Airlines Wizz Air announces base in Vienna
Today, low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced to open a base in Vienna, Austria. Three aircraft will be based at Vienna Airport, serving 17 new routes.
The base will be opened in June, when one Airbus A320 will be based in the Austrian capital. In November 2018, two additional Airbus A321 will follow. Vienna is the 44th country in the airline´s network.
450,000 seats will be offered on Wizz Air´s Austrian routes in 2018. The airline plans to operate 69 weekly flights by the end of the year.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, stated: “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.” Váradi added: “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. […] 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.”
The airline stated, that the base establishment relates to an investment of $331 million and creates 120 new jobs. Also, the local economy, tourism industry and transportation will be strengthened.
Wizz Air is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary and operates as low-cost carrier. By connecting 145 destinations in 44 countries, Wizz Air counts to one of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe. The fleet consists of 64 Airbus A320 and 24 Airbus A321 aircraft. In November 2017, Wizz Air has confirmed the order of 145 A320Neo family aircraft, with 110 A321Neo aircraft already on order.
Wizz Air is expected to become the third largest carrier in Vienna after the Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines and Eurowings. Eurowings will open several new routes in Vienna in the next months, operated by its Austrian subsidiary Eurowings Europe.
New Wizz Air routes from Vienna Airport:
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