Klix.ba and Ex Yu Aviation report that at the end of May, the American airline Eastern Airlines will launch a weekly flight between Chicago and Sarajevo, which will introduce the first direct flights from the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the USA.
A flight is planned every Friday from Chicago from O’Hare Airport, starting May 28 through September 3, while the return will be on Sunday. The line is conceived as seasonal.
The price of a one-way ticket is $898, and a return ticket is $1,826.
All flights will be operated by Boeing 767-200ER aircraft, which can accommodate 238 passengers, of which eighteen are in the premium class and the remaining 220 in economy class.
Chicago has previously been the second busiest route from Sarajevo to the United States after New York. Namely, in 2019, 5,995 passengers flew indirectly between the two cities. Ex Yu Aviation adds that it was the sixteenth busiest unserved route from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital overall, jumping to eleventh in 2020. Passenger volumes, however, were significantly lower due to the pandemic.
“We want our passengers to have a good experience while traveling with Eastern. Instead of spending on frills, go with our low fare, no-frills ticket and save your money. All Eastern Airlines flights are always direct and nonstop. This means significant time savings and no wasted time changing planes or reaching through the airport to catch your connection. More importantly, your health and safety are more valuable than ever. Nonstop flights equal less time spent in airports, less touchpoints, and a safer adventure”, the company said.
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina may enter the United States with a valid visa and a negative coronavirus test. At the same time, US citizens may also enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a negative PCR test.
Tickets for the flights have already been released through the airline’s website.
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