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Sunday, July 23, 2017

✈ Eurowings has cancelled plans to launch flights from Dusseldorf to Sarajevo


Eurowings has decided to cancel planed service from Dusseldorf to Sarajevo. Flights were scheduled to begin on November 2, with two weekly rotations between two cities. In the past Eurowings failed to secure enough passengers to keep Berlin-Sarajevo flights profitable. Flights from Berlin operated by the airline for nine months only. At this moment is hard to say what is the main reason for canceling the flights, since tickets were on sale for less than a month. It is rumored that Eurowings will launch flights to Mostar Airport instead, since the local government will subsidize the flights. Earlier this month Mostar Airport has announced beginning of flights to Germany by the end of October. Eurowings operates year-round flights to Sarajevo from Cologne and Stuttgart. Cologne is operated three times per week (four weekly in summer) while Stuttgart is operated only once per week (twice weekly in summer). Main competitor to Eurowings on Bosnian market is Wizz Air. Wizz Air is flying from Tuzla to seven destinations in Germany. Most popular German route from Tuzla is Dortmund with 49.319 passengers in 2016, followed by Frankfurt Hahn  and Memmingen. Since December of last year Wizz Air added flights from Tuzla to: Berlin, Cologne, Friedrichshafen and Nuremberg.       


Source: Flying Bosnian

✈Airlines are increasing Sarajevo operations!

Due to high demand for flights to Sarajevo, many airlines are adding additional flights and increasing capacity during summer period. Turkish Airlines on most of its flights is using largest nanobody jet in its fleet, Airbus 321 with 180 seats. Newcomer to Sarajevo Airport Wataniya Airways is recording great bookings on its service from Kuwait City. The airline is adding additional flights on every Tuesday from July 25 to September 05th. Air Arabia will operate additional flights to Sharjah, up to two daily flights on selected days. This summer charter flights to Antalya are seeing strong demand too, during month of August Sarajevo will be connected to Antalya with 4 weekly flights by Turkish Airlines and 2 weekly flights by Tailwind Airlines and one weekly by Corendon Airlines, for a total of seven weekly flights to Turkish resort city. Hajj pilgrimage charters from Sarajevo to Medina are planned for August 17, 18, 19 and 20th. Returning flights are from Jeddah to Sarajevo, scheduled for September 07, 08, 09 and 10th. All these additional flights will add large number of passengers for Sarajevo Airport in upcoming months. Record number of passengers are projected for July with 125.000 passengers, August 127.000 passengers and September 105.000 passengers. Sarajevo Airport will record best year since opening its doors on 2nd of June 1969, it is estimated that airport will end this year with 910.000 passengers. One million mark in one year should be reached in 2018.  

Turkish Airlines additional flights
TK 3900/3901
Istanbul (IST)
04.08.2017. Friday
TK 3901/3902
Istanbul (IST)
06.08.2017. Sunday
TK 3904/3905
Istanbul (IST)
13.08.2017. Sunday
TK 3906/3907
Istanbul (IST)
20.08.2017. Sunday
TK 3900/3901
Istanbul (IST)
30.08.2017.Wednesday
TK 3900/3901
Istanbul (IST)
02.09.2017. Saturday


Air Arabia additional flights
G9 317/318
Sharjah (SHJ)
28.07.2017. Friday
G9 317/318
Sharjah (SHJ)
05.08.2017. Saturday
G9 317/318
Sharjah (SHJ)
09.08.2017. Wednesday


Wataniya Airways additional flights
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
25.07. 2017.Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
26.07. 2017.Wednesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
01.08.2017. Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
08.08.2017. Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
15.08.2017. Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
22.08.2017. Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
29.08.2017. Tuesday
Q9 805/806
Kuwait City (KWI)
05.09.2017. Tuesday


Source: Flying Bosnian

Saturday, July 22, 2017

✈Sarajevo airport air traffic data by destination (year 2016)


Last year majority of passengers using Sarajevo International Airport traveled to four destinations: Istanbul being number one with 281.482 passengers, followed by Vienna 121.202, Munich 78.669 and Zagreb 67.737. Turkish Airlines is still number one airline with 183.915 passengers transported between Sarajevo and Istanbul Ataturk Airport, followed by Austrian Airlines 121.202 on Sarajevo-Vienna route, Pegasus Airlines is taking third place with 97.567 passengers transported between Sarajevo and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
Passengers
Airline
Destination
Passengers 2016
Passengers 2015
Turkish Airlines
Istanbul-IST
183.915
191.581
Austrian Airlines
Vienna-VIE
121.202
117.625
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul-SAW
97.567
90.880
Lufthansa
Munich-MUC
78.869
75.841
Croatia Airlines
Zagreb-ZAG
67.737
59.497
SWISS
Zurich-ZRH
10.639
12.091
Norwegian
Stockholm-ARN
23.073
18.255


583.002
565.770

Flights
Airline
Destination
Flights 2016
Flights 2015
Turkish Airlines
Istanbul-IST
1.580
1.598
Austrian Airlines
Vienna-VIE
1.282
1.273
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul-SAW
789
607
Lufthansa
Munich-MUC
701
702
Croatia Airlines
Zagreb-ZAG
1.321
1.282
SWISS
Zurich-ZRH
N/A
N/A
Norwegian
Stockholm-ARN
N/A
N/A


5.673
5.462

Available seats
Airline
Destination
Seats 2016
Seats 2015
Turkish Airlines
Istanbul-IST
263.579
255.542
Austrian Airlines
Vienna-VIE
179.374
168.644
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul-SAW
149.115
114.861
Lufthansa
Munich-MUC
102.604
96.877
Croatia Airlines
Zagreb-ZAG
102.961
99.133
SWISS
Zurich-ZRH
N/A
N/A
Norwegian
Stockholm-ARN
N/A
N/A


797.633
735.057

Cabin load factor
Airline
Destination
CLF 2016
CLF 2015
Turkish Airlines
Istanbul-IST
70,00%
75,00%
Austrian Airlines
Vienna-VIE
68,00%
70,00%
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul-SAW
66,00%
79,00%
Lufthansa
Munich-MUC
77,00%
72,00%
Croatia Airlines
Zagreb-ZAG
66,00%
60,00%
SWISS
Zurich-ZRH
N/A
N/A
Norwegian
Stockholm-ARN
N/A
N/A





Airlines passengers share at Sarajevo Int. Airport
 SJJ 2016 total passengers 838.966
SJJ 2015 total passengers 772.904

Airline
Destination
2016 % Share
2015% Share
Turkish Airlines
Istanbul-IST
21,92%
24,78%
Austrian Airlines
Vienna-VIE
14,44%
15,21%
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul-SAW
11,62%
11,75%
Lufthansa
Munich-MUC
9,40%
9,81%
Croatia Airlines
Zagreb-ZAG
8,07%
7,69%
SWISS
Zurich-ZRH
1,26%
1,56%
Norwegian
Stockholm-ARN
2,75%
2,36%


69,49%
73,20%

Sarajevo airport air traffic data by destination (year 2016). For detailed data by each destination click on the photo to enlarge.
Istanbul-IST

Vienna-VIE

Istanbul-SAW

Munich-MUC


Zagreb-ZAG



Source: Flying Bosnian and Eurostat