The Government of the Republika Srpska, the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina in which Banja Luka lies, is subsidising the flights with 900.000 Convertible Bosnian Marks (approximately 460.160 Euros). The Minister for Transport of Republika Srpska, Nedeljko Čubrilović, said that the Adria service is important as it will lead to the development of air travel from Banja Luka. He also announced that the Government is working hard on opening services from Banja Luka to Tivat.
Adria Airways recently signed a cooperation agreement with Sky Srpska, an airline to be based in Banja Luka and expected to fly from next year. Such an agreement has already been made with Montenegro Airlines, while Jat Airways would provide all the needed technical and logistical assistance.