Airlines Wizz Air announces further expansion across Europe

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European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced that it aims to further expand its route network. Especially routes to and from the Eastern of Europe will see new frequencies.

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A total of 11 new routes will be opened at the end of October 2018. The new connections create new travel opportunities for passengers from 17 cities in 13 countries.

The opening of the new routes represents Wizz Air´s current expansion in Europe. In this year alone, the low-cost carrier is adding more than 125 new routes to its portfolio, reflecting in over 700 additional weekly flights.

Already existing services across the network will be operated more often. Wizz Air´s current network already includes 44 countries and 140 destinations. According to the carrier, Wizz Air has established itself as catalyst for the growth of local economies in smaller communities.

For the future, the airline plans to further stimulate the job market in the aviation branch, the local tourism and hospitality industries in the respective countries.

Sorina Ratz, Acting Head of Corporate Communications at Wizz Air said: "We will continue to further expand our network footprint and provide truly affordable prices, as well as stimulate the local economy of the communities we serve. This year we are introducing over 125 new connections supporting tourism industries and boosting business links between the countries.”

The 11 new routes are: Vienna to Warsaw, Gdansk to Kharkiv, Wroclaw to Kharkiv, Lviv to Vilnius, Lviv to Bratislava, Pristina to Mulhouse, Pristina to Munich and Dortmund, Tirana to Dortmund, Budapest to Doncaster/Sheffield and Craiova to Brussels Carleroi.

This year, Wizz Air opened a new major hub at Vienna Airport. Moreover, the airline has recently announced that it will further strengthen its Liverpool and London Luton bases.

Wizz Air is a Hungarian Low-Cost carrier, that is headquartered in Budapest. The airline commenced operations back in 2003 and has grown a fleet of over 100 Airbus aircraft. Together with Wizz Air UK, a newly established subsidiary airline, the carrier operates 72 Airbus A320s and 32 Airbus A321 aircraft.

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