Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport
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|Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport
Letališče Edvarda Rusjana Maribor
|IATA: MBX – ICAO: LJMB
|Operator||Aerodrom Maribor d.o.o.|
|Elevation AMSL||267 m / 876 ft|
|Source: Slovenian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (Slovene: Letališče Edvarda Rusjana Maribor) (IATA: MBX, ICAO: LJMB) is the second biggest airport in Slovenia, serving the city of Maribor. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) south of the Maribor railway station, near Slivnica. It is named after the Slovene pioneer aviator Edvard Rusjan.
When Slovenia was a part of Yugoslavia, the airport was regularly served by state airline JAT, connecting mainly Belgrade and the Croatian Adriatic coast. Later, the airport was served with scheduled flights by Slovenian Spirit, an arm of Styrian Spirit, which offered scheduled flights to Paris and Salzburg until March 2006, when Styrian Spirit ended operations due to insolvency.
On 8 March 2007 Ryanair announced that it would commence service between London-Stansted and Maribor in June 2007 three times weekly. The expectations from this service included an increase in tourist exploration of the region, which has great potential for all-year-round offerings. The service started on 7 June 2007 and ended 27 March 2008.
The airport's new Terminal, costing some 15 million Euros, was opened on 21 November 2012. Capacity will be at least 600,000 pax/year.
Airlines and destinations
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter: Kos, Corfu (Begins June 2014)|
|Adria Airways||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Zakynthos|