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Sunday, September 24, 2017

✈Austrian Airlines Vienna-Sarajevo winter flight reduction

In winter timetable, Austrian Airlines flights from Vienna to Sarajevo will see additional reduction. Compared to last year’s winter schedule when Austrian Airlines operated 12 weekly flights between two cities, this year schedule will see reductions from 4 to 2 additional weekly flights. Reduction in number of operated flights is due to increased capacity. In winter season Austrian Airlines used to operate Sarajevo flights with a mix of Fokker 70/100 aircraft. As of November, Austrian Airlines is retiring its Fokker fleet (Austrian Airlines sold its Fokker fleet to Australian Alliance Airlines for $15 million US). All previous flights operated with Fokker aircraft will be replaced with larger Embraer 195 aircraft. Austrian Airlines Embraer 195 aircraft has capacity to accommodate 120 passengers while Fokker 70 capacity was 70 seats and Fokker 100 capacity was 100 seats. Month of February will see biggest reduction in flights when weekly number of flights will fall to only eight flights.

Austrian Airlines Vienna-Sarajevo Winter timetable
From-To
Number of weekly flights
Aircraft
30.10.2017-15.01.2018.
12
Embraer 195
16.01-2018-25.02.2018.
8
Embraer 195
26.02.2018-24.03.2018.
9
Embraer 195


Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, September 23, 2017

✈Turkish Airlines is increasing flights to Sarajevo

In winter timetable, Turkish Airlines is adding one more weekly flight between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sarajevo. During winter timetable Turkish Airlines will operate a total of 11  weekly round-trip flights between two cities, representing an increase of one weekly flight compared to the winter schedule of last year. Additional flight will be operated on Saturdays with Airbus 319 aircraft (smallest aircraft in Turkish Airlines fleet). Additional flight is a response to increased competition on Istanbul-Sarajevo sector. In June of this year Atlas Global introduced four weekly flights Istanbul-Sarajevo, competing directly with Turkish Airlines and indirectly with Pegasus Airlines flying to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side of the city. Next year, Atlas Global will most likely increase Istanbul-Sarajevo flights to daily.
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Sarajevo flight schedule

In upcoming winter schedule Sarajevo will be connected with Istanbul with 21 weekly flights:
  • Turkish Airlines 11 weekly flights
  • Pegasus Airlines 6 weekly flights
  • Atlas Global 4 weekly flights 



Source: Flying Bosnian

✈Eurowings to increase Stuttgart-Sarajevo flights!


In summer schedule of 2018. Eurowings will start second weekly Stuttgart-Sarajevo flight at the beginning of summer schedule on March 27 instead of peak summer months as was the case in the past. Eurowings will operate Stuttgart- Sarajevo flights twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from March 27. to October 27. 2018. Eurowings second destinations from Sarajevo, Cologne will be served with three weekly flights, increasing to four weekly flights from July 20 to August 24. Eurowings will offer many destinations from Sarajevo across Europe on a single ticket  with one stop in one of its hub airports (Stuttgart or Cologne). The airline provides very fast and smooth connections at both airports with checked luggage going to the final destination.  

Map of Eurowings destinations from Sarajevo with one stop in Cologne or Stuttgart

Stuttgart-Sarajevo
EW2496
15:20-16:50
-2-----
Stuttgart-Sarajevo
EW2496
13:35-15:05
-----6-

Sarajevo-Stuttgart
EW2497
17:30-19:10
-2-----
Sarajevo-Stuttgart
EW2497
15:45-17:25
-----6-

Stuttgart-Sarajevo-Stuttgart airfare price calendar 

Source: Flying Bosnian

Thursday, September 21, 2017

✈Tuzla Airport Winter schedule 2017/18

Map of destinations from Tuzla (Map by Great Circle Mapper)

During winter timetable Tuzla International Airport will see increase in air traffic compared to the last winter season, but less flights will be offered compared to the summer schedule. Wizz Air in winter season is adjusting service at the airport, as selected routes are being converted to seasonal service (summer-only), while selected routes see frequency adjustments. Thirteen destinations in five European countries will be served from Tuzla during winter season. Bratislava, London and Nuremberg will be operated during summer months, resuming last week of March 2018. 

 Flights by destinations

 Available flights

 Available seats

 Flights by country 


Source: Flying Bosnian

Monday, September 18, 2017

✈Traffic data at Bosnian airports for July and August 2017.


Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA) has published air traffic data for Bosnian airports for July and August.


Source: BHDCA

Sunday, September 17, 2017

✈Sarajevo Airport Winter schedule 2017/18


 Destinations in Europe
Destinations in Arabian Peninsula 


The 2017/18 winter timetable enters into force on Sunday, October 29th. Until March 24th of 2018. passengers will be able to fly to 14 destinations in 11 countries in Europe and Gulf region. The airlines will offer a total of 83 weekly departures, compared to the winter of last year number of weekly departures have increased by 14 flights.

New airlines and destinations in upcoming winter timetable:
  • Atlas Global-Istanbul (IST), 4 weekly flights
  • Wataniya Airways-Kuwait City (KWI), 2 weekly flights
  • Wizz Air-Budapest (BUD), 2 weekly flights
  • Qatar Airways-Doha, 4 weekly flights

Following Airlines will increase weekly frequencies:
  • Adria Airways-Ljubljana (LJU) from 6 to 7
  • Eurowings- Cologne (CGN) from 2 to 3
Winter timetable analysis
Number of flights

Available seats

Flights by destinations




Source: Flying Bosnian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

✈EUROCONTROL congratulates the Directorate of Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on reaching its twentieth anniversary!

Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina – On 12 September Frank Brenner, Director General EUROCONTROL, joined distinguished guests from European ATM to celebrate 20 years of the Directorate of Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHDCA).
Mr. Brenner noted that in that time, Bosnia and Herzegovina had joined EUROCONTROL to become its 32nd member in 2004, playing a key role in European ATM within an Organisation that now counts on 41 Member States as well as two Comprehensive Agreement States in the shape of Israel and Morocco. 
Looking back on a highly successful partnership, Mr. Brenner congratulated BDHCA for its tireless work in developing a regulatory and safety framework, and for its achievement in creating FABCE, a functional airspace block aimed at jointly improving performance, which has seen the successful introduction of Free Route Airspace above flight level 310.
There are over 300,000 flights a year in the skies of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, noted Mr. Brenner, “and that figure is set to increase to close to 400,000 over the next seven years.  The south-east axis is vitally important to the European network, and it is essential that each country provides the capacity required for the region as a whole. EUROCONTROL and Bosnia Herzegovina are partners in this with very real success. We at EUROCONTROL, are proud to have supported Bosnia & Herzegovina in implementing European Single Sky Regulations that separate oversight of the DGCA with operations in the newly founded BHANSA. The staff of EUROCONTROL Directorate Pan-European Single Sky and the Network Manager provide support on a wide range of areas, from training to detailed planning for the implementation of the new ATM arrangements for the country.  It’s an effective and productive partnership, as demonstrated by the fact that 48 airspace design improvement packages were implemented between 2009 and 2017.” 
Mr. Đorđe Ratkovica, BHDCA Director General, said: “BHDCA would not have been able to realise such a complex project, implemented in the whole territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, without the enormous assistance we received from the international aviation institutions: ICAO, EUROCONTROL, CEATS Strategy Planning and Development Unit and their experts and also from the EU delegation to BiH and the EBRD Office in BiH. Therefore, our heartfelt thanks go to all of them as well as to each individual participant in the implementation of the BHATM project.
The ceremony was opened by His Excellency Dr. Branko Dokić, special representative of Dr Mladen Ivanić, Member of the BH Presidency and former BH minister of communication and transport, with key speeches delivered by His Excellency Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council; Mr. Frank Brenner, Director General EUROCONTROL, Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano, ECAC Executive Secretary; and Mr. Victor Aguado, former EUROCONTROL Director General.
For further information, please contact:
Lucia Pasquini,

Corporate Communications

Tel: +32 2 729 3420

✈Tuzla-London air passenger traffic data


During January-July period, a total of 13.490 passengers traveled on Wizz Air flights between Tuzla and  London Luton Airport. In the first seven months of the year Wizz Air operated a total of 100 flights between two cities, with average cabin load factor of 75,00%. Average cabin load factor of 75,00% wasn’t enough for the airline to keep flights year-round. Wizz Air will convert its service between Tuzla and London Luton to summer seasonal on the first anniversary of the first flight. Two weekly flights will resume on 27. March 2018.





Source: Flying Bosnian

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

✈Air Serbia to reduce Banja Luka flights


During winter timetable Banja Luka airport will be connected to Belgrade with two flights per week. Compared to last winter Air Serbia will reduce its service between Belgrade and Banja Luka from three flights per week to just two weekly flights. Even though flights are subsidized by local government the demand for the flights is very low. Air Serbia used to fly daily from its hub at Belgrade Airport to Banja Luka, reducing flights to five per week during last year, to three weekly last winter and now to just two flights per week.



Winter timetable Belgrade-Banja Luka
JU102    BEG-BNX
13:50-14:45
-2----7
ATR-72
JU103    BNX-BEG
15:15-16:05
-2----7
ATR-72

Source: Flying Bosnian

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

✈Record year for Tuzla Airport!

Wizz Air Airbus 320 at Tuzla Airport

Tuzla International Airport has recorded strong growth over summer months. The airport has surpassed whole 2016 in the number of passengers handled. With the end of August, the airport handled a total of 353.423 passengers representing an increase of 72,15% on the same period of last year. By the end of this year Tuzla Airport anticipate handling over 500.000 passengers!

Source: Flying Bosnian and Tuzla Airport

Monday, September 4, 2017

✈Record August for Sarajevo Airport!


Sarajevo International Airport recorded the best month in history. 144.330 passengers traveled through the airport last month, an increase of  of 21,95 % comparing to the same month of last year. Sarajevo Airport has broken previous record from July when 140.025 passengers traveled through the airport. Last month airport handled on average 4.516 passengers each day. Last month most popular countries to fly to and from Sarajevo Airport were: Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Austria. Double digit growth is expected to continue in September and October. 


Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA

Sunday, September 3, 2017

✈Wizz Air no more fees for hand luggage from October 29th!

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces that passengers will no longer be charged an additional fee to bring a large item of hand baggage into the aircraft cabin on all Wizz Air flights, from 29 October 2017.
  • Passengers will be entitled to bring on board one item of hand luggage which meets the dimensions of 55x40x23 cm and 10 kg weight. This bag is included in the ticket price.
  • This represents a 50% increase in volume compared to the previous size of free luggage allowance
  • Customers travelling on or after 29 October 2017 that have already purchased hand luggage directly through Wizz Air channels will be reimbursed with 120% of the price paid, credited to their WIZZ accounts
In customer satisfaction surveys more than 80% of Wizz Air passengers** scored WIZZ highly in terms of on-board experience, friendliness and professionalism of staff. Wizz Air continuously listens to customer feedback, which is why Wizz Air believes that the new hand luggage policy will enhance the WIZZ travel experience even further.
Today the airline also announces a new service option for passengers called WIZZ Priority. Valid on all flights from today, WIZZ Priority now includes:
  • Priority boarding
  • Passengers able to bring an additional small bag (maximum dimensions of 40x30x18cm) into the cabin
  • From 29 October, a guarantee that hand luggage will be placed in the cabin (also available for passengers when purchasing WIZZ Go, WIZZ Plus and the WIZZ Privilege Pass)


Source: Wizz Air

Friday, August 25, 2017

✈Sarajevo Airport opens Fast lane


Sarajevo Airport opened its first fast lane yesterday. Preferential access at the checkpoint allows you to pass through security quickly and speeds up procedures before boarding. 

Fast lane is available for:
-Holders of associated airline first and business class tickets and club cards
-VIP passengers
-EUFOR and NATO passengers

Eligible passengers may proceed to Fast lane after check in when the special barcode will be issued for Fast lane access.









 Photos by Sarajevo Airport



Source: Flying Bosnian and SIA

Thursday, August 24, 2017

✈Flydubai expands Sarajevo flights in S18!



Flydubai in summer 2018 season is expanding service to Sarajevo, as the airline introduces daily Dubai-Sarajevo flights from 26. March 2018. Dilly flights will be operated in codeshare with Emirates. During peak summer season Flydubai will operate double daily flights between Dubai and Sarajevo.



Source: Flying Bosnian

Monday, August 21, 2017

✈Tuzla airport is finishing a terminal for fuel storage


Besides the expansion and reconstruction of the existing capacities of  Tuzla International Airport, another project is being realized. A customs terminal for storage of airplane fuel, for which the airport got a license for supplying airlines and airplanes with Jet A1 fuel, is being built.
That is the centerpiece of the activities that the management of the airport, alongside the Government of the Tuzla Canton, began two years ago.
The customs terminal is necessary since the number of operations and the fuel consumption are increased. The construction of the terminal will cost the airport 1 million BAM and will place the airport among those that are supplying airline companies with cheap fuel. The final phase will cost 338,000 BAM.  Tuzla Airport is financing the project from its own funds.
Review and control of the quality of the fuel will be conducted by the newly built laboratory at Tuzla International airport. All ecological norms set by the law will be followed and the fuel tanks will be placed on rubber surfaces.
The author of the project is the Institute for the Protection of Ecology and Education d.o.o Tuzla.
Source: Akta.ba

✈Bosnia and Herzegovina sees air traffic growth of 20% in the first half of 2017!



Demand for air travel in Bosnia and Herzegovina is growing strong year after year. With Wizz Air adding second aircraft to its Tuzla base and five new airlines starting operations to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina will record its busiest year in air travel. Second half of the year will show even larger improvement due to new destinations being introduced in second half of the year and increased number of seasonal and charter flights. In the first half of the year a total of 636.753 passengers traveled through four international airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing an increase of 20,67% over same period of last year. Tuzla International airport recorded largest increase of 60,00% !



Total passengers, first half of 2017

Airport
1H 2016
1H 2017
Change
Sarajevo
357.465
383.983
+7,41%
Tuzla
142.021
226.462
+59,45
Mostar
18.486
16.709
-9,61%
Banja Luka
9.700
9.599
-1,04%
Total B&H
527.672
636.753
+20,67


B&H market share in the first half of 2017

Airport
1H 2017
Change
Sarajevo
383.983
60,30%
Tuzla
226.462
35,56%
Mostar
16.709
2,62%
Banja Luka
9.599
1,50%
Total B&H
636.753



In the last seven years traffic, has increased by 108,96%

Year
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
PAX
1225676
1129749
956870
804927
668728
649676
586537
Change
+8,49
+18,06
+8,50
+18,06
+18,87
+20,36
+2,96


Source: Flying Bosnian