Wizz Air to expand Tuzla base

From March 2017, Wizz Air is to begin operating five new routes from Tuzla airport to Cologne, Friedrichshafen and Nuremberg in Germany as well as Bratislava in Slovakia and Växjö in Sweden.Thrice-weekly flights to Bratislava and Friedrichshafen will begin on 27 March 2017, taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Twice-weekly flights to Cologne, operating on Mondays and Fridays, will also commence on the same date.On 28 March 2017, Wizz Air will start twice-weekly Tuzla–Nuremberg and Tuzla–Växjö services, both operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays.In the meantime, Wizz Air will begin a twice-weekly service between Tuzla and London Luton on Wednesdays and Sundays from 30 October 2016.The carrier has also announced plans to base a second Airbus A320 aircraft at Tuzla, allowing for the increase of weekly flights on existing routes from Tuzla. Flights to Eindhoven and to Frankfurt Hahn will grow from twice- to thrice-weekly, while services to Gothenburg increase from three to four per week. Wizz Air’s Tuzla–Malmo route is also upped from four to five times weekly. The new aircraft represents an investment of €98 million by Wizz Air in Bosnia and Herzegovina, creating 36 additional direct jobs at the airline.József Váradi, Wizz Air’s CEO, commented, “We started our operations in Tuzla in 2013 with the mission of making travel affordable for Bosnia and Herzegovina customers. Since then, we have become the airline of choice in the country, carrying more than half million passengers on our low-fare routes. Basing a second aircraft at our Tuzla base will create more local jobs, stimulate tourism and the aviation industry and bring even more low fares and opportunities to Bosnia and Herzegovina. We stay committed to the country and constantly aim at expanding our ever-growing network to best meet the needs of the Bosnian travelling public.”Including the new services, Wizz Air now offers a total of 16 routes to 7 countries from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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