Friday, 29 May 2020

Wizz Air to expand with new bases in Italy, Cyprus, Ukraine and Albania

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air has confirmed on Friday that it will be expanding its European route network by opening four new bases - Milan in Italy, Larnaca in Cyprus, Lviv in Ukraine and Tirana in Albania.

The airline has already said that it plans to offer incredibly low tickets to stimulate passenger traffic, regardless of safety implications.  “We see the potential to re-stimulate demand for low-cost travel and contribute to the vital recovery of tourism in these markets,” said Chief Executive Jozsef Varadi.

Ait carrier says that up to 11 new aircraft will be deployed across the new bases operating approximately 50 new routes. 

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, was partly bailed out by the UK government during the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has also announced this week that it will prolong the period of suspension for several routes to and from Romania following the extension of existing travel restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities. As a result, the flights to Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom and The Netherlands remain suspended until June 16th inclusive.

Many other route suspensions have been extended until the end of the first week of June at least as a second wave of infections seems to be starting in some European countries. 

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