Celtic's official travel partner cancels Bosnian charter
Celtic’s official travel partner has scrapped plans for a charter to Bosnia following fan backlash at the price of the package.
The Scottish Sun reports that Nirvana Europe offered a transport and ticket package for £660 per season ticket, leaving many fans unhappy. The travel operator say that the difficulty of getting to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo made the price so expensive.
A Nirvana spokesperson said: “Sadly we had to cancel the planned flight to Sarajevo because of lack of take up, in turn largely as a consequence of cost.
“This season, after criticism last year for not having a trip, we were determined to offer arrangements to those wanting to travel.
“What we cannot influence however, is the cost of charter air planes at this time of year.”
Celtic set for tough opener
It will be interesting to see how the news affects Celtic’s support inside the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium. The arena hosts nearly 35,000 and will likely be pretty packed for the visit of Neil Lennon’s men.
The temperatures are likely to be soaring when Celtic visit on July 9th, with the return leg a week later. The Hoops players may feel a little daunted given the conditions and the hostile environment and they would probably have liked to have had some away fans to cheer them on.
Of course, Celtic fans could still get to the game via neighbouring Croatia or Serbia. However, the distance and cost of travel may mean that many will choose to watch the game at home.