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Saturday, July 15, 2017

✈Wataniya Airways launched Kuwait-Sarajevo flights

First Wataniya Airways aircraft has landed at Sarajevo International Airport for the first time, introducing a new air service between the capitals of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kuwait. Flight Q9806, Airbus 320, 9K-EAH,  landed at Sarajevo International Airport on July 13, at 18:16 CET.
Scheduled flights will run twice per week on year-round basis on Thursdays and Sundays. Due to very high demand for the flights, the airline has added additional flight during the month of August on Tuesdays, for the total of three weekly flights. All flights are scheduled to operate with an Airbus 320 aircraft offering 12 seats in business and 120 seats in economy class. The airline will also operate charter flights from Kuwait City to Sarajevo on behalf of Kuwait based tourist agency Mawasem Wings. Wataniya Airways is the fifth airline that started flights to Sarajevo International Airport this year. With all the new flights and impressive passengers growth, Bosnian main airport is directly contributing to stronger economy and great tourist potential.
Photos from the inaugural flight









Tickets for the flights are offered on the airlines website: www.wataniyaairways.com


Source: FB and SIA

Monday, July 10, 2017

✈Qatar Airways launching Doha-Sarajevo flights!


One year after the announcement, and two postponed launch dates, Qatar Airways has finally put Sarajevo on its network map. The airline will inaugurate Doha-Sarajevo service on 16. August 2017. Flights will operate three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with an Airbus 320 aircraft offering 132 seats (12 business and 120 in economy class). Qatar Airways is fifth airline from Gulf region to operate flights to Sarajevo.

Flight 
Route
Days
Aircraft
QA 293
Doha-Sarajevo
--3-5-7
Airbus 320
QA 294
Sarajevo-Doha
--3-5-7
Airbus 320


Sarajevo Airport flights to the countries in Gulf region this summer
Airline
Destination
Weekly flights
Flydubai

Dubai (DXB)
13
Air Arabia

Sharjah (SHJ)
7
Nesma Airlines
Riyadh (RUH)
5
Wataniya Airways

Kuwait City (KWI)
2
Qatar Airways
Doha (DOH)
3
Kuwait Airways
Kuwait City (KWI)


Source: Flying Bosnian

Friday, July 7, 2017

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina half yearly air traffic report!


First half of the year airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina are reporting mixed results. On one side Sarajevo and Tuzla International airports are reporting record numbers, while Mostar and Banja Luka International airports are reporting decline. Overall Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded 20 percent increase in air passengers and this trend will continue in the second half of the year with many new destinations being introduced during the second half of the year. Last year all four international airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina handled 1.225.676, while this year it is estimated that all four airports will handle over 1.500.0000 passengers. Majority of passengers are traveling through airports in Sarajevo and Tuzla. Sarajevo is expecting to close year with 910.000 passengers, Tuzla 520.000 passengers, Mostar 50.000 and Banja Luka 20.000 passengers. Cargo traffic should improve with the Turkish Airlines resuming cargo flights from Tuzla to Istanbul. Mostar is expecting its passenger numbers to rise with introduction of regular flights to Germany and Sweden at the end of October. Currently all passenger traffic at Mostar airport is coming from charter flights from Italy and Lebanon. At the moment Banja Luka Airport does not have any plans to introduce any regular or charter flights, and it will depend solely on Air Serbia 5 weekly flights to Belgrade (3 weekly in winter timetable). 

Kuwait City, new destination from Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is just being discovered by many word travelers and many airlines are putting Bosnia and Herzegovina on its destination map. This year alone five new airlines started flights to the country: Wizz Air, TUI fly Belgium, Nesma Airlines, Wataniya Airways, Atlas Global Airlines. Wizz air has stationed one more Airbus 320 at Tuzla International Airport and introduced six new routes from the city. New destinations from Sarajevo in 2017: Budapest, Dusseldorf, Charleroi, Istanbul, Kuwait City, Riyadh. New destinations from Tuzla in 2017: Bratislava, Cologne, Friedrichshafen, Nuremberg and Vaxjo. Both Qatar Airways and Kuwait Airways announced beginning of flights from their respective hubs to Sarajevo by the end of the year. 2017 will be marked as a very successful year for air travel at Sarajevo and Tuzla airport, while 2018 is promising even greater success, adding Mostar Airport to the list.

Jan-Jul 2017
Sarajevo
Tuzla
Mostar
Banja Luka
B&H
Passengers
383.983
+7,41%
226.462
+59,44%
16.709
-9,61%
9.599
-1,04%
636.753
+20,66%
Aircraft mov.
5.854
+12,29%
1.597
+27,86%
350
+10,06
656
-26,94%
8.457
+10,14%
Cargo tons
1.606
+61,24%
76,1
-98,74%
0
-10,00%
1,2
-40,00%
1.683,3
-35,75%
________________________________________________________________
Jan-Jul 2016
Sarajevo
Tuzla
Mostar
Banja Luka
B&H
Passengers
357.467
142.029
18.486
9.700
527.682
Aircraft mov.
5.213
1.249
318
898
7.678
Cargo tons
996
1.172
450
2
2.620


Detailed air traffic report on all four airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina











Source: Flying Bosnian and BHDCA

Thursday, July 6, 2017

✈Mostar Airport to get flights to Germany and Scandinavia from October!


The Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC) approved the transfer of 150,000 BAM intended for subsidizing the regular scheduled passengers flights to Mostar International Airport.
In a statement issued to media Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton stated: “It should be known within a month what airline will connect a German city with Mostar. Flights should start from the end of October. We are not talking only about the agreement and the start of flights, but our German partners also need some time to introduce and advertise these flights to the market. Everything is going as previously agreed and we expect all of the procedures to be completed without any major problems”.



Also, the funds from the government subsidies will be used for the establishment of an air connection with one of the Scandinavian countries. All the analysis state that flights to Scandinavia would be profitable due to the large number of B&H diaspora living in this part of the world.
It is rumored that Germanwings will connect Mostar with Stuttgart with two weekly flights, and Wizz Air will connect Mostar with Malmo with two weekly flights with the start of winter timetable of flights at the end of October.
Mostar International Airport already is receiving funds from higher levels of government and the European Union. These funds are used for modernization of the equipment and expansion of the airport capacity, because the number of passengers will be significantly increased with the introduction of regular flights.


Source: Akta.ba and Flying Bosnian

✈Qatar Airways is hiring in Bosnia and Herzegovina!


Qatar Airways is gearing up for its new service from Doha to Sarajevo by hiring local population to support upcoming flights. Flights from Doha to Sarajevo should start before Winter Time Table of flights starts. All open positions are full time, last application date is July 16.2017.

Qatar Airways current opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (click on a link for more info):

Source:Qatar Airways 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

✈Kuwait Airways plans to launch Kuwait City-Sarajevo flights!

Kuwait Airways Airbus 310 parked at the gate at Sarajevo Int. Airport


Kuwait Airways plans to launch flights from its hub in Kuwait City to Sarajevo. Kuwait Airways Chairman, Sami Al-Rushaid, said the airline is considering introducing flights to the Bosnian capital as part of a "moderate network expansion", which will also include Seoul and Manchester. "There will be a moderate expansion and some routes may start as early as this year. This way, Kuwait Airways aims to return to profit and lure more high-end customers", Mr Al-Rushaid said in an interview to financial magazine Bloomberg. In the past Kuwait Airways operated two wekkly summer seasonal flights from Kuwait City to Sarajevo, one weekly flight was operated via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Flights were operated with wide-body Airbus 310 aircraft. 

Source: Kuwait Airways 

Monday, July 3, 2017

✈Sarajevo Airport recorded strong growth in June


Last month Sarajevo International Airport handled 78.170 passengers representing an increase of 17,67% or 11.741 passengers more compared to the same month last year. The airport recorded increase in aircraft movements and cargo handled. Next three months  Sarajevo airport is expecting for its passenger numbers to rise sharply due to handful of new destinations introduced and increase in charter flights.   



Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA

Sunday, July 2, 2017

✈Wataniya Airways is launching Kuwait-Sarajevo flights!


Kuwait based Wataniya Airways will launch Kuwait-Sarajevo flights on 13. July with two weekly flights. Flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays with an Airbus 320 aircraft. For airfare bookings please visit the airlines website www.wataniyaairways.com 


Route
Flight number and times
Days of operation
Kuwait (KWI)- Sarajevo (SJJ)
Q9805 12:55-17:05
---4--7
Sarajevo (SJJ)- Kuwait (KWI)
Q9806 17:50-23:30
---4--7


Source: Flying Bosnian

Thursday, June 22, 2017

✈Atlas Global established Istanbul-Sarajevo flights


The Turkish airline Atlas Global has established Istanbul Ataturk-Sarajevo flights. First Atlas Global flight (KK6650 Airbus 320 TC-AGU) from Istanbul Ataturk airport landed at Sarajevo airport today at 10:25. This is the third airline operating flights from Istanbul to Sarajevo after Turkish Airlines and Pegasus.
Atlas Global flights between Istanbul and Sarajevo will operate four times a week - on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Sarajevo airport director, Armin Kajmaković said:
 "We are delighted to have Atlas Global arrivals at Sarajevo airport. The airline with a fleet of 26 modern Airbus aircraft is already flying to 50 destinations in 35 countries in Europe and Asia, and is now recognizing Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina as a promising tourist and business destination. Atlas Global offers another option to Istanbul and Turkey's largest airport Ataturk, which is one of the largest transfer centers in the world. " 



AtlasGlobala director Recep Zeman said:
" With the start of Sarajevo flights, the company continues to expand its network to the west. This year new lines were added to our network in Europe, the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia and the CIS region. We have increased the number of destinations to 50. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in each of our markets, we will try to become the preferred airline selected by passengers. We believe that our new established line to Sarajevo has a bright future. "

A ceremony at the airport was attended by numerous guests, including the Turkish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Haldun Koc. 

Source: Klix and Flying Bosnian