Apparently, and I'm not holding my breath because this is Bosnia and because I'm not going to get my hopes up, but apparently, Tuzla not only has an airport (which I knew) but said airport now operates international flights. Sadly, not to the UK which would be so exciting it would probably kill me, but to Frankfurt which is at least a big airport with lots of connecting flights to useful places.
Since BA stopped flying to Sarajevo in October, any flight back to England requires a transfer somewhere en route. Stopping over seems so much more alluring without children. A cup of good coffee in Budapest? Yes please! But if I do have to run the gauntlet of an airport transfer with 2 small boys full of hyperactivity having been sitting still for at least an hour and hyped up on rubbish food, the prospect of the flight is hugely improved by not having to drive 3 hours to Sarajevo before we even get onto the plane.