In celebration of its inaugural service to Bosnia and Herzegovina, its fourth gateway into Eastern Europe, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, recently held a press conference at the Hotel Bristol in Sarajevo to honour the occasion.
Following the arrival of the airline’s first flight to Sarajevo, Al Baker highlighted the airline’s commitment to boosting tourism levels in the Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital.
As our airline continues to expand its global network, we are determined to include this European hidden gem on our route map. Qatar Airways is committed to supporting tourism in the capital and neighbouring cities, by bringing global travellers from more than 150 destinations. We are also proud to serve local travellers from Sarajevo by offering them endless possibilities of connecting to their favourite business and leisure destinations around the world within the Qatar Airways network.’
The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Qatar, His Excellency Tarik Sadović, who also joined the press conference, said that the arrival of Qatar Airways to Bosnia and Herzegovina is great news for citizens of both countries.
Good transport is the basis for the development of modern tourism and business. We are happy that Qatar Airways is committed to strengthening tourism in our country. We must build a credible partnership in mutual interest and seize the development opportunity that will be provided to us.’
Armin Kajmaković, Director Sarajevo International Airport, said that the establishment of a Sarajevo-Doha route is a milestone, not only for this airport, but for Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole.
Our nationals employed in Qatar now have a direct route, and other passengers will be able to reach almost any destination in the world with a single stop in Doha. Travellers from around the world will be able to add Sarajevo to their tourist and business itinerary with much greater ease. For all these reasons, it is indeed a pleasure to have Qatar Airways at the Sarajevo International Airport.’
Sarajevo, a modern hub for international trade, is a city rich in history and culture, with much to offer both business and leisure travellers alike.
Doha – Sarajevo Flight Schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Doha (DOH) to Sarajevo (SJJ) QR293 Departs: 7 am Arrives: 11 am
Sarajevo (SJJ) to Doha (DOH) QR294 Departs: 12 pm Arrives: 7:20 pm
Doha (DOH) to Sarajevo (SJJ) QR293 Departs: 6:25 am Arrives: 10:25 am
Sarajevo (SJJ) to Doha (DOH) QR294 Departs: 11:25 am Arrives: 6:45 pm
For more information about Qatar Airways flights, visit their website at qatarairways.com.