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WITH 3 BASED AIRCRAFT AND 17 NEW LOW-FARE ROUTES
Vienna, 9 January 2018: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announced that it would add Austria as the 44th country in its network, by establishing base operations at Vienna Airport. WIZZ will open its Austrian base with one Airbus A320 aircraft in June, which will be followed by the deployment of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft in November. This fast growth of Wizz Air’s Vienna base will see Wizz Air operate a total of 17 new routes from the Austrian capital in 2018.
The base establishment represents an investment by Wizz Air of $331 million* and 120 new direct jobs with the airline will be created. The airline’s operations will also contribute to the local economy, supporting jobs in the aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.
Providing an extensive offer to both business and leisure travelers, the newest WIZZ services will connect Vienna with Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna from April, with Bari, Malta, Rome, Valencia and Tel Aviv from June and with Billund, Bergen, Dortmund, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Nis, Ohrid, Tenerife and Thessaloniki from November. Seats on the routes are already on sale starting from EUR 19.99** on wizzair.com.
In 2018 Wizz Air will offer 450,000 seats on sale on its Austrian routes, operating 69 weekly flights by the end of the year from Vienna Airport. By adding the Austrian capital to its ever growing route network, Wizz Air now connects 145 destinations across 44 countries, offering its customers very low fares and a friendly, quality customer experience onboard one of the youngest and most efficient fleets in Europe.
The recruitment of local crew for Wizz Air’s newest base has already started and the airline is organizing open days for all those interested in the sky-high career at WIZZ. The Open Days for WIZZ pilot recruitment will be held on 12 and 13 January from 9:00 AM at Roomz Hotel Vienna, (Paragonstrasse 1, 1110 Wien, Austria). Candidates are kindly requested to contact email@example.com for registration and more information. Details of the Cabin Crew Open Day will be published on WIZZ Cabin crew page in the following days.
WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA
|Destination||Weekly Frequency||Starts||Fares From**|
|Bari||4||15 June||EUR 29.99|
|Bergen||4||25 November||EUR 29.99|
|Billund||4||16 November||EUR 19.99|
|Dortmund||7||25 November||EUR 19.99|
|Gdansk||4||27 April||EUR 19.99|
|Kutaisi||3||15 November||EUR 29.99|
|Larnaca||4||25 November||EUR 49.99|
|Malta||3 (4 from November)||14 June||EUR 29.99|
|Nis||3||15 November||EUR 19.99|
|Ohrid||3||15 November||EUR 19.99|
|Rome||7||14 June||EUR 29.99|
|Tel-Aviv||4 (7 from November)||15 June||EUR 49.99|
|Tuzla||3||27 April||EUR 19.99|
|Tenerife||3||27 November||EUR 49.99|
|Thessaloniki||3||15 November||EUR 29.99|
|Valencia||3 (4 from November)||14 June||EUR 29.99|
|Varna||2||28 April||EUR 29.99|
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: “Today, everything changes for Austrian travellers. For the first time, truly low fares arrive in Vienna. Wizz Air’s Austrian customers now have the opportunity to travel from Vienna on an extensive network of routes to Europe and beyond at the lowest prices and experience Wizz Air’s great service onboard one of Europe’s youngest fleets. The new routes will also allow Wizz Air’s customers from other countries to experience for themselves the beauty of Austria’s cities and mountains. Our new colleagues in Vienna will have the opportunity to develop their careers with one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and our Vienna operation will also create and support additional jobs in the local aviation, transportation and hospitality industries. We are confident that our excellent value service and extensive route network will make Wizz Air the airline of choice for travellers to and from Austria.”
Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport, explains: “Wizz Air’s decision to establish base operations in Vienna and launch new routes confirms the attractiveness of our catchment area and stimulates new growth at Vienna Airport. Wizz Air is an internationally successful low-cost carrier and we appreciate its expansion of flight services for leisure passengers and the new flight offerings especially to the eastern European region as this fits well to the geographical position of Vienna Airport.”
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 88 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 550 routes from 28 bases, connecting 145 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 28.2 million passengers in 2017. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renown annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.
**one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges
For more information:
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Wizz Air
+36 1 777 9412
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