From Sarajevo to TripoliForeign carriers have already announced the introduction of new services from various cities of the former Yugoslavia. Many airlines have announced their plans for new flights from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
Starting May 2010 Swiss International Airlines, through its subsidiary Edelweiss, will begin flights from Zurich to Split. Flights will operate every Saturday using the Airbus A320. It is the first service Swiss has introduced to Croatia after the bankruptcy of its predecessor Swissair in 2002. The airline used to operate flights from Zurich to Zagreb but never returned after its downfall. Norwegian Air Shuttle has confirmed its return to Croatia during the 2010 summer season from its Polish base. The low cost airline will operate flights from Warsaw to Split and Dubrovnik twice per week. Norwegian operated these services during this summer as well but terminated the flights before scheduled, due to low interest.
The Libyan based Buraq Air has commenced scheduled flights from the country’s capital Tripoli to Sarajevo. Flights are carried out every Wednesday. Various charter airlines have announced several special charter flights for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s upcoming football World Cup qualification game with Portugal. The Tuzla based Icar Air will be operating flights to Lisbon from Tuzla using its Boeing B737-300, while Dubrovnik Airline will also hope to profit from the game and its fans by operating flights to Lisbon from Sarajevo via Split.
Finally, the Egyptian charter airline KoralBlue has begun services from Hurghada (via Cairo) to Belgrade using its Airbus A320. Flights will be operated several times per month.