Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuzla success for Wizz Air

Strong start for Wizz Air’s in Bosnia

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.

28 comments:

  1. It's a good begin :) i hope some day soon that a normal airline will come there 2, not a crappy cheap ass sh*t airline who sells tickets for 19,99 and in the end it hets 80 for you baggage, hand bagage, your laptop and the jacket you have on you..

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    1. I prefer to end up paying 80 £/€ at the end with all charges rather that 200 or more one way with "normal" airlines. I work hard for my money and can't splash out with I just like that.

      These numbers tell you everything, 149 passengers on the fist flight to the airport which had no passengers before (or hardly any), so bring it on, Wizzair! I cannot wait to fly even to Tuzla with them, from LON via Stockholm / Basel / Gothenburg.... even though my family is not even close to Tuzla, but I am happy to fly there rather than to ZAG or BEG which I normally do...... cannot wait for them to start OMO and BNX flights!!!!!

      Well done Wizzair and TZL!

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    2. Nicely said! Wizz air is a shit rip off airline! Let's hope sjj blocks them and ryanair too! I don't know which one is the bigger crook! We need more proper full service airlines in Bosnia!

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    3. How about creating one for yourself instead of joking around with (or without...)a 20 years old ATR?

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  2. April figures for Dubrovnik 177763 pax 15% up from last year, and a massive 8560 per day for the last week of the month.

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  3. This a clear proof that solution for these small airports are airlines like this, as simple as that. Another example is Debrecen in Hungary, had no passengers at all until Wizz launched few flights form there and you just imagine what a difference that made.

    So coastal airports in Croatia are sorted, probably busier than ever before and the traffic is only going to grow, for other airports Wizz should target them all, OSI, BNX, INI , TIV, OMO, MBX, OHD and you will see results!!!!

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    1. They are too late Ryan and easyJet has already moved in.

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    2. Easyjet and Ryanair do not fly to any of the airports mentioned above.

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    3. Debrecen is a disaster for Wizz Air, the only reason why they are keeping it alive is because of politics. It was a deal with the government when Malev was shut down.

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    4. Yeah, I bet that's why all the DEB-LTN flights are full.

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    5. You do realize that a full flight does not mean that the flight is profitable. If they could have they would have axed the route ages ago.

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    6. DEB-MXP flights had been discontinued for lower loads, Wizz can cancel any flights if want to, no need for any permission from the gipsy.

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  4. Sky Airlines today declared bankrupcy and has stopped all operations immediately!
    They served in the Ex Yu as much as i know Belgrade,Skopje,Pristina
    and Sarajevo.

    The big question is which airline will replace ZY for all that already booked flights at BEG and INI as Jat is not even able to maintain its scheduled flights so even less charters!

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    1. No, it is not declared bancruptcy yet, it is just stoped operations.
      http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/1858-sky-airlines-prestao-da-leti/

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  5. www.skyairlines.net


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  6. Aerodom u Banjaluci je već dvije godine bez direktora.Nadzorni odbor je postavio jednog od tri šefa smjene za vršioca dužnosti direktora aerodroma Banjaluka. Spomenuti vršilac dužnosti je smijenio izvršnog direktora za operativne poslove, šefa saobraćajnog sektora, šefa tehničkog sektora, šefa bezbjedonosnog sektora, šefa službi održavanja, šefa zimske službe, šefa agencije za prodaju karata. Na ta mjesta niko nije postavljen. Aerodrom je u potpunom haosu. Radnici stručnih službi nisu sertifikovani. Radnicima poduzeće duguje polugodišnje doprinose, regres za prošlu godinu. Predsjednik sindikata koji je mobingovan od strane vršioca dužnosti, ćuti. Ćute i radnici koji su pod mobingom "podržali" izbor takvog direktora.

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    1. Which means that the previous directors did nothing when the airport is still operating, as you say, without them. Maybe you think that previous directors managed the airport well. That would be a good joke.

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    2. If all this above is true, the airport isn't operational at all. The situation's pretty serious.

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    3. If I may cut in, the last of the mentioned directors resigned or might have been dismissed 2 years ago. The incumbent should have gained the results in such long time. But according to what second from last post says, the situation is catastrophic. If so, it’s high time the current director stepped down from the position. What about the supervisory board? They are responsible too.

      Ako mogu urezati, posljednji od navedenih direktora podnio ostavku ili je mogao biti smenjen prije dve godina. Sadašnji bi stekli rezultate u tako dugo vremena. No, prema onome što drugi od zadnji post kaže, situacija je katastrofic. Ako je tako, to je krajnje vrijeme sadašnji ravnatelj odstupio s položaja. Što nadzorni odbor? Oni su odgovorni previše.

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    4. Anyhow, it seems the company's gonna encounter a shake-up pretty soon.

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  7. Any news about wizz to Mostar?

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  8. So Wizz will handle 480,000 passengers this year from Belgrade using 2 planes and Jat needs how many planes to handle how many passengers again???

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    1. Don't forget that Wizz Air's A320s have 28% more seating capacity than Jat's B733s.
      On top of it all, Jat operated with around 8 of them on average per year. There are also Atrs which have only 68 seats. So I guess this is fine.

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    2. Only fine if it makes money, if not than not fine.

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    3. Jat's inability to be profitable is not because of its capacity structure.

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  9. Sky Airlines really went bust.
    All the German news are reporting it now...
    : (

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  10. Sky Airlines has discontinued all its flights!

    Wizz Air uses not only Belgrade's planes to fly from BEG!That is important to know!

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  11. Does anybody know why Wizz hasnt put its winter flights (ex Beg) online?

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