Soon in PescaraB&H Airlines will commence scheduled charter flights from Sarajevo via Mostar to Pescara in Italy. The service will begin next Saturday, on September 17. Flights will operate with an ATR72 with the departure times from Sarajevo alternating between 13.00 one week and 13.45 the other. A total of 7 flights are planned to be operated, with the last service taking place on October 29. The flights are being subsidised by the local authorities in Mostar and Pescara.
All sides participating in this project are hoping to attract Christian pilgrims from Italy visiting Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. B&H Airlines should make good money from the service as all seats on the aircraft will be pre-booked by a tour operator. Pescara is located on Italy's eastern coast, some 180 kilometres from the capital Rome.
B&H Airlines has attempted several times to operate flights out of secondary airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2008 and 2009 the airline commenced flights from Mostar to Istanbul and Stuttgart but failed to attract any interest. Similarly, it operated out of Tuzla to Frankfurt in 2009 and from Banja Luka to Istanbul and Frankfurt in 2008 and 2010 respectively, with little success.