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Thursday, December 14, 2017

✈Turkish Airlines charter flights Sarajevo-Antalya

In upcoming summer season, travel agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina will offer tourist packages to Turkish Riviera resorts with direct charter flights from Sarajevo and Tuzla to Antalya. Flights from Sarajevo will be operated by Turkish Airlines and Tailwind Airlines, while flights from Tuzla Airport will be operated by Free Bird Airlines. Total of 54 round-trip flights will be operated by Turkish Airlines using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering total of 17.820 seats in both directions. In summer of 2018 Turkish Airlines will increase charter flights to Antalya by 45% compared to last summer. Last summer season the airline operated a total of 37 round-trip flights between Sarajevo and Antalya, while in 2018 the number of flights will go up to 54. Number of available seats in 2018 is 17.820 in both directions, compared to 12.210 in 2017. With such increase in tourist flow between Sarajevo and Antalya it is very likely that either Pegasus or Turkish Airlines will introduce summer seasonal flights from Antalya to Sarajevo soon. For vacation package bookings please visit Fibula.ba


Turkish Airlines Charter flights from Sarajevo in Summer 2018 
Month
Date
Airline
Aircraft
Total flights
MAY
28

Turkish Airlines
B737-800
1
JUN
04, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
Turkish Airlines
B737-800
11
JUL
02, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30
Turkish Airlines
B737-800
17
AUG
01, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
Turkish Airlines
B737-800
18
SEP
01, 03, 07, 08, 10, 14, 15
Turkish Airlines
B737-800
7



54


Flight Schedule Antalya (AYT) – Sarajevo (SJJ) 

Airline
Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
14:50-16:10
1------
28.05-10.09.
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
14:45-16:05
--3----
20.06-29.08.
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
15:40-17:00
----5--
22.06-14.09.
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
14:25-15:45
-----6-
23.06-15.09.

Flight Schedule Sarajevo (SJJ) – Antalya (AYT)

Airline
Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
17:10-20:15
1------
28.05-10.09
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
17:05-20:10
--3----
20.06-29.08.
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
17:50-20:55
----5--
22.06-14.09.
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
16:45-19:50
-----6-
23.06-15.09.



Source: Flying Bosnian

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

✈Bosnian airports traffic data for November

Bosnia and Herzegovina air transport statistics for November 2017


Year to date passengers data (January-November)

Airport

Total passengers
% Change
Sarajevo
907.917
+14,23
Tuzla
494.846
+74,03
Mostar
42.723
-20,31
Banja Luka
19.724
-6,07

Bosnia and Herzegovina


1.465.210

+27,20

Source: Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

✈TUI fly Belgium and Atlas Global end Sarajevo service

TUI fly Belgium and Atlas Global Airlines have cancelled Sarajevo service. Both airlines introduced flights to Sarajevo in the first half of 2017, TUI fly Belgium started its two-weekly service from Brussels Charleroi Airport on March 26, ending flights on October 30. Flights were operated as summer seasonal but after only one season TUI fly decided to cancel the flights due to poor loads.

Atlas Global Airlines started flights from its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sarajevo on June 23 with four weekly flights, flights were scheduled as year-round, but after only four months the airline suspended its service saying it will resume flights at the beginning of April as summer seasonal. Yesterday we received confirmation from Atlas Global Airlines saying that airline will not return to Sarajevo and all flights have been canceled. Intense competition from Turkish and Pegasus Airlines have forced Atlas Global to cancel Sarajevo service. During summer season Turkish Airlines is maintaining 18 weekly flights between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sarajevo, while Pegasus Airlines maintains 9 weekly flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Sarajevo.



airline
route
started
ended

CLR-SJJ
30/10/2017

IST-SJJ
18/11/2017

Source: Flying Bosnian

✈Tuzla-London Luton YTD statistics



During January-October period, a total of 20.708 passengers traveled on Wizz Air flights between Tuzla and London Luton Airport. The airline operated a total of 152 flights between two cities, with an average cabin load factor of 75,00%. Wizz Air has discontinued this route on 28.10.2017, after operating flights for one year only. The airline did not issue official statement on flight cancellation but most likely due to the visa requirements for Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens and long and costly process of obtaining visa to enter United Kingdom the interest for the flights wasn’t substantial for Wizz Air to continue to operate the flights. This route was the only one connecting Bosnia and Herzegovina and United Kingdom. In March of 2007 British Airways started flights from London Gatwick airport to Sarajevo. Flights were operated three times per week with Boeing 737-400 aircraft, but flights were short lived and stopped in October of the same year due to high fuel prices and high operating expenses stated by British Airways.


Source: Flying Bosnian

Monday, December 11, 2017

✈FlyBosnia has submitted a request for Bosnian AOC


After last week announcement about the newly founded airline company FlyBosnia (owned by Al Shiddi Group), we tried to find out more information about the plans of the company. We contacted Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA) for more information.
Spokesman for Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation, Mr. Aleksandar Lalovic confirmed to the portal Akta.ba that FlyBosnia has submitted a Request for Air Operator Certificates.

"The Directorate for Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHDCA) received the Request for Air Operator Certificate from FlyBosnia on November 13, 2017. According to the law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHDCA will carry out an analysis of the submitted documentation and an assessment of the company for meeting the conditions for obtaining Air Operator Certificate (AOC) ", confirmed Lalovic.

We also learn that Haris Čoloman, a former manager of Bosnian Wand Airlines, was appointed as a company director, who forwarded all our questions to the company’s official PR agency, Foto Art.The PR agency issued following statement:

"We will organize a press conference, presenting FlyBosnia to the public in more detail. At this moment we can confirm that FlyBosnia is a company that wants to connect Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina with the rest of the world. Since the company is registering and developing business plans in accordance with Bosnian aviation law, we are not able to provide any more information now. We can confirm that FlyBosnia is recruiting new cabin crew members (through employment agency Posao.ba). On FlyBosnia website, which is under construction, you will have the opportunity to find out more information soon" the PR agency said.


Source: Akta.ba

Sunday, December 10, 2017

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina aviation year in review


2017 will be marked as a very successful year for the civil aviation air transport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo and Tuzla Airports recorded double digit passenger’s growth. During the year Sarajevo Airport welcomed six new airline companies with seven new routes from the city, while Tuzla Airport has seen five new routes from the city across European continent. Both Airports started expansion of terminal buildings and maneuvering areas of the airport. In 2017, Mostar Airport worked on expanding its facilities and upgrading equipment in preparation for 2018 when new scheduled flights with Eurowings to Dusseldorf and Stuttgart will begin. Possible new routes from Mostar Airport in 2018 are Zagreb, Malmo and Billund. Number of air passengers in Bosnia and Herzegovina during 2017 increased by an impressive 25% to 1,5 million. Majority of passengers used Sarajevo and Tuzla airports. Banja Luka is the only Bosnian airport that did not record any progress in 2017.

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FEB 10

FEB10

FEB 11

FEB 11

MAR 25

MAR 31

MAR 31

APR 05

APR 13

MAY 03

MAY 06

JUN 15

JUN 22

JUN 23

JUL 15

JUL 26

AUG 01

AUG 18

AUG 25

SEP 04

SEP 25

OCT 06

OCT 17

OCT 31

OCT 31

NOV 01

NOV 11

NOV 23

NOV 28

DEC 06

DEC 09



Map of new established routes in 2017 from Sarajevo and Tuzla 

New routes from Sarajevo 
 New routes from Tuzla 

Source: Flying Bosnian