Wizz Air, started this weekend operating two new routes from Kosice to Cologne, in Germany and to Tel Aviv in Israel. With a convenient schedule of two weekly frequencies, passengers can plan their holiday or a weekend getaway to these great destinations all year round with fares from as low as EUR 9.99*.
Responding to the growing demand for WIZZ services by Slovakian customers, the airline has expanded its low-fare network, increasing its total seat capacity in 2017 with more than 60%, compared to 2016, offering this year over half a million seats on sale on 12 routes available from 3 Slovakian airports. The low-fare network was expanded this year to 5 routes from Kosice, underlining its commitment to offer quality service and truly affordable fares to passengers. The new services are expected to further stimulate tourism and aviation industries as well as encourage investment in the country. In the first five months of 2017, over 82,000 passengers have enjoyed WIZZ low fares and excellent on board service on Kosice routes, that supported more than 60 on-site jobs** in aviation and tourism industries throughout the region.
Wizz Air started its operations in Slovakia from Kosice in 2013 and since then has continuously invested in its ever-growing network, offering now five routes to three countries, bringing more low-fare travel opportunities to its customers. In 2015, Kosice airport became the 20th WIZZ base with one based new Airbus A320 aircraft and 42 local employees in flight and cabin crew.
During 2016, Wizz Air had a 25% growth year over year, carrying over 300,000 passengers to and from the three Slovakian airports: Bratislava, Kosice and Poprad, which supported nearly 230 on-site jobs** in aviation and tourism industries throughout the country.
Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:
”We are delighted to commence two new low-fare connections for our Slovakian travelers to Germany and Israel. We expect that the long-awaited routes starting this weekend will strengthen business relations between countries, while further stimulating bi-direction tourism and hospitality industries. All our passengers planning their trips to any of the 5 destinations available from Kosice can book their tickets on wizzair.com from only EUR 9.99*”
- One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
**ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year
***summer season 2017: 26.03.2017-28.10.2017; winter season 2017:29.10.2017-24.03.2018, according to IATA