Wizz Air increases European offering with eight new routes

On 28 October, Wizz Air inaugurated a new route from Katowice Airport, with twice-weekly flights to Maastricht Aachen. Marking the achievement are:  Leszek Budka, VP of the GTL Management Board, Katowice; Stijn Vandermoere, Head of Network Development and Scheduling, Wizz Air; Kevin Markowicz, Wizz Air’s Ambassador; and Tomasz Błaszczyk, Member of the GTL Management Board, Katowice.

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Celebrations continued at the other end of the route with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Maastricht Aachen Airport.

The same day, Groningen Airport welcomed Wizz Air’s new service from Gdansk with a cake. The 808-kilometre sector is served twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

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Furthermore, the Hungarian ULCC launched its eighth route from Poznan on 28 October, to Glasgow, which is served twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Passengers on the inaugural flight were delighted with Polish traditional cake.

Wizz Air new route from Katowice Airport

On 1 November, Memmingen Airport celebrated Wizz Air’s first flight to Timisoara with a tasty gingerbread heart. The new route is operated twice-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Marking the achievement are: Ivo Gönner, Mayor of Ulm; and Ralf Schmid, CEO, Memmingen; surrounded by the cabin crew of Wizz Air.

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  • Wizz Air, which during the course of last week commenced five new routes, continued to grow its European network with eight new links, all of which are served twice-weekly by its 180-seat A320s. With the longest route being the 1,485-kilometre service from Chisinau (KIV) to Milan/Bergamo (BGY) added on 3 November, and the shortest being inaugurated on 1 November from Timisoara (TSR) to Bari (BRI), the Hungarian ULCC will face no competition on any of the eight new additions. Noteworthy is the fact that the service to Bergamo, is the airline’s third route from Chisinau, as it already flies thrice-weekly to Rome Ciampino and Venice Treviso. Commenting on the new route launch from Katowice (KTW) to Maastricht Aachen (MST), Artur Tomasik, President of GTL, Katowice, said: “Wizz Air has been present at Katowice Airport for the last 10 years and it is where they launched their operations in Poland. Katowice is also one of its biggest bases. Throughout the years, the carrier has opened numerous, amazing routes and today’s inauguration is just another enrichment. Our fruitful and long-term cooperation gives hopes to further development of route network from Katowice.” In addition, Stijn Vandermoere, Head of Network and Scheduling, Wizz Air, added on 28 October at Maastricht Aachen: “This is a great day for both Wizz Air and Maastricht Aachen. We now fly from three Dutch airports to nine different countries and after carrying three million passengers on our Dutch routes it is a pleasure to add Maastricht Aachen to the growing number of Wizz Air’s destinations. We look forward to carrying many passengers on our new Katowice route and hope that Dutch consumers quickly embrace our low fares and friendly service.”

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Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
03 Nov Chisinau (KIV) Milan/Bergamo (BGY) A320 (2)
28 Oct Gdansk (GDN) Groningen (GRQ)
Katowice (KTW) Maastricht Aachen (MST)
Poznan (POZ) Glasgow (GLA)
01 Nov Timisoara (TSR) Bari (BRI)
02 Nov Brussels Charleroi (CRL)
03 Nov Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)
01 Nov Memmingen (FMM)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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