Revenue of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) was increased by more than 11 million BAM, which is by 26.69 % more than in the year of 2016, which represents a great confirmation for the successful business operation of this Agency.
The total revenue for the year of 2017. amounted to 48,527,632 BAM according to the initial plan, but it was increased by 4,600,000 BAM due to 10% of the average increase in traffic, ie revenues from route fees at the annual level (4,500,000) and 3 % of the average increase of traffic i.e. revenues from terminal fees (100,000 BAM).
BHANSA is mostly funded by services achieved on the basis of the air navigation, i.e. routine fees. Revenues for the year of 2017. amounted to a total of 48,600,181 BAM.
According to the director of BHANSA, Davorin Primorac, it seems that the crucial thing for the increase of revenues was the introduction of the concept of free routes in the airspace of BiH, together with Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia.
"The airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina became more competitive and more efficient with the concept of free routes, which made the airline companies more widely used by BHANSA services. The result of the overall increase in traffic is unbelievable, which is evident from these indicators, which in 2017. was recognized by the European Commission awarding the award for this project" - concludes Primorac.
One of this year’s priorities of BHANSA is the education and training of a large number of flight controllers from BiH that is taking place in the Czech Republic. Primorac met with the director of the Czech agency for the control of air space ANS CR Janko Klaso at the recently held World ATM Congress in Madrid, and the main topic at their meeting was the successful completion of the first year of training of BH controllers.
This project, which includes six European agencies, should ensure that by April 2020, BHANSA has 69 new air traffic controllers. Primorac and Klas were pleased to note that the project is being successfully implemented, since all planned activities in the first year were realized as foreseen. The initial training for 21 participants from the first group was completed and 12 future controllers from BiH are already involved in practical training in Finland and Croatia.