The Fraport Airline Showed 1.2 Billion Euros of Revenues and More than 100 Million Euros of Profit in the First Half of 2016

According to the work results, during the first half of the year, the Fraport Airline showed over 100 million euros of profit at 1.2 billion euros of revenues.

Ljubljana. The Fraport Group, the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport’s operator, in the first half of the year at just over 1.2 billion euros of total revenue (it is more than 17 million euros less than last year given the completed consolidation and sale of shares) increased its real incomes by more than 19 million euros. Despite a slight decrease in the volume of passenger traffic, the revenue growth was also recorded in the Aerodrom Ljubljana.

In the first half of this year, the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport recorded 598,271 passengers. This is 4.5% less than in the same period last year. However, foreign carriers increased passenger traffic by 9% during the same period.

Only in June of this year, the fall in passenger traffic of the Slovenian operator was more pronounced—9.2%, and the total number of its customers amounted to 135,757 passengers. July was slightly more promising. The passenger traffic fall indicator was only 5%, which is undoubtedly due to the traffic decrease in the Adria Airways Company, while foreign operators transported 17.4% more passengers than in July last year. The last figure is the result of entering the Slovenian market by the Greek Aegean carrier and the introduction of additional routes for such low-cost carriers as EasyJet, Lot and Turkish.

“In the first six months of this year, the decline in the number of passengers was more than expected — mainly due to a substantially reduced passenger traffic in domestic carrier due to the threat of terrorism. That is reflected in some of the regular and charter flights,” the Aerodrom Ljubljana Company representatives explained. Zmago Skobir, the head of the airline, adds that, despite the decrease in passenger traffic, the real incomes rose slightly, and other indicators are in consistence with the planned ones.


The Japanese tourists also come to rest in Slovenia

On Saturday, 6 August, the first of today’s six charter planes of the Japanese All Nippon Airways (ANA) Company landed in Brnik with 246 Japanese tourists on board. This is proximally the fifth part of the total number of 1,250 visitors expected from Tokyo, Sendai, Nagoya and Osaka. The Slovenian Tourist Board considers the Japanese market as one of the key foreign markets for the development of Slovenian tourism.

Last year, Japanese tourists in Slovenia had 55,000 overnight stays, which makes 0.8% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists and 8% less than the year before. On average, they spend a day and a half in Slovenia, as most tourists from the Far East, for which Slovenia is, as a rule, an interim destination during a tour around Central and Southern Europe. In addition, like other tourists from the Far East, the Japanese guests mostly visit Ljubljana (more than 50%), followed by “mountain” communities with 37%. Bled can also be considered as one of such communities.