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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Beautiful video filmed from a cockpit of a Lufthansa Airbus A319 on flight from Munich to Sarajevo and back! ENJOY !
Source: Youtoube/Cabin & cockpit
Source: Youtoube/Cabin & cockpit
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Norwegian Air is introducing new one weekly summer seasonal service from Gothenburg to Sarajevo, airline’s second destination from Sweden after Stockholm Arlanda which is served on year-round basis. Gothenburg-Sarajevo flights will run from June 21 to August 9. Total of 8 flights in each direction are scheduled offering 3.024 seats on board of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Norwegian Air is reintroducing its service from Oslo to Sarajevo. This summer season Norwegian Air will operate a total of 31 flights in each direction (62 flights in total) offering 11.718 seats. Last year Norwegian operated a total of 70 flights between two cities, offering 13.230 seats in both directions. At first airline decided to discontinue the route altogether but after a plea from Bosnian Embassy in Norway the airline decided to restart service as summer seasonal from May 25 to October 26.
This summer season Norwegian Air will maintain one weekly flight between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Sarajevo, representing a decrease over last year’s two weekly for whole summer schedule from April until October. Two weekly flights will be operated only during July.
Copenhagen-Sarajevo service will be operated with two round-trip flights in June, four in July and two in August.
Norwegian Air will serve four destinations from Sarajevo in Scandinavia this summer, record number for one airline since collapse of Air Bosna.
Source: Flying Bosnian
Labels: Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), New flights, Norwegian Air, Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), Stocholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), Summer 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
FINNAIR A321 will arrive from Helsinki on Saturday (09.02.19)
For the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF-2019) Sarajevo airport will handle many charter flights starting today with Aeroflot’s Airbus 321 from Moscow. Passengers and aircraft traffic during month of February is considered one of the slowest in a whole year. Sarajevo airport will great many general aviation and private aircraft as well which will help to boost this month’s passengers numbers.
Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA
Thursday, February 7, 2019
After a four-day trip from Rome to Banja Luka, the Flame of Peace arrived in Sarajevo on February 02.2019. The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF-2019) welcome ceremony took place at Sarajevo International Airport. Thanks to FLYBOSNIA, the delegation landed at the airport on time and safely. FlyBosnia applied special livery for EYOF. The Airbus 319 made its first scheduled charter flight Sarajevo-Banja Luka-Sarajevo transporting EYOF-2019 delegation and official Flame of Peace
This is a festive moment for Bosnia and Herzegovina, bringing back good memories of unity and peace of 1984 Winter Olympics Games held in Sarajevo 35 years ago. The Flame of Peace will be lit at the "Asim Ferhatović Hase" Stadium, on February 10th, when the European Youth Olympic Festival will officially start.
The ceremony of greeting the Flame of Peace was attended by members of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Šefik Džaferović and Željko Komšić, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdić, and representatives of the Canton and City of Sarajevo, as well as numerous athletes.
Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka said that he is proud that the Olympic torch is in Sarajevo again.
"I want our children to live the values of the Olympic spirit. It is our obligation to create platforms, and EYOF is one of them. EYOF is an opportunity to jointly build some new, better and more positive times. I sincerely hope EYOF will awaken the Olympic spirit in our city", Skaka said.
Nenad Vuković, the mayor of the city of East Sarajevo, addressed the attendees.
"This is a great opportunity to show how we can do great things together. In the coming days, we will have the opportunity to send a positive image to 46 countries whose representatives will arrive in our country", said Vuković.
After the Mayors’ addresses, the Flame of Peace was presented to members of the Presidency, Džaferović and Komšić by Amar Barukčija, the winner of the gold medal for Bosnia and Herzegovina in basketball at EYOF, and Esma Alić, this year's EYOF participant.
"It is my great honor and pleasure to be here on a big day for our country Bosnia and Herzegovina. This sporting event helps Bosnia and Herzegovina and has a positive impact on the reputation of our country internationally", said Džaferović.
Željko Komšić said that it is a pleasure to be in this place and to be able to take part in such a big sporting event, the largest since the Winter Olympic Games in 1984. He wished good luck to the organizing committee and to all the people who are ready for the upcoming Festival.
Source:City of Sarajevo, EYOF-2019 and Flying Bosnian
Labels: 2019, Airbus 319, Banja Luka International Airport (BNX), EYOF, FLYBOSNIA, Sarajevo, Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF-2019), Tourism
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
FlyBosnia A319 with EYOF-2019 Sarajevo sticker
First month of the year Sarajevo Airport registered slight passengers decline of 1%. Airport recorded 10% decline in aircraft operations or 100 operations less then in January of last year. Even though airport recorded significant decline in aircraft operations, the airlines are using larger aircraft on its scheduled flights to/from Sarajevo compensating with aircraft with larger capacities. During month of January Turkish Airlines majority of its flights operated with Airbus 321, Austrian Airlines operated about 50% of its flights using Airbus 319 instead of much smaller Airbus 220, while Air Serbia used Airbus 319 twice to three times weekly. Croatia Airlines used Airbus 319 couples of times on its flights to Sarajevo during January too.
Month of February should see solid increase in passengers due to Sarajevo hosting European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) from 09-16 February 2019. Total of 1.100 athletes will participate in the games from 46 national federations, many of them arriving by air using Sarajevo Airport.
Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Saudi Arabian low cost carrier Flynas will introduce summer seasonal flights between Riyadh and Sarajevo. Flights are scheduled to operate from June 2 to August 30. Flights will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with Airbus 320 aircraft, offering 8 seats in business class and 156 seats in economy class. Flights will increase to five weekly during July and August.
The flights are pre-booked by Shiddi Tourism travel agency for tourist from Saudi Arabia, whose parent company, the Al Shiddi Group is owning hotels and resorts through the Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Flynas has a fleet of 33 Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, including neo jets, as well as code-share agreements with Etihad Airways, Pegasus Airlines and Jet Airways.
Last year, services between Riyadh and Sarajevo were operated by the Saudi subsidiary of Egypt's Nesma Airlines.
Flynas is the third carrier to announce new flights to Sarajevo for the coming summer season, joining Aegean Airlines from Athens and Tunis air from Monastir.
Source: Flying Bosnian and flynas
Labels: Airbus, Airbus 320, All Shiddi Group, Bosnia and Herzegovina, flynas, Riyadh Airport (RUH), Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), Saudi Arabia, Summer 2019, Tourism
Monday, February 4, 2019
Tuzla Airport new terminal interior
First month of the year Tuzla airport registered 10% passengers decline due to Wizz Air discontinuing four destinations from the city, compared to the same time of the last year. Total 36.341 passengers traveled through Tuzla Airport in January. Destinations Wizz Air has suspended at the beginning of the winter timetable in October will be operational again as of March 30th. In January Wizz Air had 42.480 seats on offer on 236 flights. Average cabin load factor (CLF) on Wizz air flights from/to Tuzla in January stood at 85,54% or 154 passengers per flight (Wizz Air Airbus 320 has capacity to seat 180 passengers).
Source: Flying Bosnian
Saturday, February 2, 2019
FlyBosnia is planning to add a further two A320 Family narrowbodies on top of the single A319-100 it has already taken, CEO Chris Gabriel told English-language Sarajevo Times.
"We are aiming to have another two aircraft this year and, by the end of five years, we aim to have a fleet of five aircraft. We are looking to increase the number of flights in and out of Sarajevo by more than double in the next twelve to fifteen months," Gabriel said.
The Bosnian start-up, a first attempt at creating a Sarajevo-based carrier since the collapse of B&H Airlines (JA, Sarajevo) in 2015, planned to launch on January 31, 2019, although the date will be postponed. FlyBosnia's website remains inactive and its only aircraft, an ex-Rossiya A319 E7-FBA (msn 1808) has just returned from Sofia for maintenance.
The airline plans to announce its schedule and commence sales within the next "one or two weeks". Besides tickets, it will also sell package tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Gabriel said that the airline would like to initially serve London and Frankfurt Int'l in Europe, as well as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Bahrain Int'l in the Middle East. Going forward, FlyBosnia will focus on Europe and the Middle East with Rome, Paris, Moscow, Beirut, and Kuwait listed as potential future destinations.
"In addition to that, we have received numerous charter requests. So many in fact that we probably can’t fulfil the demand in the early stages. We have built our schedule up and we are just slotting those charters in. We are in the process of getting slots at the various airports we intend to fly to," the CEO added.