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B&H Airlines cancels all flights … again

B&H Airlines has cancelled all of its flights again until Tuesday April 16. Services to Istanbul, Zurich, Copenhagen and Banja Luka have all been cancelled as the airline’s sole operating ATR72 is believed to be undergoing scheduled maintenance. The carrier’s other ATR, grounded in Germany, is expected to return to Sarajevo soon. A total of 460.000 euros has been accumulated from the departure tax at Sarajevo Airport, which is the amount needed for the aircraft’s maintenance in Germany to be paid, Amir Jažić, B&H CEO says. The Federation government now has to clear the funds which will then be transferred to Germany.

Last week the Federation government approved a 1.3 million euro cash injection for B&H Airlines. More than half of the allocated funds will be used for fuel, followed by handling and landing and maintenance. B&H Airlines plans to launch flights to Skopje in less than a month. With the arrival of its second ATR the carrier will have the opportunity to launch another new destination during the summer. The airline has given up on previous plans to lease a jet engine aircraft.

B&H is facing stiffer competition with the recent arrival of Pegasus Airlines in Sarajevo and the potential arrival of Wizz Air. In May, Gryphon Airlines is expected to launch seasonal summer flights from Kuwait City to the Bosnian capital with its Boeing 767. It will be joined by Kuwait Airways which will operate the route through August and September with its Airbus A300-600 via Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Meanwhile, local authorities have agreed for promotional flights to be operated between Moscow and Sarajevo in either June or July by Moskovia Airlines. The promo flight should serve as a prelude to regular services between the two capitals in the near future.

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B&H Airlines is here to stay

B&H Airlines has denied recent claims by the “Dnevni Avaz” newspaper that the Federation government of Bosnia and Herzegovina is planning to shut down the carrier. “Since our accounts were reinstated, B&H Airlines continues to operate flights from Sarajevo Airport normally. We are carrying out flights according to the 2013 timetable and final preparations are underway for flights to Skopje to be launched”, the airline said in a press release.

B&H Airlines is currently operating services to Istanbul, Copenhagen, Zurich and Banja Luka with a single ATR72 which has forced the carrier to reduce its flight offering. However, the airline’s second ATR, which has been undergoing maintenance in Germany for the past few months, is set to return to the fleet on April 22, after which B&H plans to boost frequencies. Officially, the airline still plans to lease a jet engine aircraft, with global reservation systems displaying a Fokker 100 operating flights from Sarajevo to Istanbul starting May 1. While the airline hasn’t included Amsterdam in its summer timetable, it has been granted slots at the Dutch airport for the upcoming summer, indicating a possible return for the carrier to the city.

Earlier this week, the popular daily “Dnevni Avaz” broke the news that the Federation government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to shut down its national carrier. It added that cabinet members are set to vote in favour of the airline’s closure as it can no longer support B&H which has accumulated significant debt for its relatively small size. The government forks out 3.5 million euros for the carrier on an annual basis. The government has blamed Turkish Airlines for leaving B&H last year in a worse state then prior to the acquisition in 2008.

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B&H Airlines resumes normal operations

B&H resumes normal operations

B&H Airlines has resumed normal operations after the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank unblocked its accounts. “Unblocking our accounts was the condition for us to resume operations. Without it we would be unable to do business. After this we can breathe more easily”, Amir Jažić, the acting CEO of B&H Airlines says. Mr. Jažić claims the blockade of its accounts on behalf of the Hypo Group was uncalled for. He adds, “We still haven’t made flight plans for next week but we will operate services to three destinations (Istanbul, Zurich and Copenhagen). We will look into boosting our frequencies”.

Since March 1, B&H Airlines’ services have been affected by the blockade of its accounts. Hypo claims the carrier has outstanding payments on its loan for the purchase of two ATR72s. With the help of the Federation government a deal has now been struck, although no further details have been revealed. B&H Airlines had plans to lease a jet engine aircraft this summer season and intends to launch flights to Skopje from April 1. One of B&H’s ATRs is currently in Germany undergoing maintenance. The carrier has deposited 30.000 euros for the aircraft to be serviced.

B&H Airlines’ CEO says passengers have not been affected by the carrier’s recent troubles. Most passengers were rerouted onto other airlines, most often Croatia Airlines and Jat Airways. B&H also payed for accommodation for its passengers when it was required. The CEO says, “None of our passengers experienced any trouble. They were even treated to more comfort”.

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B&H to resume flights tonight

The national carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to resume flights tonight by operating its service to Zurich after cancelling flights to Copenhagen and Istanbul today. The cancellations come as B&H’s bank accounts have been frozen due to mounting debt and unpaid loans. The airline’s only ATR72 in Sarajevo has been on the ground for more than a week, the only exception being a flight to Istanbul operated on Wednesday. B&H’s other ATR is in Germany undergoing maintenance. The Federation government of Bosnia and Herzegovina is determined to save the carrier but has warned it faces bankruptcy if its issues with Hypo Alpe Adria Bank are not resolved soon.

Enver Bijedić, the Federation Minister for Transport and Communications, explains that flights have been suspended due to debt to the amount of 3.5 million euros owed to Hypo Bank. Furthermore, the airline owes 2.8 million euros on a leasing loan for two ATR72 aircraft and a 767.000 euro rehabilitation loan. Mr. Bijedić said B&H Airlines had deposited collateral of roughly the same amount with the bank. Under a 2005 contract with Hypo Alpe Adria, B&H Airlines bought two ATR72s worth a total of fourteen million euros. “The company has paid back 11.4 million under the leasing loan, while these two planes are today worth 6.8 million euros”, Mr. Bijedić said. He blamed the airline’s previous management for its current financial problems.

B&H Airlines has offered to settle its issues with the bank by selling the two aircraft, topped with a further half a million euros from the government. B&H Airlines receives an annual government subsidy of 1.3 million euros, as well as proceeds from departure taxes at Sarajevo Airport.


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B&H Airlines to resume flights

After more than a week, B&H Airlines is expected to resume services this afternoon. The carrier has been forced to suspend all flights after its ATR72 experienced technical problems and had to undergo maintenance. B&H’s other turboprop, which is in Germany, is also in maintenance and is expected to return to the fleet during the 2013 summer season. As a result, the airline has been forced to cancel flights to Istanbul, Zurich, Banja Luka and Copenhagen. “We are expecting to hear from our colleagues from aircraft maintenance and I can’t give any further information. One aircraft is in Germany while the other is in Sarajevo which has to undergo small scale repairs”, Edin Hrapović from B&H Airlines says.

However, the Minister for Transport and Communication in the Federation government, Enver Bijedić, said yesterday the airline is grounded because its account at the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank is blocked. B&H has accumulated significant debt towards the bank, mostly during the time it was run by Turkish Airlines. The Ministry for Transport and Communication says it is negotiating with the bank in order to solve B&H’s problems. Late last year several airlines expressed interest to purchase a minority stake in B&H, however, Mr. Bijedić says, “Once their delegations payed a visit to B&H Airlines, they never came back”.

B&H Airlines’ suspensions couldn’t come at a worse time for the airline. Its signature Istanbul service is in big danger following the successful launch of Pegasus Airlines’ flights between the city and the Bosnian capital. Pegasus now plans operate a sixth weekly flight between the two cities during the summer. Despite its problems, the Bosnian national carrier is sticking to plans to launch flights to Skopje from April 1. Whether it will lease a jet engine aircraft by the end of the month, as was previously planned, remains to be seen.

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Avio karte Promo Cene – Airbosnia

Sarajevo – AMSTERDAM 91,00 €
Sarajevo – ATHENES 119,00 €
Sarajevo – BELGRADE 79,00 €
Sarajevo – BERLIN 99,00 €
Sarajevo – BUDAPEST 119,00 €
Sarajevo – COPENHAGEN 99,00 €
Sarajevo – CAIRO 319,00 €
Sarajevo – DUSSELDORF 119,00 €
Sarajevo – FRANKFURT 94,00 €
Sarajevo – ISTANBUL 159,00 €
Sarajevo – LISABON 309,00 €
Sarajevo – LONDON 79,00 €
Sarajevo – LJUBLJANA 79,00 €
Sarajevo – MILANO 165,00 €
Sarajevo – MUNICH 97,00 €
Sarajevo – MOSCOW 159,00 €
Sarajevo – OSLO 119,00 €
Sarajevo – PRAGUE 119,00 €
Sarajevo – PARIS 97,00 €
Sarajevo – ROME 99,00 €
Sarajevo – STOCKHOLM 99,00 €
Sarajevo – STUTTGART 119,00 €
Sarajevo – TIRANA 79,00 €
Sarajevo – ZAGREB 94,00 €
Sarajevo – ATLANTA 500,00 €
Sarajevo – BOSTON 439,00 €
Sarajevo – HOUSTON 499,00 €
Sarajevo – LOS ANGELES 549,00 €
Sarajevo – MIAMI 479,00 €
Sarajevo – NEW YORK 269,00 €
Sarajevo – WASHINGTON 492,00 €
Sarajevo – TORONTO 269,00 €

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ugovor između Međunarodnog aerodroma Sarajevo i MASTERCARD-a

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BH Airlines Sarajeve Istanbul 99 Eura

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Jet lag sta je to?

Džet leg (engl: jet lag), šta je to?

Džet leg je specijalno psihofizičko stanje u kome se nalazi organizam osobe koja je doživjela poremećaj biološkog dnevnog ritma (smjena dana i noći) i na taj način narušila vlastiti bioritam i predstavlja najpoznatiji poremećaj zbog letenja.

Sunčeva svjetlost je pokretač lučenja melanina kao i većine organskih procesa od kojih zavisi normalno funkcionisanje organizma. Kada dođe do promjene vremenskih zona, organizam “ispada” iz redovnog ritma i onda nastaju problemi.

Ako je putnik promjenio zone putujući sa istoka na zapad (u istom smjeru kao i Sunce) onda će se njegov organizam lakše privići na novi ritam. U tom slučaju se dešava samo blaže odstupanje Sunca u odnosu na organizam, tj. ono je ili u “zakašnjenju” ili je poranilo. U oba slučaja organizam sa manjim odstupanjem dobija impuls koji mu je potreban, pa je i vraćanje u normalu lakše. Read the full story

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Sarajevo numbers nose dive

Sarajevo numbers nose dive

Sarajevo Airport has seen a major passenger plunge in July. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s busiest airport welcomed only 69.346 passengers, a decrease of 14.4% compared to the same month last year when it handled 81.042 passengers. It is the third consecutive month that the airport has seen its numbers plummet. The figures have been affected by B&H Airlines’ cut in operations. The Bosnian national carrier handled only 29.459 passengers in the first half of the year, a 54.9% plunge on 2011.

Recently, rumours have been circulating that the Bosnian government is planning to introduce a new passenger tax at Sarajevo Airport which would further boost ticket prices. However, the Bosnian Civil Aviation Directorate has told EX-YU aviation news that they are unaware of any proposal for the introduction of new taxes. Currently, passengers have to fork out 28 euros for taxes at Sarajevo Airport which, many believe, is why low cost airlines have mostly stayed away from the Bosnian capital.

However, there is some good news as well. The charter company Gryphon Airlines has now introduced daily flights between Kuwait City and Sarajevo. Flights are operating with a Boeing 767. This winter, Sarajevo will be served by eight airlines with scheduled flights. The low cost Niki, which was considering launching services from Vienna, has decided against the move.

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