Wizz Air adds Airbus A320 aircraft at its Tuzla base to support five new routes

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s largest airline, celebrated today the deployment of the second aircraft at Tuzla base. The modern 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft will support operations on five new routes commencing in March from Tuzla to Friedrichshafen, Cologne, Nuremberg, Bratislava and Växjö. Passengers planning their holidays or weekend getaways to any of these popular destinations can book their tickets on wizzair.com from only BAM 29.99 *.

The new aircraft represents an investment of further $ 99 million** by WIZZ in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will create 36 additional direct jobs with Wizz Air in Tuzla. The new routes, long-awaited by Tuzla travelers, to Cologne, Nuremberg and Växjö, each with two weekly services, and to Friedrichshafen and Bratislava, with three weekly services, are all commencing this month. Wizz Air currently offers 16 destinations to 7 countries and offers in total nearly 687,000 seats on sale on Tuzla routes in 2017, increasing its yearly total capacity with more than 90%.

In 2016, more than 310,000 passengers have enjoyed WIZZ’s low fares, easy booking system and excellent on-board service, to and from Tuzla, supporting over 230 local jobs*** in aviation and tourism industry.

For 2017, 6 new routes to 4 countries have already been announced in Bosnia, along with adding Sarajevo as its second Bosnian airport and introducing the exciting low-fare connection to Budapest. The new aircraft allocated today, will allow Wizz Air to increase the number of weekly flights on the existing routes from Tuzla to Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Malmö and Frankfurt Hahn.

Already the largest airline in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wizz Air is offering now 17 routes to 8 countries across Europe. Over the past four years, since WIZZ started to operate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the airline has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, bringing more travel opportunities and providing the lowest fares possible for its customers. The first WIZZ flight took off from Tuzla to Malmö in 2013 and just after two years of successful operations, Wizz Air based one of its new Airbus A320 at Tuzla Airport.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES COMMENCING FROM TUZLA

 

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares from**

Växjö

Tuesday, Saturday

23 March 2017

BAM 29.99

Bratislava

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

27 March 2017

BAM 29.99

Friedrichshafen

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

27 March 2017

BAM 29.99

Cologne

Monday, Friday

27 March 2017

BAM 29.99

Nuremberg

Tuesday, Saturday

28 March 2017

BAM 29.99

 

Speaking at a press conference in Tuzla, Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:: Today we are celebrating the arrival of the second WIZZ aircraft at Tuzla Airport and the launch of five long-awaited services to Friedrichshafen, Cologne, Nuremberg, Bratislava and Växjö, in March. As Bosnia and Herzegovina’s largest airline, we continue expanding our ever-growing network, bringing truly affordable opportunities for our passengers and creating more local jobs. WIZZ remains committed to the country and we look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership with Tuzla International Airport and to bringing more opportunities for our business and leisure travellers. Our local and dedicated crew is looking forward to welcoming on board all passengers planning to visit any of 16 popular destinations available on WIZZ’s low-fares from Tuzla!

The Prime Minister of Tuzla Canton, Bego Gutić at today’s press conference, said: “On this occasion I want to thank the entire Wizz Air for the trust placed in us by bringing the another aircraft at Tuzla Airport and the opening of new routes from this airport. The citizens of Tuzla Canton, but also the whole country and the region can now travel from Tuzla Airport to 16 international destinations. The number of employees at the airport is constantly increasing as well as supporting activities in a number of industries are on the rise. I would like to point out to that the expansion of business cooperation led to our decision for increasing the capacity of the airport. The government has given its full support to the project of upgrade and reconstruction of the terminal building. On this occasion I want to congratulate to the management and employees of the Tuzla Airport for new business success and wish them that this pace continue in the same direction in the future. “

General Director of the Tuzla International Airport, Rifet Karasalihović said: “I must remember the moment when we were here 4 years ago in this same room welcoming the Wizz Air aircraft and start of first operations to Malmo, Basel and Gothenburg, when the number of passengers was 61,519 during 2013. Number of destinations and passengers carried in the years after 2013 were constantly growing, and we ended the year 2016 with a record number of 311.331 passengers carried. Basing of the second Wizz Air aircraft at Tuzla airport is a very big challenge and we are planning to achieve in 2017 a number of about 480,000 passengers carried over Tuzla Airport. I also want to note that airport in cooperation with the Government of Tuzla Canton led by Prime Minister Gutić will provide funds to finance the project of upgrade and reconstruction of the terminal building with a capacity of 700,000 passengers per year, which should meet the needs of the airport for a longer period. I hope that we will continue a successful cooperation with the Wizz Air airline in the future. “

 

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

 **http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/2017-price-adjustment-for-airbus-modern-fuel-efficient-aircraft/

*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

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