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June: The Year in Business

The global company Johnson Controls is strengthening its presence in Slovakia and more.

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air opened a base at the Košice airport.(Source: TASR/Roman Hanc)

JUNE

Works on the 7.5-kilometre Višňové tunnel near Žilina, part of the 13.5-kilometre stretch of the cross-country D1 highway Lietavská Lúčka – Dubná Skala began. It will cost nearly €410 million and it is planned to be finished by the end of 2019.

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air opened a base at the Košice airport, using an Airbus A320. From Košice it operates routes to Milan-Bergamo airport, Doncaster Sheffield, London Luton and Bristol in the UK.

The global multi-industrial company Johnson Controls, active in Slovakia especially in the automotive industry, is strengthening its presence in the country. On June 2 it introduced its vision for the company’s largest business centre worldwide located in Bratislava. Its employees, currently having offices at three places in Bratislava, will move into a new building in 2017.

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