FlyBosnia Plans 2022 Return To The Skies: What You Need To Know

FlyBosnia intends to return to the skies in 2022 with a major plan to launch new routes and operate scheduled services from all four of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s international airports. The plans include lots of w-rotations and cover some highly unconventional airport pairings.

FlyBosnia plans to resume flying once again. Photo: N509FZ via Wikimedia

FlyBosnia plans to return in 2022

FlyBosnia, the startup airline of Bosnia and Herzegovina that is privately-owned, plans to start flying once again.

The airline currently has no fleet, having returned its Airbus A319s to their lessors when the pandemic first hit in 2020. In the peak summer season in 2021, it operated a handful of rotations with a leased Airbus A320.

Now FlyBosnia plans to follow that same process again: using a dry-leased Airbus A320, it wants to start flying at the start of the 2022 summer schedule, with the first rotation scheduled for Tuesday 29th March.

Tickets will be sold via a Swiss travel agency, ISG Travel, and on FlyBosnia’s own website, Flying Bosnian reports. The flight schedule will run as follows, day by day:

Tuesdays: Sarajevo – Geneva – Mostar – Geneva – Sarajevo

  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 13:00 and arrive in Geneva (GVA) at 14:50
  • Depart Geneva (GVA) at 15:40 and arrive in Mostar (OMO) at 17:40
  • Depart Mostar (OMO) at 18:15 and arrive in Geneva (GVA) at 20:00
  • Depart Geneva (GVA) at 20:45 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 22:20

Wednesdays: Sarajevo – Zurich – Banja Luka – Zurich – Sarajevo

  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 13:30 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 15:10
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 16:00 and arrive in Banja Luka (BNX) at 17:15
  • Depart Banja Luka (BNX) at 17:55 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 19:10
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 19:50 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 21:30
FlyBosnia A319
FlyBosnia previously had two of its own A319 aircraft. Photo: NeXtro via Wikimedia

Fridays: Sarajevo – Zurich – Mostar – Zurich – Sarajevo

  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 12:00 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 13:40
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 14:30 and arrive in Mostar (OMO) at 16:20
  • Depart Mostar (OMO) at 17:00 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 19:00
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 19:50 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 21:30

Saturdays: Sarajevo – Geneva – Mostar – Geneva- Sarajevo – Zagreb –  Mostar

  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 10:00 and arrive in Geneva (GVA) at 11:50
  • Depart Geneva (GVA) at 12:30 and arrive in Mostar (OMO) at 14:20
  • Depart Mostar (OMO) at 15:00 and arrive in Geneva (GVA) at 17:00
  • Depart Geneva (GVA) at 17:50 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 19:00
  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 19:50 and arrive in Zagreb (ZAG) at 20:30
  • Depart Zagreb (ZAG) at 21:00 and arrive in Mostar (OMO) at 21:45

Sundays: Mostar – Zurich – Tuzla – Zurich – Sarajevo – Zurich – Mostar – Belgrade – Sarajevo

  • Depart Mostar (OMO) at 06:30 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 08:20
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 09:00 and arrive in Tuzla (TZL) at 10:45
  • Depart Tuzla (TZL) at 11:30 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 13:00
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 13:40 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 15:10
  • Depart Sarajevo (SJJ) at 16:00 and arrive in Zurich (ZRH) at 17:45
  • Depart Zurich (ZRH) at 18:30 and arrive in Mostar (OMO) at 20:30
  • Depart Mostar (OMO) at 21:00 and arrive in Belgrade (BEG) at 21:40
  • Depart Belgrade (BEG) at 22:15 and arrive in Sarajevo (SJJ) at 23:00
FlyBosnia Airbus A319 Sarajevo International Airport
In the past, FlyBosnia had its own aircraft which it used to bring cargo from China in the spring of 2020. Photo: FlyBosnia

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Will these flights be successful?

While the network plan may have some merit, the scheduling is highly unlikely to attract passengers and can only lead to an unsuccessful outcome unless FlyBosnia adapts it.

For example, there is a planned flight from Sarajevo to Zagreb, but there is no flight from Zagreb to Sarajevo. The same is the case for Belgrade-Sarajevo flights. Furthermore, these flights would only operate once weekly and compete with Croatia Airlines (Zagreb-Sarajevo) and Air Serbia (Belgrade-Sarajevo), which offer multiple weekly connections, the possibility of a round trip, and flight connections via their hubs in Zagreb and Belgrade.

It is also highly unlikely that the airline will manage to fill an Airbus A320 on any of these routes, as even established airlines have not been able to do so.

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