Slovenia’s main airport, Joze Pucnik Airport, is nothing to write home about in terms of amenities or interesting features (no waterfalls or botanical gardens) but it is reminiscent of a much simpler travelling experience. Despite being the country’s largest airport, and main transit hub, it’s still pretty small and has only a single lounge. The lounge is very un-confusingly named the LJU Business Lounge.
How to access the lounge
We accessed the LJU Business Lounge for free with our Priority Pass Membership through the AMEX Personal Platinum card. The AMEX Personal Platinum card gives you a free membership in Priority Pass within unlimited entries for you and a guest at hundreds of lounges around the world. With a referral, the AMEX Personal Platinum is currently offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards when you charge $5000.00 in purchases on your card in the first three months of card membership.
The lounge is also accessible to business class passengers flying on Adria Airways (the Slovenian national carrier), Air France, Montenegro Airlines, Finnair, LOT, and Turkish Airlines. Depending on your airline status you can also access the lounge. For Canadians, if you are Star Alliance Gold and flying on Adria or LOT, or Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire flying on Finnair you’ll also have access. A full list of those accessible is available here: LJU Business Lounge Access.
Where is the lounge?
The Business Lounge is located in the main terminal, after security. The lounge is actually located on the second floor but the check-in desk is on the ground floor just past the duty free shop.
What’s in the lounge?
My main priority is usually to secure myself a free meal, so food is a top lounge priority for me. The lounge has a very average selection of prepared sandwiches and snacks to choose from and because we were there in the morning, a selection of breakfast cereals and pastries as well as a pretty nice coffee machine.
The lounge did have a good selection of wines and a self serve beer tap, which is a nice touch.
The lounge seating left something to be desired and clearly is in need of a refresh.
All in all, the LJU Business Lounge was nothing special but it did the trick.
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I was there last month, and I thought that the LJU business class lounge was a dump.
Hi Gene, it’s definitely not the nicest lounge I’ve been to but I’ll take it over having to pay for my morning coffee and pastry. Plus, options are limited at LJU!
If I say “JFK airport” probably all the world know I’m referring to the most important airport of New York City. Here I haven’t read a single time what city serves this airport in Slovenia.
Thanks for your comment, I’ve added the name of Slovenia’s capital city (Ljubljana) to the article title. Hope that helps.