On 19 May Wizz Air stationed a second A320 at its base in Belgrade, allowing the carrier to this week open new routes to Friedrichshafen, Hannover, Malta and Nuremberg. Seen highlighting the new routes in the Serbian capital are Miodrag Mirkovic, Commercial and Marketing Director, Belgrade Airport and Sorina Ratz, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air. The airport also baked a cake for the occasion which highlights the new routes and the basing of the second aircraft. In total Wizz Air now serves 15 routes from Belgrade on 38 weekly flights.
Seen cutting the ribbon in Liverpool to officially open Wizz Air’s new service from Lublin is Liam Rogers, Air Service Development Student, Liverpool Airport, flanked by Paul Winfield, Aviation Director, Liverpool Airport, and the inaugural crew. With this launch, Wizz Air now operates seven routes into Liverpool on 18 weekly flights.
Friedrichshafen Airport celebrated with a cake the start of Wizz Air flights from Belgrade on 19 May, the airline’s third route to the airport after Skopje and Tuzla. Seen posing for the celebratory photo of the airport’s apron, along with the crew are the airport’s MD Claus-Dieter Wehr and Head of Marketing & Communications Andreas Humer-Hager.
Wizz Air celebrated the start of flights to Frankfurt on 22 May, with the crew highlighting the new service at the Bulgarian airport. The 1,295-kilometre route will be served daily, with the carrier going head-to-head with Lufthansa and Bulgaria Air which already operate the sector. Flights to Frankfurt from Budapest will begin in December.
The first Wizz Air flight to Frankfurt was also celebrated at the German end of the route, with the crew being joined on the apron by Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air (second-left). The German airport had also baked two cakes to welcome its newest airline which will operate the route from Sofia on its A321s.
Along with Frankfurt, another new route on Wizz Air’s network this week was Osijek, with the Croatian airport having baked a cake to welcome its newest airline. Among those celebrating the route with the cabin crew on the inaugural flight from Basel were Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air and Domagoj Marinić, Director of Osijek Airport. Wizz Air will operate the 893-kilometre link from the Swiss city twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays).
Hannover Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s first flight from Belgrade on 20 May. The 1,149-kilometre route will be served by the airline twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays). With this launch, Wizz Air now operates five routes to Hannover, with Belgrade joining Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev Zhulyany and Skopje.
Wizz Air opened a new route between Oslo Torp and Olsztyn-Mazury on 20 May. Seen posing with the crew on the apron at the Polish airport is Marcin Kuchciński, Chairman of the Olsztyn Civic Platform. Flights on the 912-kilometre sector will be flown by the ULCC twice-weekly. The airline also links Olsztyn-Mazury with London Luton.
- Wizz Air has been busy promoting the eight new routes it opened this week across Europe, with the services including two new airports to the airline’s network – Frankfurt (FRA) and Osijek (OSI). Commenting on the launch of flights to Frankfurt, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are thrilled to be starting operations from Frankfurt Airport, the 11th airport that Wizz Air serves in Germany. Wizz Air will connect Frankfurt to Sofia with a daily service and the carrier will shortly launch a second route to another dynamic Central European capital, Budapest [begins December].” By launching flights to Osijek, Wizz Air now serves two airports in Croatia, with its new route between Basel and Osijek complementing the carrier’s existing seasonal services to Split from London Luton and Warsaw Chopin. Apart from the airline’s new service between Sofia and Frankfurt, the remaining sectors launched by Wizz Air this week will operate twice-weekly. The average sector length of Wizz Air’s eight new routes is 1,119 kilometres. See how Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen and Osijek airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
|Oslo Torp (TRF)
||Air Serbia (1)
||Lufthansa (14), Bulgaria Air (5)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 23 May 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.