Wizz Air is said to suspend 6 routes from its newly opened Sarajevo base in the winter. The cutbacks are believed to be a result of low demand.
The six affected routes
According to exyuaviation.com, Wizz Air discontinued ticket sales for flights from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital to Malmö, Gothenburg, Charleroi, Sandefjord, Treviso and Beauvais for the winter. Passengers can book the last flights to Malmö on 2 October, to Gothenburg, Charleroi, and Sandefjord on 9 October, and to Treviso and Beauvais on 27 October this year. Although the above-mentioned destinations still appear to be available on Wizz Air’s website, after autumn these flights will depart from the nearby Tuzla airport.
When asked by EX-YU Aviation, Wizz Air did not confirm or deny that the 6 routes were suspended. Instead, they said, “we constantly monitor our network and adjust schedules based on demand and other market conditions.”
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Wizz Air is the market-dominant airline in Sarajevo
As simpleflying.com reports, a while ago Sarajevo Airport was seeking low-cost carriers. Wizz Air quickly jumped in and won the tender. The airline is now eligible for additional discounts if it increases operations throughout 2022 and 2023. Wizz Air flies from Sarajevo to several destinations in Europe and the Middle East including Abu Dhabi, Hamburg or Malmö. Now the Hungarian airline is the market-dominant airline at the Sarajevo airport. However, Wizz Air also operates at Tuzla airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Changes at Wizz Air: newly launched and suspended flights
As we previously reported, the Hungarian airline has already suspended some popular destinations from September. These are the following: Alicante (Spain), Corfu (Grece), Heraklion (Greece), Faro (Portugal), Larnaca (Cyprus), Lanzarote (Spain), Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) and Tenerife (Spain). On the other hand, Wizz Air will resume flights from the United Arab Emirates to Moscow in October. The company suspended all services to Russia after the Russian army’s attack in Ukraine five months ago. The planes will board in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi.
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Source: simpleflying.com, exyuaviation.com
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