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Wizz Air Expands Network in Albania With Two New Routes and a New Tirana Based Aircraft

Wizz Air will allocate an additional Airbus A321 to their Tirana, Albania base and launch new service to Barcelona and Cologne from July 2021. To celebrate the launch of the new routes, Wizz is offering introductory one-way fares from only €29.99.

Wizz Air Airbus A321 - Courtesy Wizz Air

On Wednesday (June 23, 2021), Wizz Air announced an expansion of their network in Albania with an additional Tirana-based aircraft and two new routes. Starting in July, Wizz will launch new service between Tirana International Airport and Barcelona and Cologne. Wizz will allocate a fifth Airbus A321 to their Tirana base, creating over 40 direct and over 500 indirect jobs in aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism. The expansion will increase Wizz’s annual capacity at Tirana to over 574,000 seats.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, George Michalopoulos, said,

“I am pleased to announce the basing of a fifth aircraft in Tirana and the launch of two new routed to Barcelona and Cologne. Our brand new A321ceo aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers while operating with the lowest environmental footprint. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board with great service and a smile.”

Also commenting on the Wizz expansion, Tirana International Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Constantin von Alvensleben, added,

Wizz Air Launches Two New Routes From Tirana, Albania - Courtesy Wizz Air

“The fact that Wizz Air stations five aircraft in Tirana is a great sign of trust in the location and a result of the many years of successful cooperation. It offers a new prospect for Albania bringing the country closer to Europe. I am delighted to announce our commitment to continue to collaborate with Wizz Air for an essential development that will support Albania’s economic recovery as well offer consumers a wide range of affordable destinations at low fares.”

Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves over 150 destinations across 44 countries and operates an all Airbus A320 Family fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 4.7 years. The airline has the largest order book for 250 A320neo Family aircraft, which will enable the company to reduce its environmental footprint by 30 percent by 2030. Wizz Air is the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in Central and Eastern Europe offering over 700 routes from 43 bases. During FY 20 (ending March 31, 2020) the airline served approximately 40 million guests. Wizz Air offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares. The company is an investment-grade credit rated airline which trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.

Source: Wizz Air


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