Category Archives: Wizz Air (Hungary)

Wizz Air increases its fleet at London Luton to 8 aircraft

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

Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe, has announced further expansion at its London Luton base, with the allocation of a further Airbus A321 aircraft to its London Luton fleet in 2018. This addition brings the total number of aircraft allocated at London Luton to eight and the total investment to $860 million.

The additional aircraft takes yearly capacity on WIZZ’s lowest-fare routes from London Luton to 7.4 million seats, representing 23% growth year on year. Wizz Air’s diversified network of 47 destinations from London Luton offers its customers the opportunity to travel to many unique and exciting destinations across 23 countries with fares from as low as GBP 13.99.

Wizz Air is also pleased to announce that it will increase flight frequency on two of its most popular routes. Starting in April, flights to Kiev will operate daily, while flights to Bucharest will increase from 21 to 26 frequencies a week.

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING LUTON ROUTES:

 

Destination Weekly flights From
Kiev 5 to 7 April 19, 2018
Bucharest 21 to 26 April 19, 2018

 

This announcement comes only two months after the airline announced massive expansion of its Luton operations, where it increased the number of allocated aircraft from one to seven and announced eight new routes to Larnaca, Tirana, Tallinn, Bratislava and Lviv, Athens, Keflavik, and Bari. This ongoing rapid expansion demonstrates Wizz Air’s ongoing commitment to the UK, as it continues to deliver some of the most competitive airfares in the market to its customers.

Wizz Air’s sustained growth saw Wizz Air carry more than 5.5 million passengers on its low-fare Luton routes in 2017, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making Wizz Air the second largest carrier at Luton Airport.

The arrival of the new aircraft will create 42 new local direct jobs, on top of the 180 jobs already created at Luton this year alone.  As a result of Wizz Air’s rapid expansion, Wizz Air is looking for enthusiastic cabin crew to join the WIZZ team and invites those who are interested in a career in aviation to one of several open days where they can find out more about a career with WIZZ.

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 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.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA

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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Airbus, Indigo Partners finalize orders for 430 A320neo Family aircraft

Airbus has announced that it had finalized agreements with Indigo Partners and its four portfolio airlines for the purchase of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft for ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary).

The signed purchase agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding among the parties announced at the Dubai Air Show last month.

The 430-aircraft order is made up of 274 A320neos and 156 A321neos worth $49.5 billion at list prices.

Airlines in the Indigo Partners family had previous placed orders for a total of 427 A320 Family aircraft.

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Wizz Air announces a new Riga route to Georgia

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937607.

Wizz Air has announced a new route from its Riga base to Kutaisi in Georgia. The new service will commence on March 25, 2018 and operate with two weekly flights.

Kutaisi is the third largest city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia, a country with rich history, ancient traditions, sea and ski resorts inviting visitors to explore its renowned wines and famous cuisine.

The first Wizz Air flight took off from Riga in March 2010 and since then, the airline carried over 2.3 million passengers on its Riga routes. In 2014 Wizz Air established base operations in the Latvian capital and now has two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Riga Airport employing 70 customer-oriented crew, who deliver excellent service on each flight. In the first 11 months of 2017, over 500,000 passengers traveled with Wizz to and from Riga, 21% more, than in the same period of the previous year.

With its new Kutaisi service, Wizz Air now offers 13 routes to nine countries from Riga.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937607.

Wizz Air adjusts operations in Poland with 10 new routes, will also expand in Ukraine

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Wizz Air (Budapest), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that it was adjusting its network and capacity plan to reflect changing customer demand. In June 2018, the airline will close its base at Lublin Airport and redeploy its Lublin-based Airbus A320 aircraft to consolidate operations at Katowice Airport.  However, Wizz Air will continue to operate a number of its routes from Lublin, including the Eindhoven, London Luton, Kiev, Oslo Torp and Stockholm Skavsta services.

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The capacity adjustment allows Wizz Air to launch 10 new, long-awaited Polish routes, which will connect Katowice with Porto, Munich, Lviv, Kharkiv, Malaga, Faro, Podgorica; Gdansk with Lviv; Warsaw with Podgorica and Poznan with Dortmund from March 2018.

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Wizz Air’s first flight took off from Poland in May 2004 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its operations carrying over 55 million passengers on its low-fare Polish routes. In the first ten months of 2017 over 6.84 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Poland, 16% more than in the same period of the previous year. Underlining its commitment to the country, Wizz Air has recently announced that it will deploy a total of three additional aircraft at its Gdansk, Wroclaw and Warsaw bases by March 2018 expanding its Polish fleet to 25 aircraft and growing its team to over 900 dedicated local employees.  All affected employees at the Lublin base will be offered opportunities elsewhere in Wizz Air’s network, including relocation support.

Next year Wizz Air will have over 11.34 million seats on sale on its Polish routes, which represents a 27% growth year over year.

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Wizz Air now offers 162 low-fare routes from its eight Polish airports.

In other news, Wizz Air has announced its re-start of operations from Kharkiv, which will become the carrier’s third Ukrainian airport, along with 5 new routes to be launched in 2018 from the regional airports of Lviv and Kharkiv.

As a result of the increased demand of WIZZ services by the Ukrainian passengers, the airline is delighted to offer a greater choice of flights for the Ukrainian travelers and their visitors. The new services available from Kharkiv to Dortmund and Katowice, will operate each twice per week and will start in April and June, respectively. Lviv low-fare network will be further expanded, in addition to the recently announced London-Luton connection, with three new routes to the beautiful cities of Dortmund, Katowice and Gdansk from next spring. Passengers looking for their next adventure abroad can already book their tickets on the newest on wizzair.com from just UAH 279 at wizzair.com.

Being the pioneer of high quality and lowest fares air travel in the Ukrainian market in the past decade Wizz Air continued to expand its low-fare network in 2017. From the beginning of this year, 6 new routes were launched from Kyiv to Warsaw, Poznan and Lublin in Poland, Nuremberg and Frankfurt Hann in Germany and Copenhagen in Denmark while adding a second Airbus A320 to its Kyiv fleet. Furthermore, Lviv operations were restarted this spring with 2 new services to Berlin and Wroclaw.

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Together with today’s announcement, in 2018, a total of 8 new routes are still to be launched from Ukraine, bringing more truly affordable opportunities for travelers looking for their next adventure abroad, including the two new routes from Kyiv to Tallinn and Lisbon.

With this announcement Wizz Air is expanding its capacity in Ukraine by more than 130% year on year, and in 2018 will offer more than 1.8 million seats on its Ukrainian routes.

It was also announced that the company will further expand its Sibiu operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its local fleet in June 2018. At the same time WIZZ will launch five long-awaited routes from Sibiu and increase frequencies on four popular services adding a total of 21 incremental flights to its schedule.

Together with the new connections to Copenhagen, Charleroi, Paris Beauvais, Basel and Frankfurt Hahn, starting in June 2018, Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded to a total of 11 routes to 8 countries. The additional aircraft will also allow WIZZ to increase the frequency of flights on four services from summer 2018: London-Luton route will become daily; Memmingen Munich and Dortmund flights will increase to five, while the connection to Nuremberg will be operated four times per week.

The second Airbus A320, joining Sibiu’s fleet from June 2018, has been previously assigned to Tirgu Mures local operations. The additional aircraft to Sibiu base will further support to consolidate and diversify Transylvania’s network plan for 2018, while Sibiu’s low fare network will be expanded with a total of 21 incremental weekly frequencies, creating new travel opportunities to and from Transylvania.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYG (msn 5539) (Budapest-Candidate City Olympic Games 2024) MST (Rainer Bexten). Image: 939089.

Wizz Air announces a major expansion at London Luton Airport

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937607.

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe has announced an expansion at its London Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its Luton fleet by June 2018.

The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equipped with 186 seats, brings the total number of aircraft in Wizz Air’s Luton fleet to five.

Over the past twelve months (to October 31, 2017) WIZZ has carried more than 5.5 million passengers on its Luton routes alone, an increase of 11% compared to 2016, making Wizz Air the second largest carrier at Luton Airport. Wizz Air is expanding its capacity at Luton by 15% year on year, and will offer in 2018 more than 6.9 million seats on its 46 routes to 20 countries.

As a result of this significant expansion, Wizz is delighted to offer five new routes to UK travellers looking for their next adventure abroad. Daily flights will operate to the beautiful cities of Larnaca in Cyprus, and to Bratislava in Slovakia, whilst four flights per week will operate to Tallinn, in Estonia and three flights per week to Tirana in Albania and Lviv in Ukraine.

The additional aircraft will also allow Wizz to increase the frequency of flights on three of its most popular routes. Starting spring 2018 flights to Tel Aviv and Suceava become daily; and Prishtina flights will increase from two to three times per week, further demonstrating Wizz Air’s commitment to its UK customers by creating even more exciting travel opportunities across Europe and beyond.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES COMMENCING FROM LUTON

Destination Days Starts Fares from
Larnaca, Cyprus daily May 30, 2018 GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99
Tirana, Albania Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 31, 2018 GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99
Bratislava, Slovakia Daily June 20, 2018 GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99
Tallinn, Estonia Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday September 17, 2018 GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99
Lviv, Ukraine Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday September 18, 2018 GBP 26.99/ EUR 29.99


WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING LUTON ROUTES:

Destination Weekly flights From
Tel Aviv, Israel daily from 4 March 25, 2018
Suceava, Romania daily from 5 May 20, 2018
Prishtina, Kosovo 3 from 2 March 25, 2018

 Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWC (msn 4323) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937607.

Wizz Air signs a MOU for 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Wizz Air's first Airbus A321

Wizz Air Holdings Plc, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced on November 15, 2017 that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus S.A.S. relating to the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo). While deliveries will start in 2022, the bulk of the aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026, following on from the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered by Wizz Air in 2015. Under the Memorandum of Understanding Wizz Air has the right to substitute a number of the A320neo aircraft with the Airbus A321neo and vice versa, depending on its future requirements.

This new order, if approved by Wizz Air’s shareholders, would bring Wizz Air’s outstanding orders with Airbus to 282 aircraft, including also 8 Airbus A320ceo and 18 Airbus A321ceo aircraft, deliveries of which will continue to early 2019, and 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft, deliveries of which are planned to start in 2019 and continue through to the end of 2024.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL D-AVXI (HA-LXA) (msn 6848) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 929984.