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Wizz Air announces new routes from Milan Malpensa and Larnaca

Wizz Air is aggressively expanding in Italy, especially in the Milan area which was hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

From July Wizz Air will operate from Milan to Athens, Ibiza, Santorini, Menorca, London, Porto and many more places.

Wizz Air also also announced new routes from Larnaca, Cyprus to Athens, Thessaloniki, Dortmund, Memmingen, Karlsruhe and many more.

Wizz Air to add new routes from London Luton

Wizz Air on July 20, 2020 is adding new routes from London Luton to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced that it will prolong the period of suspension for several routes to and from Romania following the extension of existing travel restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities. As a result, the flights to Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands remain suspended until June 16, 2020 inclusive.

Wizz Air to fly to Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air has made this announcement:

Abu Dhabi here we come. We have announced the launch of five new routes that will connect the capital of the UAE with Budapest and Bucharest from June 2020 and with Cluj-Napoca, Katowice and Sofia from September 2020 subject to aviation activities resumed in the respective countries.

We are proud to be the first European low-cost airline to launch flights to Abu Dhabi.

Our local airline, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, is expected to begin operations later this year.

Wizz Air announces a new base in Lviv

Wizz Air has announced a new base in Lviv opening on July 1, 2020, which will be the second and the newest Wizz base in Ukraine. The airline will base one Airbus A320 aircraft at Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air will start seven new services to Billund in Denmark, Tallinn in Estonia,  Lisbon in Portugal,  Hamburg in  Germany and Szczecin in Poland from Lviv as well as Tallinn and Berlin from Kharkiv.

As passenger and crew safety has always been Wizz Air’s top priority, the airline has recently announced several additional measures to support physical distancing during boarding and enhanced cleanliness on board. The measures are easy to follow and ensure the most sanitary conditions. The airline asks passengers to handle  bookings online where possible, including online check-in, baggage drop-off as well as opting in for contactless payment during onboard purchases. Wearing masks onboard is obligatory for crew and passengers, thus all are reminded to travel in masks. The aircraft is thoroughly cleaned several times a day and is disinfected overnight, the crew will also handout sanitizing pads to passengers at boarding as well as will observe seat distancing for passengers on flights where the load factor allows. Wizz Air is also launching a special information campaign to inform passengers about current development in the context of COVID-19 and provide useful tips for a safe journey. To summarize the new protocol, Wizz Air has released an explanatory video focusing on the main measures introduced.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM UKRAINE

Route Operating Days Starts Fares from*
Lviv – Billund Wednesday, Sunday 1 July 2020 EUR 19.99 / UAH 579
Lviv – Lisbon Wednesday, Sunday 1 July 2020 EUR 39.99 / UAH 1149
Lviv – Tallinn Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 July 2020 EUR 19.99 / UAH 579
Lviv – Hamburg Monday, Friday 3 July 2020 EUR 24.99 / UAH 719
Lviv – Szczecin Monday, Friday 3 July 2020 EUR 14.99 / UAH 429
Kharkiv – Tallinn Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 July 2020 EUR 24.99 / UAH 719
Kharkiv – Berlin Schönefeld Monday, Friday 3 July 2020 EUR 34.99 / UAH 1009

 

 

* One-way price, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees.  

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 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 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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