New flights from Zagreb and Podgorica

The Swiss based airline Flybaboo has commenced regular services from its base in Geneva to the Croatian capital of Zagreb making it the only airline to operate between the two cities this winter. The flights began on Tuesday, October 28 and will be operated twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday. The flight approximately takes 2 hours. It will primarily cater for the Croatian and Bosnian dispora living in Geneva that will now be able to, without transiting through other airports, reach their homeland. The passengers travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina will be able to reach home by transiting at only 1 stop in Zagreb. The flights are operated using a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Turboprop, which is able to seat 78 people.

Meanwhile the 2009 summer season is already being planned in Montenegro’s main hub Podgorica. The second largest British airline, BMI, has recently announced that it will commence services from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Montenegrin capital following the success of Montenegro Airlines’ Podgorica/Tivat to London-Gatwick line. The new flights will commence on May 1, 2009 unless the destination is dropped by BMI’s new owners Lufthansa.