Wizz Air announced today the allocation of a sixth aircraft to its Vienna base. The new Airbus A321 will join the fleet in the middle of December, enabling the start of six new long-awaited services from Vienna to Alicante, Bremen, Chisinau, Naples, Oslo and Porto and the increase of frequencies of the airline’s existing Eindhoven and Tel Aviv routes.
WIZZ opened its Austrian base in Vienna International Airport in June 2018 and after only one year of successful operations, the airline announced further expansion, growing its fleet to six Airbus aircraft. The new Airbus A321 aircraft represents an investment of further $118 million** by Wizz Air into the Austrian aviation market and will contribute to the creation of over forty new direct jobs with Wizz Air. Together with these six new services Wizz Air now offers 38 routes to 23 countries from Vienna.
WIZZ is continuously expanding its network by bringing affordable travel opportunities combined with great on board experience between Vienna and the rest of Europe. In 2018 the airline has carried nearly 500 000 passengers on its Austrian routes its very first year at the Austrian capital. Together with the six new routes, and the frequency increases announced today Wizz Air will offer almost 3 million seats in the airline’s Austrian network in 2020, which represents a 21% year on year growth. WIZZ’s fast-growing operations in the country will further stimulate the local economy, by increasing employment in Austria’s aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 1,800 local jobs in the associated industries in 2019.
Speaking at the press conference in Vienna, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “Today’s announcement underlines our long term commitment to Vienna, Austria and our desire to offer more and more low-fare travel opportunities to our distinguished Austrian passengers. Our continuous growth in Vienna further stimulates the tourism and hospitality sectors in Austria and creates more local jobs. Our expanding route network from Vienna now offers 38 routes to 23 countries and will offer almost three million seats in the airline’s Austrian network in 2020. We welcome all eager travellers to discover these and other great European destinations while enjoying WIZZ’s low fares and great on board experience.”
* One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year