Tuzla International Airport will start negotiations with Wizz Air in order to renew its cooperation agreement by 2023, since the current four-year contract expired in November 2019, and Managing Director of Wizz Air Jozsef Varadi believes agreement with Tuzla Airport will bring mutual benefit.
“I think it is in Tuzla interest to continue cooperation with Wizz Air and its flights, and I hope that Tuzla Airport will recognize this business opportunity,” Varadi said.
Although Wizz Air has reduced its flights during the winter, causing a decrease of 17 percent of passengers travel, the Tuzla airport achieved a record in last year when it comes to the number of passengers.
In 2012, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced that it will base a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its Tuzla base. From March 2017 the airline will operate five new services from Tuzla to Cologne, Friedrichshafen and Nuremberg in Germany, Bratislava in Slovakia and Växjö in Sweden.
The new aircraft will allow Wizz Air to increase the number of weekly flights on the existing routes from Tuzla to Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Malmo and Frankfurt Hahn. Wizz Air also announced its newest route connecting Tuzla with London Luton in the United Kingdom from 30 October.
The first WIZZ flight took from Tuzla in May 2013 and since then the airline became the largest airline in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while constantly expanding its low-fare route network. Underlining its commitment to the country, just two years after launching its Bosnia operations, Wizz Air established base operations in Tuzla. In 2015 Wizz Air carried more than 250.000 passengers on its low fare Bosnia and Herzegovina routes supporting over 200 local jobs.
The new aircraft represents an investment of € 98 million by WIZZ in Bosnia and Herzegovina, creating 36 additional direct jobs at the airline. Wizz Air’s new employees will join a dedicated local crew, who deliver excellent onboard service on each WIZZ flight.
With the new services, Wizz Air now offers a total of 16 low-fare routes to 7 countries from Bosnia and Herzegovina.