Wizz Air announced yesterday its 41 base in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The airline will base one Airbus A320 aircraft at Sarajevo airport in May 2021.
Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced nine new services to seven countries from Sarajevo starting from May 2021.
Wizz Air’s history in Bosnia and Herzegovina dates back to May 2013 when the first flight departed from Tuzla to Malmö. The airline has carried almost three million passengers to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the past eight years.
As part of Wizz Air’s expansion, the airline continues to increase its operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina by 50% and remains the market leader.
The Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of nine new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, London Luton, Memmingen, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Euroairport), Paris Beauvais, totaling in more than 250,000 seats on sale from Sarajevo in 2021.
Wizz Air’s extensive network will support Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economy as well as connect Sarajevo with much awaited destinations.
Andras Rado, Senior Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, said:
“After eight years of successful operations to Bosnia and Herzegovina, I am delighted to announce our second Bosnian base in Sarajevo, as we see the potential and the demand for low-cost travel in the country. Today’s announcement underpins our dedication to developing our presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and offering more affordable travel opportunities, while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols.
“Our state-of-the-art aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers. Wizz Air operates the youngest and economically most efficient fleet of aircraft with the lowest environmental footprint in Europe. I’m convinced that Wizz Air will make a positive impact on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economic development and the ramp up of its tourism industry.”
Nermin Zijadić, Director of the Department of Air Traffic and aviation service, said:
“First of all, we have to point out that we are very pleased that the airline company Wizz Air decided to establish the base at our airport and we believe this is the news which will be welcomed with joy by our numerous citizens, due to affordable low fares and due to destinations it plans to launch. We are especially delighted these are also destinations where our diaspora lives.
“This important company introduced a route Budapest-Sarajevo four years ago. There was a great interest for the same and as a result of that a great number of citizens visited a beautiful capital of Hungary and it also enabled the arrival of many tourists into our city.
“Opening of the base in Sarajevo would be very significant for the airport, but also for an entire tourism sector.
“As it usually happens, the airline base at one airport implies generating an increased air traffic volume. All of this is very important not just for the Airport Sarajevo, but also for an entire tourism sector in B&H and for all business entities whose work and recovery in the upcoming period depend, to a great extent, on the recovery of the air traffic in our country. ”