Friday, March 29, 2013

Wizz Air launching Tuzla flights

Wizz Air comes to Bosnia and expands in Macedonia

Wizz Air will enter the Bosnian market this summer with flights from Tuzla to Malmo, Sweden launching May 31 in what the low cost airline has described as “a new chapter in the history of Bosnian aviation”. Furthermore, Wizz Air will continue its expansion at its Skopje base with the launch of its third Swedish destination from the Macedonian capital - Gothenburg.

Wizz Air will operate two weekly flights from Tuzla, in the country’s east, to Malmo, which boasts a significant Bosnian diaspora. The flights come almost two years since first contact was made between the two sides. 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 one passenger in January. The airport enjoys seasonal flights to Turkey during the summer months but is deserted throughout the winter. Wizz Air plans to run the Malmo route all year long. Tickets are already on sale with further flight details available here.

Furthermore, Wizz Air will continue to strengthen its presence in Skopje. The airline has announced it will be launching flights from the Macedonian capital to Gothenburg. It comes only a few weeks after the airline announced it will inaugurate services from Skopje to Stockholm Skavsta on May 3. The airline’s Malmo service is the most popular from Skopje. Flights to Gothneburg will run twice per week starting May 31 with further details available here. Wizz Air has positioned itself as the busiest carrier in Macedonia in less than half a year since it opened its Skopje base. With this latest addition, the airline will offer up to ten destinations from the Macedonian capital.

Besides the new flights from Tuzla and the continuing expansion from Skopje, Wizz Air will also introduce new services from Belgrade this summer including Paris, Corfu, Oslo and Rhodes. With these latest additions, Wizz Air will be operating flights to Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia this summer season within the former Yugoslavia.

28 comments:

  1. LOL! One passenger flying from Tuzla in a month! Ovbiously its good news Wizz are entering the Bosnian market, but they are very expensive to fly with considering they are meant to be low cost!

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  2. This is excellent news for Bosnian aviation! Now we will have three international airports running: Sarajevo, Mostar and Tuzla, way to go! Hopefully Wizz will launch some routes from Sarajevo as well! :)

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    1. There will be NO wizz air in Sarajevo in the near future - the genius of director that is heading SJJ managed to kick them out of talks before they even started!

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  3. Go Skopje Go! This is awesome for the Macedonian diaspora which lives in Sweden. I'm also happy to see that Bosnia finaly gets LCC. I have family there but most of them live in foreign countries... If Tuzla has solid passenger numbers then I expect further route expansion

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  4. Next step... Mostar we hope

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  5. Hope to see soon new flights to Ljubljana by wizzair.

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  6. Great news! Congratulations Tuzla

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  7. This is amazing new for B&H, Tuzla and the region! I am sure that the flights would be popular because there is a huge diaspora in Sweden and Denmark (Copenhagen being just across the bridge!). OMO, SJJ and BNX with one (or more) destination Scandinavia would definitely work. BNX or Gothenburg or Stockholm (Skavsta) would be perfect as there is (we all know) huge diaspora there from Banja Luka and the region. All in all a very positive news! Pleas Wizz get us some flights to BNX from anywhere! Also Skopje is doing amazing, so cool! I am really amazed how Wizz works, and I am not talking about costumer service, but how they do things, without too much hassle and bustle, they do not say much in advance until things are actually done, we all really must agree on that! LJU could do with couple of more destinations, BEG definitely with any Spanish city, literally any! why not and try connecting BEG and BUD with Wizz? So much potential.

    As for the coastal airport in Croatia, this summer is just going to be amazing, I think ZAD is going to see the busiest season ever :-)

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  8. I hope Wizz Air will base one aircraft at Niš Airport

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  9. Congratulations to Tuzla and Skopje!! Especially SKP is doing amazing and if this goes on they can overrun LJU in 2 years. For NIs no way - SKP is just too close and it's a huge base.

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    1. It is not Skopje that is too close but Sofia.

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  10. Buahah nobody from Nis is flying via Skopje. Its so stupid to think about that. Many fly via Sofia, and Sofia is 'huge' base in region, same as Bucharest, Belgrade.
    SKoplje? No, its very simple.
    And great news for RS and FBIH and Bosnia in general.

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    1. Last time when I was flying with Wizzair from Skopje there were at least 20 people from South Serbia flying from Skopje so I disagree that no one from Serbia uses Skopje airport. I don't think Nis will ever base Wizz aircraft because as the others said it's too close to Skopje. People from Southern Serbia can choose to go to Belgrade, Skopje or even Sofia which is not that close.

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    2. He never said Serbia, he said Nis. Please read before posting.

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    3. Maybie nobody from Nis is flying via Skopje, but I flew LJU-SKP and than took bus to Nis. Same both ways. Although, to be honest, on another ocassion I flew WIZZ Treviso-Sofia, and then took taxi to serbian border, and bus to Nis. So, for me, both SOF and SKP are ok

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  11. lots of serbian people on my flights from SKP to Treviso

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  12. Serbia really is a big market and the offer in Belgrade is not really so impressive as it sometimes sounds.
    The comment in front of me makes it really clear:
    You have no flights to Northeastern Italy-Venice region from Belgrade.
    Even Wizz does not offer too much .
    No wonder people will use SKP.
    Even Timisoara has flights to Spain .
    Wizz is a good airline,really wonderful i would say but BEG is served
    only a part of its potential.
    No problem.With Easyjet now entering the market i am sure they will fill many gaps that are still left over.

    And Bosnia really deserves Wizz.Time is overdue.
    Banja Luka and Mostar are next in line.
    Biggest potential of course has Banja Luka.

    I would love to see Wizz doing "intra-Yugoslavian" flights like Dubrovnik-Belgrade or Split-Belgrade.
    Foreigners will have the opportunity to combine the coast with a short city trip as both destinations are in high esteem by them.

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    1. Serbia is big market? With 3,5 million passengers? Hahahahaha... what a joke!

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    2. Belgrade's offer "not so impressive"? How DARE you? Belgrade equals Singapore here :)

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    3. Sorry, I forget about it!

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  13. Cjela Tuzla jedna krava muzla!

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  14. I'm really happy to see Tuzla getting Wizzair. I remember just 2 years ago when Skopje did not have any of those routes that we now have. One ticket for Istanbul or Vienna or similar destination cost over 300-400 euros.That's crazy! No one used to travel by air. By entering Wizzair and other LCC tickets dropped dramatically and it changed everything. Skopje is not that popular like Sofia or Belgrade but it's solid for country that has 2 million population. Now everyone knows about Wizz and that's what matters. They may not be always ontime but for 20-40-50 euros in one direction for some destination it's more than worth it!!! Wizz in my opinion is the airliner that knows what's right. Ryanair will never understand that. Tuzla is lucky in one hand. It may become Wizz hum one day. The only reason why the base in Macedonia is in Skopje is because we don't have another airport except the one in Ohrid which is far away. That's why Macedonia payed subsidiaries. I see the prices on Tuzla-Malmo route and it seems that the tickets are on high demand. Congrats :)

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    1. Also wizzair is taking many passengers from Kosovo.Many albanians live in basel and malmo so in every route there are many albanian passengers.Also there are a few travellers from albania that use routes to Bergamo and treviso because the belleair is really expensive and the service is really bad!!!

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    2. Sarajevo-Vienna is ~300 euro per flight now. Horrible! Bosnia really needs some LCCs like wizz, not only in Tuzla but definitely also in Mostar.

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  15. Did anybody hear of a Almasria Airlines? In wikipedia there is some info which says that they will operate flights from BEG to four cities in Egypt. It also mentions that the owner is a Bosnian guy!! Can you admin give us more info about that, or is it fake wiki stuff

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    1. No, it won't be. Almasria send request do DCV and after few days withdrew it.

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  16. Skopje and Pristina are benefiting from each other.Kosovars use routes to Malmo,eindhoven,dubai,gothenburg,stockholm,london, basel but in macedonia people use routes from pristina to verona,hannover,hamburg,berlin,stuttgart,geneva,oslo so its a very big competition

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