Pilgrims bring new record to airport
April was the best month for Mostar International Airport since the end of the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1995. With more than 9,000 passengers, most of them pilgrims, the airport saw an increase of 318 percent compared to last April, and the positive trend continues in May.
Celebrations of the best single day in Mostar International Airport since the opening in 1965 had barely ended on April 27 when the staff in the airport close to Medjugorje got more good news to celebrate.
The month of April as a whole saw 9.169 passengers, a record number since the end of the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Compared to the same month last year, Mostar International Airport saw a 318.1% passenger increase, balkans.com reports.
“The results are even more remarkable when it is taken into account that Mostar does not have any scheduled flights. All passengers arriving and departing Mostar do so on charter flights, the vast majority being pilgrims visiting the Medjugorje site” the news agency adds.
“Most passengers this Summer are arriving on numerous flights from Italy. The positive trend is continuing in May as well.”