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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch later this year

Wizz Air, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, is moving ahead with plans for a Wizz Air Abu Dhabi subsidiary.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a joint venture between Wizz Air of Hungary and the Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company which has been renamed  ADQ.

Wizz Air announced the joint venture in December 2019:

Wizz Air Holdings Plc announced that it has reached agreement in principle for the establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in partnership with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC (now ADQ). The new airline will be Wizz Air’s first airline established outside of Europe. 

It is intended that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be formed via a joint venture, and operations are expected to launch in the second half of 2020. The airline will focus on establishing routes to markets in which Wizz Air has existing, high growth operations, namely Central and Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa over the long run. Wizz Air believes that the establishment of a truly ultra-low cost airline in Abu Dhabi can contribute to the continued growth of Abu Dhabi as a world-class cultural and tourist destination. ADDH’s deep rooted knowledge of the local market, support and navigation in a new market for WIZZ is invaluable and will boost the successful development of the new airline.

The establishment and start of the new airline is subject to, amongst other things, agreement and entry into force of definitive documentation with ADDH, the receipt of all necessary internal and external approvals and consents, and the new airline satisfying all regulatory requirements of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

With a fleet composed of Airbus A321neo aircraft, the world’s most efficient narrow body aircraft, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will gain access to markets with a total of 5 billion customers across Europeand beyond. The new airline’s customer proposition will align directly to that of Wizz Air with a singular focus on offering a superior value based quality air travel built on the foundations of one of the world’s greenest aircraft fleets.

Wizz Air prolongs its suspensions

Wizz Air has announced that several routes to and from Romania remain suspended.

The routes to France and Germany are suspended until May 3.

The routes to Netherlands, Switzerland and UK are suspended until April 30.

For flights to and from the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the airline prolongs the suspension of all its routes to the country until May 16.

The measures are due to the extension of the travel restrictions imposed by Romanian authorities on all flights from Romania to these countries in the efforts to limit the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Forbes: Wizz Air is now Europe’s largest airline, Southwest world’s biggest amid coronavirus disruption

From Forbes: By Cathy Buyck.

“Who would have thought three months ago that Wizz Air would overtake Ryanair or Lufthansa as Europe’s largest passenger airline? Or that Southwest Airlines would overtake American Airlines, or that Indonesian budget airline Lion Air would rank in the top of world’s 10 largest airlines based on the number of seats offered. But what was unimaginable in January is reality today, data from OAG reveals.”

Read the full story.

Wizz Air suspends routes from Romania

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that has suspended its routes between Romania and Great Britain, Switzerland and The Netherlands starting from the April 5 until the April 18.

The measure is due to new travel restrictions imposed by Romanian authorities on all flights from Romania to these countries in the efforts to limit the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the restrictions from Romania and all over Europe, the routes to Belgium, Austria, Spain, France and Germany remain suspended until the April 30.

Passengers with bookings affected by flight suspensions will be automatically informed via e-mail, in case the customers booked directly on wizzair.com or via the airline’s mobile app. 120% of the original fare will automatically be uploaded to the customer’s WIZZ account, with the amount to be used in the next 24 months for the purchase of Wizz Air products and services.  Passengers can also opt for a cash refund – which will take longer to complete – and will be informed about the necessary steps for a bank transfer or transfer to a bank card in a separate e-mail. In this case, customers will be eligible for only 100% of the original fare. Passengers who made their bookings via travel agencies – including online travel agencies – should get in touch with the company from which they purchased their tickets.

Wizz Air sincerely apologizes for the disruptions the travel ban could bring to the customers and assures that safety and well-being of its passengers and crew remains the airline’s top priority.

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Wizz Air suspends flight from Romania to the United Kingdom

Wizz Air has made this announcement:

Wizz Air has announced on April 5 that has suspended its routes between Romania and Great Britain, Switzerland and The Netherlands starting from the April 5 until the April 18. The measure is due to new travel restrictions imposed by Romanian authorities on all flights from Romania to these countries in the efforts to limit the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the restrictions from Romania and all over Europe, the routes to Belgium, Austria, Spain, France and Germany remain suspended until the April 30.

 

Wizz Air cancels all operations in Poland, Latvia and Moldova

Wizz Air has three separate announcements:

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that, as a result of the travel restrictions imposed on all foreign flights announced by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki  effective as of 00:00 HRS March 15, 2020, the airline has suspended all its flights to and from Poland until further notice.

The travel restrictions come as a response to minimise the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Starting from 00:00 HRS local time on 15 March 2020, no foreign citizens will be allowed to enter Poland, while Polish citizens arriving from abroad will be placed in quarantine. Passengers with bookings affected by flight suspensions will be automatically informed via e-mail, in case the customers booked directly on wizzair.com or via the airline’s mobile app. 120% of the original fare will automatically be uploaded to the customer’s WIZZ account, with the  amount to be used in the next 24 months for the purchase of Wizz Air products and services.  Passengers can also opt for a cash refund – which will take longer to complete – and will be informed about the necessary steps for a bank transfer or transfer to a bank card in a separate e-mail. In this case, customers will be eligible for only 100% of the original fare. Passengers who made their bookings via travel agencies – including online travel agencies – should get in touch with the company from which they purchased their tickets.

Wizz Air has announced that, as a result of the travel restrictions imposed on all foreign flights effective as of March 17, 2020, the airline has suspended all its flights to and from Latvia initially until April 14, 2020.

The travel restrictions come as a response to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Starting from 00:00 local time on March 17, 2020, no foreign citizens will be allowed to enter Latvia.

Wizz Air has announced that, as a result of the travel restrictions imposed on all foreign flights to and from Moldova effective as of 00:00 HRS local time on March 15, 2020, the airline has suspended all its flights to and from the Republic of Moldova initially until March 31.

The travel restrictions come as a response to minimise the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in no foreign citizens permitted entry to the Republic of Moldova.

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Wizz Air cuts about 60% of its flights to Italy

Wizz Air has announced that due to the decreasing trend in demand on its Italian routes caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus it has realigned its flight schedule resulting in significant cancellations on specific routes to Northern Italy between March 11 and April 2 2020, during this period around 60% or total Italian capacity has been cut.

AFFECTED ROUTES (WEEKLY FREQUENCIES)

Country Route WEEKLY FLIGHTS
11-18Mar
WEEKLY FLIGHTS
18-25Mar
WEEKLY FLIGHTS 25Mar-2Apr
Albania Tirana – Milan Bergamo 0 0 from 7 to 2
Albania Tirana – Pisa 0 0 from 3 to 1
Austria Vienna – Bari from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1 from 5 to 1
Austria Vienna – Rome Fiumicino from 9 to 3 from 9 to 3 from 10 to 3
Austria Vienna – Milan Malpensa from 6 to 2 from 6 to 2 from 7 to 2
Austria Vienna – Naples from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1
Bulgaria Sofia – Milan Bergamo from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2
Bulgaria Sofia – Bologna from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Bulgaria Sofia Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Bulgaria Soia – Naples from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Bulgaria Sofia – Catania from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Bulgaria Varna – Milan Bergamo from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Georgia Kutaisi – Bologna from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Georgia Kutaisi – Rome Fiumicino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Georgia Kutaisi – Milan Malpensa from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1
Georgia Kutaisi – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Hungary Budapest – Bari from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 7 to 2
Hungary Budapest – Rome Fiumicino from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2 from 9 to 2
Hungary Budapest – Milan Malpensa from 13 to 4 from 13 to 4 from 13 to 4
Hungary Budapest – Naples from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1
Hungary Budapest – Bologna from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Hungary Budapest – Catania from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Hungary Debrecen- Milan Malpensa 2 weekly 2 weekly 2 weekly
Lithuania Vilnius – Milan Malpensa from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2
Latvia Riga – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Moldova Chisinau – Milan Bergamo from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2
Moldova Chisinau- Bologna from 4 to 2 from 4 to 2 from 4 to 2
Moldova Chisinau – Rome Ciampino from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2
Moldova Chisinau – Torino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Moldova Chisinau – Treviso from 4 to 2 from 4 to 2 from 5 to 2
Moldova Chisinau – Verona from 4 to 2 from 4 to 2 from 4 to 2
Montenegro Podgorica – Milan Malpensa from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Gdansk – Milan Bergamo from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Krakow – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Poland Krakow – Rome Fiumicino from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1 from 5 to 1
Poland Krakow – Milan Bergamo from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 4 to 1
Poland Katowice – Rome Ciampino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Warsaw – Milan Bergamo from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2
Poland Warsaw – Bologna 0 0 from 3 to 1
Poland Warsaw – Rome Fiumicino from 6 to 2 from 7 to 2 from 9 to 2
Poland Warsaw – Torino from 1 to 0 from 1 to 0 no flights
Poland Warsaw – Catania from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Katowice – Catania from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Warsaw – Verona from 1 to 0 from 1 to 0 from 2 to 1
Poland Warsaw – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Poland Warsaw – Naples 0 0 from 2 to 1
Poland Wroclaw – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Poland Krakow – Catania from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Cluj-Napoca – Milan Bergamo from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Cluj-Napova – Bologna from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Cluj-Napoca – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Cluj-Napoca – Rome Ciampino from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1 from 4 to 1
Romania Cluj-Napoca – Treviso from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Craiova – Milan Bergamo from 4 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Craiova – Bologna from 2 to 0 from 2 to 0 from 2 to 0
Romania Craiova – Rome Ciampino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Iasi – Milan Bergamo from 4 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Iasi – Treviso from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Bucharest – Milan Bergamo from 11 to 4 from 11 to 4 from 11 to 4
Romania Bucharest – Bologna from 6 to 2 from 6 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Bucharest – Bari from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Bucharest – Rome Ciampino from 10 to 3 from 10 to 3 from 10 to 3
Romania Bucharest – Catania from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1 from 4 to 1
Romania Bucharest – Naples from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Bucharest – Pisa from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Bucharest – Terviso from 6 to 2 from 6 to 2 from 11 to 4
Romania Suceava – Milan Bergamo from 4 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2
Romania Suceava – Bologna from 2 to 0 from 2 to 0 from 2 to 0
Romania Suceava -Rome Ciampino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Timisoara – Milan Bergamo from 5 to 2 from 5 to 2 from 7 to 2
Romania Timisoara – Bologna from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Timisoara – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Timisoara – Rome Ciampino from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Timisoara – Treviso from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Iasi – Bologna from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Bucharest – Torino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 3 to 1
Romania Iasi – Rome Ciampino from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1
Romania Iasi – Catania 1 weekly 1 weekly from 2 to 1
United Kigdom London Luton – Bari 0 0 from 2 to 0
Czech Rep Prague – Bari from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1 from 2 to 1

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Wizz Air further expands in St. Petersburg, Russia

Wizz Air has announced its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava(Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020.

The first Wizz Air flight took off from Saint Petersburg in 2017 and to date Wizz has carried over 200,000 passengers on its Saint Petersburg routes. Already offering low-fare flights to London Luton and Budapest, Wizz Air continues to further diversify its route network at Pulkovo airport. With the newly announced flights to Bucharest, Sofia, Vilnius and Bratislava, Wizz is bringing its Russian passengers even more exciting opportunities for affordable travel as well as continues to further stimulate Russia’s tourism and hospitality industries. By connecting Russia with Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Bratislava, Wizz Air is now offering a total of 10 routes to 6 countries from Russia. With a fleet composed of Airbus A320, A321ceo and A321neo aircraft, the world’s most efficient narrow body aircraft, the airline will bring affordable and sustainable flying from Saint Petersburg.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST FLIGHTS FROM SAINT PETERSBURG

Destination Operating Days Starts Fares from**
Bratislava Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 June 2020 EUR 29.99
Vilnius Wednesday, Sunday 3 June 2020 EUR 29.99
Bucharest Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 July 2020 EUR 29.99 / RON 139
Sofia Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 July 2020 EUR 29.99 / BGN 57.99

In other news, Wizz Air is suspending its routes to Odessa until June 2020, and cancellation of London Luton routes to Prague and Oslo Torp from May 2020.

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in November 2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

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Wizz Air announces further expansion from St. Petersburg, Russia

Wizz Air has announced its further expansion in Russia by launching four new routes from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Bratislava (Slovakia), which will commence in June and July 2020.

First Wizz Air flight took off from Saint Petersburg in 2017 and to date Wizz has carried over 200,000 passengers on its Saint Petersburg routes.

By connecting Russia with Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Bratislava, Wizz Air is now offering a total of 10 routes to 6 countries from Russia.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST FLIGHTS FROM SAINT PETERSBURG 

Destination Operating Days Starts Fares from**
Bratislava Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 June 2020 EUR 29.99
Vilnius Wednesday, Sunday 3 June 2020 EUR 29.99
Bucharest Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 July 2020 EUR 29.99 / RON 139
Sofia Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 July 2020 EUR 29.99 / BGN 57.99

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in November 2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

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Wizz Air to grow Vienna capacity by 70% in 2020

Wizz Air has announced the allocation of a ninth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet on July 1, 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Vienna to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava as well as the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing Milan, Rome, Málaga and Porto routes.

Wizz Air opened its Austrian base at Vienna International Airport in June 2018.

Together with these five new services Wizz Air now offers 49 routes to 27 countries from Vienna.

In 2019 the airline has carried more than 2.2 million passengers on its Austrian routes which accounts for a 370% year on year growth. Together with the five new routes, and the frequency increases announced today Wizz Air will offer over 4.1 million seats in the airline’s Austrian network in 2020, which represents a 70% year on year growth. WIZZ’s fast-growing operations in the country will further stimulate the local economy, by increasing employment in Austria’s aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 3,000 local jobs in the associated industries** in 2020.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA

New routes Frequency Start date Fares from*
Alghero, Italy Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 June 2020 EUR 24.99
Corfu, Greece Wednesday, Sunday 3 June 2020 EUR 24.99
Podgorica, Montenegro Monday, Friday 1 July 2020 EUR 19.99
Suceava, Romania Monday, Friday 3 July 2020 EUR 19.99/ 89 RON
Faro, Portugal Tuesday, Saturday 4 July 2020 EUR 29.99

 

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES FROM VIENNA

Milan, Italy 7x→14x
Rome-Fiumicino, Italy 10x→12x
Málaga, Spain 3x→5x
Porto, Portugal 2x→3x

 *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 1 million carried passengers per year

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