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Friday, February 20, 2015

✈Croatia Airlines 19 year’s presence at Bosnian market


Croatia Airlines was the first airline to start regular scheduled flights to Sarajevo after the aggression on Bosnia-Herzegovina ended in December of 1995. Sarajevo airport was re-opened for civil air traffic on 16 August 1996. Since then Croatia Airlines has placed its self as popular airline for transfer passengers, especially those traveling to United States and Canada. Currently Croatia Airlines operates 11 weekly flights between two cities, flights will increase to two daily during summer flight timetable. During its 19 years of presence at Sarajevo Airport, Croatia Airlines had strong growth at the beginning of operations, at some point airline had 3 daily flights to Sarajevo . Croatia Airlines was partner to Air Bosna, and for a long period of time two airlines had code share agreement. The best year for Croatia Airlines at Sarajevo Airport  by transported passengers was 2011 when  60.607 passengers traveled to and from Sarajevo on board of Croatia Airlines airplanes. The airline had  short-lived  attempt to operate flights between Mostar and Zagreb .

Croatia Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 at Sarajevo Airport, photo by Kontrolaletenja
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Sarajevo International Airport Statistics 2014
Sarajevo (SJJ) –Zagreb (ZAG) Croatia Airlines
Month
Arriving
Passengers
Departing
Passengers
Total
Passengers
Total
Avail.
Seats
Number of
flights
Average
Passengers
Per flight
Load
Factor
 
January
1.516
1.863
3.379
7.427
96
35
45,50%
 
February
1.818
1.809
3.627
6.773
88
41
53,56%
 
March
2.573
2.374
4.947
7.982
105
47
61,98%
 
April
2.525
2.341
4.866
8.611
110
44
56,51%
 
May
3.434
2.615
6.049
8.893
112
54
68,02%
 
June
2.814
2.946
5.760
9.022
112
51
63,85%
 
July
2.662
2.261
4.923
8.670
114
43
56,79%
 
August
1.945
3.276
5.221
8.553
112
47
61,05%
 
September
2.428
2.472
4.900
8.540
111
44
57,38%
 
October
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL YEAR
21.715
21.957
43.672
74.471
960
45
58,65%
 
 

Sarajevo International Airport Statistics 2013
Sarajevo (SJJ) –Zagreb (ZAG) Croatia Airlines
Month
Arriving
Passengers
Departing
Passengers
Total
Passengers
Total
Avail.
Seats
Number of
flights
Average
Passengers
Per flight
Load
Factor
 
January
1.497
1.857
3.354
6.540
85
39
51,29%
 
February
1.892
1.791
3.683
6.820
86
43
54,01%
 
March
2.756
2.459
5.215
8.314
98
53
62,73%
 
April
2.899
2.896
5.795
9.022
113
51
64,24%
 
May
2.457
1.931
4.388
8.000
97
45
54,85%
 
June
2.484
2.067
4.551
8.448
107
43
53,88%
 
July
2.135
2.201
4.304
9.174
115
37
46,92%
 
August
1.791
2.522
4.313
8.366
106
41
51,56%
 
September
2.187
2.272
4.459
8.228
105
42
54,20%
 
October
2.171
2.416
4.587
8.858
114
40
51,79%
 
November
1.892
2.085
3.977
7.068
93
43
56,27%
 
December
2.097
1.593
3.690
7.007
83
44
52,67%
 
TOTAL YEAR
26.258
26.090
52.316
95.845
1.202
44
54,59%
 

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Total number of passengers Zagreb-Sarajevo-Zagreb


YEAR
NUMBER OF PASSANGERS
NUMBER OF AVAIL. SEATS
NUMBER OF
FLIGHTS
AVERAGE
PAX per FLIGHT
LOAD FACTOR
2014
 
 
 
 
 
2013
52.316
95.845
1.202
44
54,59%
2012
60.143
98.845
1.264
48
60,85%
2011
60.607
96.544
1.301
47
62,78%
2010
57.602
110.461
1.488
39
52,15%
2009
56.040
110.767
1.374
41
50,60%
2008
53.965
106.542
1.511
36
50,66%



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