From Tuzla to Gothenburg
Wizz Air has announced the launch of its third destination from Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the planned flights to Malmo and Basel, the low cost airline will also launch services to Gothenburg City Airport. The new route launch comes only days after Wizz Air increased frequencies to Malmo from two to three times per week, indicating strong ticket sales. The new flights to Gothenburg will primarily serve the large Bosnian diaspora in Sweden. Services will initially operate twice per week, every Monday and Friday, starting June 17. Tickets are already up for sale on the airline’s website. Further flight details can be found here.
Wizz Air’s swift expansion in Tuzla will be warmly welcomed by the airport which has struggled to sustain scheduled air traffic throughout the year. Tuzla Airport CEO, Enver Jukanović, believes Wizz Air’s flights will stimulate travel in the region. “I am certain that people in Slavonia in Croatia and Mačva in Serbia will use Tuzla Airport, which will contribute to further development to air travel in the Balkan region”, Mr. Jukanović says. He adds, “These flights will boost tourism as the region is known for its natural beauty. The Balkans must forget its differences and work together towards economic development and prosperity”.
During the peak summer season, Wizz Air will be operating flights out of Tuzla, Belgrade, Skopje, Split and Ljubljana to 29 destinations. The airline is soon set to reveal further plans for its Belgrade base and will also continue negotiations with Sarajevo Airport regarding a possible route launch. Wizz Air has now established itself as the leading low cost airline in the former Yugoslavia. It is already the busiest airline operating out of Skopje and the second busiest from Belgrade. With the arrival of over forty new aircraft in the coming years, the low cost airline is set to further grow.