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Wizz Air expands in Kutaisi, Georgia with six new routes

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWB (msn 4246) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 945385.

Wizz Air has announced the allocation of a third Airbus A320 aircraft to its Kutaisi base as well as the start of six long awaited new services from Kutaisi, Georgia to Eindhoven, Bari, Copenhagen, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Tallinn and Charleroi. 

Wizz started operations from Kutaisi International Airport in 2012 and after 7 years of successful operations, and only 8 month after allocating its second aircraft to the Kutaisi base, the airline announced further great expansion at its Georgian base by allocating a third Airbus A320 aircraft in August 2019.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM KUTAISI

New routes Frequency Start date Fares from*
Eindhoven Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99
Bari Thursday, Sunday 1 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99
Copenhagen Monday, Friday 2 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Monday, Friday 2 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99
Tallinn Wednesday, Sunday 4 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99
Brussels – Charleroi Wednesday, Sunday 4 August 2019 GEL 56.99 / EUR 19.99

* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWB (msn 4246) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 945385.

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Wizz Air announces a new route from Tirana to Memmingen, Germany

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWF (msn 3562) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943580.

Wizz Air has announced a new route connecting Tirana, Albania with Memmingen, Germany.

Commencing on September 1, 2019, the newest Wizz service will be operated with two weekly frequencies, on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Tirana, located only one hour from the Ionian Sea has been improving for decades regarding culture, economy and tourism. The city, which has been invaded by numerous empires through history has historic remains from the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire– therefore visitors can get a full picture of the European history in the Balkan throughout ages.

Memmingen in southern Germany is known for its picturesque old town with many courtyards, castles and palaces. Offering visitors a great number of interesting and unforgettable experiences – from environment friendly green areas to fascinating architectural gates and towers – Memmingen is an ideal getaway for those who would enjoy an active travel during a long weekend.

This new route is the second direct Wizz Air connection between Albania and Germany – as the Tirana-Dortmund route started operating in October 2018, providing affordable access for all types of travellers across Europe.

Wizz Air now offers a total of 4 low-fare routes to 3 countries from Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza and 18 destinations in 11 countries are directly available from Memmingen, providing affordable access for all types of travellers across Europe.

Wizz Air’s first Tirana flight took off in 2017 and since then, the airline has carried more than 135,000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Albania.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTE FROM TIRANA

Destination Days Starts Fares From*
Memmingen Wednesday, Sunday 1 September 2019 EUR 19.99

 

*One way including all taxes and non-optional charges

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWF (msn 3562) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943580.

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Wizz Air continues to expand in Skopje, Macedonia

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYR (msn 6631) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 945266.

Wizz Air has announced today the allocation of its fifth Airbus A320 aircraft to its Skopje base in July 2019, as well as the start of eight long awaited new services from Skopje to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Bremen, Larnaca and Turku and from Ohrid to Malmö, Milan Malpensa, Munich Memmingen and Dortmund.

The fleet expansion will also enable to increase the number of weekly flights on Wizz Air’s existing routes from Skopje to Gothenburg, Hamburg, Cologne, Malta and Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.

Wizz Air started operations from Skopje International Airport in 2011, growing its fleet to four aircraft over 8 years.In June 2018, two of the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft have been upgraded to two Airbus A321.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM MACEDONIA

New routes Frequency Start date Fares from*
Ohrid – Malmö Monday, Friday (until 13 September)

Wednesday, Sunday (from 18 September)

18 March 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Skopje – Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Tuesday, Saturday (until 29 June)

Wednesday, Sunday (from 3 July)

19 March 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Ohrid – Milan Malpensa Tuesday, Saturday (until 30 March)

Monday, Friday (from 1 April)

19 March 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Skopje – Bremen Wednesday, Sunday 20 March 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Ohrid – Memmingen Monday, Friday 1 July 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Ohrid – Dortmund Tuesday, Saturday 2 July 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Skopje – Larnaca Wednesday, Sunday 3 July 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99
Skopje – Turku Wednesday, Sunday 3 July 2019 MKD 1,169 / EUR 19.99

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON SKOPJE ROUTES

Destination Weekly Flights From Month
Gothenburg Landvetter 4x→5 July 2019
Hamburg 2x→3 July 2019
Cologne 3x→4 July 2019
Malta 2x→3 July 2019
Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg 7x→10 July 2019

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYR (msn 6631) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 945266.

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Wizz Air expands its Varna base in Bulgaria

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading airline of Bulgaria, has announced further capacity expansion to its Varna network, allocating an additional Airbus A320 aircraft, adding 6 new routes and updating the frequencies of some of the airline’s existing routes.

The new Airbus A320 will be joining Wizz Air’s Varna fleet in July 2019.

With the arrival of the new aircraft in Varna Wizz Air’s Bulgarian fleet will grow to a total of 9 aircraft, with 2 based in Varna and 7 in Sofia. The fleet growth will increase Wizz Air’s capacity in Bulgaria further by 14% year on year, manifesting in both new routes and frequency updates.

Starting in July 2019, the newest Wizz Air routes will connect Varna with three exciting German cities. The beautiful port town of Hamburg, Cologne the gothic gem and the remarkable cultural hub Berlin are all among the airline’s newest direct routes from Varna. The romantic vibes of Paris, the exciting Mersey-side in Liverpool and the historical harbors and the colorful creativity in Copenhagen are now available for passengers travelling from Varna at Wizz Air’s genuinely low fares.

Wizz Air’s first Varna flight took off in 2007 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier at Varna Airport. In the first eleven months of 2018, Wizz carried over 400,000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Varna representing 48% year on year growth, while more than 2.8 million passengers to and from Bulgaria, which represents 17% increase compared to 2017.

Wizz now offers more than 500,000 seats on its 14 routes from Varna, while in total more than 3 million seats on 49 services to and from Bulgaria in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Bulgarian travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience.

Wizz now offers 49 routes from three Bulgarian airports to 18 countries.

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Wizz Air expands its Bucharest base

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

Wizz Air has announced the expansion of its Bucharest base by allocating a new Airbus A321 aircraft to its Bucharest fleet, and the launch of two new routes to Memmingen in Germany and Castellón in Spain as well as raising frequency on six of its existing routes.

The new Airbus A321 aircraft will join Wizz Air’s Bucharest fleet in March 2019.

The new aircraft will allow for frequency updates on six of Wizz Air’s current routes from Bucharest, including Dortmund, London, Doncaster-Sheffield, Bologna, Treviso and Eindhoven.

Wizz Air’s first Bucharest flight took off in 2012 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier in Romania.

WIZZ now offers 141 routes from Romania from its 10 airports with 30 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

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Delta announces its third quarter profit

Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe and the leading low cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces its new and transparent baggage policy which is aimed at easing boarding for passengers and which guarantees all passengers to bring one free carry-on bag into the aircraft cabin on all Wizz Air flights, from 1 November 2018.

The airline’s historic figures show that more than 10,000 flights per year are affected by baggage-related delays. Figures also show that in the past five years the average length of stay at a destination has been continuously declining and by now every third Wizz Air traveller books trips for three days or less. As a consequence of shorter trips, WIZZ passengers pack light and smart. Every third passenger purchased a checked in bag while only every seventh passenger opted for the Trolley bag, which could be brought on board.

As of 1 November, every passenger is entitled to bring one free carry-on bag (40x30x20 cm) on board, while those passengers who purchase WIZZ Priority will be allowed to carry a trolley bag (55x40x23 cm) into the cabin as well. Based on customer feedback and the changing travel patterns, Wizz Air has introduced a 10kg checked in bag to facilitate comfortable travel experience with prices starting from as low as €7.

The airline’s new clear and fair baggage policy is the policy of choices for our passengers as it allows WIZZ customers to choose among more than 50 carry-on and checked in baggage variations based on their individual preferences.

Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer of Wizz Air said:Passengers want unbundled products and that is at the heart of the Ultra Low Cost Model, Wizz Air applies too. We want to offer our customers the lowest possible fares as well as a transparent view into ticket pricing. By unbundling products and services, Wizz Air democratizes the way of travelling and allows for a pay-per-need offer.”

We encourage our passengers to pack smart and purchase WIZZ Priority, which includes a free carry-on bag (40x30x20 cm), a trolley bag (55x40x23 cm) to be carried on board, Priority check in and Priority boarding from as low as €5.

Bookings without WIZZ Priority made before 10 October for the travel period after 1 November 2018 will be upgraded with a free 10kg checked in bag, while bookings with a checked in baggage will be upgraded with WIZZ Priority.

Wizz Air believes that this transparent and clear approach to baggage policy will contribute to a more comfortable and quicker boarding, a better customer experience and at the same time enhance the airline’s on time departure performance. With more certainty that a bag can fit on board, and a new, wider selection of baggage size and weight options, customers now have an unprecedented assortment of combinations to choose from.

Johan Eidhagen added: “We are delighted to introduce our new, transparent and fair-for-all baggage policy which offers the widest selection of baggage choices for our customers, while allowing a free carry-on bag for every passenger. We are convinced that our versatile offer of more than 50 baggage combinations will address the needs of our customers in a personalized manner and our passengers will continue to pay only for those services they want to use. Starting 1 November we will make travelling more comfortable while continuously offering the lowest possible fares throughout our extensive network of 143 destinations in 44 countries.”

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Wizz Air announces major changes in Poland, drops Poznan

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWF (msn 3562) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943580.

Wizz Air has announced network adjustment and market optimization plans of its Polish operations to reflect changing customer demand.

On March 30, 2019, the airline will close its base in Poznan and add one Airbus A320 aircraft to its Gdansk fleet, allowing to launch four new services from the Pomeranian region.

Wizz Air also announced that due to high customer demand it will convert its Warsaw fleet to an all-A321 fleet, adding two new routes and increasing capacity in the Polish capital, and also add one new service from Wroclaw to Kharkiv in Ukraine.

Wizz Air has decided to adjust its Poznan network plan, close the base and take advantage of growth opportunities by reallocating the capacity to other Polish routes with higher demand effective from March 30, 2019. Wizz Air will continue to operate a number of its routes from Poznan, including the Paris-Beauvais, London-Luton, Eindhoven, Doncaster-Sheffield and Torp-Sandefjord services. All affected employees at the Poznan base will be offered opportunities elsewhere in the Wizz Air network.

As a result of the optimization, 7 aircraft (Airbus A320) will be added to the Gdansk fleet, expanding the network with four exciting new routes connecting Gdansk with Kharkiv from October 28, 2018 and Oslo, Kutaisi and Bremen, from early April, as well as increasing the number of weekly flights on popular routes to Aberdeen, Lviv, Gothenburg and Kyiv. The new aircraft will also facilitate the creation of more than 30 additional direct jobs with the airline at the Gdansk base.

Underpinned by strong customer demand in the region, by April 2019 Wizz Air will upgrade its Warsaw fleet to an all-A321 fleet, consisting of eight 230-seat aircraft and adding 11% more capacity to the airline’s operations from the capital, while continue to keep its fares low. The all-A321 fleet will contribute to a more efficient, more silent and more environment-friendly operations thanks to the state-of-the-art ergonomics of the Airbus A321.

The aircraft, which were allocated to Katowice and Warsaw for the 2018 peak summer season, will return to these bases for the coming 2019 summer season and remain part of the operations. In 2019, Wizz Air will have almost 10.5 million seats on sale on its low-fare routes from its eight Polish airports, which represents a 2.5% capacity growth year over year.

Wizz Air’s first flight took off from Poland in May 2004 and since then, the airline has constantly expanded its operations carrying over 63 million passengers on its low-fare Polish routes. In the first eight months of 2018, over 6.3 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Poland, 19% more than in the same period of the previous year.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM POLAND

Route Days Starts Fares From*
Gdansk-Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday 28 October 2018 PLN 39 / EUR 9.99
Gdansk-Kutaisi Tuesday, Saturday 2 April 2019 PLN 89 / 19.99 EUR
Gdansk-Bremen Tuesday, Saturday 2 April 2019 PLN 89 / 19.99 EUR
Gdansk-Oslo Daily 4 April 2019 PLN 89 / 19.99 EUR
Warsaw-Vienna Daily 28 October 2018 PLN 119 / EUR 27.49
Warsaw-Marrakesh Wednesday, Sunday 31 October 2018 PLN 189 / EUR 44.99
Wroclaw-Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday 28 October 2018 PLN 39 / EUR 9.99

 

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES FROM GDANSK

Route Days Additional frequency Starts
Gdansk-Aberdeen Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2xà3x 31 March 2019
Gdansk-Lviv Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 2xà4x 31 March 2019
Gdansk-Gotenburg Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 4xà5x 31 March 2019
Gdansk-Kyiv Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2xà3x 31 March 2019

*one-way, including 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 (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 HA-LWF (msn 3562) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943580.

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