The Government of Tuzla County (Tuzla Kanton) adopted Operating Plan for Tuzla International Airport for 2016, which includes increase in the number of passengers by 18 percent and significant investments in infrastructure. For the first two months of this year Tuzla Airport has handled 39.174 passengers, an increase of 56,60%.
Apart from activities that are to be implemented regarding the increase in the volume of passenger traffic through the expansion of destinations in European countries, preparations for the launch of cargo traffic will also be intensified.
“The cargo traffic that has been planned earlier, should be realized in 2016 following the resolution of administrative issues. We intend to handle 74 cargo flights regarding the export of goods of animal origin, which will enable a significantly faster development of agriculture at the territory of the Tuzla County and the entire region. Negotiations with representatives of airlines from Turkey are in the final stage and should be completed with the signing of contracts very soon,” said Rifet Karasalihović, director of Tuzla International Airport.
In comparison with 2015 when 259.074 passengers have been transported, the airport expects around 307.000 passengers or 18 percent increase in passengers using the airport in 2016.
Karasalihović expects the greatest progress in case of investments in infrastructure. Planned works include:
1) Approach Light System (ALS) that will enable aircraft to safely land and take off under the conditions of reduced visibility.
2) Implementation of the project of reconstruction of the access road to the airport, which is currently in terrible condition.
Source: FlyingBosnian and faktor.ba