Wizz Air (Budapest) has announced its 19th base to be opened in Craiova, Romania in July 2014 with one based aircraft. A new Airbus A320 aircraft will be delivered in Craiova on July 23, 2014.
The new aircraft will support operations of a total of six Craiova routes and increase seat capacity in the first 12 months of based operations to over 260,000 seats. The airline believes this will also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors as consumers will have access to more low cost routes. Wizz Air announced more weekly flights on the existing services to Milan Bergamo and London Luton, and announced four new routes to Barcelona, Bologna, Dortmund and Rome Ciampino, that will start operating from July 23, 2014.
WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM CRAIOVA:
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WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM CRAIOVA:
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Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LWV (msn 5660) with Sharklets lands at EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.
Wizz Air Ukraine (Wizz Air Ukraine Airlines) (Kiev) has taken delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Ukrainian carrier to do so. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors.
Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the NEO Family. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.
Wizz Air Ukraine is the only low-fare, low-cost airline serving the Ukrainian market and will operate a fleet of 4 Airbus A320 aircraft from 5 airports in Ukraine to 19 destinations in 10 countries by summer 2013.
Top Copyright Photo: Eurospot. The pictured Airbus A320-232 with Sharklets with the temporary test marks of F-WWDS was handed over to the carrier as UR-WUC (msn 5539) on March 15.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Airbus. Another view of F-WWDS (UR-WUC).
Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) has announced it will base a new Airbus A320 in Budapest to grow passenger traffic by 20% up to 2.2 million passengers at its Budapest base in 2013. This 7th Budapest aircraft will start operations on March 13, 2013.
Following a strong Budapest traffic growth of 30% in 2012, Wizz Air is now announcing further frequency increases on six routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Kiev, Larnaca, Malaga and Naples and will reinstate the holiday route to Thessaloniki (Greece). In total the airline will operate 30 routes and 155 weekly flights from Budapest in the summer period.
Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis. Airbus A320-232 HA-LPS (msn 3771) departs from Luton Airport near London.
Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) will launch a new route from Budapest to Geneva starting on December 14. The new route will operate on three days a week. In addition, the company will launch a new route from from Belgrade to Beauvais.
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Airbus A320-233 HA-LPA (msn 839) is seen in action at London (Luton).