Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and one of the leading low-cost carriers in Austria and the brand Austrians consider as young and cool, announced today the allocation of the seventh and eighth aircraft to its Vienna base. The two additional Airbus A321 will join the fleet on 18 December 2019 and 1 July 2020, enabling the start of six new long-awaited services from Vienna to Athens, Castellón, Cologne, London-Luton, Pristina and Tirana, and the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing Lisbon and Tel Aviv routes. The new low fare routes are already on sale on wizzair.com with fares starting as low as EUR 14.99*.
Just after two months of the previous expansion news, the airline announced further expansion, growing its fleet to eight Airbus aircraft at its Vienna base. The two new Airbus A321 aircraft represents Wizz Air’s long term investment into the Austrian aviation market and will contribute to the creation of over eighty new direct jobs with the airline in Austria while supporting the creation of new jobs in Austria’s aviation and tourism sectors totalling 3,000** in 2020. Together with these six new services Wizz Air now offers 34 routes to 26 countriesfrom Vienna.
WIZZ, the pioneer of low-fare air travel across Europe and in Austria, is continuously expanding its network by bringing affordable travel opportunities combined with great on board experience between Vienna and the rest of Europe. Together with the six new routes, and the frequency increases announced today Wizz Air will offer 4 million seats in the airline’s Austrian network in 2020, which represents a 66 % year on year growth.
Speaking at the press conference in Vienna, Johan Eidhagen, Chief People and Marketing Officer of Wizz Air said: “It is my great pleasure to announce the arrival of two more modern Airbus A321 aircraft and six new routes to Vienna. Today’s announcement clearly shows our dedication and long term thinking as well as our commitment to the Austrian aviation market. We are devoted to offering more and more low-fare travel opportunities to our distinguished Austrian passengers. Our expanding route network from Vienna now offers 44 routes to 26 countries within Europe and beyond. We are confident that every passenger will find their beloved service among the wide selection of routes and will have a place on at least one of the four million seats in the airline’s Austrian network in 2020. We welcome all eager travellers to discover these and other great European destinations on one of the world’s youngest and most modern aircraft fleets while enjoying WIZZ’s low fares and great on board experience.”