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.