Soon in SarajevoAir Méditerranée will commence seasonal summer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Sarajevo, connecting the two cities with an air link for the first time in many years. Flights will operate once per week, every Tuesday, and will be inaugurated on July 3. The service will run until September 4. A 217 seat Airbus A321 will be used on the route. A return ticket, with taxes included, will set passengers back some 190 euros.
The new route is aimed at the Bosnian diaspora living in France. “Bosnia will be at hand, because within two hours you will get from Paris to Sarajevo”, Stefan Buljat, the head of the tour operator which has initiated the new service, says. There are also plans to attract French holiday makers to visit the country. Special weeklong tour packages will be offered. However, individual tickets are also on sale and can be purchased through travel agents.
Meanwhile, Sarajevo Airport is seeing a boom in charter and seasonal traffic from Turkey this summer. Flights are being operated by airlines such as Atlasjet and Pegasus. B&H Airlines has now indefinitely cancelled its morning service to Istanbul but will maintain its evening flight, with the aircraft returning to Sarajevo early next morning. Those services will operate on a daily basis. Over the peak summer period, Turkish Airlines will add an additional two weekly flights from Istanbul to the Bosnian capital.