Wizz Air, Europe's fastest growing airline announced today its 42 base in Palermo. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Palermo airport in June 2021. Along with the establishment of the 4 Wizz Air base in Italy, Wizz Air announced 7 new services from Palermo and 4 other domestic Italian services from Bologna, Brindisi, Pisa, Milan Malpensa and Catania from June 2021. Seats on the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s mobile app from as low as 9.99EUR *
Wizz Air’s history in Italy dates back to 2004 when the first departed from Bergamo to Katowice. The airline has carried 41 million passengers to and from Italy in the past 17 years. As part of Wizz Air’s expansion, the airline continues to increase its operations in Italy with domestic and international flights. The 2 Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of eleven new routes connecting the following 10 cities: Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Euroairport), Bologna, London Luton, Milan Malpensa, Pisa, Torino, Treviso, Verona, Brindisi, Cagliari totalling in more than 1,000,000 additional seats on sale from Italy in 2021. Wizz Air’s extensive network will Italy’s economy as well as connect more and more awaited destinations.
The establishment of Wizz Air’s 4 base in Italy today, further reinforces the airline’s commitment to Italy and to sustainable and environmentally conscious operations. The new domestic routes will enable passengers to travel within Italy in a sustainable and safe way, while the routes connecting Italy with the United Kingdom and Switzerland will strengthen economic ties between these regions and countries, supporting the ramp up of the local tourism sector while creating over 750 jobs in the associated industries**.
Wizz Air is an investment grade credit rated airline, with a fleet of an average age of 5.4 years comprising of the currently available most efficient and sustainable Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo family single aisle aircraft. Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger). Wizz Air has the largest order book of 268 aircraft of the state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo family which will enable the airline to further reduce its environmental footprint by 30% for every passenger until 2030.
Wizz Air has also introduced a new era of sanitized travel across its network, with enhanced hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and crew. Click here to view Wizz Air’s new health and safety video.
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Speaking at the press conference today, George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air 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 standards of health and safety protocols. Our state-of-the-art aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers. 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.”