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Bratislava expects more than 55 destinations in summer 2023

Bratislava gets three new airlines and expects more than 55 destinations (scheduled and charter flights) in summer 2023 as its recovery continues.

M. R. Štefánik Airport’s summer flight season starts on Sunday 26 March, bringing 37 scheduled air routes, including 4 new destinations, which can be easily reached from Bratislava. In aviation, the flight schedule changes 2 times a year, at the time of time change. The summer flight schedule will be valid until the next time change, i.e. to 28 October 2023.

New services include a direct route to the Baltics – to Kaunas, Lithuania, which will be operated by Ryanair from 27 March 2023. The service will be operated as many as 3 times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Kaunas was the European Capital of Culture in 2022. The city is interesting for its historic centre, but also for many galleries, museums, and cafes. The city is also known for its local “street art” festival. Kaunas is about an hour’s drive from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The direct flight to Kaunas takes less than 2 hours.

There will also be a direct connection to the hot holiday destination of Marsa Alam, Egypt. With the air service to Hurghada, this will be another connection within the popular holiday destinations in this country. The service will be operated by Air Cairo and it will be launched on 31 March. The resort is ideal for windsurfing or diving enthusiasts. The coral reefs in this area offer a rich see life making it an ideal site for dolphin watching. The flight to Marsa Alam takes approximately 4 and a half hours.

Another new service is the direct air connection to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Travellers can reach this country in less than an hour and a half directly from Bratislava. The service will be operated by Air Montenegro. Montenegro will be served 2 times a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The service will be launched on 17 June 2023. The city of Podgorica is approximately 65 kilometres from the sea. The country is well known not only for its beaches, but also for its mountainous fjord-like bays and coves.

New destinations also include Athens, Greece, which will be operated by the highly rated Aegean Airlines. The direct service to Athens will be launched in September, which is an excellent opportunity for an off-season holiday. Flights will be operated 2 times a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. The Greek capital is an excellent connection to beautiful Greek islands, as well as an excellent transfer hub for other destinations in Asia or Africa.

Number of regular lines 2023 in the summer season:

  • 37 scheduled flight services
  • to 33 destinations
  • to 17 countries

Flights will be operated to the following 17 countries:

Belgium - Brussels

Bulgaria - Burgas, Sofia

Cyprus - Larnaca, Paphos

Montenegro - Podgorica

Egypt - Hurghada, Marsa Alam

Greece - Athens, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos

Netherlands - Eindhoven

Croatia - Zagreb

Ireland - Dublin

Lithuania - Kaunas

Macedonia - Skopje


United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Spain - Palma de Mallorca, Lanzarote

Italy - Alghero (Sardinia), Milan-Bergamo, Rome-Ciampino, Trapani (Sicily)

Turkey - Dalaman

United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, London, Manchester

Scheduled air routes will be operated by 7 air carriers: Aegean Airlines, Air Cairo, Air Montenegro, Ryanair, Smartwings, Tuss Air, and Wizz Air.

This summer season, the most connections, to 22 destinations, will be operated by the largest airline in Europe - Ryanair. It is followed by Smartwings, which will operate 8 regular connections to popular holiday destinations. Air Cairo will operate 2 destinations. Aegean Airlines and Air Montenegro will operate one air route each. A new air carrier Tuss Air, a Cypriot airline, is also coming to Bratislava airport and will service the popular Larnaca in Cyprus.

There will also be interesting charter flights connecting Bratislava with 38 holiday destinations. For the first time, there will be flights to the Egyptian resort of Marsa Matruh, which is known for its Caribbean-like beaches. Several other holiday destinations not operated last year have also been added, such as Dubrovnik in Croatia, Preveza and Kefalonia in Greece and Tirana in Albania.

Interesting charter destinations serviced this summer again will include the Cape Verdean islands of Sal and Boa Vista and a non-conventional destination of Dakar in Senegal.

For the complete summer timetable with detailed flight dates and times see the M. R. Štefánik Airport website, and click on Flights - SUMMER timetable section: SUMMER 2023 timetable | Airport Bratislava (BTS) - official website