Bosnia calls for UAE airline investment


The Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crndak, has invited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in the Bosnian aviation sector. Following talks with his UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mr Crndak suggested for the country to employ a similar model with an airline in Bosnia as it did with Air Serbia, which is part-owned by Etihad Airways. Furthermore, the two sides agreed there is potential for the UAE to invest in Bosnia's airport infrastructure. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novalić, said his government was in talks with Etihad Airways over the future of the country's flag carrier, B&H Airlines, which has since been liquidated. "We held talks with Etihad because we are being responsible towards our company. We are in discussions", the Prime Minister said at the time.


  1. Anonymous14:36

    Even better: allow already proven UAE investment in Air Serbia to expand to B&H. Give them AOC in B&H, let them base planes and use crews from B&H. Instant win-win.

  2. Anonymous18:09

    Why don´t JU just base 1-2 a/c over there and problem solved!!!

    1. Anonymous19:31

      Because at least 49.5% of Bosnian population will not want to fly with Air "Serbia" as their home carrier - they would have hardly an issue with "JAT" though

  3. Anonymous13:24

    I heard something about new airline named Air Bosna starting with flights from Sarajevo as base, start from spring 2017


Post a Comment

EX-YU Aviation News does not tolerate insults, excessive swearing, racist, homophobic or any other chauvinist remarks or provocative posts with the intention of creating further arguments. A full list of comment guidelines can be found here. Thank you for your cooperation.