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Sarajevo Airport’s year to remember

Sarajevo Airport has recorded its busiest year since opening its doors in 1969. In early November the airport handled more passengers than during all of 2012. In the following year, the airport will see the arrival of new airlines and will continue to invest into its infrastructure. “In the first half of November we welcomed our 600.000th passenger of the year, which is of big significance for us since it is the greatest number of passengers we have ever handled in a single calendar year. All this is the result of the constant business efforts of the Management Board and all the employees at our company”, Ivica Veličan, the CEO of Sarajevo Airport, says. Over the past two weeks the airport has been experiencing problems with poor visibility with many flights cancelled. This has reignited the debate whether Sarajevo’s airport should be relocated.
During 2013 Sarajevo Airport welcomed several new airline including Pegasus Airlines, Kuwait Airways and Moskovia Airlines which is to launch flights to the Bosnian capital tomorrow. For the coming year, SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced the launch of seasonal summer flights from Stockholm to Sarajevo. Negotiations are continuing with the low cost airline Wizz Air and Etihad Regional has also shown interest to launch flights to the Bosnian capital. Talks are also being held with Libyan based airlines for the resumption of the Sarajevo -Tripoli service, which was last operated by Buraq Air prior to the rebellion in the country. B&H Airlines recently announced plans to launch several new regional flights next year.
Despite the increase in passenger numbers, Sarajevo Airport has cancelled its expansion project until further notice. However, there have been some improvements inside the existing terminal building with the refurbishment of the business class lounge, expansion of the duty free area and the extension of the airport’s catering facilities. “The improvements we have made in recent times has reflected in our financial performance. We have seen an increase in revenue in almost all segments (passenger services, aircraft handling, trade, cargo and complementary services). The growth in revenue has been particularly visible in the area of increased passenger flow and airline operations”, Mr. Veličan concludes. As it currently stands, 2014 promises to be another busy year for Sarajevo Airport.

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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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Wizz Air from Tuzla to Basel

Wizz Air has announced the launch of its second destination from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s third largest city, Tuzla. The low cost airline will launch services from Tuzla to Basel Mulhouse from June 15. Flights are set to operate twice per week, every Tuesday and Saturday. The services will come in handy for the sizable Bosnian diaspora in Switzerland but also those in nearby Germany and France. Additional flight details for the planned new route can be found here. The low cost airline has already put tickets on sale on its website.

The news comes only a week after Wizz Air announced it was launching its first flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airline will inaugurate services from Malmo to Tuzla on May 31. The no frills airline expects to carry up to 30.000 passengers from Tuzla in its first year. The service will also boost passenger numbers at Tuzla Airport which handled 4.191 passengers in 2012, its worst result in more than three years.

With the addition of Bosnia and Herzegovina to its network, Wizz Air will operate more than 260 routes across 31 countries. This summer season, the airline will boast a significant network from the former Yugoslavia. In the table below you can review which destinations the no frills airline will be serving from EX-YU cities.

Wizz Air launches 2 weekly flights to Tuzla:

Flight number: W64294

Departure city: MLH
Departure time: 17.30
Arrival time: 19.15
Arrival city: TZL
Aircraft type: A320
Day operating: -2—6-

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Flight number: W64293
Departure city: TZL
Departure time: 19.45
Arrival time: 21.40
Arrival city: MLH
Aircraft type: A320
Day operating: -2—6-
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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 grounded

B&H Airlines has been grounded again for the time being as the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank announces it has blocked all of the carrier’s accounts. All flights have been cancelled for today and tomorrow. Yesterday, the airline resumed operations after more than a week by carrying out its afternoon service to Istanbul. The airline has maintained it had suspended flights due to a technical issue with one of its ATR72s.

“Blocking B&H’s accounts was our last resort. The reason for such action was the accumulated debt B&H Airlines has towards Hypo Alpe Adria in Bosnia and the outstanding payments the airline has on its loan for the financial lease of the ATR aircraft”, Ana Jurković, from Hypo says. She adds the bank did not make the decision lightly but noted that it must treat B&H like all of its other clients. The bank’s representatives, including the country’s Minister for Transport and Communication, Enver Bijedić, met up on Monday in an attempt to resolve the issue which has grounded the Bosnian national carrier. “B&H Airlines has been offered several models to restructure its payments. Unblocking the accounts will depend on whether a common agreement can be reached. Hypo expects for B&H Airlines’ management to act responsibly and consider all of the options so the current situation can be resolved”, Ms. Jurković says. She adds, “It is not in our interest for B&H to declare bankruptcy”.

Last year, in February, B&H Airlines found itself in a similar situation when Turkish Airlines decided to pull out of the carrier’s ownership structure. One of its ATRs was in Germany for maintenance while the other was grounded in Sarajevo for some time. However, even then it was reported that the carrier was not making payments on the loans it took out for the financial lease and eventual purchase of the ATR72s. The latest grounding comes just three weeks prior to the 2013 summer season. B&H Airlines is providing alternative transport for all passengers which have been affected by the cancellations.

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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

potpisan je ugovor između Međunarodnog aerodroma Sarajevo i MASTERCARD-a, na osnovu kojeg svi korisnici kreditne kartice MASTERCARD GOLD ostvaruju pravo na besplatno korištenje business salona u odlasku.

Međunarodni aerodrom Sarajevo  & MASTERCARD

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BH Airlines Sarajeve Istanbul 99 Eura

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Air Bosnia Promo Avio Karte

Sarajevo via Ljubljana
Sarajevo  Minhen
Sarajevo Frankfurt
Sarajevo Bec
Sarajevo Cirih
Sarajevo Kopenhagen
Sarajevo Amsterdam
Sarajevo Brisel
by Adria Airways

Od EUR 139.-Sa ukljucenim taksama
Prodaja:       01.10. do 31.10.2012.
Važi od:        10.11. do 16.12.2012. /  10.01. do 24.03. 2013.

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