Today has been a busy day for Wizz Air announcements. The European low-cost carrier has simultaneously announced a new base in Cyprus, alongside new routes from its London Luton hub.
The last three months have been relatively miserable from an aviation news standpoint. However, airlines, such as Austrian Airlines, are starting to announce their return to the skies. Wizz Air, which has continued to operate flights throughout the crisis, has gone one step further by announcing new routes and even a new hub. It comes as the carrier looks to launch its new subsidiary in Abu Dhabi shortly.
New Larnaca Base
Arguably the most prominent announcement to come from Wizz Air today is that of a new aircraft base in Larnaca, Cyprus. The new base will be the airline’s 28th base, demonstrating how widespread the carrier has become across Europe. From July 2020, two Airbus A320s will be based at the island’s airport.
It makes sense for the carrier to base aircraft in Cyprus. Indeed, the airline has been serving the island for almost a decade and ferried over 800,000 passengers to and from the island last year. The LCC will operate ten new routes from its new Larnaca base:
- Athens will be served daily from July 1st;
- Thessaloniki will be served daily from July 1st;
- Copenhagen will be served three times per week from July 1st;
- Billund will be served twice weekly from July 2nd;
- Karlsruhe/Baden Baden will be served twice weekly from July 4th;
- Suceava will be served twice weekly from July 10th;
- Wroclaw will be served twice weekly from July 10th;
- Dortmund will be served three times per week from July 11th;
- Memmingen will be served three times per week from July 11th;
- Turku will be served twice weekly from July 12th.
In a press release from Wizz Air, the airline’s CEO, József Váradi, commented:
”After ten years of successful operations to Larnaca International Airport, I am delighted to announce our newest base here, as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in Cyprus, which is one of the most popular and rapidly developing tourist destinations.”
New London Luton Routes
In addition to the new base in Larnaca, Europe’s purple low-cost carrier has also announced four new routes to Spain from its London Luton base. Three will launch in early July to Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, and Fuerteventura. The fourth will begin twice a week to Lanzarote from late October.
The new routes will complement an already announced flight to Las Palmas planned to launch in a week.
Wizz Air’s announcements come just over a week after the airline celebrated its 16th anniversary. The airline has grown enormously since its launch to become one of the largest in Europe.
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