Last year, a record number of passengers passed through four international airports in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A total of 1,919,289 passengers were registered at domestic airports in 2019, an increase of 13.1 percent when compared to 2018.
Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar have broken their own records in terms of passenger numbers, the Indikator reports. For the second time in its 50-year history, Sarajevo International Airport has recorded more than one million passengers – 1,143,680 passengers passed through its doors, an increase of 9.2 percent year-on-year.
Tuzla Airport served 593,083 passengers, an increase of 1.4 percent, and Banja Luka Airport had 149,693 passengers, with an increase of 313.7 percent.
Compared to 2018, the number of passengers at Banja Luka airport increased by 113,513. Mostar Airport had 32,866 passengers and also registered an increase of 15.4 percent, ekapija reports.
In 2019, a total of 1,143,680 passengers passed through Sarajevo International Airport, which is nine percent more than in 2018. The company said that the number of realized air operations in 2019 was 13,671, and the physical volume of cargo was 2,523,565 kilograms.
The millionth passenger this year was recorded at the end of October, even a month and a half earlier than in 2018, when the millionth passenger was first registered at Sarajevo International Airport.
Also, last year, Sarajevo Airport employees served more than 100,000 passengers for the first time for four months in a row. Two more records were recorded in the year behind us, so in June 119,205 passengers passed through the airport, which is as much as 28 percent more than in the same month in 2018, while in July, a record 180,929 passengers passed through the Sarajevo International Airport, 14 percent more than in 2018, and the highest number of passengers ever served in one month.
All these indicators indicate that traffic growth recorded by Sarajevo International Airport over the past few years will continue into 2020, the company stated in the report.