Flights from Banja Luka to Kuwait City in the worksThe Kuwaiti ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mohammed Fadhil Khalaf, announced yesterday that plans have been put into motion for services between Kuwait City and Banja Luka to be inaugurated as soon as possible. “By launching the nonstop service the number of tourists to the Republic of Srpska, as an integral part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, would significantly rise”, Khalaf said. The announcement was warmly welcomed by the Vice President of the Republic of Srpska, Enes Suljkanović.
The news comes only a few months after Gryphon Airlines launched two weekly seasonal flights from Kuwait City to Sarajevo. The service will operate until mid September, however, a one weekly flight during the winter season is also being considered. It is believed that the same airline, with the support of the Kuwait Fund, would operate the flights to Banja Luka. Another likely possibility is for the flights to the Bosnian capital to operate via Banja Luka.
Flights to Kuwait City are the only direct air link offered between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Middle East. Last year, the low cost Air Arabia launched flights from Dubai to Tuzla, however, the service lasted just under a month due to poor loads. Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently the only country within the former Yugoslavia to offer direct flights to Kuwait.