FlyBosnia takes delivery of A320 jet


FlyBosnia took delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft this week as it prepares to retore operations after almost a year. The jet in question, registered TC-OBU, is 25 years old and was previously operated by Onur Air. The 180-seat aircraft bears the carrier’s revised livery with larger FlyBosnia titles on the fuselage and more colour on the tail. The airline last operated scheduled flights in March 2020, before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and has since run cargo flights and summer charters. It retired its sole aircraft, an A319, in late August of last year. The carrier played an important role during the height of the global lockdowns, when it operated a number of charters from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Slovenia to China, transporting medical supplies and equipment.

Commenting on the aircraft’s arrival, FlyBosnia said, “We would like to thank our team for an astonishing effort over the last few months. It was difficult and worrisome at times but we prevailed to overcome all obstacles. FlyBosnia will revolutionise air transport in the Balkans by providing value for money, taking into account the safety, health and satisfaction of our customers. FlyBosnia is known for its affordable ticket prices, motivating staff and professionalism. It is the main bridge between the Balkans and the Middle East”.


Speaking to EX-YU Aviation News recently, FlyBosnia’s CEO, Haris Čoloman, said, “FlyBosnia plans to acquire four Airbus A320 aircraft by the end of 2021. The majority of flights will be scheduled. As we saw last year, Bosnia and Herzegovina also requires a large volume of charters, so we will also focus on that segment of business. FlyBosnia plans to have an aircraft stationed at Sarajevo Airport, Mostar and Tuzla”. The airline has already concluded contracts to operate summer charters from Sarajevo to Turkey and Egypt this summer. FlyBosnia is also expected to restore scheduled flights to a number of markets in the Middle East as they begin to open up for international travel. The final line-up of destinations is expected to be announced soon, with the airline preparing to launch its new-look website.

Photo credit: Instacoki



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  1. Anonymous09:08

    Good luck!

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  2. Anonymous09:08

    I like the new livery

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    1. Anonymous09:10

      Fumy what a difference a little colour can make.

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    2. Anonymous09:20

      *funny

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    3. Anonymous09:20

      Yes! Much much better

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  3. Anonymous09:11

    Let's see what destinations are open. Like the article sys quite a few countries in the Middle East have reopened requiring only PCR test - Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Dubai... But Saudi their main market is still closed.

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    1. Anonymous09:15

      I think 98% of their passengers on Mid East routes are actually residents of those countries going to Bosnia for holiday, so the entry restrictions don't make such an impact on them.

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    2. Anonymous10:28

      Yes but many Middle Eastern countries impose same restrictions for their own citizens upon return (quarantine, tests etc)

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    3. Anonymous15:39

      Apparently its going to be Amman, Bahrein, Muscat, Jeddah, Riyadh and Doha but I have my doubts. Especially because Oman is no longer allowing any foreigners into the country, Qatar requires two week quarantine at a hotel which you need to pay and Saudi Arabia is still closed.

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  4. Anonymous09:16

    Well done

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  5. Anonymous09:16

    Fantastic news for Sarajevo Airport

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    1. Anonymous09:19

      If they pay their obligations this time around.

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    2. Anonymous10:00

      It's shaping up to be a really strong summer for SJJ.

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    3. Anonymous10:27

      Yes, in terms of plans. But let's see how many of those actually materialize.

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    4. Anonymous10:30

      Very happy for SJJ this year, mainly positive stuff and news. It seems the airport management have woken up. Good luck to FlyBosnia. New livery definitely looks better.

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  6. Anonymous09:21

    Let's see if it works out this time.

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  7. Anonymous09:33

    Livery reminds me of Ryanair's

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    1. Anonymous09:34

      Haha true. Very similar. Even the logo

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    2. Anonymous10:27

      I like the billboard titles.

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  8. Anonymous09:39

    Will the plane stay under Turkish registration?

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    1. Anonymous09:54

      It seems so, yes

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    2. Anonymous09:59

      The plane is being wet leased from Onur Air to my knowledge so the registration will stay Turkish.

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    3. Anonymous10:24

      The crew will be Turkish too?

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    4. Anonymous10:24

      I saw they were recently hiring cabin crew so I think they will have their own crew.

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    5. Anonymous11:11

      No, the aircraft will enter Bosnia and Herzegovina registry as E7-FBC.

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  9. Anonymous09:44

    It is good if Fly Bosnia venture works. No taxpayer money is involved into it. There is no harm to any of us if Fly Bosnia does not make it.

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    1. Anonymous10:23

      +1

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    2. Anonymous10:48

      How much debt to SJJ did they leave unpaid the last time?

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  10. Anonymous10:23

    "FlyBosnia will revolutionise air transport in the Balkans"

    Seriously?

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    1. Anonymous12:15

      I'm wondering how

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  11. Anonymous10:24

    When will they start flying?

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  12. Anonymous10:25

    Interesting. I wish them good luck. I doubt we will see them launch European routes, considering the little success they had before, and especially now when Wizz Air is coming.

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    1. Anonymous10:27

      The article says they plan to fly to the Middle East.

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  13. Anonymous10:31

    They plan to have 4 planes by the end of the year? I think they should start of with 1-2 planes max and see how things go until next year.

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    1. Possibility of +3 jets is miserable... It is just adv

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    2. Anonymous15:42

      Huh?

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  14. Anonymous10:37

    BiH and MNE have been been proactive and trying to work on their airports by launching new routes, working on their carriers but about Slovenia?? It is shocking that almost all the rest of the countries have tried at least to work on something. The latest route was a seasonal weekly service to BWK and that's it!
    SJJ this year will definitely be busy if W6 do not delay the base inauguration.
    Good luck to FlyBosnia!

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    1. Anonymous10:44

      You should not forget that even TZL has more passengers than LJU. Bravo TZL!

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    2. Anonymous15:41

      That's nice for Tuzla but a real shame for LJU.

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    3. Anonymous16:38

      Slovenija does not need a national airline. Period. Tačka. Točka.

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    4. Anonymous17:09

      Sure we dont...

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    5. Anonymous03:07

      Not true. Tuzla had less passengers in 2020 than Ljubljana.

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  15. Anonymous10:58

    The new livery looks much better then the old one! Good luck to them.

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    1. Anonymous12:19

      +1

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    2. Anonymous16:55

      Yup livery may be better. As mentioned earlier, seems very similar to Ryanairs livery. Maybe Ryanair put some investment. Serving Bgrade West, Zagreb South and Skopje North.

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  16. Anonymous11:05

    Fly Bosnia je ispalila dug aerodromu Sarajevo, dok su takse na BiH aerodromima ukinute, što će pomoći FlyBosnia aviokompaniji za poslovanje, Sretno FlyBosnia

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    1. Anonymous15:28

      Koliki je bio dug?

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    2. Anonymous16:38

      Oko milion i 500.000 KM

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  17. Anonymous12:15

    Will they be an LCC?

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    1. Anonymous15:28

      They weren't that cheap in the past even though they advertised as being LCC.

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    2. Anonymous15:36

      They are advertising as low cost carrier on their website.

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  18. Anonymous12:16

    I really hope one airline registered in Bosnia can finally work

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    1. Anonymous12:18

      Based on current track record, it's unlikely in the long run

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    2. Anonymous15:27

      If they focus on charters, they can be very successful.

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  19. Anonymous15:39

    Good luck but I really wonder what they will launch. Ramadan is starting next week and demand for travel from the Middle East is much lower during this period. The charters that they have don't start till June...

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    1. Anonymous15:41

      Maybe they will fly charters from other countries until then. They did fly from Slovenia and Montenegro when the pandemic started to transport medical equipment.

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  20. Anonymous17:38

    Great news, good luck FlyBosnia! :)

    They already have a bunch of charters scheduled to Turkey, Egypt and Tunis via Bosnian tourist agencies :)

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  21. Anonymous21:15

    Are the other planes also going to come from Onur Air?

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  22. Anonymous21:16

    They were supposed to launch a new website several days ago. There was even a countdown clock but the clock finished ticking on Thursday and since then there has been nothing :(

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    1. Anonymous23:32

      It says "coming back soon with a fresh look"

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  23. Anonymous22:19

    Congratulations. Safe skies

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