Trebinje Airport will initially have a capacity to handle 250.000 passengers on an annual basis, while the number will grow to 1 million by the time the project is completely finalized. In 2009, the Austrian based consulting firm “Airport Consulting Vienna” carried out a feasibility study regarding the economic viability of Trebinje Airport which is to be built 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. 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.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Chinese interest in Trebinje
TrebinjeA Chinese corporation is interested in investing and building Bosnia and Herzegovina’s newest airport – Trebinje. Trebinje, located in the entity of Republika Srpska, would be Bosnia’s fifth international airport and second in the entity after Banja Luka. Milorad Dodik, the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, said that a Chinese corporation, which has had experience in building large capital projects, is interested in Trebinje Airport. “We will know more in a month or two. All necessary documentation has been sent to the company”, Dodik says. The Government of Republika Srpska has spent 1.6 million Convertible Bosnian Marks (820.000 Euros) for the Trebinje Airport project documentation.
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