Sunday, December 11, 2011

B&H plans 2012 expansion

B&H looks to add new destinations
B&H Airlines is planning to stretch its wings in 2012. The airline’s CEO, Altan Buyukyilmaz, confirmed several weeks ago that the Bosnian carrier is looking at new markets. Recently, B&H Airlines polled passengers whether they would like to see flights to Vienna and Frankfurt resume. The airline made a surprise suspension of the flights earlier in the year. Passengers are strongly in favour of them making a comeback in the B&H network. The airline’s management has been pleased with the way B&H’s summer charters from Mostar to Pescara in Italy have performed and the airline is considering launching scheduled flights to the Italian capital Rome next summer.

B&H Airlines has a big enough fleet to operate additional new destinations. With three aircraft the airline currently flies to only five destinations, with flights to Amsterdam to resume next week. During the year the airline bid farewell to Belgrade, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Vienna and Stockholm and temporarily suspended flights to Copenhagen and Amsterdam. After a strong start to the year, with B&H recording a significant passenger surge, numbers have considerably declined in the third quarter with the airline handling only 38.691 passengers from July through to September , a decrease of 30% compared to the same period last year. Still, the airline should just surpass 2010’s end of year result when it welcomed 138.241, although recent flight cancelations caused by foggy weather in Sarajevo might make this goal more difficult to reach.


  1. Great news! BH Airlines will also add a extra flight to Amsterdam, which mean thath BH Airlines will have a total of 4 weekly flight to the capital of Netherlands.

    Meanwhile, according to my sources BH Airlines is planing to add a extra flight to Copenhagen in the busiest summer month (july, august), which mean a total of 3 weekly flights to the danish capital.

    Zurich will become a daily flight, operated with the ATR72.

    Frankfurt, Vienna and Rome will maybe see BH Airlines from next year.


  2. BH Airlines will have a total of 4 weekly flight to the capital of Netherlands.

    Sorry to break it to you but Amsterdam is not the capital of the Netherlands, Den Haag is.

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  4. To the second anonymous:
    The Hague is merely the seat of the government, Amsterdam is the constitutional capital. Check your facts before lecturing others...
    Great news for BH though, hope they make it work. Happy holiday season to all.


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  6. Does anybody know anything about resuming the old routes and adding a second A319, as they were talking about??

  7. Whats the point in adding second a319 if they are not even utilising the one they already have.

    Are they completely dropping Stockholm and Gothenburg? I was under impression that they had decent loads during summer months.

  8. Wizzair and others will not add flights to Belgrade and Skopje next year.Also it is very possible that
    whole flights get cancelled.

    Some of the most important member countries of EU are considering abolition of Visa free arrangement
    because of fake asylum seekers (especially from Macedonia),
    but also
    as punishment for non recognition of Kosovo independence.

    To separate economy from politics is an illusion.

    EU will introduce hard measures against Balkan candidates which
    dont respect conditions for a good partnership.
    Wizzair and other airlines are fully aware of this situation.

  9. To EUSupporter:

    Hahahahhaha what a bullshit comment:-)
    Maybie is Merkel or Sarkosy hidding under the name EUSupporter:-)
    The only truth is that unless Kosovo becomes part of civilized world, there will be neither visa free regime nor Wizzair for this black hole piece of land!
    Dude consider your menthal state before writing something!

  10. Finally some positive news for B&H. It really made no sense to cut those lines in the first place.


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