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Flights To Bosnia and Herzegovina

Formerly part part of a nation known as Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina fell on hard times at the end of the 20th century. Civil wars and sectarian violence shut out visitors and travelers for years, as not even NATO peacekeepers were safe on the ground. Today, the country is now an independent entity and has made an impressive comeback. The geography is a major draw, from the beaches on the Adriatic Sea to the interior mountain ranges. The culture, history, and food, ancient and sophisticated, are open to visitors once again, and the country has four international airports that can get you there.

  • Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ) is the country’s busiest international airport, and is located in the capital city.
  • Tuzla International Airport (TZL) handles less than half the traffic as SJJ, focusing on regional and low-cost flights.
  • Mostar International Airport (OMO) is located in the village of Ortiješ, and handles local traffic, mostly of Catholic pilgrims heading to the nearby monastic retreats and holy sites.
  • Banja Luka International Airport (BMX) is located near the country’s second biggest urban area but is the smallest of all other national airports.

Airlines that fly to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flights from Canada land in the country’s capital city at SJJ, and if you want to transfer to another airport the low-cost European carriers make short trips within the continent easy and relatively cheap. The trip is typically 10 to 15 hours long and requires at least one stop, sometimes two.

  • Turkish Airlines flies to Bosnia-Herzegovina with one stop Istanbul, the airline’s home city.
  • Lufthansa takes this route with a connection in Frankfurt. Sometimes this flight is operated in conjunction with Austrian Airlines with a stop in Vienna.
  • Air Canada doesn’t have a presence in SJJ, but the airline collaborates with European carriers to serve the route.

What to see and do in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Are you a beachcomber, a skier, a history buff, a religious pilgrim, a photographer, or a foodie? Bosnia-Herzegovina has all that and more, and since this part of eastern Europe is still off the beaten path, prices for accommodation and transportation are very reasonable. You can see a lot here with a relatively small budget, and some of the sights here are truly amazing.

  • Mostar. Nicknamed the City of Sunshine, this entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Architecture in this city dates from before the Roman occupation and includes Ottoman and medieval influences.
  • Sutjeska National Park. A natural preserve that includes a canyon, a river, a historic village, and a primeval forest, one of only two that survive in Europe.
  • Ostrožac Castle. A 13th-century fortress built by the Ottoman Empire and later renovated and expanded by the notoriously opulent Hapsburg royal family.
  • Medjugorje. The third most popular pilgrimage site in Europe for Catholics since visions of the Virgin Mary were reported by several local children in 1981.

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