Bosnian parliament rejects Sarajevo Airport aid plan


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Federal Parliament has rejected a proposal for part of the state tax for the development of air transport, which is collected from Sarajevo Airport, be kept by the operator which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of MPs in the House of Representatives voted against the motion. The tax amounts to ten euros per passenger. During the first eight months of the year, Sarajevo Airport registered a net loss of 4.09 million euros. Over the same period, the airport handled 178.899 passengers, down 78.1% on last year. Currently, six airlines maintain services to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital. They include Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Flydubai, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines.