After a 12-year break the Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, has announced the reintroduction of flights between Zagreb and Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This is great news for Mostar Airport which has suffered in 2017 with attracting new airlines and passengers. Only just over 42,000 passengers have been handled by Mostar Airport so far this year, which is a drop of over 20 percent compared to last year. The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina will help fund the new operations and have earmarked half a million Euros in subsidies. "The subsidies for the launch of this route will exclusively cover the costs incurred by the airline operator, in order to make the service profitable on a long-term basis," commented the government in a statement.
It is expected that the new route will start in early June and run twice a week, although no firm timetable has been announced as yet.