Sarajevo - PodgoricaFrom today B&H Airlines will connect Sarajevo and Montenegro’s capital Podgorica. The two cities will be connected by air with scheduled flights for the first time in 20 years. The flights will operate 3 times per week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday while the flights will continue on to Macedonia’s capital Skopje every Wednesday and Friday. Bosnia’s national carrier will operate the flights with the 66 seat ATR72. The approximate flight time between Sarajevo and Podgorica will take some 35 minutes. B&H Airlines has placed its flight times from Podgorica to Sarajevo so passengers can quickly connect onto its flights from Sarajevo to Istanbul, giving passengers the quickest possible solution to fly to the largest Turkish city from Podgorica.
Passengers will have to pay approximately 124 Euros for a one way ticket between Podgorica and Sarajevo while a return ticket should amount to 152 Euros. The ticket price between Podgorica and Skopje is somewhat cheaper (approximately 122 Euros for a return ticket). The airline’s management announced there will be no special celebration on today’s maiden flight due to the conference of the Association of European Airlines taking place in Dubrovnik where many airline representatives will be present. Therefore, a promotional flight between the two cities will be held on the 24th or the 26th of June.
Meanwhile, B&H Airlines’ hub Sarajevo Airport should receive an upgrade. The Italian company SEA, which manages Milan Malpensa Airport, has been given the job to make Sarajevo Airport’s new masterplan a reality. The masterplan includes the expansion of the current terminal, the upgrading of the runway as well as an upgrade for taxi ways and lighting. Also planned is the construction of new roads to access the airport. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide 15 million Euros for the project while other companies will also invest.