Wizz Air to start flying between Växjö Småland Airport and Tuzla
A flight connection between south-eastern Sweden and the city of Tuzla and surrounding regions has been requested over many years from residents here in the south east of the country. Wizz Air’s announcement to start flying from March 28th, 2017 is fantastic news for the region.
Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air said: “We are thrilled to be adding a fourth Swedish airport to our low fare WIZZ network of more than 450 routes today. Växjö is becoming our 125th airport with WIZZ operations. From March 2017 people from south-eastern Sweden will have the opportunity to travel to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, offering great value for money city break opportunities in one of the most multicultural cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation with Vaxjo Smaland Airport. With fares starting from only SEK 189 we hope that the new route will be welcomed by our travellers and our professional crew looks forward to welcoming the passengers on board of our young fleet with a WIZZ smile.”
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.”
Ulf Axelsson, CEO at Växjö Småland Airport said: “We are delighted that Wizz Air have chosen Växjö Småland Airport as their 4th gateway into Sweden and this flight will offer excellent connections between the regions around Tuzla and the south eastern corner of Sweden. There is a large number of travellers today that make their way between the regions and with the starting up with this new connection if will make it even easier for leisure traffic based around visiting relatives on the one hand and on the other opening up new business and tourism opportunities for both destinations.”
The service will be flown twice weekly on Saturdays and Tuesdays with an early evening arrival into Växjö and then an immediate return to Tuzla arriving later in the evening. The service will be operated using an A320 aircraft with 180 seats onboard. Flight time is estimated to 2hrs and 20 minutes and prices start at an incredible low price of 189 SEK one-way.Tickets are already on sale and can be booked at www.wizzair.com.
For more information please contact:
Ulf Axelsson, CEO Växjö Småland Airport, +46 70-576 85 10