Category Archives: Wizz Air (Hungary)

Wizz Air expands in Iasi, Romania

Celebrating the 100th Airbus aircraft

Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, launched 7 new routes accompanied by the celebration of the two-year anniversary of its Iasi base and the deployment of a second aircraft to the local fleet.

The modern 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of the newest services available from Iasi to Billund, Brussels Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Malmö, Paris Beauvais and Thessaloniki, as well the increased frequencies to 2 popular destinations from Iasi: Milan Bergamo and Tel-Aviv.

In total, Wizz Air schedule will have 20 additional weekly flights departing from Iasi.

In other news, the company will also launch a new from Vienna to Eilat in November.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTD (msn 8305) (Airbus 100) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942462.

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Wizz Air adds a 10th aircraft to the Bucharest base

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXG (msn 7182) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942634.

Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, allocated the 10 aircraft and celebrated the eleven-year anniversary at its Bucharest base.

The state-of-the-art 230-seater Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of the newest four routes commencing this year from Bucharest to Athens, Gothenburg, Nice, Kutaisi as well the increased frequencies to 8 popular destinations from Bucharest: Barcelona, Bari, Billund, Eindhoven, Geneva, London Luton, Paris Beauvais and Tel-Aviv.

In total, Wizz schedule will have 24 additional weekly flights departing from Bucharest.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM BUCHAREST

Destination Days Starts Fares from**
Gothenburg, Sweden Wednesday, Sunday 27 June 2018 RON 149/ EUR 34.99
Nice,

France

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 26 June 2018 RON 229/ EUR 49.99
Kutaisi,

Georgia

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 3 July 2018 RON 119/ EUR 27.49


INCRESED FREQUENCIES ON EXISTING ROUTES

Destination Weekly Flights
Barcelona 10 from 7
Tel-Aviv 9 from 6
London Luton 21 from 19
Bari 7 from 5
Paris Beauvais 5 from 3
Eindhoven 4 from 2
Geneva 3 from 2
Billund 3 from 2

 

Already the largest airline in Romania, Wizz Air is offering now 141 routes to 22 countries (including one domestic flight Bucharest – Cluj Napoca) across Europe from 10 Romanian airports. In 2018, 20 new routes have already been announced in Romania, such as the popular destinations of Athens from Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Nice, Lyon, or Malmo and Thessaloniki from Iași.

Wizz Air is operating from 10 airports in Romania with a young fleet of 25 aircraft including 5 of the ultra-efficient brand new 230-seater Airbus A321, and the team currently working across the country is exceeding 1,000 local employees.

In other news, Wizz Air on July 2 celebrated the launch of the Vienna – Eindhoven and Vienna – Malaga routes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXG (msn 7182) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942634.

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Wizz Air opens its new Vienna base with five new routes

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) NCE (Ton Jochems). Image: 941055.

Wizz Air has opened its Austrian base at Vienna Airport with one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft. The new allocated aircraft will support the start of operations of five new services from Vienna to the popular destinations: Valencia, Rome Fiumicino, Malta, Bari and Tel Aviv.

Commitment to Austria

Wizz Air will become the second largest carrier in Austria in 2019 with a local fleet of 5 new Airbus aircraft, operating a network of 30 routes from Vienna to 22 countries and offering in total more than 2.2 million seats/ year. Expanding its operations, Wizz Air’s local team in Vienna will continuously increase, the next recruitment sessions being scheduled on June 21 in Vienna.


WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES COMMENCING FROM VIENNA

Destination Days Starts Fares from**
Valencia Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 14 June 2018 EUR 49.99
Rome Fiumicino Daily service 14 June 2018 EUR 29.99
Malta, Malta Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 14 June 2018 EUR 34.99
Bari, Italy Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 15 June 2018 EUR 29.99
Tel Aviv, Israel Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 15 June 2018 EUR 59.99

 

20% discount applies to fares including taxes and non-optional charges but excluding administration fee. This promotion applies on June 14 from 00.00 to 23.59 CET for new booking on flights to and from Vienna. The discount applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com or on the Wizz mobile app.

** 
Before discount, one way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) NCE (Ton Jochems). Image: 941055.

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Wizz Air is now basing an Airbus A321 in Skopje, Macedonia

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

Wizz Air is now basing an Airbus A321 in Skopje, Macedonia with this announcement:

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading airline in Macedonia, yesterday celebrated the deployment of its first Skopje-based, state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft. The first flight of the brand new aircraft took off yesterday morning from Skopje Airport to beautiful Malmo with almost a full plane of more than 200 passengers. Besides the Swedish service, the aircraft will operate the popular Paris, Nuremberg, Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt Hahn, Munich and Rome routes.

With 230 seats on board, the Airbus A321 is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft. The aircraft’s superior operating economics mean that Wizz Air offers more seats to more destinations at lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class. In addition to the refreshed livery, Wizz Air’s A321s feature new interior colors, a lighter cabin ambiance, soft leather seats and more cabin seating choices. On 16 June Wizz Air will deploy another Airbus A321 at its Skopje base adding even more capacity on the most popular routes. WIZZ’s young fleet from Skopje has 4 modern Airbus aircraft A320 and A321, an investment of 438,6 million $*.

Wizz Air now offers 30 routes to 14 countries from its two Macedonian airports, Skopje and Ohrid. WIZZ has recently announced a new low-fare service from Ohrid to the culturally rich Vienna in Austria. In total, this year the airline is increasing the total number of seats on sale to 1,6 million, 23% more than in 2017, continuing to stimulate the market and bring more truly affordable travel opportunities from just 599 MKD**.

To celebrate the arrival of the new A321 aircraft, and as part of the #WIZZaroundEurope campaign one lucky passenger on the first flight operated by the new Skopje aircraft won a €321 Wizz Air voucher, giving the winner the opportunity to further explore the delights of Wizz Air’s far-reaching network. Those interested in finding out more about the biggest operational ramp-up in Wizz Air’s history, with 21 aircraft being allocated throughout its European bases supporting 700 additional weekly departures in 17 weeks, between March and July, can follow #WIZZaroundEurope on social media channels and find more fun surprises and contests online.

Wizz Air’s first Skopje flight took off in 2011 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier at Skopje Airport. In the first 4 months of 2018, WIZZ carried more than 360.000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Macedonia, which represents a 21% growth year over year.  Throughout the country, Wizz Air’s operations this year will support more than 750 jobs** in associated industries.

As previously reported, Wizz Air UK received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence and started operating on May 3, 2018.

*Airbus price list 2018
** One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wizz Air): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

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Wizz Air takes delivery of its 100th A320 Family aircraft

Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has taken delivery of its 100th A320 Family aircraft, an A321ceo, at an event in Budapest Airport. The event was attended by Mr. Levente Magyar, Hungary’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. József Váradi, Wizz’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andreas Kramer, Airbus Vice President Sales Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as Mrs. Jessica Villardi, Pratt & Whitney Regional Vice President, Europe, Russia & CIS.

“Wizz Air started to operate its first Airbus aircraft 14 years ago. Today Wizz Air has become a true success story, and we are proud to have played a major role in this journey, providing the most efficient aircraft with the lowest operating costs combined with unbeatable comfort in the widest single aisle cabin in the skies, ” said Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The aircraft carrying a special livery to mark the occasion is powered by IAE engines and configured with 230 seats. It is also equipped with “Smart Lavs”, an optimised lavatory design providing more cabin length for more seats and improved seat recline for more comfort.

The aircraft will be deployed on WIZZ’s extensive regional and international network covering 141 destinations across 44 countries in Europe and beyond.

Wizz will take delivery of 268 additional A320 family aircraft over the coming years.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 14,000 orders since launch and more than 8,100 aircraft delivered. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 & A321), the A320 Family, seating from 100 to 244 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.

Wizz Air followed up with their statement:

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrates a unique milestone as its fleet reaches 100 aircraft. To mark the event, a special livery on one of Wizz Air’s super-efficient Airbus A321 aircraft was unveiled in Budapest and, reflecting the ever-increasing importance of Wizz Air to the communities it serves, the Wizz Foundation was announced, focusing on four different areas: Health, Education, Child Care and Emergency Aid.

Wizz Air’s fleet has grown to 100 aircraft just 14 years after the start of operations, providing truly low fares to over 155 million passengers in total and making flying affordable for more people than ever before. Wizz Air will continue to develop its network and stimulate underserved markets with the lowest fares, as it drives towards its ambition of becoming one of the top 5 airlines in Europe. Wizz Air’s future growth plans are underpinned by committed orders for a further 268 latest-technology aircraft for delivery until the end of 2026, bringing the fleet to almost 300 aircraft, carrying 100 million passengers a year, supported by a team of 10.000 colleagues. A strong focus on digitalization will at the same time enable Wizz Air to become even more customer-focused as well as introduce further efficiencies into the business.

The Wizz modern fleet with an average age of just 4.6 years is an essential asset in the airline’s ultra-low cost business model, along with the features of the game-changing Airbus A321, the most efficient single-aisle aircraft flying. The larger number of seats compared to the Airbus A320 means that the Airbus A321 is more efficient and environmentally friendly, with the A321ceo delivering a 10% unit cost saving when compared to the Airbus A320ceo. By 2023, 75% of Wizz Air’s seats will be flown on an Airbus A321. A further step-change will start in 2019, when Wizz Air takes delivery of the first of 256 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, an aircraft whose next-generation technology engines will deliver a further 10% unit cost saving when compared with even the current Airbus A321ceo. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines, the most environmentally friendly and most quiet engine in its class, which will deliver a minimum 16% fuel burn advantage compared to the A321ceo.

All photos by Airbus.

Wizz Air builds up operations in London Luton and Vienna

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXH (msn 7217) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941506.

Wizz Air on Sunday, April 29, 2018 allocated a fifth Airbus aircraft to its London Luton fleet and launched two new routes to Athens and Keflavik.

The newly allocated Airbus A320 is the fifth of eight aircraft to be deployed at Wizz Air’s London Luton base by June 2018. This rapid expansion of Wizz Air’s operations brings a 23% growth year on year with more than 7.4 million seats on sale in 2018 for 47 routes available from London Luton.

Flights to Keflavik in Iceland, gateway to the Northern Lights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flights to the Greek capital, Athens will operate daily.

In 2018 Wizz had already launched four new routes from London Luton to Bari (Southern Italy), Larnaca (Cyprus), Tirana (Albania) and Bratislava (Slovakia). In the autumn WIZZ will begin flights to Lviv (Ukraine) and Tallinn (Estonia).

This expansion at London Luton is part of the biggest operational ramp-up in Wizz Air’s history, which will see the delivery of 21 Airbus aircraft across its network in just 17 weeks. Only seven weeks in, Wizz Air has launched 30 new low-fare routes and deployed eight ultra-efficient Airbus aircraft across 11 of its bases. Three new destinations have been inaugurated in Wizz’s ever-expanding network; Athens in Greece, Kharkiv in Ukraine and the Austrian capital Vienna.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM LONDON LUTON

Route Days Fares from*
Athens, Greece Daily £45.99
Keflavik, Iceland Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays £26.99

 

*One way including all taxes, non-optional charges and cabin bag

In other news, Wizz Air on April 27 celebrated the start of operations from Vienna, the newest destination in its network, along with the first flights on three new routes to Katowice in Poland, Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Varna in Bulgaria.

In addition, the airline has announced another new route from Vienna to Kyiv, Ukraine starting in October 2018 and now connects Vienna with a total of 30 destinations in 22 countries.

Finally, Wizz Air also announced on April 27 three new services from Kyiv to Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna. The new low fare routes will be operated daily.

Wizz started operations from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport in 2008 and after 10 years of successful operations, as part of its great expansion across Europe, the airline introduces three new routes Germany and Austria. Further diversifying its low fare network from Kyiv, WIZZ offers now 23 routes to 11 countries, including the services to Tallinn and Lisbon that will commence in June. The airline continues to invest in its local base, by allocating the third modern Airbus A320 this summer, a total investment of more than $ 300 million**, and employing more than 100 local crew.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXH (msn 7217) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941506.

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Wizz Air to add two new routes from Vienna

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) TRF (Ton Jochems). Image: 941588.

Wizz Air on July 2 will start a new route from Vienna to Eindhoven. The next day, July 3, the carrier will start a new route linking Vienna with Malaga.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) TRF (Ton Jochems). Image: 941588.

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