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Friday, May 12, 2017

✈Bosnian Holidays will launch charter flights to Bosnia Herzegovina


Bosnian Holidays will launch dedicated charter flights to Bosnia Herzegovina from specific new destinations to complete full range of services. Charter flight will operate with either Airbus A319/320 or Boeing 737-400/800 aircraft types.

"Bosnian Holidays agency is run by young and creative team who can respond to all your needs. In cooperation with our partners (hotels, restaurants, real estate agencies, rent-a-car companies, professional tourist guides) we guarantee you to get the best services!We are specialized in organizing tours and trips in Bosnia Herzegovina. With Bosnian Holidays you will SEE natural jewels, DISCOVER new destinations, ENJOY the special events and TRY delicious Bosnian food" travel agency says in a statement. 


Source: Flying Bosnian

Thursday, May 11, 2017

✈Tuzla Airport 550.000 passengers projected for 2017.


Analysis of Wizz Air schedule for Tuzla International Airport for the year 2017 is projecting over 550.000 passengers to use the airport. The numbers are including only scheduled flights by Wizz Air. From June 14 to August 30, airport will handle charter flights to Antalya too. Total of 24 flights are scheduled, with around 5.000 tourist expected to use these flights. With projected 550.000 passengers and future growth, Tuzla airport needs major investments in airport infrastructure and connecting roads to the airport. To be able to accommodate future growth airport needs to develop master plan for future expansion and concentrate on attracting more airlines (both passenger and cargo). 


Source: Flying Bosnian
  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

✈Tuzla Airport recorded 100% passenger increase in April

Wizz Air network from Tuzla Int. Airport
Tuzla International Airport has recorded the best month on the record since opening its doors. 50.615 passengers used the airport in April, representing 100,36% increase compared to the same month of last year. Huge growth is coming as a result of Wizz Air’s basing second Airbus 320 at the airport and opening 5 new routes. The trend of 100% increase per month should continue all the way until the end of the year. Year to date airport recorded 128.951 passengers, an increase of 46,48%. 


Source: Flying Bosnian and Tuzla Int. Airport

✈Wizz Air is recording great bookings on Tuzla flights!



Tuzla International Airport is recording record number of passengers using the airport, with new flights by Wizz Air introduced last week of the March. Wizz Air has position itself as the Bosnian “domestic” air carrier offering the most destinations and seats than any other airline serving Bosnia and Herzegovina. Wizz Air has a base at Tuzla International Airport with two Airbus 320 aircraft stationed at the airport. Four years ago, Wizz Air entered Bosnian market with only two destination: Malmo and Basel. Malmo-Tuzla flights started on 31.05.2013. with two weekly flights. Flights to Basel followed on June 15. 2013. Flights were very popular and Wizz air reacted by adding flights from Gothenburg on 17.06.2013. In the year 2014 the airline started flights from Dortmund on 19.06.2014, following with Eindhoven on 22.06.2014. In the year 2015, Wizz air expended its operation at the airport by basing one Airbus 320 aircraft at Tuzla Int. Airport. Ever since Wizz Air has continued to expand its network and offer more destinations and seats from Tuzla making it very popular destination in Wizz Air network. Currently Wizz Air is serving 16 destinations from Tuzla and one destination from Sarajevo. This year Wizz Air is offering around 650.000 seats on its flights to and from two Bosnian airports. Next year we can expect destination network from Sarajevo to grow, while Tuzla could see more weekly flights on current destinations. Most popular destination from Tuzla is Malmo in Sweden. Currently flights to the Swedish city are offered at four times per week, from next month the number of weekly flights will grow to five weekly. New destinations that will need some time to develop are Bratislava and London-Luton, but even these routes have average cabin load factor over 70%. 

Wizz Air and Tuzla Airport passengers for May 2017 (May 01-10)

Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, May 6, 2017

✈Government to allocate 6 Million BAM for Airports


Bihac Airport render

Bihac Airport render

The Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has approved transfer of funds from the 2017 budget, in the amount of 6 million Bosnian Marks (BAM), for the improvement of air transport infrastructure in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Ministry of Transport and Communications will oversee distribution of funds to the assigned projects at the three Bosnian airports (Mostar, Tuzla and Bihac). Each airport will get 2 million Bosnian Marks.

Tuzla new terminal render
Mostar Airport terminal render


Mostar Airport was approved transfer of 2 million BAM for:
Amount

Project
1.150.000 BAM
Platform (apron) extension
430.000 BAM
Subvention for airport operations for the year 2017
160.000 BAM
Purchase of aircraft handling equipment
80.000 BAM
Construction of cargo facility
60.000 BAM
Airport expansion project documentation
60.000 BAM
Maneuvering surfaces repair
50.000 BAM
Installation of equipment for parking charge
10.000 BAM
Purchase of IT equipment
2.000.000 BAM


Tuzla Airport was approved transfer of 2 million BAM for:
Amount

Project
1.570.000 BAM
Reconstruction of the terminal building with accompanying infrastructure
430.000 BAM
Subvention for airport operations for the year 2017
2.000.0000 BAM


Bihac Airport was approved transfer of 2 million BAM for:
Amount

Project
500.000 BAM
Airport construction project documentation
500.000 BAM
Relocation of existing facilities to free the space for building new airport
400.000 BAM
Construction of the access road
200.000 BAM
For licenses and permits
2.000.000 BAM


Note: 1BAM (Bosnian Mark)= 0,51 EURO/ 2 million BAM=1.022.000 EUR

Source: Flying Bosnian and Government of FBiH

Thursday, May 4, 2017

✈Tailwind Airlines to operate Sarajevo-Antalya charters


Turkish regional carrier Borajet Airlines suspended operations April 23, citing maintenance issues, but said it plans to resume operations by the time the new Istanbul airport opens in 2018. Borajet was scheduled to operate charter flights from Sarajevo to Antalya this summer. Charter flights are organized by Bosnian tourist agency Centrotours Sarajevo. According to Centrotours, flights will begin as planned on June 8th with Tailwind Airlines using Boeing 737-400 aircraft, featuring 168 seats.

Tailwind Airlines destinations

 Tailwind Airlines Charter flights from Sarajevo in Summer 2017
Month
Date
Airline
Aircraft
Total flights
June
08,15,22,29
Tailwind Airlines
Boeing 737-400
4
July
02,06,09,13,16,20,23,27,30
Tailwind Airlines
Boeing 737-400
9
August
03,06,10,13,17,20,24,27,31
Tailwind Airlines
Boeing 737-400
9
September
03
Tailwind Airlines
Boeing 737-400
1
23 Flights

Flight Schedule Antalya (AYT) – Sarajevo (SJJ)
Airline
Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Tailwind Airlines
TI 9339
08:00 – 09:15
---4---
08.JUN-31.AUG
Tailwind Airlines
TI 9339
07:30 – 08:45
------7
02.JUL-03.SEP


Flight Schedule Sarajevo (SJJ) – Antalya (AYT)
Airline
Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Tailwind Airlines
TI 9340
10:00 – 13:15
---4---
08.JUN-31.AUG
Tailwind Airlines
TI 9340
09:30 – 12:45
------7
02.JUL-03.SEP


Source: Flying Bosnian

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

✈Sarajevo Airport terminal building expansion!

Sarajevo International Airport, New terminal building render

The expansion of the terminal building represents a priority for the airport, since current building has reached its capacity. The expansion of the terminal building should provide approximately 9,000 square meters of additional space on four floors. Estimated value of the investment is 38 million KM or 20 million Euros. Business development of the main project of reconstruction and expansion of the terminal building is assigned to well-known Sarajevo company "Arch Group" and famous Sarajevo architect Sead Golos. The architect Sead Golos has designed several modern buildings in Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Center, BBI Center, Bosmal, Hotel Europe….





Expansion of Sarajevo Airport terminal is an extremely complex and challenging project, especially considering that the works on the expansion of the terminal must not affect the regular performance of the airport activities.





Besides the expansion of the terminal building, reconstruction of the runway is also a project that will be carried out this year. Extension of the platform for aircraft parking, will provide three additional parking spaces for narrow-body aircraft (Airbus 320 or Boeing 737) or two spaces for wide-body aircraft (Airbus 330 or Boeing 767). Construction of an exclusive VIP lounge is planned, in order to satisfy needs of the business and first class travelers.

Source:Flying Bosnian and SIA

✈Sarajevo Airport, 17,20% growth in April!


Sarajevo Airport has handled 79.796 passengers in April, representing an increase of 17,20% when compared to the same month last year (or 11.711 passengers more). Aircraft operations recorded increase of 12,56%. Year to date the airport has recorded 221.676 passengers using the airport, an increase of 8%. Sarajevo Airport is expecting to handle 910.000 passengers this year, while next year 1 million passengers is expected.

Sarajevo International Airport will record busiest summer in its history. This summer, the Airport is set for more activity with increased flight frequencies and two new nonstop destinations from June 19.(Istanbul with Atlas Global Airlines and Riyadh with Nesma Airlines). From June 23. Flydubai will increase flights from Dubai to 12 weekly, Air Arabia will be flying daily from Sharjah, while Austrian Airlines is using Airbus 319/320/321 on its flights from Vienna. Lufthansa is flying daily from Munich with an Airbus 320. Turkish Airlines is offering 18 weekly flights from Istanbul Ataturk airport, flights are operated with a mix of Airbus 320/321 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Pegasus Airlines is offering 9 weekly flights from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Sarajevo with Boeing 737-800. Charter flights to Antalya are set to begin on May 26, with 3 weekly flights by Turkish Airlines, and two weekly flights by Borajet.

Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA

Monday, May 1, 2017

✈ Riyadh (RUH)-Sarajevo (SJJ) flight schedule


Nesma Airlines will introduce Riyadh-Sarajevo flights on June 23. Flights will be operated on summer seasonal basis from June 23 to September 17. Total of 60 (120 both ways) flights are scheduled with airline's Airbus 319 aircraft, offering 150 seats in all economy class. Total of 18.000 seats are offered in both directions. Flight are organized by tourist agencies specializing in tourist packages to Bosnia and Herzegovina for tourist from Saudi Arabia.

Flight schedule Riyadh-Sarajevo

Source: Flying Bosnian

Sunday, April 30, 2017

✈ Sarajevo Airport summer schedule analysis

Summer schedule from March 26. 2017 until October 28. 2017. (tables below are including flights until the end of the month of October). Total flight by each airline and destination operating at Sarajevo International Airport.

Sarajevo International Airport Summer Timetable 2017
Number of flights by the airline and destination

Airline
Destination
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
TOT.
Adria
LJU
25
31
30
31
31
30
31
209
Air Arabia
SHJ
4
0
11
31
31
30
12
119
Air Serbia
BEG
30
31
30
31
31
30
31
214
Austrian
VIE
55
58
60
62
62
60
58
415
Atlas Global
IST
0
0
7
18
18
17
18
78
Borajet
AYT
0
0
4
9
9
1
0
23
Croatia
ZAG
55
58
56
57
58
55
58
397
Eurowings
CGN
13
13
13
15
18
12
14
98
Eurowings
STR
5
4
6
9
9
9
6
48
Flydubai
DXB
40
18
19
47
54
36
17
231
Lufthansa
MUC
30
31
30
31
31
30
31
214
Nesma Air
RUH
0
0
5
22
23
10
0
60
Norwegian
ARN
9
9
8
9
9
9
8
61
Norwegian
OSL
5
4
7
9
5
5
4
39
Norwegian
CPH
0
0
2
4
2
0
0
8
Pegasus
SAW
38
41
38
40
40
38
40
275
Swiss
ZRH
13
14
13
13
16
13
12
94
Tuifly
CRL
8
9
9
9
8
9
8
60
Turkish
IST
77
79
78
81
79
77
75
546
Turkish
AYT
0
1
7
13
13
3
0
37
Wizz air
BUD
8
9
9
9
8
9
8
60
SUBTOTAL

415
410
442
550
555
483
431
3.326
TOTAL
X2
830
820
884
1.100
1.110
966
862
6.652


Available seats by the airline, destination (APR-OCT)
Sarajevo International Airport Summer Timetable 2017
seat availability by the airline and destination

Airline

Destination
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
TOT.
Adria
CRJ-900
LJU
86 seats
2150 A
2150 D
2666 A
2666 D
2580 A
2580 D
2666 A
2666 D
2666 A
2666 D
2580 A
2580 D
2666 A
2666 D
209
flights


4.300
5.332
5.160
5.332
5.332
5.160
5.332
35.948
Air Arabia
A320
SHJ
162 seats
648 A
648 D
0A
0D
1782 A
1782 D
5022 A
5022 D
5022 A
5022 D
4860 A
4860 D
1944 A
1944 D
119
flights


1.296
0
3.564
10.044
10.044
9.720
3.888
38.556
Air Serbia
ATR-72
BEG
66 seats
1980 A
1980 D
2046 A
2046 D
1980 A
1980 D
2046 A
2046 D
2046 A
2046 D
1980 A
1980 D
2046 A
2046 D
214
flights


3.960
4.092
3.960
4.092
4.092
3.960
4.092
28.248
Austrian
A320
A319
VIE
168 seats
138 seats
5040 A
5040 D
3450 A
3450 D
5208 A
5208 D
3726 A
3726 D
5040 A
5040 D
4140 A
4140 D
5208 A
5208 D
4278 A
4278 D
5208 A
5208 D
4278 A
4278 D
5040 A
5040 D
4140 A
4140 D
5208 A
5208 D
3726 A
3726 D
415
214
201
flights


16.980
17.868
18.360
18.972
18.972
18.360
17.868
127.380
Atlas Global
A320
IST
164 seats
0
0
7
1148 A
1148 D
18
2952 A
2952 D
18
2952 A
2952 D
17
2788 A
2788 D
18
2952 A
2952 D
78
flights


0
0
2.296
5.904
5.904
5.576
5.904
25.584
Croatia
Dash 8Q4
ZAG
76 seats
55
4180 A
4180 D
58
4408 A
4408 D
56
4256 A
4256 D
57
4332 A
4332 D
58
4408 A
4408 D
55
4180 A
4180 D
58
4408 A
4408 D
397
flights


8.360
8.816
8.512
8.664
8.816
8.360
8.816
60.344
Eurowings
A319
CGN
144 seats
13
1872 A
1872 D
13
1872 A
1872 D
13
1872 A
1872 D
15
2160 A
2160 D
18
2592 A
2592 D
12
1728 A
1728 D
14
2016 A
2016 D
98
flights


3.744
3.744
3.744
4.320
5.184
3.456
4.032
28.224
Eurowings
A319
STR
144 seats
5
720 A
720 D
4
576 A
576 D
6
864 A
864 D
9
1296 A
1296 D
9
1296 A
1296 D
9
1296 A
1296 D
6
864 A
864 D
48
flights


1.440
1.152
1.728
2.592
2.592
2.592
1.728
13.824
Flydubai
737-800
DXB
174 seats
40
6960 A
6960 D
18
3132 A
3132 D
19
3306 A
3306 D
47
8178 A
8178 D
54
9396 A
9396 D
36
6264 A
6264 D
17
2958 A
2958 D
231
flights


13.920
6.264
6.612
16.356
18.792
12.528
5.916
80.388
Lufthansa
A320
MUC
168 seats
30
5040 A
5040 D
31
5208 A
5208 D
30
5040 A
5040 D
31
5208 A
5208 D
31
5208 A
5208 D
30
5040 A
5040 D
31
5208 A
5208 D
214
flights


10.080
10.416
10.080
10.416
10.416
10.080
10.416
71.904
Nesma
A319
RUH
150 seats
0
0
5
750 A
750 D
22
3300 A
3300 D
23
3450 A
3450 D
10
1500 A
1500 D
0
60
flights


0
0
1.500
6.600
6.900
3.000
0
18.000
Norwegian
737-800
ARN
189 seats
9
1701 A
1701 D
9
1701 A
1701 D
8
1512 A
1512 D
9
1701 A
1701 D
9
1701 A
1701 D
9
1701 A
1701 D
8
1512 A
1512 D
61
flights


3.402
3.402
3.024
3.402
3.402
3.402
3.024
23.058
Norwegian
737-800
OSL
189 seats
5
945 A
945 D
4
756 A
756 D
7
1323 A
1323 D
9
1701 A
1701 D
5
945 A
945 D
5
945 A
945 D
4
756 A
756 D
39
flights


1.890
1.512
2.646
3.402
1.890
1.890
1.512
14.742
Norwegian
737-800
CPH
189 seats
0
0
2
378 A
378 D
4
756 A
756 D
2
378 A
378 D
0
0
8
flights


0
0
756
1.512
756
0
0
3.024
Pegasus
737-800
SAW
189 seats
38
7182 A
7182 D
41
7749 A
7749 D
38
7182 A
7182 D
40
7560 A
7560 D
40
7560 A
7560 D
38
7182 A
7182 D
40
7560 A
7560 D
275
flights


14.364
15.498
14.364
15.120
15.120
14.364
15.120
103.950
Swiss
ARJ-100
ZRH
97 seats
13
1261 A
1261 D
14
1358 A
1358 D
13
1261 A
1261 D
13
1261 A
1261 D
16
1552 A
1552 D
13
1261 A
1261 D
12
1.164 A
1.164 D
94
flights


2.522
2.716
2.522
2.522
3.104
2.522
2.328
18.236
Tuifly
737-700
CRL
148 seats
8
1184 A
1184 D
9
1332 A
1332 D
9
1332 A
1332 D
9
1332 A
1332 D
8
1184 A
1184 D
9
1332 A
1332 D
8
1184 A
1184 D
60
flights


2.368
2.664
2.664
2.664
2.368
2.664
2.368
17.760
Turkish
A321
A320
A320
IST
180 seats
150 seats
150 seats
77
5400 A
5400 D
4500 A
4500 D
2550 A
2550 D
79
5580 A
5580 D
4650 A
4650 D
2550 A
2550 D
78
5400 A
5400 D
4500 A
4500 D
2700 A
2700 D
81
5580 A
5580 D
4650 A
4650 D
2850 A
2850 D
79
5580 A
5580 D
4650 A
4650 D
2550 A
2550 D
77
5400 A
5400 D
4500 A
4500 D
2550 A
2550 D
75
5580 A
5580 D
4650 A
4650 D
1950 A
1950 D
546
flights
214
77.040
214
64.200
118
35.400


24.900
25.560
25.200
26.160
25.560
24.900
24.360
176.640
Turkish
737-800
AYT
165 seats
0
165 A
165 D
1155 A
1155 D
2145 A
2145 D
2145 A
2145 D
495 A
495 D
0
37
flights


0
330
2.310
4.290
4.290
990
0
12.210
Wizz Air
A320
BUD
180 seats
1440 A
1440 D
1620 A
1620 D
1620 A
1620 D
1620 A
1620 D
1440 A
1440 D
1620 A
1620 D
1440 A
1440 D
60
flights


2.880
3.240
3.240
3.240
2.880
3.240
2.880
21.600
Bora jet
ERJ 190
AYT
100 seats
0
0
400 A
400 D
900 A
900 D
900 A
900 D
100 A
100 D
0
23
flights


0
0
800
1.800
1.800
200
0
4.600
SUBTOTAL

115.110
112.606
120.258

157.404

158.214

136.964

119.584
3.326
flights
TOTAL








6.652
flights



Available flights and seats by the month for Summer timetable of flights 2017

APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
TOTAL
Number of flights
830
820
874
1.056
1.064
946
862
6.532
2017

115.110
112.606
120.258
157.404
158.214
136.964
119.584
920.140
% change

+8,92
+2,74
+8,54
+22,46
+21,98
+18,83
+7,61
+13,50
2016

105.676
109.596
110.788
128.534
129.704
115.260
111.122
810.680


Source: Flying Bosnian