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Thursday, October 17, 2019

✈FlyBosnia inaugural flight Sarajevo - Rome!

FlyBosnia has organized a promotional trip for tour operators from Italy into Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will last for three days, aimed at presenting the beauty and diversity Bosnia and Herzegovina offers to all potential tourists and reasons why they should visit the country.

The promotional flight took off from Sarajevo Airport this morning at 7:15, arriving in Rome one hour later. Return of promotional flight is scheduled for October 20. Promotional trip organized by FlyBosnia will last three days (October 17-20) and its aimed at presenting the beauty and diversity Bosnia offers to all potential tourists and reasons why they should visit the country. Bosnia's promotional PR in Italy is Amra Silajdzic-Dzeko (the wife of Bosnian football player Edin Dzeko, currently playing for FC Roma), who has been living in Rome with her family for several years. Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Nicola Minasi is also supporting the idea of establishing Sarajevo-Rome flights, and he was present on inaugural flight today.

Rome is  the second European destination for FlyBosnia after the airline established a direct flights between Sarajevo and London in September of 2019.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Klix

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