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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

✈TUI fly Belgium and Atlas Global end Sarajevo service

TUI fly Belgium and Atlas Global Airlines have cancelled Sarajevo service. Both airlines introduced flights to Sarajevo in the first half of 2017, TUI fly Belgium started its two-weekly service from Brussels Charleroi Airport on March 26, ending flights on October 30. Flights were operated as summer seasonal but after only one season TUI fly decided to cancel the flights due to poor loads.

Atlas Global Airlines started flights from its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sarajevo on June 23 with four weekly flights, flights were scheduled as year-round, but after only four months the airline suspended its service saying it will resume flights at the beginning of April as summer seasonal. Yesterday we received confirmation from Atlas Global Airlines saying that airline will not return to Sarajevo and all flights have been canceled. Intense competition from Turkish and Pegasus Airlines have forced Atlas Global to cancel Sarajevo service. During summer season Turkish Airlines is maintaining 18 weekly flights between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sarajevo, while Pegasus Airlines maintains 9 weekly flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Sarajevo.




Source: Flying Bosnian

✈Tuzla-London Luton YTD statistics

During January-October period, a total of 20.708 passengers traveled on Wizz Air flights between Tuzla and London Luton Airport. The airline operated a total of 152 flights between two cities, with an average cabin load factor of 75,00%. Wizz Air has discontinued this route on 28.10.2017, after operating flights for one year only. The airline did not issue official statement on flight cancellation but most likely due to the visa requirements for Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens and long and costly process of obtaining visa to enter United Kingdom the interest for the flights wasn’t substantial for Wizz Air to continue to operate the flights. This route was the only one connecting Bosnia and Herzegovina and United Kingdom. In March of 2007 British Airways started flights from London Gatwick airport to Sarajevo. Flights were operated three times per week with Boeing 737-400 aircraft, but flights were short lived and stopped in October of the same year due to high fuel prices and high operating expenses stated by British Airways.

Source: Flying Bosnian

Monday, December 11, 2017

✈FlyBosnia has submitted a request for Bosnian AOC

After last week announcement about the newly founded airline company FlyBosnia (owned by Al Shiddi Group), we tried to find out more information about the plans of the company. We contacted Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA) for more information.
Spokesman for Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation, Mr. Aleksandar Lalovic confirmed to the portal that FlyBosnia has submitted a Request for Air Operator Certificates.

"The Directorate for Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHDCA) received the Request for Air Operator Certificate from FlyBosnia on November 13, 2017. According to the law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHDCA will carry out an analysis of the submitted documentation and an assessment of the company for meeting the conditions for obtaining Air Operator Certificate (AOC) ", confirmed Lalovic.

We also learn that Haris Čoloman, a former manager of Bosnian Wand Airlines, was appointed as a company director, who forwarded all our questions to the company’s official PR agency, Foto Art.The PR agency issued following statement:

"We will organize a press conference, presenting FlyBosnia to the public in more detail. At this moment we can confirm that FlyBosnia is a company that wants to connect Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina with the rest of the world. Since the company is registering and developing business plans in accordance with Bosnian aviation law, we are not able to provide any more information now. We can confirm that FlyBosnia is recruiting new cabin crew members (through employment agency On FlyBosnia website, which is under construction, you will have the opportunity to find out more information soon" the PR agency said.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina aviation year in review

2017 will be marked as a very successful year for the civil aviation air transport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo and Tuzla Airports recorded double digit passenger’s growth. During the year Sarajevo Airport welcomed six new airline companies with seven new routes from the city, while Tuzla Airport has seen five new routes from the city across European continent. Both Airports started expansion of terminal buildings and maneuvering areas of the airport. In 2017, Mostar Airport worked on expanding its facilities and upgrading equipment in preparation for 2018 when new scheduled flights with Eurowings to Dusseldorf and Stuttgart will begin. Possible new routes from Mostar Airport in 2018 are Zagreb, Malmo and Billund. Number of air passengers in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 2017 increased by an impressive 25% to 1,5 million. Majority of passengers used Sarajevo and Tuzla airports. Banja Luka is the only Bosnian airport that did not record any progress in 2017.

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Map of new established routes in 2017 from Sarajevo and Tuzla 

New routes from Sarajevo 
 New routes from Tuzla 

Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, December 9, 2017

✈Sarajevo Airport expansion has begun

Sarajevo Airport terminal A (to be demolished), photo by Sarajevo Airport

Last week work on the demolition of the old Terminal A were started. Terminal A was used for commercial traffic from 1969 to 1992. After construction of current Terminal B, the old terminal building was used as an office space for airport staff and a restaurant for airport stuff and visitors.
Prior to the demolition, there were numerous preparatory works for a period of several months. This includes the installation and equipment of two temporary buildings to accommodate the needs of the staff working on the demolition of old terminal and future airport expansion.  
As part of preparation for airport terminal expansion, there was also a relocation of about 120 employees from Terminal A. This consists of the airport’s operational center, catering, and other services to various locations.
The work involves the preparation of construction sites, demolition of buildings, land reclamation, and dismantling of buildings. The estimated value of the work is 160.000 Bosnian marks. Dismantling works should be completed by the end of this year and the expansion of current terminal B is scheduled to be completed by June of 2019. 

Sarajevo Airport new (extended) terminal building

Source: Flying Bosnian and Sarajevo Airport

✈Sarajevo covered in snow

Enjoy the views of Sarajevo City landscape covered in snow
Sarajevo Airport 08/12/2017

Photos by Fahrudin Kreštalica 

Sarajevo Airport 03/12/2017, photo by Jala

Source: Flying Bosnian

Friday, December 8, 2017

✈Cooperation Program signed with French CAA

Djordje Ratkovica, Director General of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA), and Patrick Gandil, Director General of the Directorate General for Civil Aviation of France, signed a Technical Cooperation Program allowing for cooperation between the two countries in the field of civil aviation, on December 06. 2017, in Paris.
The Program concerns the development and improvement of administrative, technical and scientific cooperation in terms of exchange of personnel, technical know-how and skills by means of training programs and similar activities.
The Program's objective is to improve the implementation of standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation as well as of European Union aviation regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Signing ceremony in Paris
Source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

✈FLYBOSNIA to launch operations!

New Bosnian startup FLYBOSNIA is dynamic airline based in Sarajevo, now looking for exceptional people who are friendly, confident and have passion for excellent customer service delivery, to join the team of enthusiasts already passionate for flying. We strive to ensure that our customers enjoy safe flights with high standards of customer service.

If you meet the below requirements, please apply:
  • Speak & read fluent English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Another language is an advantage (Arabic preferably)
  • 21 years of age or over by 31st October 2017
  • Graduated from high school
  • Clean criminal records
  • Bosnian or EU citizen holding a valid passport allowing unlimited travel
  • Minimum arm reach of 210 cm
  • Weight in proportion with the height
  • Able to swim at least 25 meters unaided
  • Work in flexible times, including the weekends and holydays
  • No visible piercings and tattoos on head, face and neck. Visible tattoos not bigger that 15cm x 5cm on other parts of body with neutral content
  • Able to pass medical examination

Experienced candidates:
  • Hold a valid Cabin Crew Attestation in accordance with EASA PART-CC form 142 issue 1
  • Hold a valid License issued in accordance with JAR (JAA) requirements
  • Hold a valid Medical Report in accordance with EASA PART-MED

Successful applicants will also need to possess:
  • A positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to be tactful and diplomatic
  • Great knowledge of customer service skills
  • Competence in handling difficult situations and the ability to remain calm under pressure and in emergency situation
  • The ability to work as a supportive team member

We offer:
  • Full time job with all social and medical benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Direct entry for SCCM or direct upgrade for experienced candidates (at least 2 years flying experience)

If you meet all the mentioned requirements and are interested in the position, please send your completed CV, Attestation or License (if applicable), Medical (if available), Passport copy and digital photo (full body and profile) via option "PRIJAVI SE NA OGLAS".

Vrbanja 1
71000 Sarajevo
Number of open positions: 10
Recruitment is open from 06.12.2017. to 05.01.2018.

FLYBOSNIA is registered in Sarajevo Canton Business registry as an airline company owned by Nudžejma Skenderović and Sulaiman Abdullah Al Shiddi- (Al Shiddi Group)
Al Shiddi Group is the largest Saudi investor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the company currently owns:

Sarajevo City Center (SCC) is a business complex and shopping center in downtown Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that consists of three main parts: a state-of-the-art shopping mall and leisure complex, a five-star Novotel hotel tower and a commercial offices tower, with a common 4-storey underground parking area with more than 1100 parking spaces

Hotel Bristol Sarajevo, first class hotel which provides service in compliance with international hospitality standards! Contemporary design, stylish dining and state of the art meeting facilities, all carefully planned to provide memorable and cheerful experiences. Simple, yet surprising pleasures!

Project consists of 180 villas and 288 apartments

Source: Flying Bosnian and

✈Norwegian increasing Sarajevo service

Beginning February 28. 2018. Norwegian Air is adding second weekly flight from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Sarajevo for a total of two weekly.

Flight number
DY 4343
DY 4344

Source: Flying Bosnian

Friday, December 1, 2017

✈Wizz Air to end two routes from Tuzla

Wizz Air will discontinue two routes from Tuzla, but will compensate by adding extra capacity on other routes. The low-cost airline already stopped flying from Tuzla to London Luton and Nuremberg as of October, stating that flights will be restarted in March as summer seasonal, but as bookings didn’t show enough interest the airline has discontinue these flights altogether. Bratislava is still in the airline's schedule as the only summer seasonal destination from Tuzla and it’s scheduled to restart operations on April 02. 2018.To utilize its second aircraft in Tuzla, Wizz Air will increase frequencies on following routes:
  • Tuzla-Dortmund from 3 weekly to 4
  • Tuzla-Frankfurt Hahn from 3 weekly to 4
  • Tuzla-Basel from 4 weekly to 5
  • Tuzla-Gothenburg from 4 weekly to 5

During first nine months of this year Wizz Air carried a total of  18.615 passengers  between Tuzla and London Luton. Full data for Tuzla-London Luton flights in table bellow: 

Wizz Air route history from Tuzla Airport

Wizz Air has expended its service from Tuzla in June of this year by adding second Airbus 320 to its base at Tuzla Airport and introduced five new routes. This year alone Wizz Air will carry over 500.000 passengers to and from Tuzla.

Source: Wizz Air and Flying Bosnian

✈ECAA Agreement has entered into force

The multilateral agreement between the European Community and its Member States and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999) on the establishment of a European common aviation area (ECAA) has officially entered into force today, 1 December 2017, after the EU concluded its internal legislative procedures, even though it had been signed as long ago as 2006.The goal of this Agreement is to create a European common aviation area (ECAA) based on free market access, freedom of establishment, equal conditions of competition, and common rules, including in the areas of safety, security, air traffic management and environment.
Although the Agreement, which has entered into force today, includes a phased, full harmonisation of the national regulations of the Signatory States with the European Union regulations in the field of civil aviation, the BHDCA has in the past years made significant progress in the transposition of the regulations and their implementation into the legislative framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been confirmed on several occasions by inspections carried out by European Commission representatives.
As for the forthcoming period, it is expected that the European Commission will adopt, and submit to the Signatory States, an updated list of the regulations, procedures and activities that must be implemented by the BHDCA and by other institutions as well.
In addition, the entry into force of the ECAA Agreement grants larger powers and influence to the European Commission with regards to the civil aviation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For this reason, the BHDCA will organise meetings with representatives of the aviation industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as with representatives of the other institutions involved in the decision-making and rule-making processes in B&H, with the aim to familiarise them with the activities to be implemented so that Bosnia and Herzegovina could complete its obligations under Phase I of the Agreement as soon as possible.
By conclusion of Phase I of the Agreement, conditions will be created for the BHDCA to be accredited by the European Commission, resulting in the recognition of the licences and certificates issued by the BHDCA in all EU countries and Signatory States to the Agreement.
Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the Agreement on 9 June 2006 and ratified it on 19 July 2007.
ECAC Member Countries are: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
You can download the ECAA Agreement HERE.
Source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate for Civil Aviation (BHDCA)