Tuzla Airport passenger terminalThe management of Tuzla Airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that the national carrier, B&H Airlines, will commence charter flights to Turkey and Egypt from June 8. The flights should run through to September 21. The direct flights will operate from Tuzla to Antalya in Turkey and Hurghada in Egypt. The news was welcomed by the Tuzla Airport authorities who were very unhappy when B&H Airlines published its 2010 summer timetable with the absence of Tuzla. All flights will be operated by the Boeing B737-400, which will, from June, primarily be used on charter flights, as it will be replaced by the Airbus A319 on regular services.
The director of Tuzla Airport, Enver Jukanović, revealed that the airport is negotiating with the low cost Wizz Air, which has expressed interest to commence flights from Dortmund. Apparently, the airport has also found an airline interested in commencing services to Dubai, although Jukanović did not wish to elaborate, the “Nezavisne novine” newspaper reports.
Jukanović admitted that the airport has financial problems and that the absence of needed equipment forced the airport’s closure during most of winter. Tuzla once had flights to Istanbul and Frankfurt although low interest led B&H Airlines to terminate the service.
Tuzla is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s North East and has approximately 180.000 citizens. It is the country’s third largest city after Sarajevo and Banja Luka.