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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.

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Wizz Air to add Budapest – Basel service

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYT (msn 6683) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937280.

Wizz Air on April 20 will add the Budapest – Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg route.

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Etihad Airways launches the first ever scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Baku

First Etihad Airways A320 in the new livery

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight, flight EY297, departed Abu Dhabi on March 3 carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.

On arrival in Baku, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute (below), followed by the customary display of the Emirati and Azerbaijani national flags from the cockpit windows.

Etihad Airways and Azerbaijan Airlines recently announced a codeshare partnership which now sees Azerbaijan Airlines place its ‘J2’ code on Etihad Airways services between Baku and Abu Dhabi.

Under this partnership, Azerbaijan Airlines guests will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Abu Dhabi and connect onto Etihad Airways’ extensive global network.

Flying three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy Class, the new flights will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, providing optimal daylight timings for guests departing and arriving in Abu Dhabi and Baku. The schedule provides convenient connections to and from the airline’s global network and has been timed evenly throughout the week to provide a mix of weekend, short stay and business travel options.

Schedule

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Dest

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY297

Abu Dhabi

10:10

Baku

13:15

Wed, Fri, Sat

A320

EY298

Baku

16:30

Abu Dhabi

19:25

Wed, Fri, Sat

A320

Copyright Photo (all others by Etihad Airways): Etihad Airways Airbus A320-232 WL F-WWDC (A6-EJA) (msn 6527) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 926909.

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MEA unveils its entirely renovated Cedar Lounge in Beirut

MEA has issued this statement about its new Cedar Lounge in Beirut:

The New Cedar Lounge extends over an area of 3000sq.m. with a capacity of 450 seated passengers.

The approach of the new design complements the contemporary traveler, whereby seating is more defined in its zones according to the needs of each type of visitor, (individual zone, family zone, etc…) as well as being equipped with the latest state of the art technologies, and finest designer furniture selection.

The space is now able to accommodate almost double the number of persons, in several determined zones, namely; a family zone, a business area, a general seating area, a dining zone, a smoking zone, a kids’ area, a spa with beauty services and massage therapy, and a central sky-lit more casual communal green space linking all the zones together.

To keep the traveler connected, the seats are equipped with USB charging ports and power outlets, all the zones are equipped with several large screens of the latest resolution and smart technology, as well as other screens indicating departure times visible to every area.


Smart technologies are not only found in the screens, the lounge hosts a sensor-equipped dimmable lighting system technology which changes color according to the amount of light coming in from the outside. Letting alone the eminent designer fixtures selected to light up the spaces.

The lounge would not be complete without its distinguished food, attainable from two large buffet bars served by a large newly-equipped industrial kitchen. The buffet bars spread out would amount to around 25 linear meters of food. In addition, beverages are obtained from 4 coffee stations, and 2 alcoholic beverage bars spread out evenly across the lounge.

Bottom Copyright Photo (all others by MEA): MEA-Middle East Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL T7-MRF (msn 7006) LHR (SPA). Image: 941133.

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MEA-Middle East Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL T7-MRF (msn 7006) LHR (SPA). Image: 941133.

 

SaudiGulf Airlines to expand internationally

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SaudiGulf Airlines (Dammam) is planning to add its first international routes.

The Saudi carrier is planning to add twice-daily flights on the Riyadh – Dubai route in March.

The airline is also planning to add new routes from Dammam to four cities in Pakistan, namely Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Sailikot.

Will SaudiGulf finalize its agreement for up to 16 Boeing 777s? Previously the privately-owned airline had publicly stated it planned to finalize an order with Boeing by the third quarter of 2017.

Copyright Photo: SaudiGulf Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL D-AVVN (HZ-SGC) (msn 6583) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 927988.

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

Wizz's 2016 "Budapest - Canadidate City Olympic Games 2024" promotional livery

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.