Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leading airline, celebrated today a new passenger record along with remarkable achievements of four years of operations at Tuzla Airport. WIZZ’s lucky 1 millionth passenger was travelling from Mulhouse to Tuzla and was greeted upon arrival with a WIZZ return ticket.
Wizz Air, the pioneer of high quality and low-fares air travel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is dedicated to its customers since 2013, when the first WIZZ flight took off from Tuzla to Malmo. Over the past 4 years of successful operations at Tuzla International Airport, WIZZ has carried 1 million passengers on its low fare routes, constantly expanding its operations in the country and bringing even more truly affordable travel opportunities for its customers.
Speaking at a press conference in Tuzla, Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:”After four years since the start of our Tuzla operations, Wizz Air is celebrating remarkable results and a new passenger record, reaching the first million carried passengers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As the leading airline in Bosnia and Herzegovina, our investment in the country created affordable travel opportunities for our passengers and since the beginning of 2017, our traffic increased with more than 56%, compared to the same period in 2016. In 2017, we expanded our Tuzla offer to a total of 16 services across 7 countries, allocated a second aircraft and created more local jobs”.
The Prime Minister of Tuzla Canton, Bego Gutić at today’s press conference, said:”The progresses made, 16 destinations and one million passengers carried surely mark a result that deserves only words of congratulations aimed at Wizz Air and Tuzla International Airport. We hope and wish that the next million passengers will be carried by the end of 2018. With another allocated aircraft and introduction of some new, attractive destinations, the next milestone is closer than we think. This would also represent an invitation to our partners, Wizz Air with whom we cultivate friendship, due to the fact that Tuzla Airport and The Government have implemented activities on increasing the capacity of the terminal building”.
At the moment, Tuzla International Airport is implementing its expansion project for the passenger terminal. The first two planned stages should commence by the middle of July 2017, while the second one should start after the announcement of tender competition, hopefully this week. The investment for the project is valued at 6.5 million BAM in total, of which 70% of the funds have already been secured while the remaining 30% should be secured by the end of July.