Ryanair Mostar flights 'done deal'


Europe's largest airline Ryanair is set to commence flights to Mostar during the 2019/2020 winter season or the 2020 summer season. According to the "Klix.ba" portal, an agreement between the two sides has been reached, with the airport and airline now finalising the destination network and launch dates. It follows talks between the two sides in both Dublin and Mostar earlier this year. On Thursday, the Federal government of Bosnia and Herzegovina approved just over two million euros in funds for Mostar Airport aimed at "improving the aviation sector" in the country. Ryanair and Mostar Airport have discussed possible services on several occasions since 2012.

Mostar will become Ryanair's second destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Banja Luka if the flights materialise as planned. Previously, it was proposed for the low cost airline to introduce services from Charleroi, Frankfurt and Oslo to Mostar. However, there is also strong potential for the carrier to cater for religious tourism on routes from Italy and Poland. Ryanair Sun, which flies on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate, will adopt new branding in the 2019/2020 winter season and launch its own website and app. The carrier plans to introduce a number of new routes from Poland.


Mostar Airport rolled out an incentives program late last year in a bid to attract carriers to launch flights to the city. It includes discounts for handling and landing services, as well as the passenger tax, for a three-year period. The airport handled 746 passengers during the first quarter, representing an increase of 20.5%. The growth was generated due to Croatia Airlines which maintained services from the Croatian capital throughout the winter months. General Manager, Marin Raspudić, said he anticipates for Mostar to welcome some 80.000 travellers this year, which is "the maximum that the airport can handle". He called on local travellers to use Mostar Airport instead of nearby Dubrovnik and Split.



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  1. I won't be flying with that joke of an Airline, it's about time Ryanair was shut down.

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    1. Free market means exactly that, free market

      You are free to choose.

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    2. Correct, unless an airline offers metal cutlery, onboard WiFi for 20€ and is subsidized with tens of millions of Euros every year from the Government it should shut down!
      Also a law should pass that only airlines with 4 times as many employees as they actually need should be allowed to land at our airports.

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    3. @OjOj
      People like Anon 9:03 hate freedom of choice and free markets.
      They want everyone to be obligated to use the state run companies that he and his friends are employed. And thus continue to receive way too much money for way too little work.

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    4. 09:03 - Wannabe comment. Another momak from the bloc.
      I suggest you see this 10 minute vid about Ryanair to inform yourself a bit, before posting childish comments:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWrD6pgRcao

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    5. Anonymous11 May 2019 at 09:13
      That is an excellent video, very illuminating!

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  2. BiH is really impressing. It seems that the state is working hardly to promote all its international 4 airports. Just puzzled how Ireland is linked to BiH.
    Wishing OMO all the best of luck with the FR negotiations!

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  3. What routes make the most sense from Mostar?

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    1. I think a flights from Bergamo, Weeze and Warsaw would work great.

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    2. West Mostar is mostly in Germany. East Mostar is mostly in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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    3. Those plus seasonally we could get Italy and Poland for the tourists.

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    4. Herzegovina Diaspora is huge. Mostly in Germany

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    5. Will be DUB

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  4. Won't winter operations be problematic? As far as I'm aware Mostar does not have ILS.

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    1. Mostar airport has an ILS system. It also doesn't have almost any issues in winter. Strong wind sometimes can be a problem but that happens only for a few days in winter. It gas more favourable conditions then Tuzla for example.

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    2. Interesting. Didn't know that. Thank you.

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  5. I wonder how much it will cost Mostar? Ryanair doesn't come anywhere for fre, especially small airports. Having said that I also wonder how much Banja Luka paid FR.

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    1. Not true. FR flies to something like 10, maybe more Greek airports. And they are receiving zero subsidies of any form, they are illegal. Same thing happens to Italy, Spain, France etc.
      So if there is enough demand for flights at profitable ticket prices they will fly.

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    2. Srpska is not subsidizing Ryanair.

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    3. Yes they are. General Manager of BNX said it himself but he said he can't reveal the amount because it's a business secret

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    4. Nis is not subsidizing Ryanair.

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    5. Naravno da subvencionira. Na razlicite nacine.

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    6. @10.54 it is by offering them a 3 euro tax for handling and landing.

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    7. It is called attracting airlines to fly there not paying them to fly there. Huge difference

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    8. How is INI subsidizing FR by giving them terms everyone else gets? Some people are delusional here.

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  6. Fingers crossed

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  7. 746 passengers for 3 months? How many passengers on average did Croatia Airlines have to OMO then?

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  8. Well the government just gave the airport 2 million euros plus an airline that starts flights to OMO doesen't have to pay and handling and landing fees. So I think Ryanair will get the payment and the discounts.

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  9. Can they afford to subsidize three airlines? FR, OU and EW.

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    1. OU and EW are being subsidized by local government.

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    2. And FR by federal?

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  10. This would be a fantastic development for BiH. Tuzla covered by Wizz and Mostar and Banja Luka by Ryanair.

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  11. Marin Raspudić, said he anticipates for Mostar to welcome some 80.000 travellers this year, which is "the maximum that the airport can handle".

    Does this mean their capacity is 80,000? If it is then Ryanair might launch one or two routes but that's it since their flights would generate more pax then that.

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    1. OMO ima kapacitet od 100 000 putnika u ovom trenutku, ali ono što je Gosp. Raspudić mislio (ili je krivo prenešeno u članku) jeste da je max broj putnika koji oni mogu privući ove godine je 80 000 putnika.....a trenutno traje proširenje terminalne zgrade prema jugu, veličine 500 metara kvadratnih tako da će OMO sigurno moći procesuirati i preko 100 000 putnika godišnje

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  12. Great work Mostar. I am really optimistic that brighter days are ahead :)

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  13. "He called on local travellers to use Mostar Airport instead of nearby Dubrovnik and Split."

    For that you actually need a more extensive network.

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  14. Don't hold your breath just yet. Mostar isnt densely populated so the little demand they have will be taken away by SPU and DBV. Remember how we were all excited about OSI getting more flights? If they didn't make it then it's silly to expect OMO to be any different. This whole area of the country is best served by Croatia.

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    1. Osijek has only 20 000 people more than Mostar, so diference is really small, and I think that FR will work in Mostar, largely bease of proximity of Medjugorje, and because Mostar has a gravity area of around 220 000 people....so there is enough potential i think even more than OSI

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    2. OSI has much more potential because it can attract passengers from Zagreb and Belgrade? Who can OMO attract? Sarajevo? It's a smaller market and much poorer

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  15. It would be good if they got Ryanair

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  16. Congratulations BiH. All four airports are finally going to have decent traffic.

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  17. Overall I think it will be a good year for all airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  18. Good. Can't wait to finally see some serious airlines that can serve the local population.

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  19. Big year ahead for OMO and BNX.

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  20. Why not Sarajevo?

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    1. Expensive

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    2. Doesn't seem to be expensive for Wizz Air, Norwegian, Pegasus...

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    3. Wizz Air flies one subsidised route by the Hungarian government from Budapest. They offered to launch several routes from Sarajevo if charges were slashed but SJJ rejected them.

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    4. If you want Ryan, Wizz, Easy, to come, you must pay them and give them everything they ask for.

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  21. Flights to Poland could work.

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  22. Well it's good that politicians are finally not blocking Mostar Airport like they have done so many times in the past.

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    1. Nobody blocked any airport in BiH expect their own management

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  23. If Ryan can do what Wizz has done in Tuzla that would be excellent for Mostar.

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    1. I highly doubt Ryanair will base a plane in OMO. They might open 2 or 3 routes and that's it.

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  24. How many pax did Mostar handle last year?

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    1. So they expect their passenger numbers to increase 180% this year (+50,000 passengers)...

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    2. Good luck with that.

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    3. 2M eur subsidy to get 50000 more passengers mean 40 eur subsidy per passenger. Rich.

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    4. 2 miliona nisu namijenjena samo za jednu godinu.

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  25. Mostar should first try to lure back charters to Medjugorje from DBV and SPU, get some of the tour packaged tourists going to the Adriatic (split) and then approach some low cost airlines.

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  26. Why don't ex-yu countries just privatize these smaller airports? Wouldn't it be easier? Plus the new owner would actually want to have flights and invest money in them.

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    1. They are too small to be profitable.
      Typically an airport needs way over half million pax a year to be profitable for a private operator.

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  27. OMO does not have ILS

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    1. OMO does have ILS but with offset 21 deg. and doing well. Called IGS

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  28. IGS is not ILS

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    1. Technically it is. And for airlines it is.

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  29. If this is really happening? if yes its awesome. For the region and the tourism would be perfect. Moreover what Ryainar does is a attack again the powerful Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines, specially based in Split and Dubrovnik. Imagine how many Croats from the boarder region will choose this Airline if they can save money right?

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  30. Stockholm Skavsta <=============> Mostar Bosna i Hercegovina :))))))))))))))))))))

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