Dubai - Tuzla flights beginThe Tuzla – Dubai service was inaugurated yesterday with flights operating twice per week with an Air Arabia Airbus A320 and organised by a local tour operator in cooperation with Middle East Passenger Services Group. However, the flights got off to a slow start. Only a 25% cabin occupancy rate was recorded on the first return flight, although it’s still early days. Enver Jukanović, the CEO of Tuzla Airport, told the “Sarajevo-x” portal that the service will attract Bosnians living in the Middle East region but also those transiting from Australia and even the United States. If the flights prove successful they will continue to operate throughout the winter as well.
There are several types of passengers Tuzla Airport is trying to attract for these flights with the Bosnian diaspora living in the Middle East and Bosnians holidaying in Dubai the most likely to use the service. Air Arabia’s flights mark a rebirth for the airport which has failed to attract airlines for over a decade. Ticket prices for the Dubai – Tuzla – Dubai service varies from 455 to 688 Euros.