Wizz Air moves in to Austria and sets up a Vienna base

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYT (msn 6683) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937280.

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, has announced that it would add Austria as the 44th country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport.

Wizz Air will open its Austrian base with one Airbus A320 aircraft in June, which will be followed by the deployment of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft in November. This fast growth of Wizz Air’s Vienna base will see Wizz Air operate a total of 17 new routes from the Austrian capital in 2018.

The base establishment represents an investment by Wizz Air of $331 million* and 120 new direct jobs with the airline will be created. The airline’s operations will also contribute to the local economy, supporting jobs in the aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.

Providing an extensive offer to both business and leisure travelers, the newest Wizz services will connect Vienna with Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna from April, with Bari, Malta, Rome, Valencia and Tel Aviv from June and with Billund, Bergen, Dortmund, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Nis, Ohrid, Tenerife and Thessaloniki from November.

In 2018 Wizz Air will offer 450,000 seats on sale on its Austrian routes, operating 69 weekly flights by the end of the year from Vienna Airport. By adding the Austrian capital to its ever growing route network, Wizz Air now connects 145 destinations across 44 countries, offering its customers very low fares and a friendly, quality customer experience onboard one of the youngest and most efficient fleets in Europe.


Destination Weekly Frequency Starts Fares From**
Bari 4 15 June EUR 29.99
Bergen 4 25 November EUR 29.99
Billund 4 16 November EUR 19.99
Dortmund 7 25 November EUR 19.99
Gdansk 4 27 April EUR 19.99
Kutaisi 3 15 November EUR 29.99
Larnaca 4 25 November EUR 49.99
Malta 3 (4 from November) 14 June EUR 29.99
Nis 3 15 November EUR 19.99
Ohrid 3 15 November EUR 19.99
Rome 7 14 June EUR 29.99
Tel-Aviv 4 (7 from November) 15 June EUR 49.99
Tuzla 3 27 April EUR 19.99
Tenerife 3 27 November EUR 49.99
Thessaloniki 3 15 November EUR 29.99
Valencia 3 (4 from November) 14 June EUR 29.99
Varna 2 28 April EUR 29.99

In other news, the airliner later announced a new route from Wroclaw to Bari, Italy. The new service will commence on March 31, 2018 and will operate with two weekly flights, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYT (msn 6683) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937280.

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