Wizz Air, major expansion to Vienna: 27 routes and 5 planes
In January, Wizz Air announced a new base on its network in Vienna, Austria. It is an important step for one of the largest low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe. It will start with 3 aircraft and 17 routes, followed by the addition of 2019 to other 2 aircraft and further opening of 10 new routes.
Year 2018 is a very important one for LCC carriers, but also for the main airports in Europe. After RYANAIR has announced it is opening its base at Frankfurt's main airport, followed the carrier line Wizz Air to announce the base at Vienna's main airport.
Wizz Air announces major expansion from Vienna
Initially, Wizz Air announced the allocation of 3 new aircraft to the Vienna base and the launch of 17 routes to destinations: Gdansk, Tuzla and Varna in April, Bari, Malta, Rome, Valencia and Tel Aviv in June and Billund, Bergen, Dortmund, Kutaisi , Larnaca, Nis, Ohrid, Tenerife and Thessaloniki in November. Then followed the announcement of the route CLUJ - VIENNA (from May 30, 2018), a route loved by many Romanians. And we are still waiting for the Bucharest - Vienna route to be announced too.
Officially, the Wizz Air base in Vienna will open in June. But some routes to Vienna will be inaugurated earlier and will be honored with aircraft from the existing bases.
And the Wizz Air plane in Vienna doesn't stop there. In early March, Wizz Air announced a major expansion for 2019. The number of aircraft based in Vienna will reach 5, and the number of routes operated will reach 27. There will be approximately 2 million places for sale throughout the year 2019.
27 new routes and 5 Wizz Air planes based in Vienna
In addition to the routes already announced, passengers will be able to travel from Vienna to Nice in France, Reykjavik in Iceland, Catania and Milan in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid in Spain, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden and Kharkiv in Ukraine.
Establishing the base and expanding operations represents a total investment of over 570 million dollars (we are talking about the value of the 5 planes scheduled to arrive in Vienna). By opening this base, Wizz Air achieves 200 direct jobs.
Wizz Air's expanded operations will also contribute to the local economy, supporting jobs in the aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.
In all this equation, the passenger seems to have the most to gain. First, you will be able to travel to Vienna at prices starting from 69 lei / segment. Here are the advantages of transit through an important hub of Europe.
Via the Vienna International Airport you can easily travel with Austrian Airlines to various destinations in the United States, Asia and even to Maldives, Mauritius etc. Plus the existence of links to other holiday destinations in Europe.