Category Archives: Wizz Air (Hungary)

Reuters: Wizz Air to cut flights as Hungary closes borders to foreigners

From Reuters:

“Wizz Air will sharply reduce weekly flights to and from Hungary from Sept. 7, the airline said, after the government announced it would ban the entry of foreigners to try to rein in the coronavirus outbreak.

Hungary announced on Friday that it would close its borders to foreigners from Sept. 1 to curb a rise in infections and Hungarians returning from abroad will have to go into quarantine.

Wizz Air said in a statement that it would operate 32 flights per week between Sept. 7 and 30, down from around 126 flights in the Sept. 1-6 period.”

Wizz Air restarts flights to St. Petersburg from London Luton, expands in Vilnius

Wizz Air on August 19 restarted its London Luton flights to St Petersburg, as the only British carrier offering a direct connection from the UK to the Russian city.

 

Route Operating Days Launch Date Fares From
London Luton – St Petersburg (Pulkovo Airport) Wednesday, Friday 19 August 2020 £19.99

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced a massive expansion of its Lithuanian operations, adding one new Airbus A320ceo aircraft to the Vilnius base. This will enable the start of five new routes from Vilnius to Birmingham and Liverpool in United Kingdom, Hamburg in Germany, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway. Two more routes will be launched from Tallinn to Trondheim and Oslo Sandefjord Torp in Norway.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES:

DESTINATION DAYS STARTS FARES FROM**
Vilnius – Birmingham Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturday 22 October 2020 24.99 EUR
Vilnius – Hamburg Thursday, Sunday 22 October 2020 24.99 EUR
Vilnius – Liverpool Tuesday, Saturday 24 October 2020 24.99 EUR
Vilnius – Stockholm Skavsta Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturday 22 October 2020 19.99 EUR
Vilnius – Trondheim Tuesday, Saturday 24 October 2020 24.99 EUR
Tallinn – Trondheim Tuesday, Saturday 24 October 2020 19.99 EUR
TallinnOslo Sandefjord Torp Monday, Wednesday, Friday 23 October 2020 24.99 EUR

 

Wizz Air expands London Gatwick operations

Wizz Air has announced a new base at Gatwick Airport, which will be the third base for Wizz Air UK, the group’s UK-registered and based airline, alongside London Luton and the recently announced Doncaster Sheffield. The airline will allocate 1 Airbus A321 aircraft to the South London hub and launch four new routes to leisure destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta from October 22, 2020.

Wizz Air started flying from Gatwick in 2016, and since then has carried almost 1 million passengers. With the creation of a new base at Gatwick, Wizz Air will offer passengers even more affordable travel opportunities, with 450,000 seats per annum on sale on its new routes to popular holiday destinations including Athens (Greece), Naples (Italy), Lanzarote (Spain) and Malta for the remainder of the year.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM LONDON GATWICK

Route Operating Days Starts Fares from**
London Gatwick – Lanzarote Monday, Wednesday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £26.99
London Gatwick – Athens Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 22 Oct 2020 £26.99
London Gatwick – Malta Monday, Wednesday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £21.99
London Gatwick – Naples Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 22 Oct 2020 £26.99

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in the rolling 12 months to April 2020 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One-way price, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.

*** 50% discount applies to WIZZ Flex service per flight, per passenger, when purchased with basic fare ticket when booking on wizzair.com during the promotional period.  The promotion does not apply to group bookings and WIZZ Go, WIZZ Plus & Flex bundle tickets. By purchasing WIZZ Flex service during the promotional period you acknowledge and accept the above terms and the terms and conditions of WIZZ Flex.

****ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

In other news, the company has also announced 7 new destinations from Riga, including the splendid Reykjavik, Hamburg and Stockholm Skavsta.

Wizz Air announces a new base at Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, expansion in Riga

Wizz Air has announced a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which will be the second base for Wizz Air UK, the group’s UK-registered and based airline, alongside London Luton. The airline will allocate one Airbus A320 aircraft to the Yorkshire airport, and will launch seven new routes to add to its existing Doncaster Sheffield network of ten routes.

Wizz Air’s first flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport took off over 14 years ago, and since then Wizz has grown to be the airport’s largest carrier, with over 1 million passengers every year flying on the airline’s ultra-low central and eastern European routes. With the creation of a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Wizz Air will launch new connections to destinations including the Spanish cities of Alicante and Malaga, Larnaca in Cyprus, Faro in Portugal, Lublin in Poland, Kosice in Slovakia and Suceava in Romania.

With the allocation of this aircraft, Wizz Air now has 11 aircraft permanently based in the UK, and the addition of these new routes from Doncaster Sheffield means WIZZ has almost 1.8 million seats on sale on its 107 routes from the UK for the remainder of 2020. The creation of this new base also follows on from Wizz Air’s recent announcements of new bases in Bacău, Dortmund, Lviv, Larnaca, Milan-Malpensa, Tirana, Saint Petersburg and the launch of over 200 new routes across the network since April 2020.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DONCASTER SHEFFIELD

Route Operating Days Starts Fares from**
Doncaster Sheffield – Alicante Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 22 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Malaga Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Larnaca Wednesday, Sunday 25 Oct 2020 £26.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Lublin Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 22 Oct 2020 £17.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Kosice Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £17.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Faro Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Suceava Wednesday, Sunday 25 Oct 2020 £21.99

 

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in the rolling 12 months to April 2020 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One-way price, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.

***ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

In other news, Wizz Air has also  announced expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen in Norway.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES:

DESTINATION STARTS FARES FROM**
Riga – Bergen 15 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219
Riga – Birmingham 18 October 2020 EUR 24.99 / GBP 21.99
Riga – Billund 16 October 2020 EUR 14.99 / DKK 109
Riga – Hamburg 15 October 2020 EUR 29.99 / GBP 26.99
Riga – Reykjavik 16 October 2020 EUR 29.99
Riga – Stockholm Skavsta 15 October 2020 EUR 14.99 / SEK 159
Riga – Trondheim 18 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219
Tallinn – Bergen 15 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219

 

* Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

** One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

***ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

Wizz Air announces 14 new routes from Ukraine to Italy

Wizz Air has announced 14 new routes to / from Ukraine. With the new services, Wizz Air is bringing back Italian routes to its Ukrainian network and offering passengers safe and comfortable travel opportunities to Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Verona, Catania and Bologna (Italy) from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Zaporizhzhia.

Wizz Air started flying to Ukraine in 2008, and since then the airline has carried over 11 million passengers to and from Ukraine. This announcement brings exciting Italian destinations closer to Ukrainian passengers, offering in total 77 routes to 15 countries from five Ukrainian airports.

Today’s announcement comes as the new era of sanitized travel begins at Wizz Air. 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.

Passengers without masks are not allowed to board but they can always purchase a new mask on board which is offered with a Sanitizing Kit (1 small bottle of sanitizing gel, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 masks, 6 sanitizing pads). Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading fogging process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution. The onboard magazines have been removed from the aircraft, and any onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment. Passengers are requested to follow physical distancing measures introduced by the local health authorities and are encouraged to make all purchases prior to the flight online (e.g. checked in luggage, WIZZ Priority, fast security track), to minimize any possible physical contact at the airport.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM UKRAINE

Destination Days Starts Fares from**
Kyiv – Venice Treviso Monday, Wednesday, Friday 14 August 2020 19.99 EUR / 579 UAH
Kyiv – Naples Monday, Wednesday, Friday 14 August 2020 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Lviv – Milan Malpensa Monday, Friday 14 August 2020 19.99 EUR / 579 UAH
Lviv – Rome Ciampino Wednesday, Sunday 16 August 2020 19.99 EUR / 579 UAH
Kharkiv – Milan Malpensa Monday, Friday 26 October 2020 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Zaporizhzhia – Milan Malpensa Tuesday, Saturday 27 October 2020 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Kyiv – Rome Fiumicino Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 28 March 2021 29.99 EUR / 869 UAH
Kyiv – Milan Malpensa Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 28 March 2021 19.99 EUR / 579 UAH
Odesa – Venice Treviso Monday, Friday 29 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Lviv – Verona Monday, Friday 29 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Kyiv – Bologna Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Kyiv – Catania Monday, Friday 29 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Lviv – Catania Tuesday, Saturday 30 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH
Kharkiv – Venice Treviso Tuesday, Saturday 30 March 2021 24.99 EUR / 729 UAH

 

* Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

*** 20% discount applies to fares including taxes and non-optional charges but excluding administration fee. This promotion applies on 20 JULY 2020 from 00.00 to 23.59 CET on selected WIZZ flights. Travel period is unlimited. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com or on the WIZZ mobile app. The discount does not apply for group bookings.

Wizz Air aircraft photo gallery:

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Wizz Air exntablisheds a new base in Tirana, Albania

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):

Wizz Air announces eight new routes from Bucharest

Wizz Air has announced eight new routes from Bucharest to Cagliari (Sardegna/Italy), Copenhagen, Bergen (Norway), Hamburg, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, Memmingen (Germany), Santorini and Mykonos (Greece).

THE NEWEST WIZZ AIR’S ROUTES FROM BUCHAREST

Route Operating days Launch date Fares from**
Bucharest – Hamburg Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 9 August 2020 EUR 29.99 / RON 139
Bucharest – Copenhagen Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 August 2020 EUR 24.99 / RON 119
Bucharest – Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 August 2020 EUR 24.99 / RON 119
Bucharest – Bergen Tuesday, Saturday 8 August 2020 EUR 24.99 / RON 119
Bucharest – Memmingen/Munich West Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8 August 2020 EUR 24.99 / RON 119
Bucharest – Cagliari Elmas Thursday, Sunday 13 August 2020 EUR 24.99 / RON 119
Bucharest – Santorini Thursday, Sunday 9 August 2020 EUR 29.99 / RON 139
Bucharest – Mykonos Tuesday, Saturday 11 August 2020 EUR 29.99 / RON 139

 

Wizz Air expands in Serbia, establishes a new base in Russia

Wizz Air has announced an expansion of its Serbian operations, adding one new Airbus A321 aircraft to the Belgrade base as well as converting the other two based aircraft to Airbus A321 from August 2020. The new aircraft will join the fleet in July 2020, which will grow the local Belgrade fleet to three aircraft.

In July 2020, Wizz Air will launch 9 new routes from Belgrade to: Hamburg, Cologne, Friedrichshafen (Germany), Brussels Charleroi (Belgium), Milan Malpensa (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal), Barcelona El Prat (Spain), Oslo Sandefjord Torp (Norway), Turku (Finland).

The first Wizz Air flight from Serbia departed in 2010. Belgrade was one of the first airports in the SEE region for Wizz Air with flights to Dortmund and London. Since that moment Wizz Air has constantly expanded its operations, bringing opportunities through affordable travel and has welcomed over 5 million passengers in Serbia. With the latest expansion of its Serbian fleet, in 2020 Wizz Air will have 3 based aircraft in Serbia, employing more than 70 customer-oriented crew, who deliver excellent service on each WIZZ flight. Wizz Air now offers 28 routes to 16 countries from 2 Serbian airports: 23 routes from Belgrade and 5 routes from Niš. The conversion of the entire Belgrade fleet to A321 operations would mean an annual capacity of 1,31 million seats on sale from Belgrade.

 


WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM BELGRADE:

DESTINATION DAYS STARTS FARES FROM**
BELGRADE – Friedrichshafen Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 16 July 2020 BGN 47.99 / EUR 24.99
BELGRADE – Brussels Charleroi Thursday, Sunday 16 July 2020 BGN 37.99 / EUR 19.99
BELGRADE – Hamburg Monday, Wednesday, Friday 17 July 2020 BGN 47.99 / EUR 24.99
BELGRADE – Cologne Monday, Wednesday, Friday 17 July 2020 BGN 47.99 / EUR 24.99
BELGRADE – Turku Monday, Friday 17 July 2020 BGN 37.99 / EUR 19.99
BELGRADE – Milan Malpensa Tuesday, Saturday 18 July 2020 BGN 47.99 / EUR 24.99
BELGRADE – Lisbon Tuesday, Saturday 18 July 2020 BGN 57.99 / EUR 29.99
BELGRADE – Barcelona El Prat Tuesday, Saturday 18 July 2020 BGN 47.99 / EUR 24.99
BELGRADE – Oslo Sandefjord Torp Tuesday, Saturday 18 July 2020 BGN 37.99 / EUR 19.99

* Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

** One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

In other news, the carrier is establishing its first base in Russia. The company will start new routes from St. Petersburg to new destinations, including Salzburg, Stockholm, and Malta.

Finally the airline will open its 7th base in Romania: Bacău to London and Rome and to the sunny Larnaca and Catania.

Wizz Air announces new routes from Milan Malpensa and Larnaca

Wizz Air is aggressively expanding in Italy, especially in the Milan area which was hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

From July Wizz Air will operate from Milan to Athens, Ibiza, Santorini, Menorca, London, Porto and many more places.

Wizz Air also also announced new routes from Larnaca, Cyprus to Athens, Thessaloniki, Dortmund, Memmingen, Karlsruhe and many more.

Wizz Air to add new routes from London Luton

Wizz Air on July 20, 2020 is adding new routes from London Luton to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced that it will prolong the period of suspension for several routes to and from Romania following the extension of existing travel restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities. As a result, the flights to Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands remain suspended until June 16, 2020 inclusive.