Farewell to summer, winter is coming
25. 10. 2012 - Last summer season in Bratislava was rich in number and variety of both, scheduled and charter flights. Airport Bratislava offered in total 27 scheduled destinations, 190 destinations with a comfortable transfer in Oslo, Copenhagen and Moscow and 40 direct charter destinations. During the main summer season from June to September the airport handled in average 88 flights and 6 500 passengers daily. The strongest day was 5th August with 9 486 passengers.
Bratislava airport has passed through the most important part of the year – summer season with a minimum number of delayed flights. Opening of the second part of the new terminal (mid-July) contributed to the passengers` comfort with its pleasant air conditioned environment with an adequate range of services.
792 346 passengers passed through the airport from June to September. The most popular routes of the main season were London (Stansted and Luton airports, 115 798 passengers), Dublin (24 889 passengers) and Milan-Bergamo (28 330 passengers). Majority of scheduled flight passengers were transported by Ryanair (356 723 passengers), newcomer Norwegian Air Shuttle (15 560 passengers), VIP Wings (operating as Danube Wings, 13 755 passengers) and UTair Aviation (12 645 passengers). Out of charter traffic dominated Antalya (100 603 passengers), 2nd most popular destination was Bourgas (50 394 passengers) and the TOP 3 chart is closed by Monastir (33 200 passengers). Tour operators used mostly services of Travel Service Airlines Slovakia (281 096 passengers), Sayegh Aviation Europe (operated under Sam Air brand, 26 359 passengers) and Bulgarian Air Charter (15 573 passengers).
This year`s winter offer will be traditionally deprived of typical summer destinations. Starting with the winter schedule from Sunday 28th October passengers can choose from 12 destination airports in 9 countries. Besides long-term popular routes to London, Dublin or Milan there remain flights to Birmingham, Brussels, Kosice, Liverpool, Moscow, Oslo, Rome and Tel Aviv. Until 4th November passenger can fly to Bristol and two weeks before the end of winter schedule the network will be increased by flights to Barcelona-Girona. Carriers are planning to increase frequency of flights to almost all destinations during All Saints day (1st November) and Christmas time.
Scheduled flights during the winter season will be operated by Danube Wings, El Al, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and UTair Aviation.
Winter flights offer from Bratislava will become more attractive by charter flights to Hurghada.
Spotters will enjoy planes in amazing liveries especially those of Russian carriers who will arrive to Bratislava with the KHL ice-hockey teams.
Overview of winter 2012/2013 scheduled flights offer from/to Bratislava (28th October 2012 – 30th March 2013):
Brussels-Charleroi (Ryanair) / 4x a week (during the holidays 6x a week)
Dublin (Ryanair) / 4x a week (during the holidays 7x a week)
Tel Aviv (El Al) / 1x a week
Oslo (Norwegian Air Shuttle), 2x a week
Moscow – Vnukovo (UTair Aviation) / 4x a week (during the holidays 6x a week)
Kosice (Danube Wings) / 5x a week (from 7th January 9x a week)
Barcelona-Girona (Ryanair) / 2x a week from 17th March 2013
Milan-Bergamo (Ryanair) / 5x a week (during the holidays 6x a week)
Rome-Ciampino (Ryanair) / 2x a week
Birmingham (Ryanair) / 2x a week (during the holidays 3x a week)
Bristol (Ryanair) / 2x a week until 4th November 2012
Liverpool (Ryanair) / 2x a week (during the holidays 3x a week)
London-Luton (Ryanair) / 3x a week (during the holidays 5x a week)
London-Stansted (Ryanair) / 11x a week (during the holidays 13x a week)