01 September, 2019

FlyBosnia takes off from London Luton Airport

From September, FlyBosnia will be flying three times per week from London Luton Airport (LLA) direct to Sarajevo International Airport. From 24th September 2019 the convenient morning flights will depart on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. One-way flights will start from the promotional fare of £18.99 one-way including fares and taxes.

Tarik Bilalbegovic, CEO of FlyBosnia said: “We are delighted to be launching this brand new service direct to Sarajevo from London Luton. We can’t wait to introduce this exciting destination to the UK market. With three flights a week, I am sure that Sarajevo is going to become extremely popular as a city break destination – it definitely is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe.”

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer of London Luton Airport said: “It is always exciting to welcome a new airline to London Luton, but we are particularly delighted to be launching a brand new destination. When FlyBosnia starts their operation in September, they will be the only airline to connect London - and indeed the UK - directly with Sarajevo.”

London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 16.6 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 5% on 2017. The airport indirectly employs over 9,400 staff and is a key economic driver for the region. 

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Tui, EL AL, Blue Air, SunExpress, Iberia (Air Nostrum), Level and Vueling currently operate from the airport. The airport’s route network serves 150 destinations in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which the majority shareholder is AENA, the world’s largest airport operator, and AMP Capital, a specialist global investment manager.

LLA has invested over £160million to transform the airport and increase capacity to 18 million passengers per year by 2020. The redevelopment includes a complete redesign of the terminal, bringing in more than 40 new shops and restaurants and an additional 3,000 seats. LLA has also carried out major upgrades to transport links, including improved road access from the M1, new car parking facilities, and a remodelled bus and coach interchange. Passengers travelling by rail will benefit from upgraded rail links to Luton Airport Parkway station as part of a new partnership agreement with Abellio, which will operate the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years. A half-hourly express rail service between London and Luton Airport Parkway will launch in December 2020. In addition, work is well underway on a £225 million light rail system linking the airport with Luton Airport Parkway station and is anticipated to be completed by 2021. The project is being delivered by the airport owners, LLAL – a company owned by Luton Council.

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