Ljubljana, 04 December (STA) - Low-budget airline Easyjet will fly its first plane on the new Ljubljana-Paris route on Saturday as the third airline to connect the two capitals after Slovenia's Adria Airways and Air France. One-way tickets to Charles de Gaulle are available from EUR 24.99 on, airport fees included.
According to airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana, EasyJet will fly a 156-seat Airbus A319 between Ljubljana and Paris three times a week and expects to transport 40,000 passengers a year.
The airline's successful Ljubljana-London route was launched in 2004, while the 2005 route to Berlin was cancelled in 2007.
Although the airline announced at first that it would open a route to Italy's Milan along with the one to Paris, the plan was cancelled due to poor demand.
EasyJet plans to have transported a total of 50 million passengers by the end of the year on its 520 routes between 122 airports in 29 countries and to increase its profit by 10%.