However, an unnamed source for the “Dnevni Avaz” newspaper said that Turkish is using B&H Airlines and is purposely waiting for the airline’s debt to pile up so it could inexpensively take over the company. Furthermore, Turkish is more interested in slots and the free sky agreement Bosnia and Herzegovina has with the European Union, then the Bosnian market itself. According to the source, B&H Airlines’ debt currently amounts to 8.1 million Euros.
From next week, passengers travelling with B&H from Sarajevo will be hit by an 18 Euro airport tax. Passengers will be forced to pay the tax in local currency at the airport check in desk prior to departure. The airline explains this is the result of a decision made by Sarajevo Airport. The tax only applies for B&H Airlines flights.