Slovenia to continue subsidising Ljubljana air routes

The Slovenian government has adopted a bill allocating an estimated €5.6 million per year in subsidies for airlines to launch new routes to the capital Ljubljana and increase frequencies on existing services pending approval by the European Commission.

Only direct links will be financed via the scheme, which will consist of subsidies amounting to up to 50% of the airport charge to the carrier. Detailed criteria, the rate of co-funding for individual routes and the eligible routes will be laid down in a special programme, according to a bill passed at the end of last week.


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