Sarajevo International Airport (SIA) welcomed 67.358 passengers in November, representing an increase of 8.2%. The result was achieved despite the number of aircraft movements declining 9.6% to 857. During the January – November period, Sarajevo Airport welcomed 1.085.962 travellers through its doors, an increase of 9.3%. Aircraft movements were up 1.8%, totaling 12.836. Over the elapsed eleven months, Sarajevo Airport added an extra 92.744 passengers.
On October 28th, SIA welcomed millionth passenger in 2019 in October.
“The millionth passenger this year was recorded a month and a half earlier than last year,” stated SIA press release, referring to December last year when the millionth passenger was welcomed.
“The Sarajevo International Airport served the first time, four months in a row, over 100,000 passengers,” SIA added.
SIA highlighted another record in the press release, an increase of 28.0 percent of passenger arrivals recorded in June year-on-year.
In the first seven months of this year, 638,663 passengers passed through SIA, a 9.0 percent rise year-on-year.
At the same time, 7,959 aircraft operations were performed, up 3.0 percent year on year.
“We expect a positive business trend with an increasing number of air operations and passengers in the coming period,” said SIA.
This year, seven new destinations have been introduced, including Riyadh, Gassim and Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait City of Kuwait, Athens of Greece, Berlin of Germany, and Gothenburg, a city in Sweden.