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Qatar Airways postpones launch of Sarajevo-Doha route for 2017

Qatar Airways postpones launch of Sarajevo-Doha route for 2017 Author: Qatar Airways. License: All rights reserved.

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), August 24 (SeeNews) - Qatar Airways has postponed the scheduled launch of direct flights between Bosnia's capital Sarajevo and Doha for 2017, a Sarajevo Airport spokesperson said on Wednesday.

According to official information received from Qatar Airways, the planned launch is being prolonged due to a delay in aircraft delivery, the spokesperson said in an emailed response to a SeeNews inquiry.

In March this year, Qatar Airways announced Sarajevo as the new addition to its network via its official Twitter page.

The news was proceeded by a meeting between Bosnia’s foreign affairs ministry and Qatari economy minister Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani who discussed establishing a direct link between the capitals to facilitate the the expansion of economic bilateral relations.

In 2015, passenger traffic at Bosnia’s Sarajevo international airport increased by 9% to 773,000.

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