Wizz Air adds eight routes to its expanding network

Budapest Airport celebrated the launch of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Birmingham on 15 September by producing a cake in the style of the UK’s second city’s iconic Bullring shopping centre, one of the biggest city centre shopping malls in Europe. Marking the achievement by posing with the cake are: Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air; and Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport; along with two crew members from the inaugural flight.

Birmingham Airport arrival of Wizz Airs twice weekly service Budapest

Birmingham Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service from Budapest on 15 September, a day after the airline inaugurated services from the UK’s second city to Warsaw Chopin. Celebrating on the apron at Birmingham are: Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air; and Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development, Birmingham Airport. Flights will operate Tuesdays and Saturdays on the city pair.

Wizz Airs flight from London Luton

Passengers in Iasi disembark Wizz Air’s inaugural flight from London Luton on 16 September. Flights on the 2,071-kilometre sector will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays, competing directly with TAROM, which also flies on the airport pair twice-weekly with a Tuesday and Saturday service.

Glasgow Airport arrival Wizz Airs routes Lublin Vilnius

On 16 September, Glasgow Airport celebrated the arrival of Wizz Air’s two new routes from Lublin and Vilnius. Wizz Air now serves seven routes from the Scottish city, with Lithuania now becoming the third country market after Poland and Hungary. From May next year, the airline will commence an eighth route from Glasgow to Bucharest, making Romania the fourth country market. Celebrating with Wizz Air crew members is Glasgow Airport’s Business Development Manager, Paul White.

  • Wizz Air commenced eight new routes across its network on the 15 and 16 of September, including the expansion of UK services from its Lublin (LUZ) base to Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) and Glasgow (GLA). Of the new route launches, only one will face direct competition. The 2,071-kilometre sector between Iasi (IAS) and London Luton (LTN), which launched on 16 September, will face direct competition from TAROM, which already operates a twice-weekly service. The frequency of the new routes vary between two and three times weekly. The latest routes follow on from the four new city pairs Wizz Air launched on 14 September.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
15 September Budapest (BUD) Birmingham (BHX) A320 (2)
Lublin (LUZ) Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) A320 (3)
Poznan (POZ) Milan/Bergamo (BGY) A320 (2)
Vilnius (VNO) Stockholm Skavsta(NYO) A320 (3)
Wroclaw (WRO) A320 (2)
16 September Iasi (IAS) London Luton (LTN) TAROM (2)
Lublin (LUZ) Glasgow (GLA)
Vilnius (VNO)
Kiev Zhulyany (IEV)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 29 September 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies


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