Significant Decline in Number of Passengers travelling from Tuzla because of WizAir Decision

Tuzla Airport has seen its passenger numbers decline for a fifth consecutive month as it handled 30.658 travellers in February, down 14.8% on 2018.

The number of aircraft movements stood at 196.

The dip in numbers comes as a result of Wizz Air which has discontinued flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s third largest city to Billund, Baden Baden, Stockholm Skavsta and Vaxjo over the winter season.

So far this year, Tuzla Airport welcomed 66.999 passengers through its doors, down 12.5% on last year, Biznis Info reports.

On the other side, all construction works on the new and completely modern building of the Tuzla International Airport have been completed, Biznis Info writes.

What follows is decorating the interior and exterior.

“We are entering phase two of the interior of our terminal. I hope, in relation to the tender and legal procedure, that these works will end around April so that we can open the airport officially at the end of April or early May,” says Rifet Karasalihovic, Director of Tuzla Airport.

The investment will encompass modern cabinets for the reception and shipping of passengers. “The intention was to design this terminal to serve two Airbus 320 aircraft in one hour, which we did.

We will very quickly approach the construction of another ‘gate’, ie entry for passengers due to better flow at entry into the country,” Karasalihovic points out.

The estimated value of construction and craft works is 1.3 million BAM, plumbing and sanitary works around 40,000 BAM, mechanical works and installations around 326,000 BAM, and around 537 000 BAM for wiring.

As earlier announced from the International Airport Tuzla, the total value of works on the expansion of the capacity is about 4.5 million BAM.



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