Sarajevo International Airport hits Numerous Records this Year

September 19, 2018 11:00 AM

Sarajevo International Airport (SIA) received 159,380 passengers in July, a new monthly record, SIA press office said Tuesday.
SIA said on its website that the new monthly record represented an increase of 14 percent year-on-year.

The number of flights carried out in July was 1,573, up 11 percent year-on-year.
In the first seven months of this year, SIA served a total of 589,522 passengers, up 13 percent year-on-year. In the same period, the number of flights was 7,735, an increase of 6 percent year-on-year.
SIA expected that it would receive more than a million passengers the whole year, hitting a new record. SIA currently hosts 17 airline companies and a number of charter air companies that operate during the summer season linking the capital with 17 destinations.

A total of 159,506 passengers passed through the International Airport of Sarajevo during the month of August, which represents the largest number of passengers in one month in the history of this airport.

With this, the International Airport Sarajevo continues with the steady increase of traffic, around 12 % in average in relation to the previous year, and it is recording large increase in all other segments as well.

“For example, a total of 1,586 aviation operations were conducted last month, which is 5 % more in comparison to the same month of the previous year. When it comes to the cargo, we shipped 348,467 kilograms of commercial cargo last month, i.e. 60 more than the same month in 2017,” stated spokesperson of the International Airport Sarajevo, Sanja Bagaric-Arnaut.

A total of 749,028 passengers went through the International Airport Sarajevo during this year, which represents an increase in comparison to the number of passengers in the year of 2014. Moreover, the International Airport Sarajevo served more than 400,000 passengers in the past three months, which was recorded for the first time in a quarterly period.

Around 20 airline companies are operating from the International Airport Sarajevo, and there is a large number of charter flights who transport passengers to different tourist destinations during the summer as well.

“This continuous increase that we are recording since the year of 2013 consistently requests our services, but we continue carrying all of our activities without any problems. The entire staff of the International Airport Sarajevo is responsible for such results, as well as the Border Police of BiH, ITA BiH, and numerous other collectives that are operating at the International Airport of Sarajevo,” as noted from this airport.

 

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