From Croatia Airlines representative to Sarajevo Airport CEOA new acting CEO has been appointed at Sarajevo Airport. Former Croatia Airlines representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ivica Veličan, will now lead the country’s largest and busiest airport. He has been Croatia Airlines’ general manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past 10 years. Croatia Airlines currently operates 2 daily flights to the Bosnian capital.
Veličan replaces Bakir Karahasanović, a Sarajevo Airport veteran who has been running the airport for the past 17 years. Karahasanović has been criticised for having an extremely high pay which exceeds that of the Prime Minister, although he also boasts some achievements to his name. During his time commercial flight operations resumed out of Sarajevo and the airport went through renovations and upgrades.
Ivica Veličan has been appointed as acting CEO by the Bosnian government. His job will be not only to attract new airlines but also to push through the Sarajevo Airport terminal expansion. The airport has been criticised for its high taxes, which some believe has been the reason why some airlines have stayed away from it. This year Sarajevo has seen steady passenger growth.