Bihać Airport project advances

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Development of Bihać Airport in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina is progressing, with the Federal government awarding it an environmental permit, enabling further construction work to take place. So far, Bihać Airport has built a test runway, which is a 300-metre section of the planned 2.2-kilometre runway, as well as access roads to the airport complex. “This new permit will support the further development of Bihać Airport, which is one of the key strategic projects for the future development of this part of Bosnia”, the acting head of Bihać Airport, Adnan Bajrić, said. The entire Bihać Airport project involves the construction of a terminal building, runway and control tower. It is estimated to be worth some 25 million euros and would take two to four years to complete, if enough finances were to be secured. However, due to a lack of funding, local authorities believe it may take up to thirty years for the project to be completed, which is why potential private investors are being sourced.


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  1. Anonymous13:35

    Despite having less then 2 million pasangers on 4 airports, bosnian politicans still see a demand for more airports.... Nice!

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  2. Anonymous13:41

    muhaha

    anybody else to open an airport in BH?

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    1. Anonymous15:09

      Brcko DC

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    2. Anonymous16:58

      Travnik
      BIjeljina
      Glamoč

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    3. Anonymous22:00

      Tomislavgrad
      Rama
      Doboj
      ...why not, every village one airport.

      This idea is as stupid as Trebinje airport.

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    4. Oh yea, looking forward to the day I'll be able to fly to LQDO, LQDE, LQZE, LQTB, LQTR

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  3. Anonymous13:48

    More and more airports, less and less airlines.

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  4. Anonymous14:44

    Bravo BH!

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  5. Anonymous15:56

    Unbelievable! The surroundings look simply spectacular just like LJU airport.
    Where does that road, left to the terminal lead to?

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    1. TheBosnian22:11

      Its the "5.th Corps road" leading to Bosanski Petrovac, Kljuc and on to Sarajevo.

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  6. Anonymous17:02

    A much needed airport. They should reserve the land for when the second runway is built too.

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    1. Jatovac17:44

      i would count on third also and even think of building jet-bridges for widebody

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    2. Anonymous19:24

      And long haul to New York with JU.... it would be great idea!!!

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    3. Anonymous19:29

      Excellent idea! There would surely be 1 from Bihać region. ;-)
      BEG-Bihać-JFK!

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  7. Anonymous17:48

    water right next to the runway=fog.

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  8. The abandoned Željava Air Base is only about 5-6 km from Bihać on the Croatia/BiH border, but mostly in Croatia. The existing runway (albeit in poor condition) is 2.5 km long.

    Perhaps BiH government could have made a deal to lease the land there for Bihać airport.

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    1. Anonymous19:23

      Terrible idea. It would be just more expansive.

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    2. Biggest problem is cooperation between two former Yugo republics.
      Other than that, where there is a will there is a way. I would imagine that this region of Croatia would benefit from a nearby airport. And there would be no expropriation costs as there is now.

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    3. Anonymous10:06

      It surely could have worked at Zeljava AFB. An airport 50/50 jointly operated between BiH and HR. See for example Switzerland / France in Geneva and Basel. Notice that SUI is also outside of EU same as BiH.
      This airport - if done correctly - which clearly is not the case here! could have worked out well. They seem to plan realistically only with a 2200m runway but enough for 320/737 but not megalomaniacal as Trebinje. This airport could have a much better perspective than Trebinje and much more use for both countries also cos there is not immediate strong competition of other areas close by. LCC flights mainly for VFR plus for tourism (Plitvice right next to it!) and few outgoing charters to Turkey or Egypt should be realistic.

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    4. TheBosnian22:13

      Impossible. Up to now, Croatia refused even to talk about this....

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  9. Anonymous20:15

    Does a 2,2km runway allow landing a 320 or 321? I mean the TZL one is 2,5km.

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    1. Anonymous21:57

      Anything 1800m or longer is reasonable for 737/A320.

      They can do with less, but it could become restrictive in the winter.

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    2. Anonymous00:40

      You mean summer?

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    3. Anonymous04:01

      Thanks, this makes sense now. This airport will be designed to serve either W6 or FR.

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  10. Anonymous00:44

    So after Croatia Bosnia will have the most airports in the region.

    Nice.

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  11. notLufthansa08:25

    airport in every village. Nice Bosnia. In the mean time, people are fleeing abroad, since life is so nice...

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    1. TheBosnian22:15

      And NOT building this and other airports will stop them?

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