Thursday, November 12, 2015

Montenegro Airlines to launch Tuzla flights

Montenegro Airlines introducing Vienna - Tuzla service from December 21

Montenegro Airlines will introduce flights from Tuzla to Vienna next month, in line with the carrier's plans to expand its operations within the region. The route, which will operate twice per week, will be officially presented at a press conference in Tuzla today, which will be attended by the CEO of Montenegro Airlines, Daliborka Pejović, representatives from Tuzla Airport, as well as the Prime Minister of the Tuzla Canton, Bego Gutić. The new service will commence on December 21 and operate twice per week, each Monday and Wednesday. Montenegro Airlines will not connect its hubs in Podgorica and Tivat with Bosnia and Herzegovina's third largest city as it plans to operate the flights with the following routeing: Podgorica - Vienna - Tuzla - Vienna - Podgorica.

The new service to the Austrian capital marks the first agreement made between Tuzla and a commercial carrier other than Wizz Air in more than two years and the tenth destination to be served from the airport. A significant Bosnian diaspora resides in Austria, with the new flights to commence just in time for the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Tuzla Airport has struggled to attract airlines and passengers since it opened its doors for commercial use in 1998. However, its fortunes turned in 2013 when Wizz Air launched its first service from Malmo. Flights quickly proved popular and the no frills airline expanded its network. In 2014, the airport handled 151.353 passengers, a notable 146% increase on the year before. The airport welcomed more passengers last year than it did for the three previous years combined. During the first ten months of 2015, Tuzla Airport continued to see its passenger numbers grow with 219.185 travellers handled, an increase of 74.7% compared to the same period last year. It has already overtaken 2014's end-of-year result. The airport initially planned to handle some 200.000 travellers this year, although this figure has now been surpassed.

In September, Montenegro Airlines said it was looking to expand regionally and forge closer ties with carriers within the former Yugoslavia. The airline noted its plans to establish flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia over the next year. Within the former Yugoslavia, the carrier currently runs services only to Ljubljana and Belgrade. Recently, it was announced that it would operate charters to Zadar to cater for Chinese tourists visiting Montenegro, however these services have yet to materialise. Last week, the airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Commercial Cooperation with Etihad Airways. The deal gives Montenegro Airlines access to Etihad’s global network of destinations and will allow the airline to use the Emirati carrier’s resources in order to improve fleet utilisation during the slow winter months.

Montenegro Airlines maintains three weekly flights from Podgorica to Vienna this winter season and boasts a codeshare agreement with Austrian Airlines on the route. Further details for the new Vienna - Tuzla service can be found here


UPDATE

At today's press conference, Montenegro Airlines said it anticipates for the new service between Vienna and Tuzla to become a success. Initially, the airline will operate a total of forty flights, until the start of the 2016 summer season in late March next year. The carrier's CEO, Daliborka Pejović, said, "We are delighted that Montenegro Airlines will have a role in developing air travel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is in our interest for this new route to become a success. We hope that today marks the start of a successful partnership, which will result in improved regional connectivity. I honestly hope that we will help Tuzla Airport become even recognisable in the region".

75 comments:

  1. It's good that TGD passengers won't have the additional stop in Tuzla, while passengers from Tuzla also get their nonstop flights.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh so that's why my morning flight from Vienna next month got moved to the afternoon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Apparently this is the site for purchasing tickets:

    https://mysky.ba/

    VIE-TZL starts at 49.58 euros and TZL-VIE starts at 19 euros.

    Very reasonable starting price in my opinion. Hard to tell if they can profit from such low fares. I wonder if subsidies are offered.

    If this works out for MGX, they should copy paste this for INI.

    ReplyDelete
  4. From now on, BNX management board will say BNX is too close to TZL and for that reason it is impossible to get PAX at BNX.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As far as BNX is concerned, it is high time both the Managing and Supervisory board, together with the assistant Minister, were dismissed.

      Delete
  5. I wonder how much money Tuzla has offered for these flights and whether Wizz Air is too happy about it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Surely not more incentives to YM compared to Wizz...

      Delete
  6. The people responsible for BNX airport must really be the most incompetent airport "managers" in the European continent by far and I would suspect Africa too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. JU isn't a hindrance to having more lines at BNX. It is bribery and corruption continuously present in the Republic of Srpska Government and, therefore, in their Ministry for Communication and Transport Affairs which consequently leads to incapable Supervisory and Managing boards what definitely causes incapable employees enjoy themselves at many important positions in the airport operator. To cap it all, at that airport, all walls have ears. By and large, BNX will not move a badge.

      Delete
  7. Tako Kanton ciji gradjani prave marseve ocajanja prema EU koristi budzet da bi finansiralo gradjane te iste EU (ko zivi u Austriji zna da vecina ima drzavljanstvo Austrije i da su se odrekli drzavljanstva BiH osim naravno za izbore).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Komentar je malo neumjesan. Novi letovi znace dodatnu ekonomsku aktivnost bez obzira na stanje u TK Kantonu

      Delete
    2. Razbacuju se sa novcem od poreza siromasnih gradjana za strane gradjane makar oni bili rodjaci tih istih siromaha i ne pokrivaju cenu rada aerodroma. Pa ga ti krsti koliko hoces da je neumjesan.

      Delete
    3. Nije li isto tako i sa Air Serbijom koja dumpingom financira jeftine letove stranaca preko Beograda na ime poreznih obveznika?

      Delete
    4. Da do kraja 2016. godine.

      Delete
  8. Is it possible that the demand for flights to Vienna is higher in Tuzla region rather than in Banja Luka region ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Demand for flights to everywhere seems to be higher from every other airport in Bosnia .
      The only airport of the Republika Srpska is way behind from all 3 airports under Bosniak Federation control.
      So no, it is not the market. It is the terrible incompetence of those responsible for this airport.
      Congratulations to Tuzla airport, the locals made it a great success and things are only going to get better!

      Delete
    2. Additionally, BNX is closer by car/bus to Vienna. More pax will use the plane from TZL rather than driving.

      Personally I'd have preferred an OMO link but I am still happy for Tuzla and the Viennese diaspora.

      If this route proves popular one can be sure that OS will kick out YM soon with their more efficient Dash 8-400s.

      Delete
    3. "Additionally, BNX is closer by car/bus to Vienna. More pax will use the plane from TZL rather than driving."

      What a stupid observation.

      Delete
    4. What is the difference. 200, 230 km? Yes, for sure that is the reason!!!! Congratulation!

      Delete
    5. Bolje biti i bez letova nego da leti polu prazan avion Ponedeljkom i Sredom .
      INN-NS

      Delete
    6. It is not. Diference is 88 km via Budapest and Osijek, or 109 km via Graz and Zagreb:

      - Vienna - Banja Luka 559 km
      - Vienna - Tuzla 647 (668) km

      Delete
    7. Purger
      +1
      The incompetence of the BNX authorities is even bigger that first thought....

      Delete
    8. @12:28 Pm
      Opet cu reci bolje nemati let nego polu prazan avion Ponedeljkom i Sredom.
      INN-NS

      Delete
    9. @12:30 you should go play with your Gameboy.

      Delete
    10. rezultati bnx su katastrofalni, normalno je da rukovodstvo odgovara za to.

      Delete
    11. BNX:
      1 linija sa 3 polaska tjedno i tek 800-tinjak sjedala mjesečno.

      - to je daleko manje nego što ima INI, TZL, OMO, OSI, pa čak i BWK

      Smanjenje letova i putnika je konstanta.

      Istovremeno se troši novac na neuspjelu liniju koja se konstantno reže umjesto da se taj novac potroši na neku drugu uspješniju liniju (VIE, MUC, ZRH, Wizzair...).

      Paralelno sa time broj putnika u okruženju (SJJ, OMO, TZL, OSI, ZAG) ozbiljno raste.

      Ako ovo nisu razlozi za proglašavanje uprave nekompetentnom i otpuštanje iste istog momenta, onda stvarno ne znam što bi još trebali napraviti da ih se naglavačke izbaci van.

      INN-NS, možeš li mi molim te navesti i jedan jedini dobar primjer zbog čega bi trebalo upravu i resornog misnitra ostaviti na svojim mjestima?

      Delete
    12. Anonymous November 12, 2015 at 2:47 PM
      +1000

      Delete
    13. BNX zaradjuje novac dok ga ostali aerodromi gube. Got it?

      Delete
    14. Treba ih ostaviti zato sto BNX ima poprilicno dobru zaradu od Kargo operacija i poprilicno su povezani sa evropom sa ASL i ne bacaju pare na LCC dabi se pricalo samo kako postoje letovi nego ulazu pare u pametnije stvari npr putnu infrastrukturu.
      INN-NS

      Delete
    15. LOL!
      BNX is earning money from three ATR's a week to BEG!

      Delete
    16. zaradjuju novac od robe ne od putnika.

      Delete
    17. Može li iko bar približno reći koliko bi usluga landinga i handlinga 45 T sirovog, ohladjenog mesa koštala na beogradskom, zagrebačkom, ili sarajevskom aerodromu? Pun avion ukupno težak 175T.

      Delete
    18. INN-NS, November 12, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Ne čini li ti se da je tvoje mišljenje kontra bilo čijeg? Ne čini li ti se da bi trebao povući ručnu.

      Delete
    19. Prvo nauci IACO kodove.

      Delete
    20. Zato sto niko nikad ne zna da pohvali na ovim prostorima kad bilo ko sta dobro uradi ;).
      INN-NS

      Delete
    21. Anonymous November 12, 2015 at 7:46 PM,
      do you mean ICAO codes? Only a fool tries to keep them all in the fools mind.

      Delete
  9. 220 000 passengers untill October in Tuzla, fantastic news!

    ReplyDelete
  10. dobar potez za MGX ali dramaticno kasno povucen. tesko ce preziveti 2016 bez debele kreacije u knjigovodstvu.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kreacija u knjigovodstvu ne daje plate i ne placa ino troskove kompanije..

      Delete
  11. Please give us flights from INI to Vienna!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Does anyone prevent or block any EU-based carrier from opening the INI-VIE route?

      Delete
    3. Yes empty pockets of people from Nis and other towns around it.

      Delete
    4. Cheap flights from Nis confirmed that INI have passenegers. VIE have big potential from INI.

      Delete
    5. Da ima toliki potencijal OS bi leteo 2 dnevno za INI.
      INN-NS

      Delete
    6. Every passenger flying from INN is one less passenger flying with JU from BEG.
      The government can not allow that....

      Delete
    7. Znači li to da za Cluj nema potencijala samo zato što Austrian ne leti, ali zato TAROMA leti za VIE, a još 6 kompanija leti za 32 druge destinacije?

      Ili znači da zimi nema potencijala za Split jer leti Croatia za VIE, a ne OS, ili nema potencijala u Ljubljani gdje leti JP za VIE, ili pak za nema potencijala let IST-VIE jer leti samo TK, OS je poznat da zna "zakasniti".

      Delete
    8. Da li neko od vas ima nameru da odgovori na jednostavno pitanje: ko sprečava bilo kog EU prevoznika da otvori liniju VIE-INI?

      Kažete da vlada to ne sme da dozvoli? Da čujem, kako tačno vlada to sprečava? Da vidim listu odbijenih zahteva EU prevoznika za letove sa INI?

      Ili je dovoljno da proglasite sveopštu zaveru koja postoji jer vi tako kažete?

      Delete
    9. @Anon 1:38
      The development of airports like Tuzla, Pristina, Mostar, Ohrid, Zadar, Pula, Podgorica show emphatically what can be done.
      The state of INI shows also emphatically what is the situation if you just shit on your @ss all day doing nothing because you have different priorities.
      Just like BNX airport.

      Delete
    10. BNX izvozi i zaradjuje ono sto je najcesce u Bosni polusredjena bravcad, ostali gube novac na ljudima.

      Delete
    11. 1 INN nije Nis nego Innsbruck ne znate IATA kodove za nis je kod INI
      2 RO iz CLJ leti sa AT4 i ima codeshare sa OS ali cisto sumnjam da je linija profitabilna .
      3 Ako niste zadovoljni sa letovima W6 i malo vam je skupite pare po inostranstvu uzmite jedan ATR 72-600 na leasing .
      INN-NS

      Delete
  12. E sad, obzirom na code-share Montenegra i Austriana ovo zapravo i nije glupa ideja. Naravno i opet glupost u realizaciji. Logično bi bilo da je Montenegro napravio letove iz TGD sa 1stop. Iskreno to bi im moglo povečati frekvenciju za dodatni let iz TGD (2x tjedno nonstop, 2x tjedno via TZL), a smanjilo bi i rizik početka letova iz TZL. U ljetnoj sezoni mogli su uvezati jednom tjedno TIV (turisti za TIV), tj. napraviti 3x tjedno nonstop TGD, 3x tjedno TGD via TZL i 1x tjedno TIV via TZL.

    Da je ostala linija TGD-TZL-VIE pozitivne strane:
    - Ova linija će sigurno biti code-share sa Austrianom, znači putnici iz Tuzle će se moći konektirati preko Beča na niz destinacija u Europi i svijetu.
    - Montenegro bi time omogućio veći broj frekvencija iz Podgorice za Beč
    - Bilo bi putnika i za Podgoricu (vrlo malo, ali nešto bi se našlo)
    - Ako sve pametno poslože mogli bi napraviti i konekcije iz Tuzle preko Podgorice za ostale destinacije, poglavito Rim, Moskvu, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf i Frankfurt

    Negativne strane:
    - premala frekvencija, linija za VIE bi morala biti najmanje 5 puta tjedno, a to bi značilo da svaki let iz TGD za VIE ide preko TZL, što svakako nije prihvatljivo za putnike iz Crne Gore i konekcije iz TGD preko VIE
    - demotivacija putnika iz Crne Gore, produžavanje putovanja i motivacija za korištenje letova Austriana
    - loš image Montenegra

    I meni tu zapravo nije jasno koga vraga radi Croatia? Ova linija bi bila savršena, ali stvarno savršena za Croatiu. Uz frekvenciju svaki dan:

    TZL 06:45 - 07:30 ZAG 08:15 - 09:30 VIE
    VIE 19:35 - 20:30 ZAG 21:15 - 22:00 TZL

    - svakodnevna frekvencija nije apsolutno nikakav problem jer imaju dva dnevna polaska iz ZAG
    - nonstop iz ZAG i 1stop iz TZL nije problem za potencijalne putnike
    - istovremeno putnici mogu preko ZAG odraditi apsolutno sve konekcije
    - da ne spominjemo koliko savršena bi bila ova veza za putnike iz TZL koji trebaju u jednom danu obaviti posao u ZAG i vratiti se nazad, a zadovoljava i sve ostale P2P putnike iz Tuzle
    - ovo omogučava i jednodnevne izlete u Zagreb, ali i short breakove u kojima nije potrebno dodatno noćenje, nego se produžuje jedan dan više bez noćenja
    Istu stvar bi trebali napraviti iz OMO via ZAG za MUC.

    Naprosto se pitam jel netko uopće razmišlja u CTN-u ili tamo samo piju kavu i igraju igrice na kompjuteru?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A posebna je glupost letenje 1-3----. Ove letove je trebalo maksimalno razvuči, tj. ako su se već odlučili za W-letove, onda je trebalo letjeti --3--6- jer to je idealna kombinacija u usporedbi sa postojećim redom letenja Montengra na liniji VIE-TGD.

      Delete
  13. As I understood those are scheduled charter flights organized by mysky.. Montenegro airlines is just an operator, or am I wrong?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seeing as their CEO is coming out to Tuzla for a press conference I doubt they consider these as just charters.

      BTW prices are crazy cheap. How is this profitable?

      Delete
  14. Plan letenja em sto je ne logican ne znam ko ce im leteti Ponedeljkom i Sredom kad nisu mogli Petak i Nedelju bolje da nisu ni otvarali liniju i nadam se da ce neko pokriti dosta praznih sedista.
    INN-NS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ej sine, nemoj lupetati i siriti ove vijesti u komentarima sa takvim komentarima. Vec tri puta ti kao "strucnjak" dajes svoju analizu. Da se vratimo na tvoje interkontinentalne letove, ovi letovi Tuzla-Bec sa dobrim cijenama moze bolje opstati i biti vise profitabilno nego BEG-JFK.
      Isto si pokazao da nemas pojma o ovoj industriji i da se sve tvoje znanje svodi na avio kompjuterske igre i fantazije i da nema veze sa realnost. Necu nikada zaboraviti kad si rekao da ce Air Serbia imati flotu kao Finnair sto se tice veci aviona i da ce BEG postati HEL.
      Tvoj komentar "da bi INI-VIE bilo profitabilno OS bi letio dva puta dnevno" sine dragi ni Sarajevo nema svaki dan dva leta za Bec a pogotovo ga nece neki Nis imati.
      Ovo nije provokacija i mora se moci malo popricati o nekim stvarima i nadam se da Admin nije "kukavica" i da malo moze dozvoliti jer me neke stvari ljute kad citam ovdje i to je 90% zbog tebe sine.

      Delete
    2. Ti nisi ništa bolji sa svojim ubacivanjem ASL u svaki post koji ostaviš. Kao što ti sin nije u stanju napisati jedan post a da ga ne okrene u neke blesave hvalospeve ASL tako ni ti nisi u stanju makar jednu dnevnu temu odvojiti od ASL i ne ubacivati u komentar cinične opaske na račun ASL imala ona ili nemala veze sa vestima za taj dan.

      Delete
    3. @ 1.40PM
      Prvo me ne zovite tako i ne stavljajte mi reci u usta koje nisam reko .
      Ja sam rekao da bi voleo da ASL ima jednom flotu kao AY a nisam uporedio HEL sa BEG .
      Ja nisam rekao da ce OS leteti dva puta dnevno nego letovi nisu profitabilni za INI ponovo ste dodali nesto sto nisam rekao i zato bi trebalo da se obrise post zato sto ja nista od tog nisam napisao sto ste rekli.
      INN-NS

      Delete
  15. I see people talk about Banja Luka not being able to attract carriers. Maybe Banja Luka just wants to protect ASL and not have any other competition for ASL from Banja Luka. Just a thought.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They didn't have any flights before Air Serbia either.

      Delete
    2. JA (Joke Airlines) were flying between Banja Luka and Zurich.

      Delete
    3. Yeah and they are grounded because their AOC got revoked by Federal authorities in Sarajevo not Banja Luka Airport

      Delete
    4. Owing to the fact that BNXZUR was profitable, current BNX managing board had to have found a replacement when BH Airlines stopped its operations. But they didn't. What could they be used for? I have no idea!

      Delete
    5. Njima je vaznije da postoji BNX-BEG, kad bi im ponudio Bog zna koja kompanija velika letove, oni bi odbili jer samo Air Serbia dolazi u obzir.
      Jedna stvari mi je smijesna u ovom svemu, kad je WizzAir vec prije Tuzle ponudio BNX letova i kasnije mozda i bazu, onda su u RS rekli "oni nece nama nesto donjeti nego zele da uzmu i dobiju nesto". Kao nisu htjeli da placaju nekoj kompaniji pare da bi ona letila sa BNX a troje letova sedmicno se izgleda bas moze placati. Kad je Air Serbia, vazno je da Air Serbia bude tu u Banja Luci, pa nek zemlja propadne.
      Iduce godine u ova doba propast nece vise biti ni ta tri leta sedmicno i BEG-BNX ce biti proslost.
      Sto je najvise tuzno je ta stvar sto politicari u RS misle da je BEG veliki centar i da je to kao Frankfurt ili London Heathrow tako je kad seljaci koji ne znaju ni engleski upravljaju entitet i aerodrom. Vjerujem da nisu nikada culi za British Airways ili spisak kompanija koje lete sa FRA ili sa LHR.
      Eto sad ce biti BEG-JFK, ali Air Serbia nije spremna za interkontinentalne letove i ti letovi su politicki kao i sve ostalo na Balkanu, ali pitanje je dal ce nje biti za ljetnu sezonu 2017. Ja vjerujem u 25-30% LF i da ce Vucic morati dobar novac placati da bi se letilo i da ce se Air Serbia lijepo zaduziti i zavrsit ce kao i Malev sa interkontinentalnim letovima.

      Delete
    6. ^ hvala komsija sto tako brizno brines o Air Serbiji i predvidjas joj bankrot na temi o letovima Montenegra za Tuzlu. Zanimljivo kako se nisi pozabavio cinjenicom da je Montenegro Airlines najveci primalac drzavne pomoci u CG i ove i prosle godine, da ima 70 miliona evra duga. Ili da se pozabavis Adrijom koja prosi za 8 miliona evra da prezivi zimu ili da se pozabavis Croacijom koja je morala 4 godine da se samounistava zbog vise milionske pomoci koje je primulabod drzave. Ali hvala sto od svega najvise brines za Air Serbiju i njenom LF za New York. Nesto imam osecaj da si do juce pisao da su ti letovi bajka i izmisljotine. Ljubomira ubija.

      Delete
    7. Kakva ljubomora? Iskreno, uopste nisam ljubomoran. Nije Air Serbia Emirates pa da padam na koljena i budem ljubomoran. Reci sta zelis, ali da nije Etihada i aviona njihove alliance ne bi bilo nista od kompanije. Prijatelju, vlada u Srbiji nije kupila aviona jednog jedinog nakon raspada Jugoslavije i ono 10 aviona je pod Etihadom A320 neo. Ja znam da je Air Serbia velika stvari za srbe ali treba biti malo realan i informisan.
      Smatram i dalje da interkontinentalni letovi vise nisu realni kad nema Jugoslavije barem regularni letovi, da, i vjerujem da cu biti upravu kad krenu letovi za JFK i kad se vidi LF.
      A zelim reci ovo za kraj, nije mene briga ni za JP ni za OU, ja gledam sa druge perspektive. Da je JAT opstao, moglo bi biti nesto mnogo mnogo bolje nego ovo individualno danas i moglo bi se kupovati avione a ne leasing. Svaka cast Kondicu za dobar posao (JFK nije imao izbora jer ga su politicari gnjavili) ali nemoj mi reci da je Srbija i Air Serbia nesto mocno kad sam znas da nema para za kupovinu nema srpski para i da bi Air Serbia kupila dio naprimjer neke druge manje kompanije kao Montenegro Airlines smatram da kompanija treba biti barem u stanju da moze kupovati svoje nove avione iz fabrike a ne da zivi od tudi aviona za jedno odredeno vrijeme. Ne znam dal postoji neka jos kompanija u Etihad alliance, cak i Alitalia je vlasnik svoji neki aviona i Italija moze da nabavi nove avione?
      Croatia jeste na drugom mjestu sto se tice broj putnika, ali su barem vlasnici nekoliko svoji aviona i narucili su avione koje ce Hrvatska sama platiti kreditom.

      Delete
    8. In my opinion, programmed long-haul BEGJFK flights aren't in the essence Air Serbia's but Etihad Airways' big deal. Alone, Air Serbia wouldn't be able to lunch such flights for at least two decades from now on for being a small country in which bribery and corruption, in parallel with organised crime, have dismantled its economy what consequently led to much smaller gross domestic product per capita in Serbia and much emptiest citizen's pockets . But, taking Air Serbia's code-share agreement with Etihad Airways into account, there could be enough seats booked in because of potential transfer PAX to and from Abu Dhabi, the rest of the Near East, besides Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, and so on, but it can't be guaranteed of course. Many things will change in the close future so time will tell. What can be said for sure, BEGJFK flights will boost Etihad's AUHBEG flights.

      Concerning BNXBEG flights, currently, BEGBNX route is somehow sustainable for Air Serbia, especially thanks to the fact that airline has been exempted from paying any airport taxes at both BEG and BNX from the word go. If JU now started to pay the taxes, its interest would be smaller, it means, the route wouldn't be as wanted but it would still make some pocket money, and the route would still provide PAX for JU's international flights to many other destinations. Of course, concerning that route, Air Serbia has got a problem associated with the unavoidable alternation of the winter and summer season flight frequency, mostly due to dismantled economy of the Republic of Srpska and so depending on the PAX living and working in the EU who rather increase their travels to the RS during the holiday period in the summer and not in the winter.

      On the other side, BNX can not at all survive from just one route compressing three flights per week to BEG even though those cargo flights to Istanbul are taken into account. It seems to me, BNX managing board is lulled with that airfreight. They might consider the deal as their success even though, in essence, it isn't true at all. Neither the BNXBEG flights nor the mentioned airfreight are their merits. Also, their approach to this line of work is for sure wrong for such cargo deal will not last forever. Comparing to three other airports from the B&H environment, it's obvious, the PAX both wants and needs are different to what the managing board guys offer. Also, the number of passengers has plummeted comparing to last year so we can only come to conclusion these guys aren't capable of managing the airport. And, if 50% is true of what can be read on the internet forums regarding that airport, those guys have to be dismissed for many other reasons as well; together with the guys from the supervisory board and the assistant minister responsible for the civilian air traffic of the Republic of Srpska as well. The last hope for this airport is the new minister, who took over the Ministry for Communications and Transport a year ago, will at length withdraw certain steps...

      Delete
  16. Absolutely! If there is an empty airport or an underserved market anywhere in Europe, it is all one huge conspiracy to protect ASL from the competition!

    You people really, seriously, urgently need some professional help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But on those empty airports Air Serbia is not flying with subventions of local government.

      Delete
  17. OT: SKP for October 2015 - 132.612 or +23,34%

    ReplyDelete

Before posting a comment be mindful of other participants and readers. EX-YU Aviation News does not tolerate insults, excessive swearing, racist, homophobic or any other chauvinist remarks or provocative posts with the intention of creating further arguments. Such comments will be deleted as soon as possible. The opinions expressed by those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of EX-YU Aviation News. Thank you for your cooperation.