Meanwhile, one of B&H’s owners, Turkish Airlines, announced yesterday that it will be commencing services to Podgorica, among other European cities, within a year. The B&H operated flights to Podgorica were strategically placed in order for passengers from Podgorica to easily connect onto B&H and Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul. You can read all of B&H’s timetable modifications for the 2009/10 winter season tomorrow on the blog.
Friday, September 25, 2009
B&H dumps Podgorica and Skopje
B&H destinations dropping like fliesAfter terminating services to Prague and Berlin earlier this month, the management of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national carrier has now decided to drop flights to Podgorica and Skopje due to low interest. The airline will be suspending flights to the capitals of Montenegro and Macedonia on October 23. Flights to Podgorica are operated 3 times per week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights to Skopje also operate 3 times per week with flight JA606, which is conducted on Wednesday and Friday, going via Podgorica. The direct flight to Skopje is operated on Mondays. The regional ATR72 is being used on all of the flights. The new services were launched with much fanfare earlier this year. Flights to Podgorica were resumed after a 20 year air link absence. However, it seems that the 20 years were not long enough to interest the public. With a return ticket between Sarajevo and Podgorica amounting to over 150 Euros it was exceptionally difficult to attract any passengers.