Fly Bosnia is to launch a new route between London and the capital of Bosnia–Herzegovina.

The Luton-Sarajevo service will commence on September 24, and will initially operate with three flights per week, although the carrier says it has plans to increase this to daily over the next 12 months.

The route will be served by an A319 aircraft configured for 150 passengers.

Fly Bosnia launched operations earlier this year, with services to Riyadh, Jeddah, Bahrain and Kuwait.

The airline said that “regular flights to Rome and Paris are expected to open in the next three months”.

According to the carrier, British Airways last operated flights between London and Sarajevo 12 years ago.

There are currently no nonstop flights between the UK and Sarajevo International – major carriers serving the airport include Austrian (from Vienna), Lufthansa (Munich), Qatar Airways (Doha), Swiss (Zurich), and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul).

Commenting on the news Sarajevo’s Mayor Abdulah Skaka said:

“It is extremely important for Sarajevo to build relationships and connections with true metropolises. I expect that this move will have direct positive economic consequences for Sarajevo and Bosnia–Herzegovina. I congratulate the management and wish them success.”