Wizz Air Expands Tirana Network With Fourth Based Aircraft and Six New Routes
Wizz Air will add a fourth aircraft to their Tirana, Albania base on May 28, 2021 and launch six new routes with service to Malmö, Stockholm-Skavsta Ancona, Pescara, Genova and Rome-Ciampino.
On Thursday (March 11, 2021), Wizz Air announced a major expansion of their Tirana, Albania network with the addition of a fourth based aircraft and six new routes. Starting May 28, 2021, the carrier will launch new routes from Tirana to Malmö, Stockholm-Skavsta Ancona, Pescara, Genova and Rome-Ciampino. Flights on the new routes are available for purchase now from €19.99. Wizz opened their Tirana base less than a year ago with three based aircraft and 15 routes. The carrier has offered service to and from Albania since April 2017 with the arrival of a Wizz Air flight from Budapest and has carried over 650,000 guests to/from the country over the last four years. With the added service, Wizz now offers 27 routes to nine countries from Tirana.
In Thursday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, George Michalopoulos, said,
“Today we have some great news for Albanian travelers and those who wish to visit this beautiful country. I am delighted that less than a year after announcing the establishment of our Tirana base, today I can announce the fourth Tirana based aircraft, and six additional low-fare routes connecting Albania with the rest of Europe. The WIZZ team is devoted to developing its presence in Albania, and with our biggest ever network of 27 routes from Tirana, we offer ever more affordable travel opportunities. We are delighted to add new exciting connections today while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols. We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will contribute to the ramp up of Albania’s tourism sector and its economy.”
Also commenting on the carrier’s expansion, Tirana International Airport’s Chief Operations Officer, Volker Wendefeuer, added,
“TIA welcomes the fourth aircraft of Wizz Air based here in Tirana. This new development gives us the opportunity to reach more destinations in Europe on a regular basis, hopefully after the pandemic times will allow all of us to travel. The Albanians will have more chances to connect with European cities for tourism, economic or social purpose.”
Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves 155 destinations across 45 countries and operates an all Airbus fleet of 134 A320 and A320neo Family aircraft, with an average age of 5.4 years. The company has the largest order book for 268 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 41 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, and is an investment-grade credit rated airline which trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.
Source: Wizz Air