Wizz Air Launches New Base in Bari and Seven New Domestic Routes in Italy
The carrier will expand their presence in Italy with a new base in Bari, which will house one based aircraft from December 21, 2020. Wizz currently offers 16 routes from Bari and will add flights to Bologna, Turin and Verona.
On Thursday (October 22, 2020), Wizz Air announced the opening of their 38th base, with the launch of a new base in Bari, Italy from December 21, 2020. The airline will base one Airbus A321neo in Bari and launch new routes to Bologna, Turin and Verona, complementing their existing service to 16 destinations. Additionally, Wizz announced the launch of three new routes between Milan-Malpensa to Naples, Brindisi and Lamezia-Terme as well as a one route connecting Catania and Verona starting December 2020. The airline will also increase frequencies on their route between Bari and Milan-Malpensa from seven to eleven flights weekly. In Thursday’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, George Michalopoulos, said,
“Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Italy and the strength of the Wizz Air business model, as we continue to expand our footprint during this challenging time for the industry. The creation of our third base in Italy with one state-of-the-art modern aircraft emphasizes the importance of the Italian market for our operations. We’re delighted to introduce new ultra-low fares on domestic routes – three from Bari, three from Milan Malpensa and one connecting Verona and Catania. By keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols, we are confident that Wizz Air’s attractive fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers in Italy.”
Budapest, Hungary-based Wizz Air serves 155 destinations across 45 countries and operates an all Airbus fleet of 134 A320 and A320/21neo Family aircraft, with an average age of five years. The carrier’s A320/21neo fleet delivers a 20 percent reduction in fuel burn and half the noise footprint of previous generation aircraft. Wizz Air is the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in Central and Eastern Europe offering over 710 routes from 38 bases. In 2019, the airline served around 40 million guests. Wizz Air offers superior guest service at exceptionally low fares and trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.
Source: Wizz Air