• Joe Breitfeller

Wizz Air Announces Major Expansion With New Bases in Albania, Italy, Cyprus and Ukraine

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe announced on Friday a significant expansion with new bases in Albania, Italy, Cyprus and Ukraine. Additionally, the carrier is launching over 50 new routes.

Wizz Air Airbus A321 - Courtesy Wizz Air

Today, Wizz Air announced a major expansion with the opening of four new bases in Albania, Italy, Cyprus and Ukraine. From July 1, 2020, the carrier will deploy 11 aircraft and launch over 50 new routes. In Tirana, Albania, the carrier will base three aircraft and launch 15 new routes. Wizz Air’s new base at Milan-Malpensa will house five aircraft which will serve 20 new routes. Two aircraft will be based at Larnaca, Cyprus and will be deployed on 11 new routes, while the new Lviv, Ukraine base will house one aircraft serving five new routes. In Friday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Executive Officer, József Váradi said,

“I am delighted to announce that Wizz Air is expanding its network in Albania, Cyprus, Italy and Ukraine. We see the potential to re-stimulate demand for low-cost travel and contribute to the vital recovery of tourism in these markets. With our new health and safety protocol designed to ensure that our customers and crew can fly safely, we are able to offer more affordable travel opportunities on our extensive network. Wizz Air’s ultra-low cost business model and our strong balance sheet provide significant competitive advantage in the current environment, while also making us a long-term winner in the aviation sector.”

Wizz Air normally serves 153 destinations across 44 countries and operates an all Airbus fleet of 122 aircraft including A320s, A321ceos and A321neos. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, serving over 40 million guests in the last 12 months, and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. In 2020, Wizz Air received the coveted ‘Airline of the Year’ award from Air Transport World (ATW).

Source: Wizz Air Holdings PLC/RNS

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