During January-October period Bosnia and Herzegovina has recorded, an impressive 27% passenger growth. During first ten months of this year all four international airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina handled 1.368.515 passengers (in 2016 all four airports recorded 1.225.676 passengers).
Sarajevo and Tuzla Airports are recording record passenger’s numbers this year while Mostar and Banja Luka Airports are recording decline. Tuzla and Sarajevo airports added additional 309.301 passengers during this period. With Wizz Air’s second Airbus 320 being based at Tuzla Airport, the airport has seen largest increase in passenger numbers with an increase of 75 % or 196.704 passengers more compared to the same period of last year. Tuzla Airport anticipates finishing this year with 530.000 passengers. Sarajevo Airport increase of 14% has added additional 102.597 from January to October. With beginning of winter timetable Qatar Airways started four weekly flights from Doha to Sarajevo which will boost airport’s passenger numbers during winter months. Sarajevo Airport will finish this year with 940.000 passengers. Both Mostar and Banja Luka airports recorded decline in passengers this year. This trend is about to change for Mostar Airport from next year. Eurowings has announced flights from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart to Mostar. Both cities will be served twice weekly from May 16. 2018. Mostar Airport is also in talks with Wizz Air and flights to Billund (Denmark) should start in summer of 2018. Next year Mostar Airport could see Istanbul and Zagreb as possible new destinations. With newly announced flights, plus charter flights to Italy, Mostar Airport will reach 100.000 passengers in 2018. Banja Luka is the only Bosnian airport without any new flight announcements for 2018. Air Serbia is the only airline operating flights to Belgrade (5 weekly during summer and 3 weekly during winter months).
Source: Flying Bosnian and BHDCA