Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wizz Air in Tuzla expansion

Wizz to launch flights from Dortmund and Eindhoven to Tuzla

Low cost airline Wizz Air will today announce plans to expand its destination network from Tuzla Airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airline will break the news at a press conference scheduled for this afternoon in Sarajevo, which will also be attended by members of the Tuzla Canton government. The no frills carrier will launch flights from Dortmund in Germany (three times per week) and Eindhoven in the Netherlands (twice per week) to Tuzla from June 19 and 22 respectively. A significant Bosnian diaspora is expected to gravitate to both of these new destinations which will complement its existing services from Gothenburg, Malmo and Basel to Bosnia’s third largest city.

Wizz Air has been extremely successful in Tuzla, providing the airport, which has been mostly deserted since it opened its doors, with thousands of passengers. In the first quarter of the year, Tuzla Airport handled 22.020 passengers, a massive increase compared to the one passenger it saw during the same period in 2013. The low cost airline initially launched flights from Malmo to Tuzla on a seasonal summer basis in June last year. However, shortly after, the service was given a year long run and new flights from Basel and Stockholm were introduced as well. Services to both Eindhoven and Dortmund have been in the works since the very beginning with the airport’s CEO, Enver Januković, saying last June, “I cannot comment on their [Wizz Air’s] behalf when the services will be launched but they most certainly will”.

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Recently, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gyorgy Abran said, “Our presence in Tuzla demonstrates our commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina and we hope to further develop our operations in this market”. Wizz Air has expressed interest to operate flights from other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well. The airline has failed to reach an agreement with Banja Luka Airport over fuel prices while talks with Sarajevo Airport are ongoing. Mostar Airport has also been considered as a seasonal summer destination.

29 comments:

  1. Maybe some Wizz flights from Sarajevo Airport?

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    1. Maybe not. Sarajevo lost this time, flights are going to Tuzla.

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  2. @Nemjee

    Sorry for the OT, but previous post is now closed for comments - this is regarding the VS interline agreement.

    This is exactly what they said "... ovo nisu promotivne cene, već najnovije povoljnije tarife za letove ... Ovo su najniže cene, a cene variraju u zavisnosti od datuma rezervacije."

    It was possible to book almost any date for these prices - however, now there is none. Of course, I did a little bit of research :)

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    1. Hey... I never really paid attention to it but now that you point it out I guess someone from their marketing division screwed up big time.

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  3. Sarajevo - Memmingen (Munich-West) would be a good choice..

    I hope Wizz will soon start flying out of Ohrid to some big european cities and to north europe

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  4. Its official, Eindhoven and Dortmund are up for booking on Wizzair.com from Tuzla, cheers :)

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  5. OT: New AirSerbia A319 is already painted.
    Yesterday in Shannon.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/63232964@N06/13973471292/in/photolist-nhMGbQ-nfmKJC

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    1. Great :)

      Any news on the A320`s or ATR`s?

      Well done Tuzla :)

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  6. Well done Tuzla. So glad to hear that any small airport is getting better and achieving which was unachievable only a while ago. Happy for OSI that finally has some flights, let's hope for more. I am hoping that Wizz or any other LCC will recognise this opportunity in other similar aurports such is INI, OHD, would be cool if they did something with that runaway at BWK so LLC could fly seasonal. BNX has and it is still improving thanks to JU. However, I am pretty sure if they settled the fuel problem they could start on or two destinations in Scandinavia which wouldn't heavily or not ot at all affect JU's and JA's flights. OMO will be so busy this summer and I believe I has got a scheduled flight from Rome. So well done :-)

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  7. Well done Tuzla! :)

    Bosnian airports will be quite busy this year, Banja Luka is awakening with Belgrade and Zurich, Mostar with its charter flights and flights to Rome, Tuzla with five Wizz destinations and Sarajevo with Berlin Germanwings, seasonal summer flights, and possible introduction of 4 Wizz destinations this summer. Way to go, so happy to see that everything is not centralized but that all airports in BiH are moving forward! :)

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    1. Yes. Bosnian aviation seems to be waking up. Good news now, and I think there will be much more good news in the future.

      2014 might be the best year for aviation in Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia. I think all will increase at least 10% in all countries.

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  8. Well done Tuzla! BTW wizz could also start flying to Mostar - that is, if there were no political chaos in the city preventing subsidies to be granted, which to my understanding is what wizz had asked for in a meeting with Mostar officials in order to start flying to OMO.

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  9. Great news for Tuzla and B&H aviation in general! Good luck! :-))

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  10. I wonder why Wizz Air doesn't open flights to/from Pristina PRN?

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    1. Perhaps due to the fact that they have 2 bases in near vicinity, one of them being Skopje (SKP)?

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  11. Iran Air back in Belgrade today, 75 departures in total.

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  12. Someone on other forum said that Sarajevo could become the next Wizzair base?

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  13. OT: Osijek-London Ryanair LF 90% in average!

    P.S. Good job, Tuzla!

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    1. Just curious where you got the information, is it insider knowledge or did you read it somewhere? Thank you.

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    2. http://www.glas-slavonije.hr/233076/3/Od-15-lipnja-charter-letovi-za-Egipat-mozda-i-Tunis

      Read the bottom of the article :))

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    3. Thank you. Interesting article. It looks like Aviogenex's YU-ANP might be flying from Osijek this summer.

      90% is very good, but not surprising for RyanAir.

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    4. Are you sure about Aviogenex? Are they even licensed to fly between Croatia and Tunis and/or Egypt, since they're Serbian airline?

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    5. It says 737-200 in the article so I assume it will be ANP.

      I think charter flights follow different rules maybe, because it says it will be organized by a Serbian tourist agency.

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  14. Adria Airways ce leteti Ponedeljkom u letnjoj Sezoni Innsbruck-Napulj i Innsbruck-Bari.
    A Avion ce biti A320.

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    1. Zaboravio sam da kazem da Lete u mesto OS.

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    2. If you are not able to speak/write Serbocroatian correctly (you are repeating that you went to Austrian schools, that's why so many mistakes) could you please write according to the rule of this web - in English? Please!

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    3. Serbocroatian lenguage does not exist. Not by expert opinion and espetialy not in reality. It is like you say that Macedonian and Bulgarian are same lenguages.

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    4. If you want to write in English do at least learn basic speling? It is "LANGUAGE", not "LENGUAGE", and "ESPECIALLY" - not "ESPETIALY".

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  15. Good job to Tuzla. All other small airports in the region (Nis, Maribor, etc) should learn a lesson from Tuzla it seems.

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