Wizz Air to discontinue Osijek service

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Wizz Air will cancel its two weekly service between Osijek and Basel from June 14, just over two years after the route was introduced. The General Manager of Osijek Airport, Davor Forgić, said Wizz Air had given no official explanation as to why the service is being discontinued, although he believes the loads on the year-round route were unsatisfactory by the low cost airline's standards. The service had an 80% average cabin load factor last year, while Wizz Air aims for a 94% load factor. The route is operated by Wizz Air's Belgrade-based aircraft with Serbian cabin crew members. Osijek - Basel is the airline's sole service from the Croatian city.

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  1. Osijek goes from bad to worse.

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  2. Better for TZL

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  3. crazy, all the exyu airlines can dream of such LF

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    1. well they should try selling their tickets for 9,99euros.

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  4. Great news for TZL :)

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  5. Osijek never made sense after Yugoslavia.

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    1. How do you think that it never made sense after Yugoslavia? It does make sense.

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    2. OSI was supposed to be a cargo airport to serve that area of the country. Neither Serbia nor Croatia have an industry the airport lost its purpose.

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    3. You would have been surprised if you saw inside Ryanair's planes bound for Osijek. I've travelled London - Osijek at least 15 times and the plane was absolutely full every single time.

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  6. Maybe now flying time BSL-BEG with W6 will be much better

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  7. Osijek and Rijeka are the most unnecessary airports in Croatia. Complete waste of nation's resources.

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    1. A nation is as strong as it can support it's weakest airports!

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    2. @An.11.19
      Osijek population is double less than Rijeka, both cities only, and the counties. Osijek county is one of the poorest, Rijeka one of the richest in Croatia. Slavonia tourism is 10 percent of Kvarner tourism. Flatland geography makes it easier to rich ZAG and BEG from Osijek than Ljubljana or Venice from Rijeka. As someone before me said, Osijek is left basically without any industry for cargo or business for passenger yield, Rijeka has at least some, so I strongly disagree with RJK being unnecessary airport within Croatia. Its only problem is uncompetent management and unwillingness of the state to allow it to go into concession..

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  8. So OSI is left with seasonal EW and Trade Air? Fantastic.

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  9. Good news for the BEG base. Any information what they will do with the vacant rotation? New route from BEG??

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  10. OSI has an amazing untapped potential and it's a shame to see that it is being managed by complete amateurs that have no former experience in aviation sector — none! A real shame.

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    1. What potential exactly? It serves 200.000 people and has four larger airports around it.

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    2. That's just nonsense. There are 3,9 mil. people in primary radius (150 km, 2 hour drive by car). Load factor for Ryanair's flights was 95% with fares above average for Ryanair at that time.

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    3. Who in his right mind would go from ZAG/BEG to OSI to fly.

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    4. Oh trust me, a vast majority of passengers on LCC flights from OSI are not from Osijek. It definitely made a lot sense to save 100+ EUR for a flight to London when compared to flights from Zagreb. Particularly if the whole family is flying.

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  11. Maybe there's a possibility of relaunching Osijek — London route? The last one served by Ryanair was absolutely full every time I flew.

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  12. Ipak je Flix Bus još jeftiniji

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