Site preparation work for the construction of a new commercial airport in Bihać, in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina, has commenced. The ambitious development of Bihać Airport is set for completion within the next three years. but the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novalić, has expressed his disappointment with the pace of work». He added that his government is aware there are insufficient funds for the construction of the runway and, as a result, is seeking a private investor to partake in the project. The Kuwaiti Investment Fund and Turkey’s Çelebi Aviation Holding, a ground handling services company, have both expressed interest in providing funds and managing the airport in the future.
Despite plans for the construction of the runway to begin by the end of the year, this is now unlikely to occur. The winning design for the airport’s terminal building was selected earlier this year (pictured above), with the entire project valued between twenty and 25 million euros. It includes the construction of a runway, passenger terminal and a control tower.
Bihać is located near the Croatian border and is the country’s eighth largest city.