Bosnia-Italy: Direct Mostar-Pescara flight from Monday

Easier access to Medjugorje, only 20 km away

28 March, 17:30

(ANSAmed) - SARAJEVO, MARCH 28 - A direct commercial flight operated by BH Airlines will connect Mostar and Pescara from next week, the director of Mostar airport, Marin Raspudic, has announced. The news was reported by the press agency FENA following a meeting at the city authorities' offices with an Italian delegation led by the director general for regional and unitary national policy, Vincenzo Donato. Mostar, the biggest city in the Herzegovina area, is only 20 kilometres from Medjugorje, and the new connection is therefore aimed at allowing thousands of Italian worshippers and pilgrims easier access to the Bosnian town famous for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

The connection, Donato said, is reward for the three-year collaboration between the Abruzzo region and the city of Mostar.

The collaboration, according to the mayor of the city, Ljubo Beslic, will be extended, with a number of projects discussed with the Italian delegation, relating to economic development, links with the nearby Croatian port of Ploce and development projects for Mostar as part of the Adriatic Ionian macro-region.

The Mostar-Pescara route will be the only direct flight between Bosnia and Italy. (ANSAmed).

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