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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

✈ Trip report: Sarajevo (SJJ) – Zagreb (ZAG) – Istanbul (IST)

Travel date: July 20, 2021.

Airline: Croatia Airlines and Turkish Airlines

I was flying yesterday from Sarajevo to Istanbul via Zagreb. My first flight was on Croatia Airlines Dash 8-400 (reg. 9A-CQA), the second one on Turkish Airlines Airbus 321 (reg. TC-JTG). Early morning at  Sarajevo Airport was kind of busy with three flights leaving in one hour time: Wizz Air to Dortmund, Croatia Airlines to Zagreb and Austrian Airlines to Vienna. While I was waiting for my flight, I had a chance to talk to a agent who was working on Dortmund flight, she informed me that Wizz Air flight to Dortmund was almost full with only 5 empty seats. My flight to Zagreb was surprisingly empty!? I took this flight many times in the past and usually this flight was always full of transfer passengers to the USA and Canada. It looks like Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines are doing majority of transfer to North America now. Our Zagreb flight OU341 had only 17 passengers, only a small  bottle of water was served, which is okay for such a short flight (it took us 35 minutes from Sarajevo to reach our gate at Zagreb Airport). This was my first time visiting new Zagreb Airport terminal, compared to the old one is huge improvement. I was surprised how empty the whole airport was, barely any passengers! While I was waiting at the gate for my flight to Istanbul, next to us Ryanair was boarding the flight to Milan-Bergamo, I counted 95 passengers boarding that flight. Our flight to Istanbul was on Airbus 321 aircraft (TC-JTG) with 103 passengers.

Sarajevo Airport



Zagreb Airport


Istanbul Airport


Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, July 17, 2021

✈ Trip report: Chicago (ORD) – Istanbul (IST) – Sarajevo (SJJ)

Turkish Airlines Airbus 321neo (delivered June 14. 2021)

I was flying from the USA to Bosnia yesterday, Seattle (SEA) – Chicago (ORD) – Istanbul (IST) – Sarajevo (SJJ). I was surprised on how many people were flying from Chicago to Sarajevo via Istanbul. There were at least 60 passengers from Chicago, connecting on Turkish Airlines flight to Sarajevo. Istanbul new airport is excellent, very specious, and modern. My flight from Istanbul to Sarajevo was on Turkish Airlines brand new Airbus 321neo aircraft (TC-LTH). The flight was completely booked in economy class (162 seats), while business class had eight empty seats out of 20. Photos from the flight

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina air traffic report for June 2021

During last month, Bosnian airports recorded 105.434 passengers, representing 53% of passengers traffic recorded in June of 2019, when 197.051 travelled through all four international airports in the country . Out of four international airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina, only Mostar Airport did not record any traffic. Eurowings was the only airline scheduling flights from Dusseldorf to Mostar, but due to low demand, has decided to cancel the flights, leaving Mostar Airport without any flights this summer season.






Source: Flying Bosnian and BHDCA

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

✈ Salam Air inaugurated flights from Muscat to Sarajevo

Salam Air, an airline from Oman, based at Muscat International Airport, has started regular scheduled flights to Sarajevo. The airline initially scheduled one weekly flight, but due to the high demand has increased it to twice a week. Flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays, with modern Airbus 320 neo airplanes. Through an innovative business model, Salam Air significantly expands Oman's connectivity, and for the first time enables a direct air link between Muscat and Sarajevo.

Monday, July 12, 2021

✈Air Arabia inaugurated flights from Abu Dhabi to Sarajevo

Today, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi inaugurated flights from Abu Dhabi to Sarajevo with an Airbus 320 aircraft. Flights are scheduled to operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until September 11, 2021. Abu Dhabi joins Sharjah as second destination for the airline to be served from Sarajevo Airport.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

✈Salam Air to start Muscat (Oman)-Sarajevo flights

Omani low-cost carrier Salam Air will introduce one weekly service from Omani capital Muscat to Sarajevo starting July 12, flights will operate until September 13. Total of 10 round trip flights are scheduled, operating with Airbus 320neo aircraft offering 180 seats. Salam Air will offer a total of 3.600 seats in both directions.

Source: Flying Bosnian

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

✈ Kuwait Airways inaugurated flights from Kuwait to Sarajevo

Photos by Jasmin L.

Today, Kuwait Airways inaugurated flights from Kuwait to Sarajevo with an Airbus 320neo aircraft. Flights are scheduled to operate two times a week ( Tuesdays and Saturdays). Kuwait Airways is e the second Kuwaiti airline to fly to Sarajevo during the summer, in addition to Jazeera Airways. Kuwait Airways planned to start flights to Sarajevo last year but due to pandemic flights are materializing one year later.

Source: Flying Bosnian 

Monday, June 28, 2021

✈ Flydubai and Air Arabia to operate up to four daily flights to Sarajevo


On selected days during July, Flydubai will operate four daily flights between Dubai and Sarajevo. The demand for Dubai-Sarajevo flights is reaching pre pandemic levels when 3 daily flights were operated during summer season of 2019. Four daily flights Dubai- Sarajevo-Dubai will be operated on July 16, 23 and 24. For most of the summer season the airline will operate three daily flights from Dubai to Sarajevo. From July the airline will deploy Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on its Sarajevo service.

Air Arabia is increasing its Sharjah-Sarajevo service from July 12, up to two daily . Like Flydubai, Air Arabia will also operate four daily flights from Sharjah to Sarajevo on selected days during July. The airline will operate four daily flights from Sharjah to Sarajevo  on July 16 and 23, three daily flights on July 17and 24 (two from Sharjah and one from Abu Dhabi), two daily flights from July 18 until the end of the month. On selected days in July United Arab Emirates will be connected with Sarajevo with 8 daily flights. Increase of flights is expected to continue during the month of August as well.

Source: Flying Bosnian