New Carrier Postpones the Riyadh Service

A Sarajevo-based start-up that was supposed to commence regular commercial flights to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this week has postponed the service launch until August.

Bosnian civil aviation authority said that FlyBosnia has applied for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). However, it is yet to be issued a permit, reported EX-YU Aviation. Although FlyBosnia initially planed to link Sarajevo with Riyadh and later with Jeddah, it also intends on expanding its network to in-demand destinations sometime in the future.

Commercial flights between Sarajevo and Riyadh will now be run by Egypt’s Nesma Airlines starting June 13. The service will operate until July 30, after which the newly established carrier is expected to take over.

Last month, FlyBosnia’s cabin crew completed their training ahead of the planned launch. Ten female and five male cabin crew were selected and trained. They were awarded certificates at a recent ceremony in Sarajevo after completing the course. FlyBosnia has been set up by Saudi Arabia’s Al Shiddi Group. The company has been doing business in Bosnia since 2006.

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