• Joe Breitfeller

Wizz Air Expands Vienna Capacity for 2020 by 70% With Nine Based Aircraft and 49 Routes

Wizz Air announced on Friday that they are expanding their footprint in Vienna by 70% for 2020. The airline will now base 9 Airbus A321s at the Austrian capital and offer 49 routes, including five new routes to Alghero, Corfu, Faro, Podgorica and Suceava.

Wizz Air Airbus A321 - Courtesy Wizz Air

On Friday, Wizz Air announced that they will base their ninth Airbus A321 in Vienna. The new aircraft will be joining the Wizz fleet on July 1, 2020 and will accommodate five new routes including service to Alghero (Italy), Corfu (Greece), Faro (Portugal), Podgorica (Montenegro) and Suceava (Romania). Wizz will also increase frequencies on their existing Milan, Rome, Málaga and Porto routes. Speaking at the press conference in Vienna on Friday, Wizz Air Holding’s President and CEO, József Váradi said,

“Today is great news for Austrian travellers and those who wish to visit the country. We are announcing more Vienna based brand new aircraft, more low fare routes and frequencies as well as more jobs and tourism revenues for Austria. Wizz Air is the structural winner of the fast changing Vienna airline market given its highly efficient operation and superior fleet performance. Wizz is not only the lowest cost producer in Vienna, but also the greenest airline with 40% less emissions per passenger than Austrian Airlines. Wizz Air is the airline of choice for responsible travellers.”

Service to Alghero, Italy will available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 2, 2020. The Corfu Greece route will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays starting June 3rd. Wizz will offer service to Podgorica, Montenegro on Mondays and Fridays from July 1, 2020 and the Vienna to Suceava, Romania route will operate on Mondays and Fridays from July 3rd. Finally, service to Faro, Portugal will be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting July 4, 2020. Additionally, Wizz Air announced on Friday increased frequencies on existing routes from Vienna including a doubling of service to Milan to 14 weekly flights, two additional flights to Rome-Fiumicino (for a total of 12 flights weekly) and an expansion of service to Málaga Spain from three to five weekly flights. Service frequency to Porto, Portugal will be increased from two to three weekly flights as well.

Wizz Air opened their Austrian base at Vienna International Airport (VIE) in June 2018 and has expanded rapidly, offering 49 destinations to 27 countries. The airline carried more than 2.2M passengers on Austrian routes in 2019, a 370% year-over-year (YoY) growth rate. For 2020, Wizz will offer more than 4.1M seats in their Austrian network, a further YoY growth of 70%.

Source: Wizz Air


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