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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 expands operations at Vienna

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

Wizz Air has announced a major expansion of its Vienna operations. Following the base establishment with three aircraft this year, Wizz will deploy two additional Airbus A321s at Vienna Airport by March 2019, growing its annual capacity to over 2 million seats on sale.

Wizz’s offer from Austria will include nine new routes from Vienna to Nice in France, Keflavik (Reykjavik) in Iceland, Catania and Milan in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid in Spain, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, and Kharkiv in Ukraine. The newest WIZZ services will commence in February and March 2019.


Destination Days Starts Fares From**
Catania Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 23 February 2019 29.99€
Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday

(Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 23 March 2019)

25 November 2018 29.99€
Lisbon Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 February 2019 39.99€
Madrid Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

(daily from 22 March 2019)

23 February 2019 29.99€
Malmo Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 March 2019 19.99€
Milan Malpensa Daily 22 February 2019 19.99€
Nice Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 February 2019 29.99€
Reykjavik Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 23 March 2019 49.99€
Stockholm Skavsta Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 March 2019 19.99€

**one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

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

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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.



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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