Airlines Wizz Air boosts Edinburgh hub with new routes

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced to furthermore boots its operational hub at Edinburgh. New routes will be launched in November.

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As one of Europe´s fastest growing airlines, Wizz Air is furthermore adding new routes to its European network. Edinburgh Airport will see the launch of four routes to popular city break destinations.

Starting in November, Wizz Air will connect the capital of Scotland with the Polish cities of Gdansk and Warsaw. Moreover, the carrier will then begin to fly to Budapest in Hungary and to Bucharest in Romania. Flights, according to the airline, can be now booked.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK said: “We’re delighted to announce even more opportunities for our Scottish customers to experience Wizz Air’s low-fares on new routes connecting Edinburgh with some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most dynamic cities, flying on-board one of Europe’s youngest, most efficient aircraft fleets. Offering unique cultural, architectural, gastronomic and nightlife experiences, our customers travelling to Budapest, Bucharest, Gdańsk and Warsaw will also enjoy fantastic value-for-money - making pounds stretch further.  The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board our ultra-efficient fleet of Airbus aircraft very soon.”

Wizz Air released, that these new services will see the capacity of Wizz Air´s Scottish routes in 2020 to be increased by 250,000 seats. Over 180 new indirect jobs will be created in the local Edinburgh area.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport added: “We are delighted to be welcoming Wizz Air to Edinburgh and adding four new routes to the destinations map at Scotland’s busiest airport. We know there is a large Polish diaspora within our neighbouring communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, but we also know people in Scotland have a thirst for travel so having Wizz onboard at Edinburgh is very exciting for us.”

Seven routes are being operated by Wizz Air between Scotland and Eastern European cities now. This includes the service between Aberdeen and Gdansk, and Glasgow to Budapest and Katowice. In total, Wiz Air has 360,000 seats on sale on its Scottish routes.

Wizz Air is a low-cost carrier from Hungary. Together with its subsidiary airline Wizz Air Bulgaria, Wizz Air UK and Wizz Air Ukraine, the airline flies with 117 Airbus aircraft. Currently, 72 A320 and 45 A321 belong to the fleet. Wizz Air was initially founded in 2003.

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