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    Wizz air announces major expansion in bosnia and herzegovina

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    SECOND BASED A320 AIRCRAFT IN TUZLA, SIX NEW ROUTESFROM MARCH 2017

    Tuzla, 31 August 2016– Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today 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 36additional 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.  All flights are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from BAM 29.99**.

    WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM TUZLA

    Destination Days Starting date Fares from***
    London Luton Wednesday, Sunday 30 October 2016 BAM 59.99
    Bratislava Monday, Wednesday, Friday 27 March 2017 BAM 29.99
    Cologne Monday, Friday 27 March 2017 BAM 39.99
    Friedrichshafen Monday, Wednesday, Friday 27 March 2017  BAM 39.99
    Nuremberg Tuesday, Saturday 28 March 2017 BAM 39.99
    Växjö Tuesday, Saturday 28 March 2017 BAM 39.99

     

    WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM TUZLA:

    Destination Weekly flights
    Malmo from 4 to 5
    Gothenburg From 3 to 4
    Eindhoven from 2 to 3
    Frankfurt Hahn From 2 to 3

     

    Speaking at a press conference in Tuzla today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said:We started our operations in Tuzla in 2013 with the mission of making travel affordable for Bosnia and Herzegovina customers. Since then, we became 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 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 traveling public.

    Tuzla Canton Minister of trade, tourism and traffic Mirsad Gluhić said:“I want to thank Wizz Air for the confidence shown by launching new routes from Tuzla International Airport and bringing another based aircraft.This is a proof, that we have justified the confidence by fulfilling all previous agreements and obligations, as Government and as Airport.Our cooperation with Wizz Air has opened new development perspectives for this airport, but also for entire region.Tuzla canton citizens as well as people from whole Bosnia and region can now travel to 16 world destinations, from Tuzla International Airport, thanks to Wizz Air. In addition to tourism and visiting friends and relatives, this traffic connection, with additional capacity expansion is a chance for further economy growth in this region. At Tuzla International Airport the number of employees has increased, but also accompanying activities in economic sector have grown significantly.On this occasion, I would like to congratulate Tuzla International Airport Management for the new business success and wish to continue all activities in the same direction and at the same pace.”

    General Manager of Tuzla International Airport, Rifet Karasalihović said:For the second time I have the opportunity to welcome a Wizz Air plane as well as the executive director JózsefVáradi in Tuzla. On our part, once again I want to emphasize very good cooperation between the two companies with the hope that service which Tuzla International Airport provides to Wizz Air in the future will be supported with newer airport equipment and expansion of the passenger terminal building, including space for departures and arrivals of passengers and area for baggage sorting. According to the information that I, as a director of the Tuzla airport have available, once the process of further modernization of the airport is completed, it will also include representation of other institutions on the premises of the airport. Namely, Indirect Taxation Authority through the Customs Office at the airport in Tuzla, BiH Border Police through the Border Police unit at the airport in Tuzla and I hope also BHANSA – Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency.”

    About Wizz Air

    Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 71 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 450 routes from 25 bases, connecting 125 destinations across 38 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 2,800 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 20 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines.

    For more information:

    Gabor Vasarhelyi; Wizz Air Group; +36 1 777 9412

    Follow us on Twitter: @wizzair

    Notes for Editors:

    • All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats and A321 aircraft with 230 seats
    • New Airbus A321 deliveries started in November 2015
    • For free pictures of aircraft, crews and logo library please visit http://wizzair.com/en-GB/press

    * ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

    ** http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/new-airbus-aircraft-list-prices-for-2016/

    ***one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

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