Low cost to Sarajevo

Interest from low cost airlines to fly to Sarajevo Airport
Sarajevo could soon see low cost flights from London, Rome and Dusseldorf as the Bosnian government relaxes its conditions towards no frills airlines. The government currently requires low cost airlines to pay a levy of ten euros per passenger in order to operate flights to the country. Until recently, the levy amounted to fifteen euros but the state government gave up on its share of the takings while the Federation government is expected to follow suit. According to the Al Jazeera Balkans network, interest has been shown for flights to commence from London, Rome, Dusseldorf and a city in Sweden to Sarajevo this summer. Recently, the low cost Austrian airline Niki, owned by Air Berlin, said it was evaluating the Bosnian market.

New airlines would be more than welcomed by airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In February, the country’s busiest airport, Sarajevo, suffered a 21% passenger decrease by handling only 26.278 passengers. During the month the airport was affected by bad weather but also B&H Airlines’ route suspensions. However, the full brunt of the carrier’s woes is to be felt at the airport in March. Currently, B&H operates a single daily flight to Istanbul with an ATR72. During February, Banja Luka Airport welcomed 424 passengers and Mostar 318. Tuzla did not manage to attract any passengers last month.

Sarajevo Airport is served by two low cost airlines - Germanwings and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Norwegian operates flights on a seasonal basis and will be resuming services from Oslo and Stockholm to the Bosnian capital this summer. On top of its all year round service from Cologne, Germanwings will resume seasonal flights from Stuttgart to Sarajevo this summer as well.


  1. Anonymous10:41

    Aviogenex will lease a single B737-400 for the summer season. This means that they will operate two aircraft out of Belgrade this summer.

  2. Anonymous12:11

    I can’t believe that they ask low cost airlines to pay 10 euros per passenger to fly to SJJ. No wonder no low cost airline has started flying there.

  3. Anonymous13:07

    @ 1st anonymous

    But it says on wiki that one aircraft the 737-200adv can't be used during the summer..?

    & yes, I am not sure what fees are for Belgrade and Zagreb airports for low cost airlines?

  4. 10 euros is standard fee for all carriers for departing pax .That tax was cumulated during year and most of it payed as subvention to B&H airlines.(even they say att they helping complete civil aviation in B&H) Incredibly stupid move in many ways.

  5. Anonymous21:08

    Prices from Zagreb via Doha with Qatar during summer (May-September 2012)

    Iz Zagreba u Cijene leta iznose od
    Dubai 409 EUR
    Shangai 548 EUR
    Bangkok 548 EUR
    Delhi 549 EUR
    Hong Kong 592 EUR
    Doha 628 EUR
    Maldives 686 EUR
    Singapour 718 EUR
    Tokio 736 EUR
    Johannesburg 785 EUR
    Bali 945 EUR
    Melbourne 1,035 EUR

  6. Anonymous19:15

    Ryanair starts in June to fly to Montenegro (TGD) from London, Bruessel and Milan
    from 2013 there will be 4 destinations, in 2014 and 2015 6 destinations by Ryanair



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