Impressive numbers for Gryphon’s Sarajevo serviceSeasonal flights from Kuwait City to Sarajevo have been extremely successful, passenger data shown to EX-YU aviation news indicates. Flights between the two cities have been operated by the US registered Gryphon Airlines. The airline has leased a Boeing 767-200 from Jet Asia Airways for the service. While the Kuwait City - Sarajevo sector was more popular during the summer months, the return service is now seeing more passengers. Flights from Sarajevo to Kuwait were sold out on September 1 and 4. Tomorrow’s flight out of the Bosnian capital has also been sold out. Gryphon offers 217 seats per flight with twelve seats in business and 205 in economy class.
Gryphon’s flights rely not only on tourists and diaspora in the region, but also American servicemen from the Middle East heading to bases in Europe. Several weeks ago the airline operated daily flights to the Bosnian capital for a limited time in order to deal with the high demand. Sarajevo is the only EX-YU city to offer flights to Kuwait. The seasonal route will come to end later this month, although Gryphon has expressed interest to turn the service into year long flights, on the back of the positive results.
Furthermore, Gryphon Airlines has been seen as a likely candidate to launch flights to Banja Luka as well. The Kuwaiti ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina recently stated that plans were being made, in cooperation with the Kuwait Fund, for flights between the two cities to be launched. It has been proposed for flights between Kuwait and Sarajevo to make a stop in Banja Luka.