The airport in Tuzla, as well as their main partner, the Hungarian airline Wizz Air, are ready for new flights, is confirmed to Fena news agency by the director of the International Airport in Tuzla, Esad Mujacic.
He points out that in that sense, the decision of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on opening the borders is crucial.
“As soon as the borders open, we are ready to work. Also, the company Wizz Air is ready to start flying again,” says director Mujacic. He points out that June 1 is the official deadline by which the borders are closed, and from June 2, Wizz Air already has scheduled flights to certain destinations. The problem, explains Mujacic, is that Tuzla Airport is feeling the huge consequences of the corona virus pandemic.
“Our basic income was from the sale of tickets to passengers. Of course, there are other secondary incomes such as restaurants, space leases, car rental, car parks, but we are always tied to passenger transport. At the moment we are one of the 100% damaged companies. We will see how long we will last,” he emphasized.
He says they received promises from the Federation of BiH and Tuzla Canton governments to help Tuzla International Airport, although they left them out of a law guaranteeing subsidies to private companies.