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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

✈BHANSA is fully compliant with EU regulations in the field of air navigation

The inspection by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has shown that Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) is fully compliant and air navigation services are provided as required by Bosnia and Herzegovina  and European Union regulations in the field of air navigation. 
BHANSA main office building in Sarajevo
On October 03. 2019, inspectors of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) accompanied by inspectors of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation carried out a comprehensive standardization inspection of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency in the field of air navigation.
Inspection was carried out in Banja Luka where Air Traffic Control Unit /Operational Unit II , Approach and Aerodrome Control Unit Banja Luka, Meteorological Watch Office, Flight Information Service – FIS and Rescue Coordination Centre – BHRCC are located.
The inspection has shown that BHANSA is fully compliant and air navigation services are provided as required by BH and EU regulations in the field of air navigation.
During the inspection, EASA inspectors visited the Ops room of Operational Unit II and Control Tower of Approach and Aerodrome Control Unit Banja Luka where they had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of air traffic controllers and other professional aviation staff of BHANSA in providing air navigation services.
Source: BHANSA

✈Record September for Sarajevo Airport

Sarajevo Airport has recorded its busiest September on the record since opening its doors 50 years ago. During the month of September, the airport has recorded 105.370 passengers, representing an increase of 7,27%, or 7.143 passengers more compared to the same month of the last year.
Year to date  the airport recorded 922.976 passengers, representing an increase of 8,93% or 75.721 passengers more. For the first time, Sarajevo airport has recorded over 100.000 passengers for four months in a row. The month of October is expected to see a solid growth too, when one millionth passenger for this year  is expected.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Sarajevo Airport

Monday, October 14, 2019

✈FlyBosnia schedules Sarajevo-Rome flights

FlyBosnia A319 at Sarajevo Airport

From November 4 2019, FlyBosnia will connect Sarajevo with Rome–Fiumicino International Airport with two flights per week on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights will operate by an Airbus A319-112 aircraft, providing seating for 138 passengers. Tickets can be purchased through FlyBosnia offical website starting today. Promotional flight from Sarajevo to Rome is scheduled for October 17, returning from Rome on October 20.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

✈ Laudamotion to launch Banjaluka-Vienna flights!

Laudamotion, an Austrian low-cost airline subsidiary of Ryanair, announced its big expansion for the summer of 2020 with 17 new routes from Vienna. Banja Luka International Airport is included in this expansion with two weekly flights from Vienna to Bosnia’s second largest city. Flights are scheduled to operate twice a week beginning on March 30th, 2020. Flights will operate by Ryanair with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Laudamotion

Thursday, September 19, 2019

✈FlyBosnia inaugural flight Sarajevo - London !

FlyBosnia today celebrated its inaugural flight from London Luton Airport to Sarajevo International. The ceremony was attended by senior figures from FlyBosnia, including CEO Tarik Bilalbegović, who was greeted by CCO of London Luton Airport, Jonathan Pollard. They were joined by dignitaries including HE Vanja Filipović, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK and HE Matt Field, British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
UK Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Matt Field on first flight from Sarajevo to London. 

Jonathan Pollard, LLA's Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted that FlyBosnia has chosen London Luton Airport as its UK base. This is the first and only direct flight to Sarajevo to operate from any UK airport in over a decade so we are delighted to be part of this success.”
Tarik Bilalbegović FlyBosnia CEO said: “It is a great pleasure for me to be here today on the occasion of our inaugural flight from London to Sarajevo. FlyBosnia has ambitious plans for expansion and London is a key destination for us, as our first European destination – other European cities will be following closely behind.”
To celebrate its first flight, FlyBosnia is hosting a group of more than one hundred travel agents, media representatives and community figures. They will be visiting Sarajevo and exploring other attractions in the region, including the historic city of Mostar.
HE Vanja Filipović, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ambassador to the UK said: how delighted he was to be attending the occasion. He noted: “This is a wonderful opportunity to open up tourism to my country, as well as strengthening commercial links with the UK. I am sure that the travel agents, media and other guests on the inaugural flight will have a wonderful time exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina and we look forward to welcoming many more British visitors to our country from now on.”
About London Luton Airport: 
London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 16.6 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 5% on 2017. The airport indirectly employs over 9,400 staff and is a key economic driver for the region. 
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, EL AL, Blue Air, SunExpress, FlyBosnia, Level and Vueling currently operate from the airport. The airport’s route network serves 150 destinations in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is AENA, the world’s largest airport operator, and AMP Capital, a specialist global investment manager.
LLA has invested over £160million to transform the airport and increase capacity to 18 million passengers per year by 2020. The redevelopment includes a complete redesign of the terminal, bringing in more than 40 new shops and restaurants and an additional 3,000 seats. LLA has also carried out major upgrades to transport links, including improved road access from the M1, new car parking facilities, and a remodelled bus and coach interchange.
Passengers travelling by rail will benefit from upgraded rail links to Luton Airport Parkway station as part of a new partnership agreement with Abellio, which will operate the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years. A half-hourly express rail service between London and Luton Airport Parkway will launch in December 2020. In addition, work is well underway on a £225 million light rail system linking the airport with Luton Airport Parkway station and is anticipated to be completed by 2021. The project is being delivered by the airport owners, LLAL – a company owned by Luton Council.
Contact Details:
London Luton Airport Press Office – 01582 395333
Source: London Luton Airport and Flying Bosnian

Thursday, September 5, 2019

✈Record August for Sarajevo Airport

Sarajevo Airport has recorded its busiest August on the record since opening its doors 50 years ago. During the month of August, the airport has recorded 178.943 passengers, representing an increase of 12,18%, or 19.437 passengers more compared to the same month of the last year. Year to date airport recorded 817.606 passengers, representing an increase of 9,15% or 68.578 passengers more. 

Double digit increase in passengers was fueled by the introduction of many flights to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. During August FlyBosnia operated daily flights to Riyadh, two weekly flights to Jeddah and Kuwait and one weekly flights to Bahrain, Gassim and Monastir. Also, during last month the airline operated 12 flights from Medina to Sarajevo bringing around 1.700 Bosian pilgrims returning home from Hajj pilgrimage. 

Flynas had strong presence in Sarajevo during the last month with its daily flights from Riyadh and five weekly flights from Jeddah. Initially Flynas scheduled 3 weekly flights from Riyadh and two weekly flights from Jeddah, but due to extremely high demand flights were upgraded to daily and five weekly. 

Qatar Airways significantly increased capacity on its Doha-Sarajevo route by upgrading aircraft from Airbus 320 to Airbus 321 for the first half of the month, and increasing it again to Airbus 330-200 during the second half of August. 

From the first week of June until the last week of August demand for airline seats from: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman is increasing every year, due to many tourist agencies offering vacation packages to Bosnia and Herzegovina promoting Halal tourism. In the past three years many tourists from these countries switched from vacationing in Turkey and other European countries to Bosnia and Herzegovina due to its hospitality towards Muslim population and safety. In coming years, we can see these numbers growing with more airlines discovering Bosnia and Herzegovina as perfect tourist destination.

New flights operating this year (August 2019 vs. August 2018)
Weekly flights
Aegean Airlines
2 weekly
2 weekly
7 weekly

2 weekly

2 weekly

1 weekly

1 weekly

1 weekly
7 weekly

5 weekly
1 weekly


31 weekly

Compared to August 2018 number of weekly flights from Sarajevo Airport increased by 31 new weekly flights.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Sarajevo Airport

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

✈Tuzla Airport statistics for August 2019

Last month Tuzla International Airport recorded 2% passenger’s growth. 66.722 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 65.364 in August 2018, or 1.358 passengers more. Year to date Tuzla International Airport recorded 405.522 passengers, representing a slight decrease of 0,64% or 2.649 passengers less.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Tuzla Airport

Saturday, August 31, 2019

✈FlyBosnia adds Italy-Mostar charter flights

Yesterday FlyBosnia operated its first charter flight from Naples to Mostar, bringing 138 people for a visit to Catholic pilgrimage in Medjugorje. The airline has signed cooperation agreement with Italian tour operator Green Center from Perugia, specializing in religious tourism. The first flight from Naples to Mostar is an integral part of the significant flight schedule that FlyBosnia, in agreement with Italy's leading Tour Operator Green Center, will establish for 2019 and 2020 to bring Catholic pilgrims from Italy to Mostar (Medjugorje). FlyBosnia will operate flights from Bari, Catania, Naples and Rome.
FlyBosnia first flight from Naples at Mostar Airport 30/08/2019
By signing this new contract, FlyBosnia further contributes to the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina tourism and economy. The company currently operates two Airbus 319 aircraft and expects a third Airbus 319 aircraft to join the fleet in early 2020. Due to the limited capacity of Sarajevo Airport, FlyBosnia is currently considering options to establish a base for a third aircraft in Mostar, Banja Luka or Tuzla.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Mostar Airport

Monday, August 26, 2019

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✈FLYBOSNIA schedules Sarajevo-London flights

From September 24, FLYBOSNIA will connect Sarajevo with London Luton Airport with three flights per week with plans to increase it to a daily flight / seven times a week over the next 12 months. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A319-112 aircraft, providing seating for 150 passengers. Tickets can be purchased through FlyBosnia offical website starting today. Promotional tickets starting from 11 Euros.

"I had a productive conversation with FLYBOSNIA CEO Mr. Tarik Bilalbegovic. We talked about reestablishing flights between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom. It will be good for tourism, business and strengthening ties between the two countries, "said British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Matthew Field. Sarajevo is the undiscovered tourist gem of Europe, a business bridge between East and West, and with a dramatic 23% + annual growth in the tourism sector, which is directly creating jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"The great news is connecting Sarajevo and London, especially since it is done by a domestic company. It is extremely important for Sarajevo to build relationships and connections with true metropolises. I expect that this move will have direct positive economic consequences for Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I congratulate the management and wish them success,” said Sarajevo Mayor Mr. Abdulah Skaka.

FLYBOSNIA is currently flying to Riyadh, Jeddah, Bahrain, and Kuwait while regular flights to Rome and Paris are expected to open in the next 3 months. FLYBOSNIA has already transported 20.000 passengers and have plans for the next year for that number to be around 100.000 passengers, directly producing an economic boost to economic development through consumption and related VAT.

FLYBOSNIA flight crew are mostly made up out of Bosnian nationals with some of them returning to work in their home country, since FLYBOSNIA is one of the main economic drivers of domestic airline development. After 12 years, since British Airways has canceled its flight from London to Sarajevo, FLYBOSNIA, a young Bosnian company, is finally connecting Sarajevo to global financial and tourism centers of the world, such as London, Rome, and Paris.

Sarajevo (SJJ) – London (LTN) flights schedule

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

✈ Jordan Aviation to start Amman-Sarajevo charter flights

On Wednesday August 14, 2019 Jordan Aviation will begin charter flights between Amman in Jordan and Sarajevo with Boeing 737-300 aircraft. Last year charter flights were operated from Amman to Mostar. Flights will operate with Boeing 737-300 with capacity to seat 148 passengers in all economy configuration.
  • JAV3741 Arriving in Sarajevo at 20:05
  • JAV3742 Departing Sarajevo at 21:05
Flights are scheduled to operate on following dates: August 14, 21 (more dates to follow).

Sarajevo Airport list of new destinations launched since June:

Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, August 10, 2019

✈ Sarajevo Airport record number of flights

Sarajevo Airport, July 2019, Photo by Jasmin L.

Record number of flights from/to Sarajevo Airport are scheduled to operate on August 17, with 60 commercial operation (30 arrivals and 30 departures). FlyBosnia will operate record number of flights in one day as well. Total of 14 flights will be operated by FlyBosnia due to Hajj charter flights.
Total of 9.036 seats are on offer for August 17th, 4.518 available seats on arriving flights and 4.518 available seats on departure flights. Number of available seats open for bookings is less by 600 seats, since FlyBosnia’s Sarajevo-Medina flights are positioning, ferry flights. Sarajevo Airport will record around 7.000 passengers using the airport on that day, one of the largest number of passengers recorded in one day. Largest number of passengers using Sarajevo Airport in 24 hours period, was recorded in February of 1984, on the last day of 14th Winter Olympic Games, with 14.000 passengers going through the airport that day. 


Source: Flying Bosnian

✈ FlyBosnia HAJJ flight schedule

FlyBosnia will operate a total of 12 flights bringing back pilgrims to Bosnia-Herzegovina from Muslim's Holy City of Mecca. For period of three days FlyBosnia is leasing one more Airbus 319 aircraft from Lithuanian Get Jet Airlines to be able to operate all of its regular and charter flights without any flight schedule interruption. On 12 flights from Medina to Sarajevo, the airline will transport 1700 passengers 

FlyBosnia Medina-Sarajevo flight schedule:

Source: Flying Bosnian