Soon in Mostar and NišThe airports in Mostar and Niš will soon see flights from Trieste in Italy as part of a European Union funded project to connect smaller regional airports across the continent. Flights from Trieste to Mostar will launch as soon as August 31. Services will be operated by Mistral Air, twice per week, with a Boeing 737-400. Furthermore, the airline will also launch flights from Bari to Mostar at a later date. Mostar Airport has been swarmed with Italian pilgrims visiting the Medjugorje site this summer. As a result, it has seen record traffic. “We will offer reasonably priced and high quality flights to Mostar”, Mistral Air CEO, Riccardo Sciolti, says. He adds that Mistral has had extensive experience with operating religious flights.
Meanwhile, Mistral will also be inaugurating flights from Trieste to Niš Constantine the Great Airport. Services will commence in April 2013 and will operate once per week. “The services will be subsidised by the European Union. We are planning on launching a joint website for ticket sales”, Dragan Bugarinović, the general manager of Niš Airport says. He added that separate talks are being held with another airline on commencing flights from Bratislava next year.
Mistral Air has designated Balkan Express for the sale of tickets to Mostar and Niš. A return ticket starts at 158 euros. Thanks to the new service, Mostar Airport will see its first scheduled flights in years. On the other hand, it will be the second time Niš Airport has been connected with Italy. In 2010 WindJet operated subsidized flights between Forli and Niš. Details for the Trieste - Mostar service can be found here.