Sunday, 30 September 2018

Wizz Air Celebrates 6 Million Passengers in Vilnius

Wizz Air has reached a major milestone in its operations from Vilnius, the airline has carried six million people to and from its Vilnius base.  The lucky six 6 millionth passenger travelled from Luton to Vilnius and was greeted upon arrival with a Wizz voucher for €200. 

The European low-cost airline started operations at Vilnius in 2011 and since then has become the leading airline at Vilnius International Airport. In 2012, Vilnius became the 14th operating base in the network for the carrier and first in the Baltic. 

Underlining its commitment to Lithuanian customers, WIZZ this fall is launching two new routes. These newest routes are from Vilnius to Lviv and from Kaunas to Turku, commencing respectively on 29th October and 9th November.  Wizz Air now offers 32 routes to 18 countries from three Lithuanian airports and will have 1.8 million seats on sale in 2018, 21% more than last year. Offering flights also from Kaunas and Palanga, WIZZ has in the first 8 months of 2018 carried over 1 million passengers on its low-fare routes to and from Lithuania, 29% more than in the same period of the previous year.

Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said: “Since our first Vilnius flight seven years ago, on April 2011, we became the leading airline at Vilnius Airport. In the past seven years we’ve already carried six million passengers and grew our network now 32 low fare routes offering flights from three Lithuanian airports. Underlying our long-standing commitment to Lithuania in order to bring more travelling opportunities this fall company will start two new routes from Vilnius to Lviv and from Kaunas to Turku. We keep on offering the lowest fares possible to our Lithuanian customers and the visitors of the country, which are always paired with an excellent onboard service.”

Laura Loffe, Executive Director of Lithuanian Airports said: “Six million passengers – this impressive number is the evidence of useful partnership between Lithuanian Airports and Wizz Air. Such cooperation creates benefits for the State, it’s citizens and businesses. It is good to have a partner which, by transferring more than a quarter of all Lithuanian air passengers, does not give up its ambitions and offers new directions. This year there will be three more new directions.”.