Wizz Air welcomes 16 new routes

Wizz Air’s first flight to Aberdeen arrives from Gdansk on 19 June. Flights between the Scottish and Polish cities will operate twice-weekly using the ULCC’s A320s. On arrival, the inaugural crew were presented with a Quaich, a traditional two-handled Scottish drinking cup. Carol Benzie, Aberdeen Airport MD, said: “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air, enabling us to offer passengers our first direct route to Poland. This is a great opportunity for both leisure and business passengers alike and we wish the airline every success.”

On 19 June, Billund Airport celebrated the launch of services to Gdansk. Services will be flown twice-weekly using the airline’s A320s. Celebrations in Billund included a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony. Cutting the cake is Polish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, Rafał Wiśniewski.

The first flight from Reykjavik/Keflavik to Gdansk took place on 19 June. This is the first flight from the Icelandic airport for Wizz Air, and the first scheduled service to Iceland from Gdansk. Flights between the two airports will operate twice-weekly using A320s. Cutting the ribbon in Reykjavik/Keflavik are the inaugural crew.

Wizz air cake

On 24 June, flights were launched between Tuzla and Oslo Torp. Flights on the airport pair will operate twice-weekly facing no direct competition. This is the first service from the Norwegian airport to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On 26 June, flights began between Katowice and Bristol. The south-west airport becomes Wizz Air’s fifth destination in the UK from Katowice, complementing current services to Belfast, Doncaster Sheffield, Glasgow and London Luton. Cutting the cake in Bristol are the first passengers alongside Bristol Airport’s Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, and Pete Downes, Head of Aviation Development.

Memmingen Wizz

On 26 June, Memmingen Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight from Tuzla. The service will operate twice-weekly using the ULCC’s A320s. Tuzla becomes the sixth destination from the German airport for Wizz Air, with a seventh to Sofia, and an eighth to Vilnius, to be launched later this year.

On 29 June, Wizz Air celebrated the launch of services from Skopje to five destinations, with the first two being to Oslo Torp and Friedrichshafen respectively. Commenting on the launch, Wizz Air spokesman Daniel de Carvalho, said: “We are thrilled to have five new Wizz Air routes launching this week, raising the total number of routes operated from Skopje to 19. The arrival of our fifth aircraft at our Skopje base represents the commitment that Wizz Air has to the airport.” The other three destinations to be launched from Skopje will be Barcelona, Hamburg and Nuremburg.

On 29 June, Friedrichshafen Airport celebrated the arrival of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight from Skopje. Services on the airport pair will operate twice-weekly. This is the first Wizz Air service to the German city, meaning that the ULCC now operates to seven airports across Germany.

  • Wizz Air has seen the introduction of 16 new routes to its network between 19 June and 29 June with the introduction of the ULCC’s first routes to Aberdeen (ABZ), Billund (BLL), Bristol (BRS), Friedrichshafen (FDH), Niš (INI), and Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF). The new route launches also included the introduction of the carrier’s newest base, which opened in Tuzla (TZL) on 26 June with one based A320. Commenting on the opening of the new base, Rifet Karasalihović, Tuzla Airport GM, said: “Today we celebrate a real milestone for Tuzla Airport. We are proud to serve the most populated canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Air connectivity is an essential flavour for the development of every region in this country, and I am proud to say that thanks to the support of our partner Wizz Air, Tuzla Canton is now connected to nine European cities with a year-round flight operation.” Only one of the new city pairs faces direct competition. See how Billund, Brussels Charleroi, Memmingen, Niš and Tuzla airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
19 June Gdansk (GDN) Aberdeen (ABZ) A320 (2)
Billund (BLL)
Brussels Charleroi (CRL)
Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF)
20 June Szczecin (SZZ) Bergen (BGO) A320 (3)
24 June Katowice (KTW) Larnaca (LCA) A320 (2)
Tuzla (TZL) Frankfurt Hahn (HHN)
Oslo Torp (TRF)
25 June Niš (INI) Malmö (MMX) A320 (3)
Warsaw Chopin (WAW) Stavanger (SVG) A320 (2) Norwegian (2)
26 June Katowice (KTW) Bologna (BLQ)
Bristol (BRS)
Tuzla (TZL) Memmingen (FMM)
Stockholm Skavsta (NYO)
29 June Skopje (SKP) Friedrichshafen (FDH)
Oslo Torp (TRF)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 30 June 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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