Wizz Air whisks up 11 new routes for the start of the W18/19 season

Wizz Air Liverpool

On 29 October Wizz Air launched operations from Cluj-Napoca and Iasi to Liverpool, while from 30 October it will also link to the UK city from Bucharest. Seen celebrating the new routes with the Wizz Air crew is Declan Maguire, Aviation Development Manager, Liverpool Airport. Cluj-Napoca and Iasi routes will be flown twice-weekly.

Wizz Air Budapest

Celebrations were had in Budapest on 29 October to mark the opening of Wizz Air’s new three times weekly service to Doncaster Sheffield. Pictured at the launch creating their route launch moment with the inaugural cake and flight crew were Eszter Almási, Airline Development Manager, Budapest Airport and András Radó, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air. Along with Doncaster Sheffield, Wizz Air serves Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London Luton in the UK from Budapest. For Doncaster Sheffield, Budapest becomes the airline’s tenth route from the UK airport.

  • Wizz Air launched its W18/19 campaign by inaugurating 11 new routes over the first two days of the season, adding seven services on the 28 October, with a further four launching the following day. Of the 11 routes added to the network this week, only two face direct competition, with both of these being new capital connections for Wizz Air. The ULCC will compete with easyJet’s 13 times weekly service between London Luton (LTN) and Lisbon (LIS), while it will go head-to-head with Star Alliance members Austrian Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines between Vienna (VIE) and Warsaw Chopin (WAW), with the two national carriers combined already offering 32 weekly flights on the sector. The average sector length of Wizz Air’s 11 new routes is 1,854 kilometres.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Scheduled competition
28-Oct Bucharest (OTP) Eilat Ovda (VDA) A320 (2)  
Gdansk (GDN) Kharkiv (HRK)  
Wroclaw (WRO)  
Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) Vienna (VIE) A320 (6)  
London Luton (LTN) Eilat Ovda (VDA) A320 (2)  
Lisbon (LIS) A321 (7) easyJet (13)
Vienna (VIE) Warsaw Chopin (WAW) A321 (6) Austrian Airlines (18), LOT Polish Airlines (14)
29-Oct Budapest (BUD) Doncaster Sheffiled (DSA) A320 (3)  
Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) Liverpool (LPL) A320 (2)  
Iasi (IAS)  
Riga (RIX) Eilat Ovda (VDA)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 30 October. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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