Trebinje Airport’s 2.6 kilometre long runway should be complete by the end of 2010. The cost of the project amounts to 200 million Euros. The project has until now been delayed numerous times. Due to its natural beauty, Trebinje could attract sizeable amounts of tourists. Bosnia and Herzegovina currently has a total of 4 international airports – Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla and Banja Luka.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Trebinje to rival Tivat and Dubrovnik
Trebinje, Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe construction of an airport in Trebinje, a city in Southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, has received support from the government of Republika Srpska, the entity within which it is located. The project has just received another major boost. The Austrian based consulting firm “Airport Consulting Vienna” has carried out a feasibility study regarding the economic viability of an airport being built so close to Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia and Tivat Airport in Montenegro. The results of the study show that Trebinje could become a major rival to the other two well established airports. The report states that Trebinje should strive to attract low cost carriers. The report also states that while the airport might not be able to turn a profit in the first few years of operation it could become an extremely competitive airport within Bosnia and Herzegovina.