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Iberia Launches Twice Weekly Service Between Madrid and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Today, Iberia announced the launch of twice weekly service between Madrid and the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The first flight, IB3284, an Airbus A320 - registration EC-NJY, is scheduled to land in Ljubljana at 19:25 this evening.

Iberia Airbus A320 - Courtesy Iberia

On Monday (August 2, 2021), Iberia announced the start of new twice weekly service between Madrid and Ljubljana, Slovenia. The inaugural flight, IB3284 will be serviced with a 186-seat Airbus A320, registration EC-NJY, and Iberia reports that the flight will depart with 80 percent occupancy. Ljubljana was the winning destination in a contest launched by Iberia on social media with 38 percent of the votes. The flight will depart Madrid at 16:45 and will be greeted in Ljubljana tonight at 19:25 with a traditional water cannon salute (all times local).

In Monday’s announcement, Iberia’s Director of Latin American Sales and Institutional Agreements, Victor Moneo, said,

“Ljubljana is an ideal destination for outdoor activities, and one of the best kept secrets in Europe. This is how our followers have seen it on social networks who have asked us to fly here. Those who visit Ljubljana will have a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the city by cycling along the river bank or its lush parks, they will be able to visit its historical and monumental heritage, soak up its cultural life and delight the palate with the flavors of its gastronomy, among many other attractions.”

Iberia's Madrid-Ljubljana Schedule

In a separate announcement about travel to Ljubljana, Iberia’s Customer and Safety Manager at Barcelona Airport, Rosa Baños, said,

“You’ll be impressed by the country’s mixture of mediaeval cities and nature.”

Iberia's Customer and Safety Manager at Barcelona Airport, Rosa Baños - Courtesy Iberia

Some of Rosa’s favorite places in the city include Ljubljana castle, where visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the majestic Julian Alps. The castle is easily accessed via cable car from the Market Square. She also enjoys strolling along the river banks of the divided city, where travelers must cross the Triple Bridge which connects the Olde Town to the modern city. Another fun family activity includes a boat on the Ljubljanica River. The city’s symbol is the dragon, and many examples are scattered along the way, with the best examples on the Dragon Bridge, with dragons of St. George guarding both banks of the river. Foodies will also enjoy the vibrant culinary offer in the Tržnica Central Market. Rosa suggests trying a potica, a nut roll filled with raisins, honey or fresh cheese.

Another destination not to be missed is the Postojna Cave located 50km from Ljubljana, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking caverns. Tickets from Ljubljana are only €5, and Rosa reminds travelers to wear a jacket, as the temperature difference between ground level and the cave is considerable. Additionally, while in Postojna, a visit to the fairy-tale Predjama castle which is embedded in a rock, is not to be missed.

Source: Iberia