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Wizz Air celebrates the arrival of Pratt & Whitney’s 1000th GTF-powered Airbus A320 family aircraft

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline*, today celebrates the arrival of a brand new, GTF-powered Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet of 153 aircraft. This is the 1000th A320neo powered by GTF engines to be delivered by Pratt & Whitney.

Wizz Air has selected Pratt & Whitney’s ultra-modern and efficient GTF engines to power 276 of its A320neo family aircraft, of which 54 have so far been delivered. The airline also uses Pratt & Whitney’s V2500® engines for its fleet of 105 A320ceo family aircraft.

The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine strengthens Wizz Air’s position as one of the world’s most sustainable airlines, by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions for the Airbus A320neo family by 16%, regulated emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%. Wizz Air is committed to more than tripling the size of its fleet, and has the largest order book of over 378 state-of-the-art Airbus A320 family aircraft, which will enable the airline to further reduce its environmental footprint by 25% for every passenger until 2030.

Wizz Air to launch three new routes from Katowice Airport

Delivered on October 18, 2021

Wizz Air has announced that it will launch three new regular routes at Katowice Wojciech Korfanty International Airport during this year’s summer.

On June 15, 2022, flights to Ibiza (Spain) will become available; they will be handled once a week: on Wednesdays. The next day – on June 16, 2022 – Wizz Air will fly for the first time from Katowice Airport to Tirana – flights to the capital of Albania will initially be available on Thursdays and Sundays; from  July 4, 2022, however, the route will be handled on Mondays and Fridays. On June 18, 2022 the air carrier will launch flights to Madiera (Portugal). Flights to this destination will be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It will be the only Wizz Air route connecting a Polish airport with Madeira.

Wizz Air is the leading airline at Katowice Airport when it comes to the number of regular routes available during “Summer 2022.” The air carrier will handle 37 routes to 19 countries, i.e. to Spain (Barcelona, Castellon, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Palma De Mallorca, Malaga, Tenerife), Italy (Alghero, Catania, Milan-Bergamo, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino), the United Kingdom (Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Liverpool, London-Luton), Norway (Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo-Torp), Greece (Athens, Corfu), Germany (Dortmund, Cologne-Bonn), Sweden (Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta), Albania (Tirana), Bulgaria (Burgas), Croatia (Split), Cyprus (Larnaca), Montenegro (Podgorica), Georgia (Kutaisi), the Netherlands (Eindhoven), Iceland (Reykjavik), Israel (Tel Aviv), Malta, Portugal (Madeira) and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

Since May 2004, Wizz Air has a base established at Katowice Airport. It is the first base airport in the airline’s history; it’s where the carrier based its first Airbus A320 and where it performed its first commercial flight (i.e. to London-Luton). In nearly 18 years, Wizz Air has handled 21.7 million travelers on routes to/from Katowice Airport; its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft has performed over 147 thousand takeoffs and landings at the airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-271NX WL HA-LZD (msn 10659) NUE (Gunter Mayer). Image: 957308.

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Wizz Air expands at Gatwick Airport with 18 new routes

Countering British Airways announcement, Wizz Air has made this announcement:

  • 18 exciting holiday routes to launch from Gatwick Airport, with ultra-low fares
  • Four additional super-efficient Airbus A321neo aircraft to be based at the airport
  • Expansion coincides with exciting reopening of the Gatwick South Terminal

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable airline**, today celebrates the launch of 18 new routes from its base at Gatwick Airport.

Today’s launch coincides with the reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal, signifying a positive step in the recovery of the travel industry as passengers can once again benefit from a wide choice of destinations. With a mixture of year-round and seasonal routes to Bari, Bourgas, Faro, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Palma de Mallorca, Larnaca, Varna, Venice, Vienna, Catania, Podgorica, Tel Aviv, Chania, Mykonos and Funchal, today’s expansion will see Wizz Air operate a total of 25 routes from Gatwick Airport.  Whether it’s hopping between the coffee houses of Vienna, soaking up the sun in Mykonos, or enjoying the best pizza Naples has to offer, the new routes present exciting travel opportunities for every type of traveller. To celebrate the launch of new routes, Wizz Air is offering 20% off selected flights to and from Gatwick, booked today and departing before May 31, 2022***.

Since the opening of its base at Gatwick Airport in October 2020, Wizz Air UK has offered an array of routes to both popular and off the beaten track destinations for its customers based in London and the South of England. Today’s launch will provide a further boost to the local economy by creating 210 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs in the area. Wizz Air’s successful bid for 15 daily slots pairs at Gatwick Airport in December last year means that the airline will be basing four additional Airbus A321neo aircraft at Gatwick, taking the airline’s total number of Gatwick based aircraft to five. These additional aircraft reflect the demand Wizz Air anticipates as travel rebounds, as well as its long-term commitment to both the airport and region.

Wizz Air is currently recruiting for cabin and flight crew at Gatwick Airport, and is hosting a series of open recruitment days at Gatwick in April. The airline welcomes applications from experienced cabin crew, as well as those with no previous experience at all, and offers all employees a competitive salary, industry-leading training, a salary during the initial training period, free uniform, an unlimited number of employee tickets, free tickets and fantastic discounts for friends and family and a monthly roster schedule. For more information about recruitment dates, please visit:  careers.wizzair.com/content/EventsCabinCrew/.

 

Route Starts Fares from*
Catania, Italy 11 April 2022 £12.99
Chania, Crete

(Summer only)

7 April 2022 £12.99
Bari, Italy 28 March 2022 £8.99
Bourgas 11 April 2022 £35.99
Faro, Portugal 27 March 2022 £12.99
Funchal, Madeira 28 March 2022 £17.99
Larnaca, Cyprus 12 April 2022 £17.99
Milan, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Mykonos, Greece

(Summer only)

2 June 2022 £12.99
Naples, Italy 27 March 2022 £8.99
Palermo 29 March 2022 £8.99
Palma, Mallorca 27 March 2022 £12.99
Podgorica, Montenegro 9 April 2022 £12.99
Rome, Italy 27 March 2022 £12.99
Tel Aviv, Israel 27 March 2022 £26.99
Varna 13 June 2022 £26.99
Venice 27 March 2022 £8.99
Vienna, Austria 27 March 2022 £8.99

 

* 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. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.

** Based on the Sustainalytics Rating.

*** The promotion applies on 28 March 2022 from 00.00 till 23.59 CET (“Promotional period”). The 20% discount applies to the fare, excluding the administration fee. The indicated number of seats (1 500 000) with the discount applies only for selected flights available on wizzair.com and WIZZ mobile app during the Promotional period. Travel period is limited, travels must be completed by 31 May 2022. The promotion applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com or on the WIZZ mobile app. Promotion does not apply to group bookings.

**** Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches a new route to Mattala, Sri Lanka

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-cost national airline of the UAE, has launched an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to Mattala, Sri Lanka.

Mattala, nestled in pristine natural beauty, enjoys a tropical climate with easy access to neighbouring wildlife. Ideally located with easy access to Sri Lanka’s most famous tourist attractions, including stunning coastlines and abundant nature, adventurous travellers can sample the best of the famed attractions. CNN voted Sri Lanka one of the best destinations to visit in 2020 and Mattala is the gateway to the island’s ancient, beautifully complex civilization with over 2,000 years of history.

In other news, Wizz Air is adding new routes to Skiathos, Greece from Rome, Bari and Naples.

 

Wizz Air helps Ukrainian refugees reach their destinations with 100,000 free seats

Wizz Air made this announcement:

Wizz Air is committed to helping Ukrainian refugees reach their destination, wherever that may be. We are providing 100,000 free seats on short-haul flights departing from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania in March.

Wizz Air acquires 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian for London’s Gatwick Airport

Delivered on May 20, 2021

Wizz Air has announced it has acquired 15 daily slot pairs from Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Since bankruptcy Norwegian has basically given up on LGW.

This acquisition will allow Wizz Air to expand in the London area.

Previously Wizz Air launched a new base at LGW in October 2020. Wizz Air also operates from Luton Airport in the London area.

Meanwhile the carrier continues to expand with new routes from Milan to Prague, Naples to Nice, Palermo to Prague and Rome, from Sarajevo to London (Luton), from Lamezia to Turin, from Tirana to Nice, or from Warsaw to Nice.

In other news, Wizz Air has announced the following new routes from Bari to Dubai, from Cluj-Napoca to Nice, from Craiova to Barcelona, Paris and Brussels, from Rome to Marrakesh, from Kraków to Dubai, from Katowice to Naples, or from Kutaisi to Paris.

Additionally the carrier for next summer will add new routes from Belgrade to Nice, from Bari to Chania and Olbia, from Cluj-Napoca to Malta, from Catania to Mykonos, from Venice to Olbia, or from Naples to Corfu.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (UK) Airbus A321-271NX WL G-WUKO (msn 10479) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 954301.

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Indigo Partners portfolio airlines order 255 A321neo Family aircraft including 91 for Frontier

Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow.

This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145 A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft ordered today are a mix of A321neos and A321XLRs, which will be delivered to the individual airlines as follows:

  • Wizz Air: 102 aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR)
  • Frontier: 91 aircraft (A321neo)
  • Volaris: 39 aircraft (A321neo)
  • JetSMART: 23 aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR)

In addition to this order, Volaris and JetSMART will upconvert 38 A320neo to A321neo from their existing aircraft backlogs.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation.

Wizz Air to open its 7th base in Italy at Venice, adds new routes to Jordan

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTH (msn 8724) FCO (Richard Vandervord). Image: 956221.

Wizz Air has announced the opening of its seventh Italian base, at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

With 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft in one of Italy’s most important aviation markets, and with the launch of 4 new domestic services and 12 international destinations to 9 countries, Wizz Air continues to grow its Italian offer in order to provide passengers with a wide variety of destinations.

Wizz Air started flying to Italy in 2004, and since then has carried over 40 million passengers to and from Italy on its over 200 routes.

The establishment of Wizz Air’s newest base in Venice Marco Polo airport, which follows the opening of six bases (Milan Malpensa, Catania, Palermo, Bari, Naples and Rome Fiumicino) of the airline in Italy within just one year, underpins Wizz Air’s commitment towards the country.

The 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft will support the operations of 16 routes to Cagliari, Naples, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Casablanca, Reykjavik, Mykonos, Santorini, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Tallinn, London Luton, Tel Aviv, Prague, Sharm el Sheikh. Wizz Air’s extensive Venice network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Venice with 3 new and exciting, currently unserved destinations such as Reykjavik, Tallinn and Fuerteventura. Wizz Air already operates 10 services from Venice Marco Polo airport to Catania, Tirana, Chisinau, Skopje, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Timisoara, St. Petersburg and Kyiv Zhulyany.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VENICE MARCO POLO

DESTINATION DAYS LOWEST FARE*  STARTS
VENICE – CAGLIARI Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 19.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – NAPLES Daily 19.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – LAMEZIA TERME Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9.99 EUR 3 March 2022
VENICE – LAMPEDUSA Wednesday, Sunday 19.99 EUR 6 March 2022
VENICE – CASABLANCA Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29.99 EUR 4 March 2022
VENICE – REYKJAVIK Tuesday, Saturday 29.99 EUR 2 April 2022
VENICE – MYKONOS

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 19.99 EUR 1 April 2022
VENICE – SANTORINI

 

Tuesday, Saturday 19.99 EUR 2 April 2022
VENICE – PALMA DE MALLORCA

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 19.99 EUR 1 April 2022
VENICE – FUERTEVENTURA

 

Thursday, Sunday 29.99 EUR 3 April 2022
VENICE – TENERIFE

 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 29.99 EUR 31 October 2022
VENICE – TALLINN

 

Monday, Friday 19.99 EUR 4 March 2022
VENICE – LONDON LUTON Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 14.99 EUR / 12.99 GBP 3 March 2022
VENICE – TEL AVIV Tuesday, Saturday 19.99 EUR / 79 ILS 2 April 2022
VENICE – PRAGUE Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.99 EUR / 259 CZK 1 April 2022
VENICE – SHARM EL SHEIKH Tuesday, Saturday 29.99 EUR / 35.99 USD 1 November 2022

* 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.

In other news, the company has also announced new routes from Amman to Rome, Milan, Vienna and Budapest.

In addition, the airline will also fly from Aqaba to Rome, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTH (msn 8724) FCO (Richard Vandervord). Image: 956221.

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