Sarajevo - FlyBosnia plans to acquire two more Airbus A320 Family jets in addition to its only aircraft in the fleet, an A319-100.
Founded in 2017, the new airline of Bosnia has obtained its Air Operator Certificate from Bosnian authorities on Januar 11. FlyBosnia is now aiming to include two more aircraft in its fleet this year.
The airline plans to double the number of flights from and to Sarajevo by the end of the first quarter of the next year, CEO Chris Gabriel told Sarajevo Times in an interview.
It is the first attempt to establish an airline in the country after the fall of bankrupt B&H Airlines. Although the company previously announced the launch of scheduled flights on January 31, 2019, FlyBosnia's website remains still inactive and its only plane, an ex-Rossiya A319-100 registered E7-FBA, has just returned from Sofia, where it was under maintenance.
FlyBosnia will initially fly to London and Frankfurt in Europe and to Riyadh, Jeddah, and Bahrain in the Middle East. Rome, Paris, Moscow, Beirut, and Kuwait are future potential destinations upon the arrival of the new jets in the fleet. From the network scheme, it can be said that the main focus of the airline will be Europe and the Middle East.
The carrier plans to announce its schedule and ticket sales in the coming weeks. Besides flights, the Bosnian company will also sell tour packages in Bosnia and Herzegovina.