• Joe Breitfeller

Wizz Air Expands Riga Base, Adds an Airbus A320 and Seven New Routes

Wizz Air announced on Friday an expansion of their Riga, Latvia base. The carrier will add an Airbus A320 to the base and offer seven new routes to destinations including Bergen, Birmingham, Billund, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Stockholm-Skavsta and Trondheim.


Wizz Air Airbus A321 Fuselage Closeup - Courtesy Wizz Air

On Friday (August 14, 2020), Wizz Air announced a major expansion of their Latvian base in Riga with the addition of an Airbus A320 and seven new routes. The new routes include service to Bergen (Norway), Birmingham (UK), Reykjavik (Iceland), Stockholm (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany) and Trondheim (Germany). To celebrate the new routes, the carrier is offering fares starting at only €14.99. Wizz Air has carried nearly 3.8 million passengers on their Riga routes since 2010 and the base will now house two modern state-of-the art A320 Family aircraft. The new capacity will add over 260,000 seats in Riga and create over 35 direct and 195 indirect jobs. In Friday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, George Michalopoulos said,


“After ten successful years in Riga, today we are delighted to announce further expansion of our local network by adding the second aircraft to our Riga base. With this announcement we are adding seven new exciting routes from Riga to Bergen, Birmingham, Billund, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Stockholm Skavsta and Trondheim, as well as one new route from Tallinn to Bergen. We are confident Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers and contribute to the ramp up of Latvia’s tourism sector.”


Wizz Air Expands Riga Base, Adds Seven New Routes - Courtesy Wizz Air

Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves 155 destinations across 45 countries and operates an all Airbus fleet of 124 airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in Central and Eastern Europe and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Wizz Air offers over 710 routes from 33 bases and served around 40 million guests over the last 12 months. The carrier offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares and trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.


Source: Wizz Air

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