Wizz Air Launches New Palermo Base and New Routes Between Tel Aviv and Greece
Wizz Air is launching a new base in Palermo from June 2021, with two based Airbus A321s, seven new routes from Palermo and four other domestic Italian routes. The carrier also announced three new routes between Tel Aviv and Greece.
On Thursday (March 4, 2021), Wizz Air announced the launch of a new base in Palermo Italy from June 2021, housing two Airbus A321s and offering seven new routes. The carrier is also launching four new domestic Italian services from Bologna, Brindisi, Pisa, Milan-Malpensa and Catania starting in June. To celebrate the new routes, Wizz is offering fares from only €9.99. Wizz has served Italy since 2004 when they launched inaugural service between Bergamo and Katowice. Over the last 17 years, the airline has carried over 41 million guests to and from Italy. The two Palermo-based A321s will support service on eleven new routes connection ten cities including Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Euroairport), Bologna, London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Torino, Treviso, Verona, Brindisi and Cagliari.
In today’s announcement, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, George Michalopoulos, said,
“After 17 years of successful operations in Italy, I am delighted to announce our fourth Italian base in Palermo. Today’s announcement underpins our commitment to developing our presence in Italy, and offering more affordable travel opportunities, while maintaining the highest possible sanitary conditions for travelers. Wizz Air operates the youngest and economically most efficient fleet with the lowest environmental footprint in Europe. Wizz Air’s expansion will not only offer more affordable travel opportunities, but will also contribute to the recovery of the local economies and in particular the recovery of the tourism industry.”
In a separate announcement on Wednesday (March 3, 2021), Wizz Air announced the launch of three new routes from Tel Aviv to the Greek Islands of Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini from June 2021. Weekly service on the Tel Aviv-Rhodes route will commence on June 10, 2021, while service to Heraklion and Santorini will start on June 15th, with three and two weekly frequencies respectively. Commenting on the new routes, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communications Manager, Paulina Gosk, said,
“The decision to carry flights to Greece has come naturally to us, following the recent agreement between Greece and Israel to open the skies for those that have been vaccinated, tested or who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus. By adding new routes to our network in Israel, we bring travelers more opportunities for visiting picturesque islands: Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini. Wherever passengers are headed, they can be assured that they are traveling with an airline that has led the industry with enhanced health and safety measures. We are delighted to offer flexibility to our passengers and provide options which guarantee that changes to the travel plan can be easily and quickly made any time, even up to 3 hours prior to the flight.”
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 trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ.
Source: Wizz Air