FlyBosnia retires sole aircraft and changes business model

FlyBosnia has retired its sole aircraft, an Airbus A319. The aircraft, which is 17 years old, is to be scrapped after having been kept in storage since June at Sarajevo Airport.

FlyBosnia wishes to concentrate on charter and wet lease services, due to the particularly negative effect of the coronavirus on scheduled flights, which resulted in the laying-off of 20 of their employees. The airline is currently using an Airbus A320 leased from a Lithuanian airline, GetJet Airlines, to operate almost daily charter flights between Sarajevo (Bosnia’s capital) and Antalya (a city in Turkey). This comes after the airline concluded an agreement with one of Bosnia’s biggest tour operator, Fibula Air Travel, to operate charter flights on their behalf.

Fly Bosnia has recently named a new CEO (see more information to do this subject in my article titled “FlyBosnia has a new CEO”) and plans to focus on leisure flights in the 2021 summer season. It is surprising to see how brave this airline is… it does not seem intimidated to boost services and to put into practice a brand new outlook for the future. In what concerns the coronavirus, the airline has already operated repatriation flights to Saudi Arabia and will operate 2 to Kuwait, the 1st one taking place on next Saturday and the 2nd one on the 12th of September. If you wish to hear some more positive news (too much coronavirus), do not hesitate to write a comment below, and I will gladly change the style of my articles. 24th of August 2020.

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