Wizz Air established A new base in Tirana, Albania on July 1. The airline has already based the first aircraft Airbus A320 at Tirana International Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base and complementing the already operated ten routes, Wizz Air announced 15 new routes to eight countries from Tirana starting from July 2020, bringing the total to 25 destinations from Tirana International Airport. The two other aircraft are expected to arrive in two weeks’ time, the company announced.
The 3 Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of fifteen new routes to Beauvais (Paris), Charleroi (Brussels), Eindhoven, Mulhouse Euroairport, Karlsruhe/Baden-baden, Hamburg, Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt Hahn, Prague, Heraklion, Rhodes, Bari, Catania, Milan Malpensa and Torino, totalling in over 800 thousand seats on sale to 25 destinations from Tirana in 2020. Wizz Air’s growing Albanian network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Tirana with new and exciting destinations.
The airline recently announced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves.
Since the middle of March, after COVID-19, TIA traffic was strongly reduced. But currently the airport is serving from 12 to 16 flights per day, still under restrictions from the European Union related to the free movement.
In other news, Wizz Air has reopened its Skopje base, and it has restarted the routes from both Skopje and Ohrid airports on July 1. Passengers can book flights on a total of 34 routes to some of the most popular countries such as: Germany, Italy and Sweden.
Finally, the company is adding new routes Kyiv (Kiev) and Odesa (Odessa):