Sarajevo International Airport records greatest annual Number of Passengers

January 5, 2018 9:00 PM

Breaking all previous annual records, Sarajevo International Airport (SIA) welcomed 957.969 passengers in 2017, hitting a new record, SIA press office said Thursday.

SIA said in press release that it recorded the greatest number of passengers in one year in the history of this airport, representing an increase of 14.0 percent year-on-year. Last year was also the most successful one and it is expected for the record to continue in the following years.

“In 2017, there were 12,775 air operations carried out, representing an increase of 12.0 percent year-on-year, and 2,956,988 kg of cargo were shipped, or 3.0 percent increase year-on-year, “SIA said.

Two new records were made in 2017 when SIA welcomed 144, 330 passengers in August, hitting a record. The cargo through the airport climbed at the fastest rate ever recorded at the BiH’s largest airport, up 15 percent to 217,745 kg in the same month.

In 2017, six air companies began providing their operations at SIA, and a continuation of this trend could bring over a million passengers in 2018. Sarajevo International Airport currently hosts 15 airline companies, including Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, as well as significant number of charter flights to and from Sarajevo International Airport. SIA was opened 45 years ago. Currently, the airport hosts 15 airline companies, linking Sarajevo with 17 destinations.


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