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Monday, December 26, 2016

✈Tuzla airport:statistic data Jan-Sep for BSL, DTM, HHN and FMM

Tuzla International Airport detailed statistic data for period January-September 2016. for Wizz air flights on routes to: Basel, Dortmund, Frankfurt Hahn and Memmingen. 





Source: Flying Bosnian and Eurostat

Thursday, December 22, 2016

✈Wizz Air secures Hungarian PSO rights to serve Balkan capitals

The new routes will connect the countries directly, boost bi-directional tourism and establish an important link for trade and business between Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In compliance with the public service obligation rules, all five markets will be served on a twice weekly basis with flights commencing the first week of April 2017.

Wizz Air is to reinforce its position as Hungary’s largest airline after being awarded rights to launch services to five West Balkan capital cities under the National Ministry of Development’s new public service obligation operation to serve these important economic links in the region. The Central and Eastern European low-cost specialist will introduce the flights from Budapest to Skopje in Macedonia, Podgorica in Montenegro, Tirana in Albania, Pristina in Kosovo and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina from April 2017.
Earlier this year the Hungarian National Ministry of Development enacted that a public service obligation is imposed, and announced a public procurement tender for operating the routes connecting Hungary to these destinations in April 2016. It is understood that Wizz Air was the only operator to apply for rights to serve all the markets.
The terms of the agreement, which will run for a four-year period, will permit the low-cost carrier to seek financial compensation from the Hungarian Government for any losses it may incur. The airline is required to offer at least twice weekly flights for the entirety of the contract.
The new routes will connect the countries directly, boost bi-directional tourism and establish an important link for trade and business between Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In compliance with the rules, all five markets will be served on a twice weekly basis with flights commencing the first week of April 2017. They have all not been served since the collapse of Hungarian national carrier Malev at the start of 2012 - Montenegro Airlines also served the Podgorica – Budapest in summer 2006.
“This announcement further underlines our commitment to Hungary as de facto Hungarian national carrier and our activities at Budapest Airport, where Wizz Air has the most diverse network, offering 59 routes to 28 countries,” said József Váradi, chief executive officer, Wizz Air.
Wizz Air currently operates two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of eleven aircraft in the country and recently announced an additional aircraft to join the Budapest fleet from April 2017. Over the past year (12 months to November 2016) it has carried 3.4 million passengers on its low-fare Budapest routes and has already announced four new routes to be launched in 2017, namely Bergen, Faro, Hanover and Lamezia Terme.
“In the past few months we have made several major announcements including basing a new aircraft at Budapest in April, revealing the unique Budapest livery that is designed to promote the city with Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid elements and announced four new routes to start in 2017. We now add another five strategically important routes to our Budapest network,” said Váradi.
Analysis of Wizz Air’s current winter operations from OAG Schedules Analyser data shows the airline is currently serving 120 points in 37 countries. It has grown its capacity 17.6 per cent in 2016, the ninth year in the past ten that it has recorded double-digit growth. The budget carrier is delivering stable growth levels with year-on-year rises of 17.1 per cent in 2014 and 17.5 per cent in 2015 and has seen average annual growth of 15.3 per cent since the start of the decade.
Although Wizz Air may be Hungary’s de facto national carrier, the country is only the fifth largest in the airline’s network based on annual departure capacity with an 8.2 per cent share of seats, albeit it is the fastest growing of the airline’s top five country markets.
Poland is Wizz Air’s largest market with a 15.3 per cent capacity share, closely followed by the United Kingdom (14.3 per cent): the latter was the fastest growing major country market in 2016 with capacity growth of 30.6 per cent. The third and fourth largest country markets were Romania (12.4 per cent share) and Italy (8.3 per cent share), respectively.
The airline shows no signs of slowing its development and in the last couple of weeks alone it has announced plans to open a 27th base in the Bulgarian city of Varna, introduced a ninth aircraft to its Bucharest, Romania fleet, brought forward network expansion out of Katowice in Poland and revealed a massive expansion out of Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
The new Varna base, its second in Bulgaria, will open in July 2017 and will be home to a single A320 which will facilitate new routes to Dortmund and Munich Memmingen in Germany, Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Larnaca in Cyprus and Milan Bergamo in Italy, as well as boosting frequencies on its existing London Luton service to ten weekly flights. In 2017, Wizz Air will have over 380,000 seats on sale on its Varna routes, representing a 260 per cent growth year-on-year.
The new Bucharest-based aircraft, a 180-seat A320, has initially been used to support its new service to Tenerife (launched in November) as well as introduce flights from Bucharest to Hanover and Billund. It has now been switched to a larger 230-seat A321.
Elsewhere in Romania, Wizz Air will add a sixth aircraft to its Cluj-Napoca fleet in March 2017, supporting the opening of four new routes to Stockholm, Bratislava, Larnaca and Malta, as well as the addition of three temporary services to Baden-Baden and Frankfurt Hahn in Germany and Budapest in Hungary that will be operated from Cluj-Napoca while the runway works and Tirgu Mures airport are ongoing.
In Katowice in Poland, strong customer demand mean the airline will bring forward the launch of flights to Catania, Lisbon, Malta and Reykjavik by two weeks. Each new route will be operated with two weekly flights from March 10, 2017.
Wizz Air has also finalised the financing for three new Airbus A320ceo and seven new Airbus A321ceo aircraft being delivered in 2017 and 2018. With this Wizz Air secures its fleet requirements until 2018 when it will reach a significant and important milestone of 100 aircraft. From January 2019, Wizz Air will pass a further milestone as it starts taking delivery of the first of its Airbus A320neo family aircraft.

Friday, December 16, 2016

✈ Wizz air performance at Tuzla airport (last 13 days ot the year)

TUZLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Passenger number bookings from December 19 to December 31. All data is taken from WIZZ AIR booking system and is representing bookings completed by December 16. 2016. 13:39 Central European Standard Time.

  • All flights are operated by: WIZZ AIR
  • All flights are operated by: Airbus 320 aircraft offering 180 seats
  • Total scheduled flights:37 round trip flights
  • Total availabale seats:13.320
  • Total booked seats: 10.819
  • Average Cabin Load Factor 81,22%
  • Source of information: WIZZ AIR booking engine
  • Created by: Flying Bosnian on 12/16/16

✈ For period of 18 days Flydubai is offering 3 daily flights to Sarajevo

The beginning of summer timetable of flights Flydubai will begin with adding additional frequencies on its Dubai-Sarajevo route. From March 24. 2017, to April 10. 2017, Flydubai will operate three daily flights between Dubai and Sarajevo. Flydubai is adding additional flights based on the current bookings and on the request of travel agencies. Bosnia and Herzegovina has become very popular destination for tourist from United Arab Emirates with an average increase of 30% on yearly basis in the last three years. To cater for raising demand, Flydubai last year offered double daily flights in the peak summer months. The airlines timetable for this summer is still showing daily flights from June 25 to September 25, but most likely this will change to double daily, as summer season approaches. Last year in summer timetable of flights Flydubai offered a total of 55.332 seats on Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai sector, while this year this number should go above 70.000 seats.
  • 24.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 25.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 26.03.2017. 4X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 27.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 28.03.2017. 2X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 29.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 30.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 31.03.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 01.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 02.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 03.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 04.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 05.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 06.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 07.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 08.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 09.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai
  • 10.04.2017. 3X Dubai-Sarajevo-Dubai

Source: Flying Bosnian and Flydubai

✈ Tuzla airport 5% passanger increse in November

Tuzla International Airport recorded 5,15% passengers growth comparing to the same month of the last year. Total of 23.619 passengers used the airport during November. Tuzla airport already passed last year’s record when it handled 259.074 passengers. Last month Wizz air introduced two new destinations from Tuzla, London-Luton and Billund with two weekly rotations on both routes. On Saturday, December 17, Wizz air will introduce one more new destination from Tuzla, Berlin Schönefeld Airport will be served with two weekly flights. 

With introduction of new flights and additional flights to Basel for Christmas-New Year Holiday season, Tuzla airport will record around 22.000 passengers in December, bringing year end to total of 305.000 passengers.
According to web portal here are some figures on Wizz air flight bookings during this and next week. Data as of December 14:

  • 16.12. TZL-BLL-TZL 75/165 (66,66% CLF)
  • 19.12. TZL-BLL-TZL 108/148 (71,11% CLF)
  • 23.12. TZL-BLL-TZL 129/158 (79,72% CLF)

  • 14.12. TZL-LTN-TZL 61/148 (58,05% CLF)
  • 18.12. TZL-LTN-TZL 87/157 (67,78% CLF)
  • 21.12. TZL-LTN-TZL 97/141 (66,11% CLF)

Popular destinations from Tuzla
  • 14.12. TZL-DTM-TZL 177/172 (96,94% CLF)
  • 16.12. TZL-BSL-TZL 160/158 (88,33% CLF)
  • 17.12. TZL-EIN-TZL 156/167 (89,72% CLF)
  • 17.12. TZL-HHN-TZL 167/168 (93,05% CLF)
  • 15.12. TZL-FMM-TZL 173/161 (92,77% CLF)
  • 14.12. TZL-MMX-TZL 146/171 (88,05% CLF)

Source: Flying Bosnian and Tuzla Int. Airport

Thursday, December 15, 2016

✈ Wizz air: Budapest-Sarajevo flights starting 5. April 2017.

Wizz air announced today flights Budapes-Sarajevo. Flights will start on April 5th 2017. with two weekly flights. Flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays with Airbus 320 aircraft. Flight are already bookable on with ticket price starting at 60BAM or €29.99. Flights to Sarajevo are part of five new routes from Budapest subsidized by HungarianNational Development Ministry. Sarajevo Airport was connected with Budapest Airport with daily flights by Malev Hungarian national airline until February 2012 when Malev ceased all operation and declared bankruptcy.
Flight schedule Budapest (BUD) - Sarajevo Airport (SJJ)

Flight number
Days of operation
W6 2237

Flight schedule Sarajevo Airport (SJJ) - Budapest (BUD)

Flight number
Days of operation
W6 2238

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

✈ First European FRA concept implemented over the territories of four states

BHANSA (Bosnia-Herzegovina), CRO CONTROL (Croatia) and SMATSA (Serbia and Montenegro) – responsible for managing the airspace of four states –Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro – are now offering airlines the chance to plan and execute free route flights around the clock.

The December 8 launch, which follows on from night-time free route operations since April 2015, will see operations free of fragmentation by state or airspace borders above FL325.

As such, ) is the first European FRA concept implemented over the territories of four states, two of which are members of the FAB CE (Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) functional airspace block with Serbia and Montenegro which are not a part of any FAB initiative, proving that such cooperation is possible, and can be of benefit to all stakeholders.
(SEA-FRA) South East Axis - Free Route Airspace

The idea of such a large-scale FRA was initiated by ATM experts of the four providers who shared a common goal of improving safety and efficiency as well as environmental protection by reducing fuel, CO2 and fuel NOx emissions.

It is important to point out that the SEAFRA actions were taken five years prior to the date of January 1, 2022, deadline when unlimited free use of airspace over 9,000 m across Europe is planned.

This project is one of the key improvements within the EU initiative on establishing the Single European Sky, regardless of the state borders or even FAB borders, aiming to enhance safety and efficiency, and to increase capacity of air traffic in Europe.


Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Naviagation Services Agency

Croatia  Control


Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services


Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services

(FRA)-Free Route Airspace
(SEA)-South-East Axis
(FAB)-Functional Airspace Block

Source: Air Traffic Management 

Friday, December 9, 2016

✈ Intervju sa: Medjunarodni Aerodrom Sarajevo

U ekskluzivnom intervju za Bosnia-Herzegovina aviation news razgovarali smo o planovima razvoja aerodroma Sarajevo:

-Dali će aerodrom Sarajevo ići u koncesiju ili prodaju?

J.P. Međunarodni aerodrom „Sarajevo“ d.o.o. Sarajevo, strateško je gospodarsko društvo, čiji je 100 % vlasnik Federacija BiH, u čije ime vlasnička ovlaštenja vrši Vlada FBiH i resorno Federalno ministarstvo prometa i komunikacija. Sve eventualne odluke vezano za koncesiju Društva, stoga će morati biti odobrene ili verificirane od strane navedenog ministarstva i Vlade FBiH. Do sada nismo informirani da se ikakve aktivnosti na tom polju poduzimaju.

-S obzirom da je broj putnika u stalnom rastu, možemo li očekivati proširenje terminala ili izgradnju novog?

Stalni razvoj je neprekidna nit vodilja u poslovanju Međunarodnog aerodroma Sarajevo, zbog čega i jesmo jedno od najuspješnijih i najrespektabilnijih poduzeća u BiH. S obzirom da smo ove godine zabilježili  rekordan broj putnika,koji je ovih dana  premašio 800 000 putnika,što je više nego ikada dosada,  a uzimajući u obzir da je kapacitet postojeće terminalne zgrade milijun putnika godišnje, prioritetno se ide u razvojne projekte.Uvođenjem novih linija već početkom iduće godine, ovaj rast  će se sigurno nastaviti. Stoga Međunarodni aerodrom Sarajevo planira započeti značajan investicioni zamah već iduće godine. Proširenje postojeće zgrade Terminala je definitivno jedan od najvećih prioriteta. U godini iza nas, u kontekstu pomenutog investicionog zamaha, intenzivno se radilo na pripremnim  aktivnostima (redefinisanje investicionih prioriteta na osnovu dodatnih sveobuhvatnih analiza, izrada  projekata, pribavljanja odgovarajućih saglasnosti i slično).Osim  proširenja zgrade Terminala, među najzahtjevnijim projektima je rekonstrukcija aerodromske piste. Također je u planu i proširenje platforme za parkiranje aviona, čime će biti osigurana dodatna parking mjesta za velike avione, izgradnja ekskluzivnog VIP salona, te montažno- demontažne rashladne komore, koja će služiti za procesuiranje izvoza svježeg mesa i pošiljki velikih gabarita. U planu je i  izgradnja nove poslovne zgrade ukupne površine 3.600 m2  u koju će biti prebačene određene službe i administracija.

-Ima li aerodrom u planu gradnju hotela na aerodromu?

Uprava Međunarodnog aerodoma Sarajevo razmatrala je i ovu ideju i ekonomsku opravdanost iste. Međutim, hotele na aerodromu obično imaju puno veći aerodromi sa daleko većim prometom putnika, gdje je postojanje hotela  posebno opravdano zbog putnika sa dugim presjedanjima. U svakom slučaju sa porastom broja putnika, a kako bi zadovoljlili zahtjeve svih naših korisnika, a ako se bude ukazala potreba i ocjeni se kao opravdana i rentabilno, možda će i ovo biti razmatrano kao jedna od opcija.

-Kad se očekuje dolazak Wizz air-a ili neke druge niskobudžetne avio kompanije u Sarajevo?

Pregovori sa Wizz Air-om su završeni i prvi let ove kompanije na relaciji Sarajevo- Budimpešta sa najvećeg i najfrekventijeg Aerodroma u BiH  se  očekuje početkom iduće godine. Trebamo napomenuti da sa Međunarodnog aerodoma Sarajevo već operira nekoliko avio kompanija koji posluju po low cost sistemu, a najbolji dokaz toga je dovođenje avio komapnije Wizz Air.

-Kakve su šanse za nadogradnju postojećeg sistema za navigaciju! Poznato mi je da je jako teško zbog konfiguracije terena da se nadogradi postojeći ILS I na ILS 2 ? Zar nije moguće produženje praga piste prema entiteskoj linije razdvajanja?

Međunarodni aerodrom Sarajevo formirao je Tim za rasturanje magle, koji se posebno bavi rješavanjem ovoga problema. Aerodrom Sarajevo posjeduje ILS uređaj I kategorije.Nivo i kvalitet rada ovog uređaja, u velikoj mjeri zavisi i od položaja i konfiguracije terena. U tijeku su analize, a uskoro raspisujemo i tender za nabavku opreme koja bi trebala ublažiti probleme koje izazivaju magle u zimskom periodu. Očekujemo da će se prva faza testiranja ovog sistema realizirati već krajem tekuće, odnosno početkom 2017. godine.

-Croatia Airlines je najavljivala uspostavljanje baze na aerodromu u ljeto 2017. Postoji li još taj interes od strane Croatie?

Croatia Airlines je naš dugogodišnji i respektabilni poslovni partner sa kojom smo suradnju započeli još poslijeratne 96. godine i koja već 20 godina bez prekida leti sa našeg aerodroma, povezujući Sarajevo, ne samo sa Zagrebom, nego i sa drugim svjetskim destinacijama.Upravo je  avion Croatia Airlinesa 15. augusta 1996. godine među prvima sletio na tek obnovljeni aerodrom, koji je tada i zvanično otvoren za civilni zračni saobraćaj. Kada je u pitanju otvaranje baze Croatia Airlines-a na Međunarodnom aerodromu Sarajevo u ovom trenutku ne možemo potvrditi da će toga doći u narednoj godini. Naravno, ukoliko se zadovolje svi komercijalni i operativni uslovi Aerdrom je u svakom trenutku zainteresovani za proširenje saradnje sa bilo kojom aviokompanijom.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

✈ Sarajevo Airport 1992-2016

Short history of the airport from 1992 to 2016:

  • March 1992 last commercial flight on Air Commerce.

    Air Commerce YAK42 at SJJ 1991

    Air Commerce was the first Bosnian airline. Private owned but short lived due to the war.

  • April 4. 1992. JNA (Yugoslav National Army) took control over the airport and hand it over to Bosnian Serbs paramilitary forces.
  • June 1992. United Nations took control over the airport for humanitarian purposes (UN Security Council Resolution 757). Mandate for this mission was given to the French detached air force unit called the "French Detair". At that time the airport served for UN military purposes and for humanitarian aid flights to provide basic necessities to the Sarajevo city population.

    SJJ 1993

    SJJ 1993

  • The period from June 1992 to December 1995 will be remembered as the longest humanitarian airlift in history of UN for supplying the besieged city of Sarajevo. 
  • 13.000 operations in more than three years considerably surpasses Berlin airlift of the Allies for air transport of supplies to West Berlin.

    SJJ 1994

    SJJ 1994
  • The airport re-opened to civilian air traffic on 16 August 1996 and has since been renovated and slowly returned to its former glory.

SJJ 1994

SJJ 1994

SJJ 2010

SJJ 2010

Sarajevo International Airport statistics data from 1996-2016

Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

✈ 800.000 passenger for Sarajevo Airport

Yesterday (05.12.2016), Sarajevo International Airport has greeted its 800.000 passenger for this year, braking all time record. Gordana  Aničić was 800.000th passenger, traveling from Sarajevo to Belgrade with Air Serbia. Lucky passenger  was greeted by director of Sarajevo International Airport Mr. Armin Kajmaković and presented with the 200 BAM gift certificate for shopping at the airports duty free shop. Air Serbia representative at Sarajevo Airport Mr. Emir Dervišević awarded lucky passenger with two free air tickets on any route operated by Air Serbia. Sarajevo Airport is expecting to finish the year with annual growth of 8,0% or 835.000 passengers. Last year the airport handeled total of 772.904 passangers. 2017 will be another promising year when new airlines and destinations will be introduced. Arrival of Qatar Airways, Wizz air and TUIfly Belgium is expected. With new airlines and destinations airport is looking to handle 900.000 passengers next year.

Monday, December 5, 2016

✈ Sarajevo Airport Incentive to attract and support airlines!


1. New Destination 
2. Increased frequencies 
3. Number of transported passenger 
4. Incentive to airlines using Sarajevo Airport as its base. 

New destination means a destination not being served from Sarajevo Airport by scheduled airlines. If an airline stops flying to planned route while enjoying the incentive, such Carrier will lose right on below incentives from the moment of stopping flights to such a destination. To be granted the incentive, Carrier has to send a written information about introducing a new destination, as well as a written request to be granted the incentive. 
If the Carrier starts flying on a new destination from the Airport, the following discounts are granted:

 First year
 30% on landing and take off and 15% handling fees
 Second year
 20% on landing and take off and 10% handling fees
 Third year
 10% on landing and take off and 10% handling fees

A special incentive will be granted to additional scheduled flights introduced by airline, on the destination that already exists. To be granted such a discount, airline has to send a written information about increased number of flights, as well as a written request to be granted the incentive. If a scheduled airline does not realize planned number of operations, it will lose the right on incentives for the second and third year, while the Airport will make correction of already granted incentive. 

 First year
 20% on landing and take off
 Second year
 15% on landing and take off
 Third year
 10% on landing and take off

Incentive based on number of transported passengers will be granted to airlines on the basis of statistical data for the previous year. Airline that introduces operations from Sarajevo Airport for the first time will have right to this incentive after a calendar year is over. To be granted such incentive, the airline has to send a written request, in compliance with the table below:

 Total Annual number of Passengers (Arr & Dep) at Sarajevo International Airport
 Discount (%)
 ≤ 10.000
 10.001 – 25.000
 25.001 – 50.000
 50.001 – 65.000
 65.001 – 80.000
 80.001 – 100.000
 100.001 – 150.000
 150.001 – 200.000
 > 200.001

 Discount on landing and take off price
 Discount on aircraft parking price

Carrier having a base at Sarajevo Airport is not entitled to the incentives defined in Items 1 and 2.

The above listed incentives are submitted to Carriers in order to increase and advertise the traffic at the Airport. Airport reserves the right to review and amend the incentive scheme anytime during the defined period.

Source: Flying Bosnian/Sarajevo International Airport