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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 announces 5 new routes from Italy to Tirana, Albania

Wizz Air has announced 5 new routes from Italy to Tirana starting from Summer 2020.

Both business and leisure passengers from Milan Bergamo, Bologna, Verona, Venice Treviso and Pisa will benefit of frequent connections to reach the Albanian capital and enjoy its history and architecture, as well as good food and citizens great hospitality.

The upcoming low-fare WIZZ connections to Tirana are commencing on March 29, 2020.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES TO TIRANA

Route Operating days Launch date Fares from**
Milan Bergamo – Tirana daily 29 March 2020 EUR 29.99**
Bologna – Tirana Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 May 2020 EUR 29.99**
Verona – Tirana Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 May 2020 EUR 29.99**
Venice Treviso – Tirana Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1 August 2020 EUR 29.99**
Pisa (Tuscany) – Tirana Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 31 March 2020 EUR 29.99**

* 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, includes a free hand luggage allowance of up to 55x40x23cm maximum dimensions.

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Wizz Air to add two new routes from Southend and one from Luton

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTC (msn 8295) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946808.

Wizz Air has announced that from November, we will offer flights from London Southend to the popular Eastern European destinations of Bucharest in Romania and Vilnius in Lithuania plus a new service from London Luton to Castellon in Spain.

The new Southend services will operate starting from November 23, 2019 and the London – Castellon route commences on December 9, 2019.

Additionally the carrier has also announced it is adding two more Airbus A321 aircraft to the Vienna base, enabling the start of six new long-awaited services from Vienna to Athens, Castellon, Cologne, London-Luton, Prishtina and Tirana, and the increase of frequencies of our existing Lisbon and Tel Aviv routes.


The seventh aircraft joins the Vienna fleet on December 18, 2019 from when our Athens, Cologne, Prishtina and Tirana routes kick off and the eighth aircraft arrives on July 1, 2020 which marks the start of our Castellon and London services.

Finally Wizz Air has also announced the start of two new routes from Kutaisi to Bologna in Italy and Cologne (Köln) in Germany.

The route to Bologna starts on November 23, 2019 and to Cologne from July 1, 2020.

The airline has also announced the previously announced Kutaisi-Nice service to start on December 12, 2019 and to increase the frequency of the Kutaisi-Milan route to four services per week.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTC (msn 8295) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946808.

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Wizz Air is coming to Edinburgh, expands in Odessa

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

Wizz Air has announced that it will begin operations at Edinburgh Airport, with the launch of four routes to popular European city break destinations.

From the beginning of November, Wizz Air will connect Scotland’s capital with the Polish cities of Warsaw and Gdansk, Budapest in Hungary, and Bucharest in Romania. Fares start from £16.99* and can be booked from today at wizzair.com.

Wizz Air now operates seven routes from Scotland to Eastern Europe’s most vibrant cities. This includes services between Aberdeen and Gdansk, and Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice, as well as the new Edinburgh routes. Today’s announcement means that Wizz Air now has 360 thousand seats on sale on its Scottish routes, representing 240% growth year on year.

Wizz Air’s low fare network now connects UK passengers on 102 routes in 27 countries across Europe and beyond. All routes are served by a young fleet of ultra-efficient Airbus A320, A321 and A321neo aircraft, meaning that Wizz Air emits the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger amongst its competitors.

 

Route Operating days Launch date Fares from
Edinburgh – Warsaw Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 1 November 2019 £16.99*
Edinburgh – Gdansk Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £16.99*
Edinburgh – Budapest Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £21.99*
Edinburgh – Bucharest Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 £29.99*

In other news, Wizz Air has announced six new services from Odesa International Airport to Budapest in Hungary, Berlin Schoenefeld in Germany; Gdansk, Wroclaw and Katowice in Poland; and Bratislava in Slovakia, as well as a new route from Lviv to Larnaca in Cyprus. The operations of the new routes will start in November.

By adding Odesa to its fast-growing network, Wizz Air continues to invest and further diversify its network in Ukraine. With the new connections from Odesa to Budapest, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Katowice, Berlin and Bratislava, Wizz Air will provide passengers from Southern Ukraine a great opportunity for low-fare adventures in 4 different countries. Whether it’s a city break in beautiful Budapest on the Danube river with its famous thermal baths and vibrant nightlife or in the liveliest and trendiest capital of Germany Berlin, which boasts rich cultural life and heritage there are great offers for every taste. Meanwhile, Lviv passengers can prolong their summer by heading to sunny Larnaca to discover the Mediterranean city’s charm.

With these new services from Odesa and Lviv, Wizz Air now offers a total of 53 routes to 13 countries from Ukraine.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM UKRAINE

Route Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Odesa – Budapest Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Berlin Schönefeld Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Gdansk Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Wroclaw Monday, Friday 1 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Katowice Tuesday, Saturday 2 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Odesa – Bratislava Wednesday, Sunday 3 November 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Lviv – Larnaca Monday, Friday 28 October 2019 EUR 24.99 / UAH 719

 


WIZZ AIR’S RECENTLY COMMENCED ROUTE

Route Operating Days Starts Fares From*
Kharkiv – Krakow Monday, Friday 2 August 2019 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429

 

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

**ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

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Fifth Airbus A320 joins Wizz Air’s Skopje base

Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest airline of North Macedonia, is celebrating together with TAV Macedonia the allocation of the 5th aircraft and launch of 3 new routes from North Macedonia, commencing on July 31 and August 2, 2019. Passengers can now travel from Skopje to Turku on the southwest coast of Finland and Larnaca – one of the oldest cities in Cyprus, region famous for its outstanding natural beauty. The third route celebrated connects Ohrid with Memmingen, which together with the recently launched Dortmund service gives passengers a convenient opportunity to travel to Germany from Ohrid.

With a traditional aviation welcoming ceremony – water canon salute and treats – the first passengers on Wizz Air’s flight from Turku were welcomed at the airport in Skopje. A bit later the second celebratory flight departed from Skopje to Larnaca. Passengers traveling on the Ohrid – Memmingen route will enjoy their first flight on August 2, 2019.

WIZZ started operations from North Macedonia in 2011 and established a based in Skopje in 2012. After 7 years of successful operations, the airline announced further expansion at its North Macedonian base by allocating the 5th Airbus A320 aircraft at the end of July 2019. The new aircraft represents another $101 million investment into the local aviation market and will contribute to the creation of over thirty new direct jobs with Wizz Air.

Only this year, WIZZ started to operate to 4 new destinations from Skopje to: Baden-Baden, Bremen, Larnaca and Turku, and 4 new destinations from Ohrid to: Malmö, Milan, opened in March 2019, Dortmund opened at the beginning of July and Memmingen in August. Overall, it makes a total of 38 routes to 16 countries operated by Wizz Air from the two North Macedonian airports: Skopje and Ohrid.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM NORTH MACEDONIA

Route Days From Fares from*
Skopje –Larnaca Wednesdays, Sundays 31 July 2019 MKD 899/EUR 14.99
Skopje – Turku Wednesdays, Sundays 31 July 2019 MKD 1,499/EUR 24.99
Ohrid–Memmingen/Munich West Mondays, Fridays 2 August 2019 MKD 899/EUR 14.99

 

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Indigo Partners to add 50 Airbus A321XLRs to its airline fleets

Indigo Partners and three of its airlines will acquire 50 of the new Airbus A321XLR long-range, single-aisle jetliners. The Memorandum of Understanding includes new orders for 32 A321XLRs and the conversion of 18 existing A320neo family orders.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation. Indigo has major ownership stakes in four low-cost airlines, including Frontier Airlines (U.S.), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The four carriers now operate a combined 295 Airbus planes and, with the new commitments, have 636 on order.

Twenty of the A321XLRs will be allocated to Wizz Air, 18 to Frontier, and 12 to JetSMART.

Airbus announced the launch of the A321XLR at the Paris Air Show. Derived from the A321neo, the A321XLR is the longest-range single-aisle commercial jetliner ever, capable of flying routes up to 4,700nm with unbeatable fuel efficiency. With a range previously found only in twin-aisle aircraft, A321XLR will enable airlines to exploit new route opportunities with low operating costs, reduced environmental impact, and provide passengers with a comfortable travel experience.

Images: Airbus.

Wizz Air claims the title of “Greenest Airline in Europe”

Wizz Air is making this claim:

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that it operates at the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger amongst all competitor airlines.  With 56.5g CO2 per passenger/km in May 2019 Wizz Air is the airline with the smallest environmental footprint per passenger. Going forward, Wizz Air is taking a proactive step to include the emissions figure into its monthly statistics, adding transparency to allow passengers to have all the necessary information to make responsible choices.

Wizz Air operates a modern fleet of Airbus A320, A321CEO and A321NEO aircraft with an average age of 4,7 years, one of the youngest in the industry. Wizz Air’s CO2 per passenger/kilometre emissions figure has been on a continuously declining trend over the past years, dropping by 4.4% in May 2019 compared to a year earlier.  With more than 250 Airbus A321NEO aircraft on order, Wizz Air will continue to drive efficiency and improvement in this area with its environmental footprint further decreasing by 1/3 for every passenger over the next decade.

 

Monthly Figures May 2019
Revenue passenger kilometres flown 5,656m km
Passengers Carried 3.47m passengers
CO2 emissions 319,760 tonnes
CO2 grams per passenger/km 56.5 g per passenger/km

 

The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members have pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20 percent fuel cost savings alone. The A321neo also offers significant environmental benefits with nearly a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft. Since entering into service in early 2016, Pratt and Whitney‘s Geared Turbofan engine, that is has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent.

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air said: “Wizz Air’s ultimate goal is to liberate lives by providing affordable travel, and we pride ourselves on delivering this in the most sustainable way. Being a responsible business and ensuring a sustainable future for next generations is not a race. Today, with the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger/km in the industry, Wizz Air is already the greenest choice of air travel a passenger can make. We have set ambitious goals for ourselves to further reduce the impact on the environment by deploying the latest state-of-the-art technology and further reducing CO2 emissions per passenger by a third by 2030. We have the best tools to achieve this – the A321NEO aircraft with Wizz Air’s seat configuration of 239 passenger seats and Pratt and Whitney’s Geared Turbofan engines bring the cleanest and most environmentally-friendly technology that currently exists in the world.”

All photos by Wizz Air.