Bosnia freezes aviation development tax

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The Federal government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has temporarily suspended a ten euro per passenger tax “for the development of air transport”, which will result in lower airline ticket prices. The tax, introduced in 2005 in order to fund the development of the country’s air transport sector, was only slapped onto airlines flying in and out of Sarajevo. The tax has been suspended until December 31, 2021. “Considering that the aviation industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus, this decision will create the preconditions necessary to remedy the affects of the pandemic”, Sarajevo Airport said. A tender for airlines willing to base their aircraft at Sarajevo Airport from next year is also about to end.

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  1. Anonymous10:32

    Ok, it's obvious Wizz has won the tender now.

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    1. Anonymous10:58

      nothing is obvious. tax is scrapped til end of year. tender is for next year

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    2. Anonymous11:00

      " The tax has been suspended until December 31, 2021."

      2021 is next year.

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  2. Anonymous12:55

    Bravo! A step in the right direction.

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  3. Anonymous13:45

    They should completely abolish this ridiculous tax. It doesnt make sense whatsoever for Sarajevo Airport to finance Tuzla, Bihac and Mostar airports. For Gods sake, Mostar Airport is owned by the City of Mostar and Zagreb Airport, its ludacris that Sarajevo Airport is financing that all these years!

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  4. Anonymous21:21

    Fantastic news for BiH and looking forward for the new, 5th airport! This is how things are done in an efficient way.

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  5. Anonymous00:02

    When will the result of the tendering be published?

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    1. Anonymous02:20

      You can bet 1000000eur on Wizz.

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  6. Now they need to extend the hours of operation.

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