Wizz Air introduced not only Vienna, but Austria, to its network on 27 April, the day which saw it begin flights from Gdansk and Tuzla, while Varna services were launched the following day. From June the Austrian capital city airport will become a base for the ULCC, with it expecting to have at least five stationed aircraft at the facility by the end of 2018.
- Wizz Air introduced Vienna (VIE) to its network on 27 April, with the airport soon to become a base for the ULCC. The airline has initially added services from Gdansk (GDN), Tuzla (TZL) and Varna (VAR). “We are very pleased with the start-up of flight operations in Vienna by Wizz Air,” commented Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport. “By flying to numerous new destinations in 2018, Wizz Air will contribute to ensuring an even more multi-faceted destination offering. In particular, the three new flight connections to Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna strengthen the role of Vienna Airport as a gateway to Eastern Europe. We are one of the leading flight hubs to this region, with a total of 45 Eastern European destinations.” Along with the introduction of Vienna to the airline’s network, this week Wizz Air also expanded from London Luton (LTN), adding a daily service to Athens (ATH) and four times weekly link to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF). Of the five routes launched by the ULCC this week, only two will face direct competition. The average sector length of the five routes is 1,293 kilometres. Wizz Air is not the only airline to have launched flights between London and Reykjavik/Keflavik this week, with WOW air adding London Stansted to its network.
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|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 1 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.