Wizz Air expands at Riga and Vilnius

On 22 April, Riga Airport celebrated with a cake the launch of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) flights to Stavanger, which is considered to be the centre of the Norwegian’s oil industry (also known as the Oil Capital). Cutting the cake are: Liene Freivalde, Director of Aviation Services Department, Riga Airport; and Arina Smelova, Representative of Wizz Air.

Wizz Riga cake

On 24 April, Wizz Air celebrated the launch of twice-weekly flights from Riga Airport to Lübeck in Germany. Marking the achievement are: Ewa Danecka-Latka, Head of Riga Base, Wizz Air; Liene Freivalde, Director of Aviation Services Department, Riga Airport; and Baiba Tiltina, Senior Cabin Attendant, Wizz Air.

On 24 April, Liverpool Airport witnessed the launch of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly flights to Riga. Celebrations with passengers and airline staff took place ahead of the first departure, with airport staff presenting Wizz Air cabin crew with a special celebratory cake in the shape of a Wizz Air aircraft.

On 24 April, celebrations continued at Riga, this time for Wizz Air’s launch of twice-weekly departures to Liverpool. Cutting the celebratory cake are: Baiba Tiltina, Senior Cabin Attendant, Wizz Air; Liene Freivalde, Director of Aviation Services Department, Riga Airport; and Ewa Danecka-Latka, Head of Riga Base, Wizz Air.

  • Wizz Air expanded its European offering with the addition of six new routes during the course of last week, all of which are served by its 180-seat A320s. The Hungarian ULCC is now linking Riga (RIX) to Liverpool (LPL), Lübeck (LBC) and Stavanger (SVG), as well as Vilnius (VNO) to Belfast International (BFS), Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) and Malmö (MMX). Interestingly, Wizz Air will face direct competition only on the sectors to Stavanger and Hahn from airBaltic’s twice-weekly departures and Ryanair’s four weekly flights respectively. Commenting on the route launch from Liverpool, Mark Povall, Director of Air Service Development, Liverpool Airport, said: “Riga is a great destination for both business and leisure passengers. The combination of Wizz Air’s low fares and a value for money, attractive destination such as Riga, should prove popular with the region’s passengers.”
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
24 Apr Riga (RIX) Liverpool (LPL) A320 (2)
Lübeck (LBC)
22 Apr Stavanger (SVG) airBaltic (2)
Vilnius (VNO) Belfast International (BFS)
23 Apr Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) A320 (3) Ryanair (4)
24 Apr Malmö (MMX) A320 (2)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 28 April 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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