Tuzla International Airport photo by Kontrola letenja
Confirmation came today from Denis Zvizdic, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"There are minor technical suggestions that should be removed, so that the airport in Tuzla, together with airports Sarajevo and Banja Luka, and later Mostar, get green light for cross-border trade," said Zvizdic.
There is great interest in the export of products of animal origin from Tuzla Canton. Turkish Airlines has already expressed interest to establish a cargo flights from Tuzla to Istanbul for meat exports to Turkey, which would greatly improve the economy of this part of the state.
For almost 12 months Tuzla International Airport is working on fulfilling all necessary conditions to obtain permission for cargo flights. For last of couple of months Tuzla International Airport is working with the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on getting permit for cargo flights. Positive decision by the Government is expected soon.
"Given the expansion of the airport and passenger traffic, and Wizz Air opening its base at the airport, which was established in June this year, Tuzla International Airport has increased hours of operations and now we are working with two shifts. Working day starts at 4:30 until 23:30 hours. We have met all the technical requirements, and do not see any technical reason that we do not allow the establishment of air cargo traffic. Everything else, which is necessary for cargo flights, we met. By that I mean the construction of two platforms, one of them for night operations and cargo storage facility with proper temperature regulations for handling perishable goods"said Rifat Karasalihovic director of Tuzla International Airport.