Tunisian National Air Carrier “Tunisair” to set up a Connection between Sarajevo and Monastir?

April 8, 2019 7:00 AM

The Tunisian national air carrier “Tunisair” will set up a connection between Sarajevo and Monastir in summer 2019.

It will be a seasonal charter line towards the Monastir that, before the Arab Spring, was an extremely popular destination for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As announced, a Monastir plane will fly from Sarajevo once a week starting on June 10th until September 9th, and passengers will be transported by the Boeing 737-600 with 126 seats, ExYuAviation writes.

On the 21st of October 1948 Tunisair was established as Tunisia’s flag carrier by issuance of the first Decree approving the statutes of “Tunisair” (formerly known as Tunis Air until 1990), with a capital of 60 million French Francs to be shared between the Tunisian government and Air France.

The company was first headquartered at 1, rue d’Athènes,Tunis.

Tunisair started its effective operation as of April 1949 using 4 Dakota ( DC3) purchased from the US Army for an amount of 56.5 million francs and bearing a logo with a winged gazelle.

The first DC 4 was then acquired in 1954, followed by a second DC 4 on March 30, 1956. It launched then its first non-stop flight “Tunis-Paris” in 1956. In fact, Tunisair used to operate only regional stopover flights to Algeria, Libya, Nice, Marseilles, Corsica, and Rome and domestic flights between Tunis, Gabès, Sfax and Djerba.

During this same year, Tunisair celebrated the transport of 100 000 passengers and reported a net profit of 114 million francs.

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