Sarajevo Airport continues to be in talks with an airline that utilized to its public name final yr to station an plane in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital from 2021. Sarajevo Airport’s Basic Supervisor, Alan Bajić, has mentioned the corporate in query is understood within the area, has a big route community, a decent fleet and is profitable in all of Europe. The chosen airline will likely be required to base two plane “with the choice of rising its fleet, as Sarajevo Airport’s capability grows and different circumstances are met”, the general public discover mentioned. If an settlement is reached, the chosen airline will likely be given incentives for stationing plane within the metropolis in addition to further funds relying on the variety of passengers carried.
Talking to EX-YU Aviation Information lately, Mr Bajić mentioned, “It’s well-known that an airline opening a base at an airport creates preconditions for a rise in site visitors quantity (a bigger variety of flights and a considerably larger variety of passengers, in addition to the launch of recent routes). All of this is essential, not only for Sarajevo Airport however for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s whole tourism sector and different topics whose livelihoods and restoration largely rely upon the resumption of flights to our nation”. He added, “We sincerely hope for a constructive consequence of those negotiations and the profitable stationing of plane on behalf of the firm at Sarajevo Airport”.
Sarajevo Airport had beforehand tried to draw a European airline to determine a base within the metropolis. In 2016 it held talks with Wizz Air over the introduction of “a number of European locations”. On the time, the funds airline mentioned Sarajevo was a “essential vacation spot” it meant to develop in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Tuzla, the place it has its plane stationed. Nonetheless, the drawn-out negotiations failed after the 2 sides failed to achieve an settlement over charges.