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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

✈Sea Air has anounced flights from Mostar to Stuttgart


Sea Air has made yet another schedule change. This time Osijek-Mostar-Osijek flights were reduced from 11 flights per week to 3 flights per week. Flights are scheduled to operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with Saab 340 belonging to Ukrainian airline Aerojet (BJU). New direct flights from Mostar to Stuttgart will be introduced with one rotation per week on October 26. 2015. Flights will operate on Mondays with a Boeing 737-300 by Maltese airline Maleth Aero (MLT).
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MOSTAR-OSIJEK-MOSTAR flight timetable
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MOSTAR-STUTTGART-MOSTAR flight timetable
 
Source: FlyingBosnian
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

✈Mostar Airport passenger growth continues in September

Mostar International Airport passenger growth continues in September. Total of 11.502 passengers used the airport, representing an increase of 9,55%. Total number of available seats during month of September was 16.576. Average load factor on flights to/from Mostar was 69,39%. This year Mostar International Airport is expected to handle 80.000 passengers.  
Source:FlyingBosnian and Mostar International Airport FB 

✈Sarajevo-Vienna-Sarajevo air traffic statistic data for 2014.

 
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Sarajevo-Vienna-Sarajevo air traffic statistic from 2003 to 2014.
Source:FlyingBosnian

Monday, September 28, 2015

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina air traffic statistics for August 2015


The airports of Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to show great performance during the month of August, with double digit passenger growth, with the exception of Banja Luka Airport.


Airport
PAX August
Change
PAX YTD
Change
Sarajevo
101.307
+14,25%
542.569
+12,10%
Tuzla
33.007
+71,43%
163.118
+76,93%
Mostar
13.305
+24,45%
54.649
+17,77%
Banja Luka
2.591 -35,40% 15.984 -15,19%
Total
Bosnia and Herzegovina

150.210

+22,57%

776.320

+21,03%

Source: FlyingBosnian and BHDCA

Thursday, September 24, 2015

✈Goverment subsidies to keep Belgrade-Banja Luka flights alive


The government of Bosnia's entity Serb Republic said it has given the green light for the ground handling agreement between the entity’s owned company Aerodromi Republike Srpske and Serbia's national air carrier Air Serbia to be extended.
The government said in a press release today following its weekly session that it has obliged the entity’s airport operator to finance the costs of airport services and fees for the Belgrade-Banja Luka route, from January 1 until December 31 2016, from subsidies provided for in the budget.
Source: Seenews

Monday, September 21, 2015

✈Sarajevo Airport expansion goes as planned


 
Sarajevo International Airport has announced a public tender for the construction of the project rapid exit taxiway D, which will allow planes moving quicker from the runway after landing to the entrance of the platform. By doing so runway will be available for more takeoffs. The value of the investment is 3.9 million Bosnian marks ($2.2 million US).
The main project
The main task is to increase the number of aircraft operations at the airport and that will be achieved by increasing number of taxiways, currently Sarajevo International Airport has three exit taxiways A, B and C and most of the time in rush hours the aircraft have to, either use whole runway depending on weather conditions, and exit on TXWY C on the end of the runway  or turn around and taxi on the runway, which is very time consuming and is not allowing incoming aircraft to land or outbound ones to takeoff. With this project alone, capacity of landings and take offs will increase by 30%, For example, if we have eight possible take-offs and landings per hour now, building this rapid exit taxiway will increase it to 10 per hour.Author of the project is the IPSA Institute Sarajevo.

Record result
Last month Sarajevo International Airport has served 101.307 passengers, which is 14 percent more than the same period last year.
In terms of cargo in August the airport processed 512.683 kilograms of commercial cargo, representing huge increase of 435 percent, more than the same period in 2014. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the entire company, trend of successful business is expected in the future.
Current Sarajevo International Airport Data  by Airport data and maps
 

 

  Runway 30/12
 SJJ approach
Source FlyingBosnian and Sarajevo International Airport

Monday, September 14, 2015

✈Sarajevo Airport recorded profit in 2014

Sarajevo International Airport Photo by Kontrola letenja
 
-Sarajevo Airport has paid today five million Bosnian marks ($2.89 mil.US) in the budget of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

-  Sarajevo International Airport company assembly  has adopted a report on operations for last year , and the decision to pay out dividends from the profit. The airport made profit of 6.8 million Bosnian marks($3.93 mil. US) and from that amount, five million marks was paid to the budget of the Federal Government,  who is the owner of the airport - told director of the Sarajevo International Airport Ivan Veličan.
 
- This year the airport will record even higher profit due to increased passenger numbers and airline operations, particularly cargo operations concerning meat exports to Turkey, which goes regularly from Sarajevo Airport to Istanbul added Veličan.

Source: Fena

✈Mostar-Osijek-Mostar first flight, video

Video from the first Mostar-Osijek-Mostar flight operated by Ukrainian Aero Jet on behalf of Sea Air with Saab 340 aircraft.
 

Friday, September 11, 2015

✈Who is Norbert Dotterweich and Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft ?

In the last couple of days the name Norbert Dotterweich has been mentioned in Bosnian media in regards to taking over BH Airlines. Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina held talks with the above named person, only to find that his name is associated with German virtual airline Rostock Airways. Norbert Dotterweich is 58 years of age and a lawyer by profession, he was the CEO and sole owner of virtual airline Rostock Airways. In January 2014 it was announced that Air Alps will resume operations and start flying on behalf of the German virtual airline Rostock Airways. The first of several planned routes was Bremen-Zürich which started on 03. February. Just 19 days after it was announced that this service will cease on the 28th of February due to conflicts between Air Alps and Rostock Airways. Mitteldeutsche Aviation acquired controlling stake in Air Alps and a short after the airline ceased all operation. Until the beginning of 2014 he is a completely blank slate when comes to aviation business.
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Court register in Germany of companies associated with Norbert Dotterweich 


Company Information:
MDA Central German Aviation GmbH
Address: Coudraystraße 6, 99423 Weimar
Type of Company: corporation
Contact:N/A
Phone:N/A
Fax:N/A
Email:N/A
Website:N/A
The company MDA Central German Aviation GmbH with the address Coudraystraße 6, 99423 Weimar has been recorded at the district court Jena under registration number HRB 510,646. The limited liability company (abbreviated GmbH) is a limited liability company form and obeyed as a legal entity with the HGB. The founding date was October 16, 2014, the registration is about 12 months old.
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Following companies have identical address as the above mentioned company:
  • CONPAYMENT UG (limited)
  • JOMAG GmbH
  • Saxonia-Consulting GmbH
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The following entries have or have had the same shareholder, manager etc. recorded in Annual Report:
  • GSB - guest performance stage Berlin GmbH
  • MEP-Handelsgesellschaft GmbH
  • Saxonia-Consulting GmbH
  • CONPAYMENT UG (limited)
  • Rostock Airways UG (limited)
  • MD Central German Tourism Development Company
Information from:
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Rostock Airways (virtual airline)

 http://www.flyrostockairways.com (the website was up and running, but the airline never did)
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There is a lot of questions that need to be answered by the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the public, pertaining to the credibility of the above mentioned company and its CEO. Contraindicating information came from the office of the Prime Minister Mr. Novalic about BH Airlines take over. He stated that airline from Germany will take over BH Airlines, while in yesterday’s interview to Oslobodjenje CEO of the company said that in talks with government he never intended of saving BH Airlines, instead he said talks were held about creating a new company. Hopefully this is not going to be another project where tax payers of Bosnia and Herzegovina will end up paying for the unprofessionalism of the government. Corruption is the main factor to be watchful of when it comes to projects like this one. So far all the evidence suggests that this is precisely the case.
Source: FlyingBosnian

Thursday, September 10, 2015

✈CEO of MDTEG:BH Airlines is company beyond repair

CEO of Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft (MDTEG) Mr. Norbert Dotterweich told in an interview to Bosnian newspaper Oslobodjenje that BH Airlines is a company beyond repair, we should create a new company he said.
The CEO of German company Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft confirmed talks with the Office of the Prime Minister of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina have started on July 10th of this year.
"Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH for some time follows projects of establishing a regional air traffic in Southeast Europe. In the center of this project is the unification of the existing air routes and harmonization of the market through existing airlines in the region as well as coverage of regional traffic in accordance with the actual needs of the individual countries in the region. The aim of the talks with the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was not take over of BH Airlines. According to Mr. Norbert Dotterweich, situation in BH Airlines is beyond repair. We are testing conditions for the establishment and development of the new company in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with modified segments and a new strategic orientation. That is why the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and we discussed various models in order to perform that, "said Dotterweich.
The plan, as explained by Mr. Dotterweich, is to create new national airline which will be 100% percent Daughter Company of MDTEG. Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be neither passive nor actively involved in the new company. For investors from MDTEG, it is important to possibly take over qualified work force from now defunct BH Airlines. Proposed model that was presented to the Government will integrate most of the workers from BH Airlines into new company.
MDTEG plans to start air traffic on 1 December 2015 with two aircraft (One Boeing 737-600 or 737-700 and Dash 8 Q300) stationed in Sarajevo.
"Air traffic will be first run under a European airline with the EU AOC (air operators certificate), which will in time be in possession of MDTEG. The new airline office in Bosnia and Herzegovina at first will be in charge of sales and management of  crew duties. After the successful implementation of the first stage of concept it is planned for the new company to get Bosnian AOC during 2016. "said Director MDTEG's.
 
 Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH is a holding company that has investments in various European airlines and has plans to invest in new companies. The company is register in May of 2015, but the business activities of the company began in mid-2014. Current capital of Mitteldeutsche Board Entwicklungsgesellschaft amounts to 25 million euros.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

✈Sarajevo International Airport new link with the rest of the city

Map of the new road connecting Sarajevo airport
 Sarajevo Airport to the left

 New road

 New road

 Connection to 10th transversal


Last week construction of the city's A transversal started. The road will link Sarajevo International Airport with the rest of the city, and is the first transversal, which is built on a completely new route. Total length of the road is 1,800 meters, with estimated value of the work to amount to 5.800.000 Bosnian marks. The new road will be modern boulevard with two lanes in each direction, featuring bike lane on one side of the road and green belt. With completion of Stup interchange and with soon to be finished connection to Freeway A1 (Mostar-Sarajevo-Zenica), Sarajevo Airport is very easy reachable with personal cars. Still airport is in need of public transportation service from the airport to the city center. Sarajevo is becoming very popular tourist destination and public transportation to and from the airport will play major role in attracting more tourist, especially when more low cost airlines such as Wizz air or EasyJet start operations to the city.
Source: FlyingBosnian   

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

✈Hajj charter flights from Sarajevo Int. Airport



The fifth pillar of Islam is to make a pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, at least once in one's lifetime. This pillar is obligatory for every Muslim, male or female, provided that he/she is physically and financially able to do so. Total of seven charter flights will take pilgrims from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Holy city of Mecca. This year will be the first year when all pilgrims will travel by air only, due to ongoing war in Syria.In the past pilgrims traveled by bus as well. Total of 1411 pilgrims will travel by air. All flight will depart and return to Sarajevo International Airport. In the past Air Mediterrannee was the airline flying pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and back with an Airbus 321 aircraft. This year flights are scheduled with Turkish airline Atlas Global Airlines (just recently renamed from Atlas Jet Airlines) using an Airbus 321 with seating capacity of 200 passengers.

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Departures from Sarajevo:
All flights will operate with Atlas Global, Airbus 321, with technical stop in Antalya.





 

September 08

September 09

September 10

September 11

September 12
Sarajevo (SJJ)
to
Medina(MED)
Atlas Global          KK 8604 22:50
Atlas Global 
KK 8694 09:25
A321 TC-ATE
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KK 8640 19:50
A321 TC-ATE
Atlas Global
KK 8646 07:50
A321 TC-ATE
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KK 8648 18:30
A321 TC-ATE
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KK 8650 22:30
A321 TC-ETV
Atlas Global
KK 8153 08:40
A321 TC-ETV
 

 
 



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 Departures from Jeddah:
 

 

September 28

September 29

September 30

October 1

October 2
Jeddah (JED)
to
Sarajevo (SJJ)
Atlas Global
KK 8109 12:20
A321 TC-ETJ
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Atlas Global
KK 8111 21:30
A321 TC-ETV
Atlas Global
KK 8113 08:45
A321 TC-ATB

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Atlas Global
KK 8179 10:30
A321 TC-ETJ

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Atlas Global
KK 8103 23:05
A321 TC-ATB
 
Atlas Global 
KK 8153 08:40
A321 TC-ETV


 

 
Atlas Global
KK 8127 12:50
A321 TC- 

 


Bosnia-Herzegovina aviation news blog is wishing to Bosnian Hajj Delegation, and all Bosnian Muslims who are performing Hajj this year, to have a safe journey, a blissful visit to the Holy places, an accepted Hajj, and a safe return to your homes and loved ones.

Source:FlyingBosnian
 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

✈Government in talks with "imaginary" company from Germany over BH Airlines future.

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina government is in talks with  "imaginary" company from Germany over BH Airlines future. According to Federal Minister of Transport and Communication, Amadeo Mandic “ solution to BH Airlines problems will be found, which will offer consumers a new and improved product. Company in question is MitteldeutscheTourismus Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, the company was established on 05/12/2015. and is registered as a travel agency. According to German court in Jena the company is registered with capital of 25.000 euros. Company does not have phone number, email or a website. Tax payers of Bosnia and Herzegovina need to know all these facts and  the government is obligated to present all the facts, since BH Airlines is public company. In the past Air Bosna/BH Airlines was mostly company who was employing people who were close to the ruling party in Government, knowledge and qualifications for the job were never priority for the company. High paying jobs in the company in management as well as previous CEO's of the company were appointed to the position by ruling party in Government, even though they  did not have any  qualifications nor experience in managing an airline. One and only solution for the company at the moment is dissolution. Government showed us in the past 20 years that they are totally  incompetent to run an airline.  

Jos jedna obmana javnosti, u vijesti se kaze da se radi o avio kompaniji iz Njemacke! Zalosno je kakvo je ovo novonarstvo. Zar ti "novinari' nisu u stanju upitati gospodu iz Vlade o kojoj se to "avio kompaniji" iz Njemacke radi?
Source: FlyingBosnian

Friday, September 4, 2015

✈Mostar Airport strong passenger growth continues in September

Mostar International Airport is expecting to handle record breaking number of passengers during this month. Close to 15.000 passengers is expected to use airport during month of September. In the first four days of the month airport handled around 3.500 passengers.

Flight timetable for September 4. 2015.
CARRIER
TIME
FLIGHT
ARR/DEP
FROM/TO
AIRCRAFT
Croatia
03:10
OU1521
ARRIVAL
BEIRUT
A320
Croatia
03:50
OU1521
DEPARTURE
ZAGREB
A320 Ferry flight
Mistral Air
07:40
7M167
ARRIVAL
NAPLES
B737-300
Mistral Air
08:30
7M168
DEPARTURE
NAPLES
B737-300
Air Vallee
14:00
RVL651
ARRIVAL
BARI
F50
Air Vallee
14:40
RVL652
DEPARTURE
BARI
F50
Go 2 Sky
15:30
JQ2905
ARRIVAL
MILAN
B737-400
Mistral Air
15:40
7M115
ARRIVAL
ROME
B737-300
Mistral Air
16:30
7M116
DEPARTURE
ROME
B737-300
Go 2 Sky
16:30
JQ2906
DEPARTURE
MILAN
B737-400
Express Air
17:00
EPR500
ARRIVAL
PRISTINA
B737-300 Ferry flight
Mistral Air
17:40
7M145
ARRIVAL
BARI
B737-300
Express Air
17:45
EPR552
DEPARTURE
LAMEZIA TERME VIA NAPLES
B737-300
Mistral Air
18:30
7M146
DEPARTURE
BARI
B737-300
Valor Fly
19:00
VLF9003
ARRIVAL
SPLIT
B737-400 Ferry flight
Valor Fly
19:30
VLF211
DEPARTURE
LAMEZIA TERME
B737-400
Croatia
21:20
OU2501
ARRIVAL
SPLIT
A320 Ferry flight
Croatia
22:00
OU2501
DEPARTURE
BEIRUT
A320
Express
22:30
EPR550
ARRIVAL
NAPLES VIA LAMEZIA TERME
B737-300
Croatia
23:40
OU2510
ARRIVAL
ZAGREB
A320 Ferry flight
Croatia
00:10
OU2510
DEPARTURE
BEIRUT
A320


Source: FlyingBosnian and Mostar International Airport