Wizz Air runs up 14 new airport pairs

Wizz Air commenced services to Kaunas in Lithuania from London Luton

On 29 March Wizz Air commenced services to Kaunas in Lithuania from London Luton, heralding the carrier’s first operations from the airport. Flights on the 1,646-kilometre link from the UK capital’s fourth largest airport will operate five times weekly in direct competition with Ryanair.

Liverpool Airport celebrated the start of Wizz Air flights from Budapest on 23 March with a traditional route launch cake. The carrier also added fights from the UK airport to Katowice on 29 March. Both routes will be flown twice-weekly onboard the airline’s A320 fleet.

Sofia Airport celebrated the start of Wizz Air’s services to four new destinations on 28 March, namely Alicante, Birmingham, Lübeck and Oslo Torp. Passengers on the inaugural flight from the latter destination were greeted with a traditional Bulgaria snack as they arrived in the nation’s capital.

Wizz Air celebrated the start of flights to Bratislava with traditional ribbon- and cake-cutting ceremonies. The airport also carried out a Slovak Easter Monday traditional custom – whipping the aircraft with whips made of braided willow rods. Taking part in the traditional custom was: Bratislava Airport CEO, Ivan Trhlík; a Wizz Air crew member; Wizz Air’s Corporate Communications Manager, Tamara Mshvenieradze; and Bratislava Airport’s Director of Aviation, Stanislav Bujnovský.

Budapest Airport welcomed the start of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik

Budapest Airport welcomed the start of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik on 24 March. Celebrating in the sporting spirit of the capital city airport, with its now traditional running shoe-styled cake, are Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport, and Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport celebrated the start of Wizz Air services to Budapest by treating inaugural passengers to light refreshments and snacks before departure. The 3,112-kilometre link will be operated twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Palanga Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air with a simplistic styled route launch cake

Palanga Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air flights from London Luton with a simple route launch cake. Wizz Air will operate a thrice-weekly service to the Lithuanian airport from the UK capital.

Skopje Airport celebrated the start of Wizz Air services to Copenhagen and Bratislava with this route map cake

Skopje Airport celebrated the start of Wizz Air services to Copenhagen and Bratislava with this route map cake. Also highlighted is Berlin which the carrier launched services to on 21 March from the Macedonian airport.

Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
22 March Skopje (SKP) Bratislava (BTS) A320 (2)
23 March Budapest (BUD) Liverpool (LPL)
London Luton (LTN) Palanga (PLQ) A320 (3)
Targu Mures (TGM) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) A320 (2)
24 March Budapest (BUD) Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF)
25 March Lublin (LUZ) Eindhoven (EIN)
27 March Sofia (SOF) Alicante (ALC) A320 (1)
28 March Belgrade (BEG) Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB) A320 (2)
Skopje (SKP) Copenhagen (CPH)
Sofia (SOF) Birmingham (BHX)
Lübeck (LBC)
Oslo Torp (TRF)
29 March Katowice (KTW) Liverpool (LPL)
London Luton (LTN) Kaunas (KUN) A320 (5) Ryanair (7)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 5 April 2016.

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