IN 17 WEEKS: 21 AIRCRAFT ALLOCATIONS, 4 NEW DESTINATIONS, 700 ADDITIONAL WEEKLY DEPARTURES, 70 NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED
Wizz Air, one of Europe's fastest growing airlines and the largest low cost carrier in CEE, today starts the biggest operational ramp-up across its network in Wizz Air’s history. In the upcoming 17 weeks a total of 21 aircraft will be allocated to its European bases, supporting 700 additional weekly departures and the commencement of 70 new services. Four brand new destinations - Athens, Tallinn, Kharkiv, Vienna - will be inaugurated by mid-July, along with the opening of a new Western European base in the Austrian capital. The expansion of WIZZ in 2018 represents an investment of more than $ 2 billion at 11 bases in the UK, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania and Georgia.
Today, WIZZ celebrates this great expansion together with its passengers offering a Seat Sale Day with 20%** off all flights scheduled until 31 May, for bookings made today, 13 March, until midnight. WIZZ eager travelers looking to explore amazing places around Europe and beyond can now secure the lowest fares on wizzair.com.
Furthermore, WIZZ’s savvy customers are invited to celebrate this impressive expansion together with WIZZ’s enthusiastic crew onboard, as well as on social media channels, by following #WIZZaroundEurope. Passengers travelling on the first flights of the 21 new aircraft deployed will have the chance of winning WIZZ vouchers of 1000 EUR. Those eager to find all about WIZZ’s journey around Europe and about these great milestones will encounter many more fun surprises on the airline’s Facebook page.
Wizz Air begins its 2018 expansion in Budapest this week, with the arrival of an additional new Airbus A320, which will be the 11 aircraft based in Hungarian capital, coinciding with the launch of a new exciting route to Stavanger in Norway.
WIZZ continues to grow throughout Europe, by stimulating traffic with the lowest fares, remaining committed to enhancing its customers’ experience and so, earn the trust and loyalty of its customers who enjoy the great value travel experience and fantastic service onboard one of Europe’s youngest fleets. Wizz Air is a significant contributor to the growth of local economies in the communities in which it operates, bringing not only direct employment at its bases but also with stimulating the job market in aviation support services as well as in local tourism and hospitality industries. Between March and July 2018, 700 aviation professionals of more than 15 nationalities are joining WIZZ team to contribute to the growing success of the company.
Owain Jones, Chief Corporate Officer at Wizz Air said: ”Today we are starting the greatest expansion phase to date in WIZZ’s history. Wizz Air remains committed to its mission of making air travel affordable for more people than ever before, by offering the lowest prices made possible by its ULCC business model. More and more customers choose to fly with Wizz Air every year, enjoying the connectivity of Wizz Air’s extensive route network of more than 600 routes to 145 destination across 44 countries. The 70 new routes that will start in the upcoming 17 weeks will add to the opportunities for travel available to our customers which, in turn, will boost the business links and economies of the communities we serve. Our enthusiastic crew is looking forward to welcoming all WIZZ customers on board to enjoy the great service on one of Europe’s youngest fleets.”