Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sea Air plans Banja Luka base


The German-backed airline Sea Air, which was previously registered in Slovenia, plans to commence operations from Banja Luka next year, the Ministry for Transport and Communication of the Entity of Republika Srpska, which forms part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has said. Talks between the two sides have taken place with Sea Air proposing to launch two weekly flights from Banja Luka to Frankfurt, Stockholm, Malmo and Basel in March 2017. Fresh talks are set to take place next month when a commercial agreement will be signed. According to the Ministry, which has referred to Sea Air as a German carrier, the company has made no requests for subsidies. "They are only seeking logistical and marketing support. We are prepared to sign a commercial agreement. They want to base one passenger and cargo aircraft here in Banja Luka and employ locals. Talks are developing in the right direction and we expect for flights to start next spring. Launching these services would develop air traffic in Republika Srpska and counter arguments that Airports of Republika Srpska [the public enterprise running Banja Luka Airport] has no perspective", the Minister for Transport and Communication, Nedjo Trninić, said, adding that Sea Air approached to government over the future flights.

Services from Banja Luka would mark Sea Air's return to the former Yugoslav region. It had previously operated out of Osijek and drafted plans to maintain flights to various Croatian cities, as well as Pristina and Mostar. However, after delaying its launch from Osijek five time, the airport blasted the airline in August 2015 and ended all cooperation. "Sea Air’s actions have created big problems for us, as we were unable to fulfil projects with other companies in order to allow the airline to base an aircraft and hire at least ten staff. As a result, we no longer support this project”, Osijek Airport said at the time. Although Sea Air later launched operations from Osijek, it eventually withdrew from the city and ran services within Central and Western Europe. According to a report by "Ch Aviation" from August this year, the Civil Aviation Agency of Slovenia has suspended Sea Air's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC). However, Sea Air CEO, Nandos Kos, said the airline was in the process of reactivating its AOC and would apply for a Croatian certificate as well. According to its website, Sea Air is currently flying under the AOC of Austria's Common Sky with one Boeing 717 and Boeing 737 each.

The General Manager of Airports of Republika Srpska, Dušan Janjić, has welcomed Sea Air's plans. "These flights would provide us with a strong stimulus, which would allow us to achieve our strategic goals". Last month, Minister Trninić said the Republika Srpska government was "focused on serious airlines" and noted that low cost carriers had no future at Banja Luka Airport. "Low cost carriers are not our future. We are more focused on serious airlines to whom we can offer fair conditions. We must offer passengers both attractive and scheduled routes because the population is big enough for the airport to function properly and develop in the right direction. Low cost airlines are very demanding in terms of subsidies and airports do not benefit from them" , Mr Trninić said. Currently, Air Serbia is Banja Luka Airport's only customer, maintaining three weekly flights from Belgrade.

41 comments:

  1. ali danas nije prvi april !

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    1. Uvek je prvi april u JP aerodromi republike srpske.

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  2. Da, a taj Sea Air je baš ozbiljna kompanija. Koji debil majko moja

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  3. LOL he really found that serious airline he was looking for

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  4. Someone should forward the ministry this article so they can see what kind of "airline" is in question if they could not do their own research.

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    1. Agree. Before they get conned.

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  5. Alen Šćuric PurgerDecember 11, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Hahahaha... dog god će oni nalazit mušterije diljem regije dokle će dalje provoditi svoj scam! Nakon briljantnih iskustava Osijeka, Mostara, Sarajeva, Prištine, Zagreba... ja ne mogu vjerovati da je Banja Luka i pomislila "surađivati" sa njima.

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    1. Purgeru,

      razmisli jos jednom, nakon svih briljantnih poteza BNX-a, ovo je logican korak.

      ATCO

      P.S. Srecno u sredu

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    2. Alen Šćuric PurgerDecember 11, 2016 at 10:51 PM

      Da, u pravu si.

      Iskreno hvala za dobre želje za srijedu. Sve je pripremeljno, bit će super. Sreća tu nije potrebna. To si ti meni sreću zaželio za dobru klopu, cugu i provod u Begešu :-)

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  6. Kada je sve tako kao sto se svi u prethodnim postovima zalite na tu malu Nemacku avio kompaniju Sea Air, kako je moguce da i dalje postoji na trzistu?. Ocigledno da ne zavisi od pomenutih trzista koja su pomenuta u prethodnim postovima. Sa dobrim ugovorom i odgovornoscu sprovodjenj, svi kontrakti su ne samo moguci. Kada bi Sea Air imao interesa, mozda bi Kraljevacki aerodrom Morava i Uzicke Ponikve imale sansu?. Kazem mozda za pocetak...
    Rodney & Son. Kraljevo - Sydney.

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    1. Roki, nemoj biti tako naivan.

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    2. Alen Šćuric PurgerDecember 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM

      Pa u hrvatskoj su letjeli na nekim čudnim AOC (Moldovski, Ukrajinski...). Pa su otvorili i izgubili Slovenski AOC, eto sad vidimo da su otvorili novi u Njemačkoj.

      No, ono što je odlika ove kompanije:

      - prolongirali su početak letove, pa još jednom, pa još jednom, i opet, i opet... pa su prolongirali najavljene linije, pa je to išlo u nedogled...

      - avione uzimaju od čudnih kompanija koje u Kazahstanu, Moldaviji, Azejbedžanu i takvih nekakvim zemljama imaju po jedan do dva aviona

      - šaraju po modelima abnormalno, pa uzimaju cargo avione, pa VIP, pa svašta nešto

      - otvaraju nevjerovatne i nerealne linije sa abnormalnim frekvencijama (pa tko bi letio Osijek-Frankfurt 7 puta tjedno sa 737-400, to i da Lufthansa otvori nemože se napuniti)

      - potom smanjuju frekvencije, ukidaju linije, neke najavljene nisu ni pokrenuli, manji broj su odletjeli par letove, zapravo ne znam ni jednu liniju koju su duže vremena letjeli

      - šaraju sa destinacijama, aerodromima, no sve su to neki mali aerodromi kojima prodaju bajke

      - strategija nula bodova

      - abnormalno mnogo najavljuju, planovi da spustiš ladicu, realizacija 0%

      Nikako ne mogu dokučiti zašto oni to rade, i odakle se financiraju. Jedini odgovor koji mi se stalno nameće je pranje novaca (fiktivne linije, fiktivni putnici, šaranje po malenim zračnim lukama, letovi u zemlje u kojima je teško kontrolirati poslovanje, čudni avioni iz trećeg svijeta...).

      I da... kad se sve to zbroji Banja Luka je idealan odabir...

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    3. Postovani Alene,
      Ovom zadnjom recenicom ste u istinu sumirali sve, ali sve u potpunosti.

      Mozda je i preimenuju u "glavni Baja" uskoro.

      Pozdrav!

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  7. OT :

    Two ANSPs : SMATSA and Croatia Control responsible for the ANS provision in the airspace of four states – Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia have as of December 8th offered airspace users H24 possibility to plan and execute flights free of fragmentation by state or area of responsibility borders, by implementing– South-East Axis Free Route Airspace (SEAFRA).






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  8. This funny and tragic all at the same time.

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  9. Great.They would complement each other.Especially in the management area.

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  10. OT: no news about Split airport? Last week a contract has been signed for a multimillion project.

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    1. There has been news about Split Airport's project each month. Search it up.

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  11. I hope the government knows what it is getting itself into.

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    1. The government has no clue. Someone approached them and didn't ask for subsidies and they jumped at the 'opportunity'.

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    2. What I find interesting, and I'm glad that the author highlighted this, is that the government is under the belief that this is a German airline and are representing it to the public as a German airline. This shows that they have done absolutely no research or scrutinize a business they are about to go into business with.

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  12. Why did their AOC get revoked in Slovenia?

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  13. Wouldn't it be smarter for Air Serbia to introduce some flights from BNX? All of the destinations listed by this Sea Air could work with a normal airline.

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    1. Not their business model.

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    2. Not only that but there could be issues with issuing licenses since JU is not an EU carrier. For example, Switzerland did not want to issue Montenegro Airlines a license to fly Nis-Zurich when Montenegro split from Serbia.

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    3. JU is not an EU registered airline and doesn't have the traffic rights to offer flights from BNX to the EU

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  14. "We are more focused on serious airlines" ... So Wizz Air was not a serious airline for them and neither was Edelweiss which they chased away too. But phantom Sea Air is. How yes no.

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  15. Launching these services would develop air traffic in Republika Srpska and counter arguments that Airports of Republika Srpska [the public enterprise running Banja Luka Airport] has no perspective", the Minister for Transport and Communication, Nedjo Trninić, said"

    Haha love it

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  16. The worst thing about this is that Banja Luka Airport actually has a lot of perspective. The issue is the unprofessional and political managment.

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    2. Svakako su ovo odlicne vesti i svakako bolje nego neke druge opcije .
      Svakako ako se ostvare letovi dobar je posao obavio Aerodrom BNX i dobre su vesti .
      INN-NS

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    3. Svakako to se neće dogoditi.

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    4. Sigurno.. posto su propali u Osijeku, Mostaru, Sarajevu, Prištini, Zagrebu uspece u Banja Luci.

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    5. pa BNX je jedini profitabilan aerodrom od svih nabrojanih, zar ne !

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  18. Nothing yet on their official website, but hey you never know. We might see a 717 baby birdie soon flying over BNX skies. Possible future destinations: BGY, LTN, MUC, FCO.

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  19. Nista od toga.com Veoma jednostavno naprdjivanje...

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