Coming soon to B&H AirlinesAccording to unofficial sources, B&H Airlines will roll out its newest fleet member, an Airbus A319, on June 4. The aircraft will make its first revenue flight on the evening service from Sarajevo to Istanbul. Originally, it was planned for the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national carrier to receive a Boeing B737-700, however that plan was abandoned in favour of the Airbus aircraft. The airline’s sole B737-400 will remain in the fleet until the end of the 2010 summer season, serving mostly on charter flights and flights to Turkey. With the arrival of a second A319, at the start of the 2010/2011 winter season, the airline will phase out the B737-400. According to current plans, a third Airbus will be introduced during the 2011 summer season. Two of the Airbuses will be provided by Turkish Airlines while the third will be owned by B&H itself, as the Bosnian Government had ordered the aircraft for Air Bosna several years ago. The order will now be taken over by Air Bosna’s successor B&H Airlines.
The new aircraft, to arrive in June, will take over most of the B737-400s routes.