SARAJEVO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Breaking all previous records, Sarajevo International Airport (SIA) welcomed 1,046,635 passengers in 2018, recording a 9.2 percent increase year-on-year, SIA press office said Tuesday.
Two records were broken in 2018 when the highest number of passengers was recorded in July and August --nearly 160,000 passengers were served each month.
The second record was recorded when in December SIA welcomed a millionth passenger, thus hitting a new annual record in its history.
Throughout the whole year, a total of 13,432 aviation operations were carried out, recording an increase of 5.0 percent year-on-year, SIA stated in a press release.
In the past year, 2,508,643 kilograms of commercial cargo was dispatched.
Opened about 50 years ago, the SIA links Sarajevo with 17 destinations. It currently hosts 15 airline companies, including Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, as well as a significant number of charter flights.