passengers quick access to the centre of the city, and is therefore an excellent starting point for tourists in exploring the German capital, and for those on business trips. Passengers from Slovenia can now fly with easyJet to Germany’s largest city for as little as EUR 20.37*. Tickets can be purchased online at easyJet.com, on the easyJet mobile app, and in the GDS.

Berlin is the 34th destination served by scheduled flights from Ljubljana Airport, and the eighth new destination this year. The new destinations offered by Ljubljana Airport are in keeping with the growth in traffic and the development of the airport. Passenger numbers hit a record high last year, and traffic has also been growing this year. Passenger numbers in the first half of this year were up 15% on the same period last year.

In addition to easyJet, which flies to London Stansted, London Gatwick and Berlin Tegel, low-cost services are also provided by Wizz Air, which operates routes to London Luton and Brussels Charleroi, and by Transavia, which flies to Amsterdam. Low-cost airlines currently account for 20% of total passenger numbers at Ljubljana Airport. The three low-cost airlines operate a total of 25 flights a week from Ljubljana.

*One-way ticket per person, including admin fees and credit card charge, if booked for two people.

 

Zg. Brnik, 14.8. 2018



Sustainability Report 2017 and acquisition of certificates and awards

Fraport Slovenija is well aware that as part of the aviation industry in its active role in providing public interest in safe, regular and undisturbed air traffic, the company significantly affects the environment in the economic, social and environmental aspects. Part of our sustainable pledge is also our annual sustainability report where we systematically and transparently collect all our endeavours in line with the envisaged sustainable development. The report is prepared in line with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Standards.

The forecasts made in last year’s sustainability report have become reality. In 2017 we surpassed the previous record number of passengers and handled the most cargo by that time. All further company’s objectives will be implemented by the company’s employees under the new name Fraport Slovenija, which was the final step to the integration of Aerodrom Ljubljana into Fraport Group. The year was marked by events having a lasting impact on the company’s performance. In 2017 the new by-pass road or the access road to the airport was completed, a new strategy of the company’s operations was adopted and the company entered a new investment cycle. Our primary investment is the new passenger terminal which is scheduled to be opened in 2020. By doing so, the company wishes to adjust its basic infrastructure to the current needs of traffic growth and, above all, to raise the level of services for all users of our airport services. This investment means an introduction into the implementation of the company’s strategy which is based on four basic pillars of future business development: aviation, commercial services, cargo, and Aviation Academy. The implementation of the new company’s strategy will positively affect our competitive position among the neighbouring airports. Above all, it will enable passengers a much greater range of good quality services. The above described business development will be directed through the prism of sustainability policy.

Sustainability Report 2017 [click on cover]

The implementation of the four strategic development pillars of the company is also facilitated by the update of the Master Plan. The Master Plan for the period 2010-2040 was drawn up in 2010 on the basis of the results of the high rate of traffic growth in the preceding years. The global economic crisis which followed and the process of the sale of the airport subsequently had a significant effect on transport indices and the dynamics of the investment projects. The main differences in the updated Master Plan relate to lower forecasts of passenger traffic and aircraft and cargo movements. and thus the integration of the air and railway systems, and the possibility of building a multimodal logistics centre. The area between the runway and the motorway is now (we have abandoned the planned high-speed rail line past the airport) planned for the long-term development of the airport (second runway and ancillary services). The investment values and design of the phases of the individual structures have also been changed.

 

In 2018 we successfully renewed our Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Certificate for the third time; the ACA is a scheme that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at European airports. Last year our absolute CO2 emissions fell by 10% on the average over the previous three years (2014–2016). Taking passenger numbers and cargo tonnage into account, emissions per individual passenger and per 100 kg of cargo in 2017 were down 25.1% and 28.9% respectively on the 2014–2016 average. The main reason for a significant reduction in relative carbon footprint is almost 20% or 23% growth in passenger or cargo traffic in 2017. In 2018, we successfully passed an external audit for the transition to the new version of the environmental ISO 14001 standard, thus obtaining a Certificate ISO 14001: 2015 and an external audit for the renewal of the EGO Certificate (European Green Office). In the framework of the EGO project, we also upgraded the measures from our Mobility Plan and purchased additional company’s bikes and introduced the rule for the exclusive use of an electric vehicle for business trips to Ljubljana and Kranj, which will make a significant contribution to reducing the carbon footprint from business trips.

          

At this point, the acquisition of the Aerodrome Certificate and Aerodrome Operator Certificate should also be mentioned. Airport certification has been one of our most relevant projects in recent years. Fraport Slovenija project team ofexperts had been managing the project for over three years, while the deadline for obtaining the certificate was 31st December 2017. Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, the national competent authority for certification and supervision of aerodromes, granted the airport with the Aerodrome Certificate and the Aerodrome Operator Certificate on 18th December 2017. Upon obtaining the certificate we also proved that our airport infrastructure, its organisation and airport services, fully comply with the EU and local safety regulations and standards. This certification also proved that we had so far built, maintained and operated the airport correctly mostly by using our own knowledge and efforts, while keeping the level of good quality.

Fraport Slovenija ensure safe and healthy working environment for all employees. In order to achieve even higher quality of occupational safety and health, we started in 2017 with activities for certification of occupational safety system accordingly to ISO 45001 standard. The purpose of this system is much greater transparency of documenting, monitoring legislation and taking responsibilities of individuals, timely identifying risks and providing responsiveness in cases of extraordinary events. In May 2018 we obtained ISO 45001 certificate after a successful external audit of our occupational safety system and become one of the first certified companies in Slovenia and Fraport Group.

In 2018 also our quality management system, which ensures the high quality of our services and focuses on continual improvement and the effectiveness of our operations, passed a successful external audit within Fraport certification group. Results of the audit confirmed that the system is fullfilling all the requirements of the new version of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. In 2017, in addition to checking the satisfaction of our passengers through the mystery shopping method, we also conducted an expanded survey, which revealed our strengths and weaknesses and areas where potential improvements are possible.

Fraport Slovenija is a well aware, that the cornerstone of sustainable development means investing in employees, their knowledge and well-being, thus we continued with the development of our personnel policy and confirmed our status in the category of caring, safe and respectful employer. Fraport Slovenija was again awarded (three awards in a row) for a respectable employer of the year. This year we had also for the first time received the certificate for 1st place for most respectable employer in the transport, procurement and logistics sector. Through a variety of measures we are constantly engaged in ensuring the well being of our staff and their families; our efforts have been rewarded with a full Family Friendly Enterprise Certificate. The certifikate is renewed regurarly and upgraded with new measures.

In 2017 we also formally established Fraport Aviation Academy. Aviation Academy is currently offering 25 trainings in the fields of airport operation, aircraft ground handling, firefighting and rescuing, and crisis response. Several new trainings were developed in 2017. Their development was among others related to the acquisition of the new helicopter simulator. At the end of 2018 we are planning to perform firefighting trainings at Ljubljana Airport, when a new training centre will be completed.

In the future we mainly wish to join knowledge from various aviation fields and to incorporate all the knowledge into a comprehensive educational concept. For this reason, we prepared a new study programme in the field of crisis management in 2017 in cooperation with the Faculty of Organisational Sciences in Kranj of the University of Maribor, and we also established partnerships with several significant stakeholders within the aviation industry.

The Sustainability Report also contains additional data about basic company profile (important events, description of the company’s business operations, safety, protection and security systems), a presentation of the principles of sustainable communication, details of specific projects that demonstrate the company’s sustainable approach towards its employees, passengers, contractors, visitors, suppliers, business partners and the environment, and also our activities relating to social responsibility.

The fact that our reporting on sustainable development and practices is indeed sustainably oriented is confirmed by the Award for the best annual report on sustainable development for 2016, awarded by the Slovenian newspaper Finance.

Zg. Brnik, 9. August 2018



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