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Tuzla success for Wizz Air

Wizz Air has successfully launched its first flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina with strong passenger numbers recorded on its service between Malmo and Tuzla. The low cost airline welcomed 149 passengers onboard its inaugural flight last Wednesday with strong figures recorded on yesterday’s service as well. Better than expected bookings have led the airline to increase its originally planned two weekly service to three times per week. Furthermore, Wizz will introduce flights from Basel and Gothenburg to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s third largest city on June 15 and June 17 respectively. The airline is targeting the large Bosnian diaspora in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland by offering direct flights to the country.

Speaking at the service launch in Tuzla, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gyorgy Abran, said, “Over the past few months Wizz Air has invested in the development of aviation and tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now we are at a crossroads, a historic moment. Flights to the popular Swedish city of Malmo have been long anticipated and in this way we are announcing the arrival of low fares in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our presence in Tuzla demonstrates our commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina and we hope to further develop our operations in this market”. The airline estimates it will carry some 30.000 passengers in its first year of operations from the city. Furthermore, the low cost carrier hasn’t ruled out future flights to Mostar and Banja Luka.

Meanwhile, Wizz Air is recording strong results in other EX-YU markets as well. In May alone, the airline carried 31.063 passengers to and from Skopje and has positioned itself as the busiest airline operating out of the country. In total it handled 120.989 passengers in the first five months, well ahead of second placed Turkish Airlines. After basing its second aircraft in Belgrade over the weekend and launching new flights to Oslo and Paris, Wizz Air anticipates it will handle over 480.000 passengers in the Serbian capital, making it the second busiest airline in the country.

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Wizz Air from Tuzla to Basel

Wizz Air has announced the launch of its second destination from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s third largest city, Tuzla. The low cost airline will launch services from Tuzla to Basel Mulhouse from June 15. Flights are set to operate twice per week, every Tuesday and Saturday. The services will come in handy for the sizable Bosnian diaspora in Switzerland but also those in nearby Germany and France. Additional flight details for the planned new route can be found here. The low cost airline has already put tickets on sale on its website.

The news comes only a week after Wizz Air announced it was launching its first flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airline will inaugurate services from Malmo to Tuzla on May 31. The no frills airline expects to carry up to 30.000 passengers from Tuzla in its first year. The service will also boost passenger numbers at Tuzla Airport which handled 4.191 passengers in 2012, its worst result in more than three years.

With the addition of Bosnia and Herzegovina to its network, Wizz Air will operate more than 260 routes across 31 countries. This summer season, the airline will boast a significant network from the former Yugoslavia. In the table below you can review which destinations the no frills airline will be serving from EX-YU cities.

Wizz Air launches 2 weekly flights to Tuzla:

Flight number: W64294

Departure city: MLH
Departure time: 17.30
Arrival time: 19.15
Arrival city: TZL
Aircraft type: A320
Day operating: -2—6-


Flight number: W64293
Departure city: TZL
Departure time: 19.45
Arrival time: 21.40
Arrival city: MLH
Aircraft type: A320
Day operating: -2—6-

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