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BiH: Wizz Air opens Sarajevo base

The low-budget airline Wizz Air today opened its base in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, stationing an aircraft and launching two of the first nine lines.

As exyuaviation.com reported, Sarajevo Airport becomes the second Wizz Air base in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Tuzla and the fourth in the former Yugoslavia. All new roads are currently unused by Sarajevo and will significantly improve the city’s connectivity.

Most of the markets selected by Wizz Air from Sarajevo are run by VFR (Visiting Friends and Family) traffic. Commenting on the arrival of Wizz Air, Sarajevo Airport General Manager Alan Bajić told EX-YU Aviation News earlier this month: “We expect the opening of Wizz Airbase to generate an increase in traffic (like an increase in flights). as well as an increase in passengers, as well as the launch of new routes), which is very important not only for Sarajevo Airport but for the entire tourism sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and all those whose work and recovery depends on the revival of air transport in our country “.

He added that looking at Wizz Air’s destination network from Sarajevo, “we can see that it includes mainly Western European cities, with which we have lost touch due to the pandemic. , both in terms of business and in the strategic orientation of Bosnia and Herzegovina clearly to link its future with this region, the EU and NATO.The establishment of the base is of strategic interest to Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Sarajevo will now be connected to the destinations where our diaspora lives.”

Meanwhile, the company announced the launch of a new service from Sarajevo to Stockholm Skavsta, as well as seasonal operations between Warsaw and Dubrovnik. The budget airline will launch two weekly flights to Skavsta on July 16th, making it its tenth destination from the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airline will also introduce operations from Warsaw to Dubrovnik starting July 3rd. The service, the second from the Croatian coastal city, will be maintained twice a week, until 18 September.

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