|Bosnian Wand Airlines faces challanges on first day of operations|
Bosnian Wand Airlines (BWA), which was to inaugurate operations today, has gotten off to a bumpy start after it cancelled all of its flights for this Friday. The airline’s Airbus A321 landed in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital yesterday afternoon and was greeted by staff and members of the press. It was originally planned to inaugurate flights to Amsterdam this morning and later head to Stockholm, but the services have since been cancelled and moved to next week. The airline says the cancellations are the result of "additional training" its cabin crew are undergoing. BWA will also link Sarajevo to Athens from Sunday. Flights to Stockholm will operate via Gothenburg. All flights are scheduled to operate once per week until the end of the winter season in late March. Haris Čoloman, BWA’s Ground Operations Manager says, “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”. Mr. Čoloman adds, “Afterwards we will begin long haul flights from Sarajevo to Amsterdam and then onwards”.
In addition to its operations from Sarajevo, BWA will also run a range of flights from Sweden to the Middle East, primarily to Iraq, with the airline itself established by the Iraqi Al Wand group. 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. However, Mr. Čoloman says the airline is working on receiving its unique code and certification. A total of 28 cabin crew members from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been trained and will begin work today on board BWA’s flights. BWA recently launched a “Happy January” sale, with promotional fares for its flights from Sarajevo. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase on the airline’s website.
Flight details for each of BWA's new services from Sarajevo can be found below by clicking on the provided links
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Good luck and clear skies to Bosnian Wand Airlines!