Norwegian, dreamliner, boeing, 787, CIT, long-haul, lease, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Scandinavia, flights, routes, travel, tourism, city break, summer, 2019, Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen
Photo: Norwegian

Norwegian to link Sarajevo to four Nordic cities

A new connection between Bosnia and Göteborg Landvetter means more routes – but in some cases fewer flights.

Norwegian will fly from an unprecedented four cities in Scandinavia to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia Herzegovina, this summer.

It is launching a seasonal non-stop service between Gothenburg and Sarajevo starting on June 21, although only once a week on Fridays.

The route will run until August 9, meaning that a total of eight flights in each direction are scheduled offering 3,024 seats on board a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

In Sweden, the carrier already flies a year-round service between Stockholm and the Bosnian capital. This route is arguably a reduction from last year’s twice-weekly summer schedules with two flights per week operated only during July.

The new route also adds to a newly announced Stockholm-Pristina (Kosovo) service once a week starting on Tuesdays April 2, as well as Gothenburg-Pristina flights.

Sarajevo is the largest city in Bosnia Herzegovina and “offers a wide range of cultural activities, history and architecture”, Norwegian points out.

A seasonal Copenhagen-Sarajevo route will be operated with two round-trip flights in June, four in July and two in August.

Plea to Olso
Meanwhile, Norwegian is reintroducing its service from Oslo to Sarajevo, operating a total of 31 flights in each direction (62 flights in total) with 11,718 seats.

This is a reduction from last year, when the airline operated a total of 70 flights between two cities, with 13,230 seats in both directions.

At first airline decided to discontinue the route, but after a plea from the Bosnian Embassy in Norway it opted to restart the service seasonally, from May 25 to October 26, the aviation news site Flying Bosnian reports.

About the new route from Gothenburg, the new Landvetter airport director Anna Strömwall commented: “It is gratifying that Norwegian continues to invest in Göteborg Landvetter and destinations in Eastern Europe. Sarajevo is a popular destination for weekend trips, among other things, but we are also seeing demand from Swedes with roots in Bosnia Herzegovina who want to visit friends and family.”

Related stories

Norwegian expands Nordic routes to Pristina

Bosnian “pyramids”: Real or a hoax?

Ryanair to link Sweden and Bosnia