B&H farewells Frankfurt and ViennaB&H Airlines has issued a press release saying it will suspend services to Vienna and Frankfurt, leaving the national carrier with only 6 routes. The news comes after this blog reported the airline is gearing up to sell one of its ATRs, which will be made possible with the suspension of these routes. B&H Airlines says that the two services were no longer profitable as both were reporting dwindling passenger figures. Prior to the 2011 summer season, EX-YU aviation news was told by officials from the airline that Vienna would get another chance to prove itself. However, B&H Airlines failed to attract any significant passenger numbers on the route since then.
Services to Vienna have been suspended as of immediately while the final service between Sarajevo and Frankfurt will be operated on May 23. All passengers that have booked tickets on these flights will be refunded or, if they wish, transferred onto other flights.
Austrian Airlines now becomes the sole carrier offering flights from Sarajevo to Vienna. Passengers to Frankfurt will have to make a stopover if they wish to travel from Sarajevo as there are no longer nonstop flights between the two cities.