Bosnia and Herzegovina Airlines and Air Serbia are taking steps to strengthen their cooperation which could see the Bosnian carrier operate some flights on behalf of its Serbian counterpart. The CEO of B&H Airlines, Amir Jazic, says the carrier could run some services to Montenegro and Macedonia instead of Air Serbia later this summer. B&H Airlines, which currently maintains flights to only four destinations, has two ATRs in its fleet. As a result, one of its aircraft is parked on the tarmac most of the time. On the other hand, the Serbian carrier is facing a shortage of regional aircraft.
B&H Airlines began its cooperation with the Serbian carrier late last year when the two signed a code share agreement which saw B&H launch four weekly flights to Belgrade, increasing to daily this summer. Mr. Jazic says B&H Airlines has the opportunity to expand onto other markets beyond its borders.
Due to a surplus of aircraft, from today, B&H Airlines will commence charter operations to several cities in Italy including Pescara, Bari and Foggia. The flights will primarily cater for Christian pilgrims visiting the Medjugorje site near Mostar.