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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 signs order with Geven to equip 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft

Wizz Air Holdings Plc has announced that following a competitive selection process a new agreement was signed with the Geven Company. The airline is purchasing the brand new Essenza seat model, Geven’s latest innovation, to equip 110 Airbus A321neo that will start delivery in January 2019 and continue through a streamline of five years.

Based on current list prices, the value of the new order, placed with Geven is some EUR 44 million, although discounts have been granted to Wizz Air for this order covering 110 new aircraft. The new agreement will contribute to providing greater comfort for all passengers, as well as having a positive impact on the airline’s operations. The light weighted seat brings less fuel consumption, which reflects into a lower environmental footprint and further contributes to Wizz’s drive for even lower operations costs.

Essenza seat model created by Geven follows the fashionable Italian appeal enhancing the unique features of the Wizz aircraft’s interior design. The new model allows an easy passenger access with an increased knee clearance of 25% on average. The seats, in Wizz Air’s authentic cobalt blue color, will be covered with engineered leather, with an ergonomic shape and an ultra slim backrests. Furthermore, these lines are as aesthetic as functional, as the ample seat cushion and lower literature pocket travelers will enjoy even greater comfort on board of the brand new aircraft.

Photos: Geven.

 

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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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.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA

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

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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.

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING LUTON ROUTES:

 

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.

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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

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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.