12 years of Wizz Air / Bucharest base received the first Airbus A321
On 19 May 2016, 12 was celebrated for years by Wizz Air. The first flight took off on 19 May 2004, from Katowice, Poland, setting an ambitious goal from the beginning, to become a low-cost airline operating in Central and Eastern Europe.
After reaching this target, WIZZ Air continues to innovate to best meet customer expectations and announces the launch of its new website, as well as new routes and increased transport capacity.
The new Wizz Air website it has a high-performance interface that is easily adaptable to any screen size: smartphone, tablet or desktop and, compared to other airlines' current sites, is the easiest to use.
Revolutionary function Express Booking is an option available for the first time, which allows customers to purchase a ticket with just three clicks, in 30 seconds.
12 years of Wizz Air
In order to meet the expectations of customers who are increasingly interested in technology, WIZZ launches in a first phase the mobile version of the site, given that mobile transactions are doubling from year to year.
In the coming weeks, the website will be available for all platforms. The mobile version is already active and can be accessed from any type of smartphone at wizzair.com or m.wizzair.com.
Also yesterday, Wizz Air announced the increase in transport capacity by adding a new aircraft to the Bucharest base. Starting with November 2016, the capital of Romania will have 9 flying equipment.
The new aircraft will serve from the most recent autumn exotic route to Tenerife and will help increase the frequencies of already existing routes to popular destinations. Tickets for the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com at prices starting from 229 RON.
WIZZ AIR INCREASES THE FREQUENCY OF ROUTES ALREADY EXISTING
By assigning a new aircraft, Wizz Air announces an additional investment of 100 million at its base in Bucharest, and the total number of employees in Romania is to exceed 600.
Also, the flying apparatus that will enter the WIZZ fleet will contribute to the local economy, by supporting indirect jobs in the fields: airport operations, transport, hotel and tourism. Moreover, throughout Romania, Wizz Air's activity will support more than 3.300 of jobs in the related industries.
In a press conference held yesterday, 19 May 2016, in Bucharest, Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air, said: “Wizz Air is the largest airline in Romania, and Bucharest hosts the largest operating base. Today we deliver the first A321 device, the eighth one based in Bucharest. It is the most performing single-aisle aircraft of the moment and most economically efficient, ensuring lower operating costs. This means lower prices for our customers and, by default, a competitive advantage for us. The new aircraft to be allocated to the Bucharest base and to be delivered in December this year will lead to 3,6 million available seats in 2017, which means an annual increase of 24% and reflects our commitment to the market in Romania and the Bucharest base. We are proud to remain the largest contributor to the development of Romanian aviation and permanently attentive to the needs of our clients.
Our mission is to constantly improve the traveler experience and today we are taking a step forward by launching the new site. Reflecting on the innovation that WIZZ has offered since the first flight, we are meeting the wishes of our customers and propose an even simpler way to purchase tickets. With the new Express Booking revolutionary option, they will be able to reserve the seats they want, with WIZZ discounted prices, in less than 30 seconds. We will continue to develop our network of routes to Europe and beyond and we look forward to welcoming our loyal customers, as well as those who are on the first trip with WIZZ, to experience the quality services provided by Wizz Air crews. our."
Until last year, Wizz Air operated a fleet of Airbus A320-type aircraft, which are configured in a single class and can carry up to 180 passengers.
But from 2015, Wizz Air has begun receiving aircraft of the type Airbus A321. The new aircraft are part of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, but have increased passenger capacity up to 230.
At the invitation of Wizz Air, in the autumn of last year, we had the joy and pleasure to fly aboard an Airbus A321ceo aircraft. It was a demonstration flight on the London Luton - Birmingham route.