|BWA delays first flight and adds two new destinations|
Bosnian Wand Airlines, which held its launch party last Thursday and was to introduce flights a day later, has now delayed its inaugural service from Sarajevo until January 22. Furthermore, the airline has completely revised its schedule, suspended planned flights to Gothenburg and will introduce new services to Frankfurt and Malmo. Last Friday, BWA said it cancelled its initial flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital due to additional training being undertaken by its 28-strong cabin crew team. However, the airline’s PR Manager, Elma Zećo, now says flights have been moved by another week as the carrier is responding to the demands of its customers. “We are adjusting our timetable to the needs of our clients. In this case, for pilgrims travelling with BWA to Saudi Arabia”, Ms. Zećo says. In addition to its Sarajevo base, BWA operates a range of flights from Sweden to Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Greece.
According to its current schedule, BWA has terminated planned services to Gothenburg. Flight from Sarajevo to Stockholm, which were to operate via Sweden’s second largest city, will now run nonstop. The airline will also introduce flights to Frankfurt and Malmo, which are to be inaugurated on January 22 and 25 respectively. Previously scheduled services to Amsterdam and Athens will be maintained. All flights will now operate twice per week, with exception to its Stockholm and Malmo service, which will run only once per week. An A321 will operate the flights. “We are currently updating our schedule and tickets can be purchased through our booking engine”, Ms. Zećo says. As of this morning, tickets for flights to Malmo and Frankfurt are still unavailable for purchase via the airline’s website.
Last Thursday, BWA said, “At the moment we will be operating with a single aircraft and only from Sarajevo when Bosnia and Herzegovina is concerned. One of our goals in the coming period is to develop our operations and grow our network in Europe”. The carrier’s A321 jet has been leased from Air Méditerranée and has the capacity to seat 214 passengers. BWA will operate flights under Hermes Airlines’ IATA designator code "H3". Hermes is a subsidiary of Air Méditerranée and is based in Athens. BWA has said it is working towards receiving a Bosnian registration and certification.
A revised timetable for each route can be found below by clicking on the appropriate links.