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Sunday, October 17, 2021

✈ Ryanair and Wizz Air Banja Luka winter timetable

Banja Luka International Airport will see its busiest winter ever. With two European largest low-cost airlines serving airport with 13 destinations across European continent. Ryanair will serve seven destinations, operating a total of 562 flights (244 arriving and 244 departing), offering 106.218 seats. Ryanair most frequent routes from Banja Luka during upcoming winter season are Gothenburg, Frankfurt-Hahn and Vienna.


✈ Wizz Air Tuzla winter timetable


Wizz Air will introduce two new routes from Tuzla Airport from December 17, 2021. Bringing total number of routes from Tuzla to 17. During winter timetable the airline has scheduled 1.344 flights (672 departing and 672 arriving ), offering 241.920 seats. The route with most flights is Malmo, followed by Dortmund and Basel.

✈ Wizz Air Sarajevo winter timetable



Wizz Air will base its second Airbus A320 at Sarajevo Airport from December 14, 2021. and introduce seven new destinations from the city. During winter timetable the airline has scheduled 1.388 flights (694 departing and 694 arriving ), offering 249.840 seats. The route with most flights is Dortmund, followed by Memmingen and Gothenburg.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

✈ 2020 Tuzla Airport air traffic statistics by destination

Detailed air traffic statistics from Tuzla Airport  for five destinations in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. Currently data is available for five destination airports with more data to be available soon covering the rest of destinations from Tuzla. During the year 2020, number of passengers decreased by 55% when compared to pre-pandemic traffic in 2019.

DESTINATION

PAX. IN 2019

PAX. IN 2020

Basel (BSL)

66.762

23.883

Dortmund (DTM)

65.608

26.437

Gothenburg (GOT)

52.095

22.713

Hahn (HHN)

41.872

17.488

Malmo (MMX)

55.489

23.776

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

✈Tuzla Airport statistics for September 2021

Last month Tuzla Airport recorded 32.960 passengers using the airport, representing an increase of 69% when compared to the same month of the last year. When compared to pre-pandemic traffic (September of 2019) the airport was 41% down for the month, and 53% down for the year. This year Tuzla Airport is excepting to handle 300.000 passengers.  

✈ Norwegian to reintroduce Copenhagen and Oslo flights from Sarajevo

Norwegian plans to reintroduce Oslo and Copenhagen beginning March 2022. The airline took a pause  for financial consolidation with majority of its flights to the Balkans not operating this year. After the Covid pause, Norwegian reintroduced Stockholm-Sarajevo flights in June of this year while its summer seasonal services from Oslo and Copenhagen were postponed. The airline plans to reintroduce Oslo-Sarajevo flights on June 17, 2022. while Copenhagen-Sarajevo flights will be reintroduced on June 28, 2022. Norwegian plans to operate a total of 7 round-trip flights from Copenhagen, 17 round-trip flights from Oslo and 34 round-trip flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

✈ Swiss International Air Lines upgrade Zurich-Sarajevo service

Due to very successful summer season Swiss International Air Lines has upgraded its summer seasonal service between Zurich and Sarajevo to year-round operations. The airline initially scheduled two weekly flights at the beginning of summer season, increasing it to five flights per week at the peak summer season during the months of July and August.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

✈Alicante – Sarajevo air link in works!

Alicante-Elche Airport

ENG - Bojan Dozet, Honorary Consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spain for the regions of Valencia, Murcia, and Andalusia in Alicante, met with Laura Navarro, the Director of Alicante Airport. Their meeting explored the possibilities of establishing an air link with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Director Navarro showed readiness and expressed interest in Alicante Airport being the first airport in Spain to offer direct flights to Sarajevo, with the possibility to establish a connection with other cities from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the future. Currently, we do not have direct flights between our countries, and we hope that this is the first step that will ultimately lead to the establishment of a direct air link and the strengthening of economic, cultural, and tourist ties between our countries.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

✈ Wizz Air announces new destination from Banja Luka

Wizz Air has announced its sixth route from Banja Luka. The carrier will introduce flights from Banja Luka to Hamburg beginning December 17, 2021. Flights will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays with Airbus 320 aircraft

Saturday, August 14, 2021

✈ Lufthansa adds second daily Frankfurt-Sarajevo service

Lufthansa added second daily service from Frankfurt to Sarajevo from the beginning of the 2022 summer season. The second daily flight (LH 1546) will be leaving Frankfurt at 21:00 arriving in Sarajevo at 22:45. The  Airbus 319 aircraft will stay in Sarajevo overnight, leaving for Frankfurt at 06:55, arriving in Frankfurt at 08:45. With the second daily flight and early arrival in Frankfurt, Lufthansa will offer very wide connections to its network in the USA and Canada.

Friday, August 13, 2021

✈ Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch Sarajevo flights

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will launch two weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Sarajevo beginning October 03. Flights are scheduled to operate with airline’s brand-new Airbus 321neo aircraft offering 239 seats. With yesterday’s expansion announcement,  by the end of this year Wizz Air will offer connection to 17 destinations out of its Sarajevo base. United Arab Emirates – Sarajevo is very popular for air travel during summer months with flights being operated by Flydubai up to 3x daily and Air Arabia 2x daily. From May 2023 it is very likely that Wizz Air will operate daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Sarajevo.

✈ Wizz Air announces Tuzla expansion!

Wizz Air has announced two new routes from Tuzla International Airport from December. Milan-Malpensa  in Itay and Nuremberg in Germany, with two weekly flights each. Both routes will be operated by the aircraft that are not Tuzla based. The airline also plans to increase Tuzla operations in upcoming winter season with additional flights to Basel, Friedrichshafen, Gothenburg, Malmo, Vaxjo and Vienna.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

✈ Wizz Air adds 2nd aircraft and 7 new routes from Sarajevo!


Wizz Air announced today the allocation of second aircraft to its Sarajevo base. The Airbus A320 will join the fleet in December 2021, enabling the start of 7 new routes from Sarajevo to Billund, Cologne, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hamburg, Malmo, Oslo-Sandefjord and Venice-Treviso. All new routes will operate twice per week except Cologne and Malmo which will operate three times per week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

✈ Trip report: Sarajevo (SJJ) – Zagreb (ZAG) – Istanbul (IST)

Travel date: July 20, 2021.

Airline: Croatia Airlines and Turkish Airlines

I was flying yesterday from Sarajevo to Istanbul via Zagreb. My first flight was on Croatia Airlines Dash 8-400 (reg. 9A-CQA), the second one on Turkish Airlines Airbus 321 (reg. TC-JTG). Early morning at  Sarajevo Airport was kind of busy with three flights leaving in one hour time: Wizz Air to Dortmund, Croatia Airlines to Zagreb and Austrian Airlines to Vienna. While I was waiting for my flight, I had a chance to talk to a agent who was working on Dortmund flight, she informed me that Wizz Air flight to Dortmund was almost full with only 5 empty seats. My flight to Zagreb was surprisingly empty!? I took this flight many times in the past and usually this flight was always full of transfer passengers to the USA and Canada. It looks like Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines are doing majority of transfer to North America now. Our Zagreb flight OU341 had only 17 passengers, only a small  bottle of water was served, which is okay for such a short flight (it took us 35 minutes from Sarajevo to reach our gate at Zagreb Airport). This was my first time visiting new Zagreb Airport terminal, compared to the old one is huge improvement. I was surprised how empty the whole airport was, barely any passengers! While I was waiting at the gate for my flight to Istanbul, next to us Ryanair was boarding the flight to Milan-Bergamo, I counted 95 passengers boarding that flight. Our flight to Istanbul was on Airbus 321 aircraft (TC-JTG) with 103 passengers.

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Source: Flying Bosnian