Next month Sarajevo International Airport is expecting to reach passenger numbers of pre-pandemic traffic of December 2019. Total of 13 airlines will serve the airport with 29 routes across Europe, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
Wizz Air will station second Airbus 320 at the airport, introducing seven new routes from Bosnian capital to: Billund, Cologne, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hamburg, Malmo, Oslo-Sandefjord and Venice-Treviso. With the fleet of two Airbus 320 aircraft based at the airport, Wizz Air will position itself as Sarajevo Airport busiest airline, offering 46.620 seats on 254 flights to seventeen destinations during December.
Also, next month Flydubai will be boosting its flight offerings from Dubai to 58 flights with 10.092 seats on sale. Swiss International Airlines will increase its service from Zurich from 16 flights in November to 26 in December, boosting its seats offering to 3.250 seats.
|Austrian Airlines||Vienna -VIE||112||12.992|
|Swiss Air Lines||Zurich||26||3.250|
|Turkish Airlines||Istanbul -IST||88||13.200|
|Wizz Air||Abu Dhabi||18||4.140|
The city with the most frequencies out of Sarajevo is Istanbul with 20 weekly flights, followed by Vienna with 13 weekly flights. Countries with largest number of seat offers from Sarajevo are Turkey, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Austria and Sweden.
Top five routes – seats offered by the airline
|AIRLINE||ROUTE||FLIGHTS RT||SEATS RT|
|1)||Wizz Air||17 Routes||254||46.620|
|2)||Turkish Airlines||Istanbul (IST, SAW)||116||18.492|
Top five routes – seats offered by the route
|ROUTE (CITY)||AIRLINE||FLIGHTS RT||SEATS RT|
|1)||ISTANBUL||Pegasus and Turkish||178||29.652|
Top five routes – seats offered by the country
|COUNTRY||AIRLINE||FLIGHTS RT||SEATS RT|
|1)||TURKEY||Pegasus and Turkish||178||29.652|
|2)||GERMANY||Eurowings, Lufthansa and Wizz Air||162||26.160|
|3)||UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||Flydubai and Wizz Air||76||14.232|
With Flynas, Gulf Air and Swiss International Airlines extending its flight operating during winter months Sarajevo Airport is on the right track to reach 2019 numbers next year, when airport handled record number of 1.143.680 passengers. According to Eurocontrol projections, majority of European airports are expected to reach pre-pandemic (2019) numbers in the year 2025, while Sarajevo Airport will reach 2019. numbers in upcoming year 2022.
During the month of December, the airlines operating at Sarajevo Airport have scheduled 858 flights, with 127.546 seats on sale. The airport is expecting to handle 75.000 passengers in December.
Sarajevo Airport route map
Source: Flying Bosnian