Monday, January 30, 2017

Banja Luka Airport's numbers decline


Banja Luka Airport has seen its passenger numbers decline for a second consecutive year. The airport welcomed 21.316 passengers during 2016, a decrease of 6.5% on the year before. A total of 1.480 aircraft movements were recorded. Banja Luka Airport has struggled to attract customers over the past few years and is currently served only by Air Serbia, which maintains three weekly flights from Belgrade. Earlier this month, the Minister for Transport in the government of the entity of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nedjo Trninić, said that changes need to be made to Air Serbia's operations between Belgrade and Banja Luka. "We had some informal discussions with Air Serbia's CEO concerning the Banja Luka - Belgrade service and clearly stated that the current situation is unsustainable and that something needs to change. He took note of this and made some suggestions but it is too early to go out in public with these plans", Mr Trninić said. Banja Luka Airport will embark on a multi million euro expansion this year with a terminal overhaul and the construction of a cargo centre planned. Recently, Brussels Airlines expressed interest in launching services from Brussels to Banja Luka via Sarajevo.

Review how Banja Luka's figures compare to other airports in the former Yugoslavia here.

4 comments:

  1. Tolika je guzva da moraju prosiriti terminal, tri putnicka leta sedmicno i to propeler zatrazuje barem 4 aviomosta plus veliki Duty Free.

    Sto se tice slotova, dal je tesko doci do slota u Banja Luci?
    Mislim tu je Air Serbia sa tri leta sedmicno (14 putnika po letu jednom, profitabilna linija ali imaju mnogo ATR a valjaju im subvencije umjesto da njih lijepo poljube i zatvore Banja Luku i ubace avion na destinacije gdje ima putnika) i naravno Milorad Dodik Express koji nudi medunarodne destinacije.

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    1. Odakle si izračunao prosek od 14 putnika po letu? U statistiku letova ne ulaze samo letovi Air Serbia pa da možeš tako izvući prosek. Letove obavlja helikopterski servis RS, avion vlade RS kao i privatne kompanije koje sleću.

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  2. ATR u prosjeku ima 30 do 40 putnika bar je tako bilo kad ja letim a cesto letim. Sto se tice samog aerodroma on je cirkus, sva sreca pa je pista u ok stanju i koliko toliko reprezentativna. Mislim da Vlada nije u poziciji da pregovara sa Air Serbia jer su zadovoljni sto bar nesto leti iz BL. Takodje satnica polijetanja i slijetanja je cudna imajuci u vidu da nakon dolaska u BG za putnike koji lete dalje ne preostaje puno opcija. Mislim da jeAir Seebia to uradila cisto da im avion ne stoji predugo parkiran pa hajde da se iskoristi bar za nesto. Air Serbia je odlicna kompanija ali aerodrom Banja Luka (Koji je inace u Laktasima) moze da prezivi dovodjenjem low cost kompanija. Sve ostalo su nagadjanja.

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