Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Banja Luka Airport sees September slump

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Banja Luka Airport has seen its passenger numbers decline in September after three consecutive months of growth. It welcomed 1.905 passengers through its doors last month, a decrease of 14.7% compared to September 2015. Banja Luka Airport has struggled to attract airlines and sustainable routes for years. It is currently served solely by Air Serbia from Belgrade. The airport is now on course to record its second consecutive year of declining passenger figures. During the first three quarters, it handled 17.247 passengers, down 5.1% on last year.

13 comments:

  1. Banja Luka does not have flights often, but when it does it uses not one but two observation towers!

    #AnObservation

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  2. They just wait to see what Air Serbia will do as the only scheduled operator at LQBK. It does not look to me that they are doing anything to attract more scheduled or charter operators or to negotiate more weekly operations by Air Serbia.

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  3. Unbelievable waste of money for that new control tower. And for what, 2-3 flights a day? Some politicians made a lot of money from this deal on the backs of RS citizens. Those politicians must be held accountable for this.

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    1. criminal behaviuor.

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    2. 2-3 flights a WEEK rather.

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    3. even worse, but there is probably some charters, cargo, etc.

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  4. If Republika Srpska were a country, but they cant because of Brcko distrikt, the rest of BiH would not see that much passenger decline. I dont know, but Banja Luka and Mostar together has not even 100 000 passengers? Sarajevo and Tuzla is the two "real" airports in BiH.

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    1. Tuzla is not a real airport. No real ILS, s..t runway lighting, no H24 ATC available, no H24 weather reporting. All these issues result constant diversions and cancellations. No wonder that no other company want to use them other than Wizz Air. And they might move as well if something is not changed.

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  5. Two towers and no fligts, 50 amployees. That´s the Dodiq stuff!

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  6. Before I have to read more smartass comments:
    That "new" tower belongs to B&H ATC, basically no connection to BL Airport....

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    1. It belongs now, but it was made by the RS government when every entity had its own Directorate for Civil Aviation. Instead of constructing many other buildings that are missed at that airport, they decided to build at least 5 times bigger tower even if there was suitable one.

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