BRI NEWS Sarajevo int'l airport welcomes millionth passenger in 2019


Sarajevo int'l airport welcomes millionth passenger in 2019


14:15, October 29, 2019


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SARAJEVO, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Sarajevo International Airport (SIA), the biggest airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), welcomed on Friday its millionth passenger in 2019, SIA stated in the press release the same day.

"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.

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