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Friday, January 12, 2018

✈Sarajevo Airport traffic estimates for 2018

My projection for the number of passengers at Sarajevo International Airport during 2018. The estimates are based on the traveling trends from the last year, available seats offered in the airlines global distribution system (GDS), average cabin load factor (CLF) from the previous year. According to available data Sarajevo Airport should record passengers growth of 7 to 10 %.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

✈Wizz Air to launch Tuzla-Vienna flights

Wizz Air has announced its first destination in 2018 from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tuzla will be connected to Wizz Air’s new base at Vienna Airport. New service will start on April 27. 2018. and will operate year-round, three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. With new flights from Vienna, Wizz Air will discontinue its service from Tuzla to Bratislava (which was alternative for Vienna Airport). Last 20 years Austrian Airlines was holding monopoly on flights between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria, making these short flights very expansive. With arrival of healthy competitions from low cost carriers we can expect price of airfares of Austrian Airlines service from Vienna to Sarajevo to significantly go down.

Flight Number
Flight Times
W6 4285
W6 4286

Wizz Air map of new destinations from Vienna

Source: Wizz Air and Flying Bosnian

Thursday, January 4, 2018

✈Record year for Sarajevo Airport

Qatar Airways Airbus 330 at Sarajevo Airport
Sarajevo Airport welcomed a record 957.971 passengers in 2017, this figure represents growth of 14% compared to 2016. During last 12 months airport added additional 119.005 passengers, the largest increase so far in airport’s history. Steady passenger’s growth is expected to continue in 2018 with Qatar Airways, Wizz Air and Wataniya Airways operating flights through the entire year and new flights from Copenhagen by Scandinavian Airlines. Flydubai will significantly increase its service from Dubai from current four weekly flights to daily from March 23, and three daily flights from June 15 to September 16. During this year Flydubai will position itself as third busiest carrier at the airport, after Turkish Airlines and Austrian Airlines.

Source:Flying Bosnian and Sarajevo Airport

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

✈ Government to subsidize Mostar-Zagreb flights

The Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will subsidize establishment of regular scheduled flights between Mostar and Zagreb. On the last session, the government has approved 1 million Bosnian Marks (500.000 Euros) to support the flights. Mostar Airport has published a formal tender procedure on its website for all interested airlines to apply for subsidies.
Detailed documentation can be requested from Mostar International Airport by sending a request for full tender documentation:

Fax number: +387 36 350 212 or by

The deadline for submission of bids is 19.01.2018. until 11:00 am.

Source:Flying Bosnian

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

✈Record year for Tuzla Airport

Tuzla International Airport has recorded very strong passenger growth during last year. Total of 535.834 passengers used the airport in 2017, representing an increase of 72% over 2016. 

Source:Flying Bosnian and Tuzla Airport

Monday, January 1, 2018

✈Saudia Airlines hiring in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SAUDIA AIRLINES is one of the largest Airlines in the Middle East and a World class Sky Team Alliance airline that seeks 


to fly around the World for its Domestic & International network.

  • Minimum of High School Graduate;
  • Previous experience not required;
  • Age 20 to 30 years old
  • With minimum arm reach of 212 cm on tiptoes and according to standard height and weight chart (Please see standard height and weight chart);  
  • For ex SAUDIA Flight Attendants, age should be between 20 to 30 years old (not exceeding a day after the 30th birthday at the time of recruitment);
  • For Flight Attendants with a proof of minimum flying experience of 1 year with other Airlines, age should be between 20 to 35 years old, not exceeding a day after the 35th birthday presenting a proof;
  • Intermediate English knowledge is required (to present the certificate if applicable);  
  • Must have pleasant personality and appearance.
  • Women wearing Hijab or Head Cover are welcomed to apply 
  • Competitive Tax-Free Salary and Applicable Allowance.
  • Free Fully Furnished Shared Air-conditioned Accommodation 
  • Medical Treatment & Insurance as per SAUDIA Policy 
  • Free & reduced Tickets as per SAUDIA Policy.

Interested Candidates with above qualifications will have to send scanned valid documents in English to the following E-mail address:
which include: (CV) Curriculum Vitae with a photo, two (2) recent photos full body & passport size, copies of completed school certificate, English knowledge certificate (if available) and scanned Passport or National ID card.

Preliminary Screening Dates: Each eligible applicant will be individually informed about preliminary screening dates via email.
Screening Location: Each eligible applicant will be invited for preliminary screening in Sarajevo.

Broj pozicija: 25
Datum objave: 31.12.2017.
Trajanje oglasa: 30 dana (ističe 31.01.2018.)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

✈Government to allocate 5,8 Million Euros for airports

The Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has approved transfer of funds from the 2017 budget, in the amount of 11,4 million Bosnian Marks (BAM) or 5,8 million Euros , for the improvement of air transport infrastructure in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Ministry of Transport and Communications will oversee distribution of funds to the assigned projects at three Bosnian airports (Mostar, Tuzla and Bihac). At the beginning of the year government allocated 6 million Bosnian marks for the above-mentioned airports. At today’s session government has decided to increase funds for each airport, with new approved funds airports will get 11,4 million Bosnian Marks for the improvement of airports infrastructure and subventions of new air services. Funds are collected through departing passengers at Sarajevo Airport. Each departing passenger from Sarajevo Airport pays 20 BAM tax for aviation development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the past, these funds were used to finance BH Airlines. Since BH Airlines ceased operation the government is using collected funds for development of Tuzla, Mostar and Bihac airports. This year around 450.000 passengers departed Sarajevo Airport, contributing around 9 million Bosnian Marks to the air transport improvement fund.

According to Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina funds will be distributed as follows:

New (Increased) funds
Tuzla Airport
Mostar Airport
Bihac Airport

Note: 1BAM (Bosnian Mark) = 0,51 EURO/ 2 million BAM=1.022.000 EUR

Bihac Airport will receive 4.000.000 BAM. Additional resources are intended for the real estate expropriation - the expansion of the land for the airport to extend the runway.

Tuzla Airport will receive 3.570.000 BAM. Additional funds will be used for capital investments for the reconstruction and upgrading of the passenger terminal building - Phase2 - 1.154.580 BAM, for the construction of a customs warehouse for aviation fuel 269.000 BAM and for the purchase of the equipment (mower and snowmobile tractors in the amount of 576.420 BAM).

Mostar Airport will receive 3.570.000 BAM. Majority of funds 2.570.000 BAM will be used for airport upgrades while 1.000.000 BAM will be used to subsidize the launch of Croatia Airlines flights from Mostar to Zagreb.

Source: Flying Bosnian and Vlada FBiH

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

Turkish Airlines Charter flights from Sarajevo in Summer 2018 
Total flights

Turkish Airlines
04, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
Turkish Airlines
02, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30
Turkish Airlines
01, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
Turkish Airlines
01, 03, 07, 08, 10, 14, 15
Turkish Airlines


Flight Schedule Antalya (AYT) – Sarajevo (SJJ) 

Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218
Turkish Airlines
TK 4218

Flight Schedule Sarajevo (SJJ) – Antalya (AYT)

Flight number
Flight times
Day operating
Valid from/to
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219
Turkish Airlines
TK 4219

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)


Total passengers
% Change
Banja Luka

Bosnia and Herzegovina



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.




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