Sharjah / WAM
Air Arabia has launched its inaugural flight from Sharjah to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The delegation on the inaugural flight was led by the Chairman of Air Arabia, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed Al Thani.
Flights to Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, operate thrice weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Sharjah International Airport at 08.15 arriving at Sarajevo International Airport at 12:20. Return flights will leave Sarajevo at 13:10 before landing in Sharjah at 20:35. Starting on July 1, 2016, Air Arabia flights between Sharjah and Sarajevo will increase to six weekly flights.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said, “The launch of a direct Air Arabia service will make a significant contribution to strengthening ties between the UAE and Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the three-day programme, we explored several opportunities to foster visitor and trade growth between the two countries.”
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia commented, “We are delighted to launch our non-stop services to Sarajevo, our first new route in 2016. The city is a popular tourist destination all year long and has seen increasing trade relations with the UAE in the past few years. We believe that this route will prove beneficial for both countries and increase connectivity between the Middle East and Europe.”
Sarajevo is a historic city influenced by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires. Its booming tourism sector provides a wide range of cultural attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes. The scenic landscape that surrounds the city is also a prime destination for ski trips and adventure holidays.