According to the explanation of the acting director of that company, Alan Bajic, in the year before the pandemic, the Sarajevo International Airport recorded all the positive business parameters.
MP Irfan Cengic, noting that the 2020 report will certainly not be favorable due to the problems caused by the pandemic to airlines, proposed a conclusion on this agenda item, which was also supported by a majority of MPs. With this conclusion, the House of Representatives instructed the company Sarajevo International Airport to submit to Parliament with a report on its own operations in 2020 detailed information on the reduction of salaries for workers due to the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as a plan to compensate for the loss of wages for that, Avaz writes.
Bajic confirmed that due to the pandemic, the salaries of employees were reduced by 30 to 35 percent and that the multimillion losses were due to the Sarajevo International Airport.
MP Nihad Colpa said that the services of Sarajevo, Mostar and Tuzla airports must be cheaper.
”There is no need to talk about the importance of air traffic in BiH. We have a rich cultural and historical heritage, gastronomic offer, but we do not have travel infrastructure and cheap flights. Thus, the Federal Government passed a fee by which every departing passenger from Sarajevo International Airport is obliged to pay 20 BAM. Serious countries are investing in airports, and we are introducing new levies. This tax on the departing passenger should be abolished. This year, it is frozen, but it should be abolished,” said Colpa.