A319 coming soonThe arrival of B&H Airlines’ newest fleet member has been delayed by almost 2 weeks. Originally, it was planned for the aircraft to operate its first revenue flight for the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national carrier this evening on the Sarajevo – Istanbul service. The aircraft is now scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, June 15. It will carry out its first revenue flight to Istanbul, taking off from Sarajevo at 18.30 CET.
The Airbus will replace B&H’s Boeing on all of its services. 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. One of the Airbuses will be provided by Turkish Airlines while the other two 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.
More changes to the exact date of the aircraft’s arrival are possible.