Wizz Air will launch 8 new routes from Bari to destinations in Greece, Israel, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates
Wizz Air will launch 8 new routes from Bari to destinations in Greece, Israel, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, bringing the number of destinations served from the Italian city to 25. The expansion takes place less than two months after the Hungarian company opened a base with a single plane at Bari airport - a move he said "underlines the importance of the Italian market" for its operations.
The new routes will connect Bari with Abu Dhabi (AUH), Basel (BSL), Corfu (CFU), London Luton (LTN), Milan Linate (LIN), Mykonos (JMK), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Venice Treviso (TSF). .
Data provided by OAG Schedules Analyzer shows that during the summer season, Wizz intends to offer approximately 16.000 weekly departures from Bari (BRI), compared to the 7.500 seats it provided in the same period in 2019.
Services to Milano Linate, London Luton and Venice Treviso will start on 1 July. There will be 12 weekly flights to Milan and 2 weekly flights to both London and Venice. Flights to Basel start on July 2 and will be operated three times a week, while routes to Corfu, Mykonos and Tel Aviv will start operating on July 3. The flights to Corfu and Tel Aviv will be operated twice a week, and the curb to Mykonos will have a weekly rotation.
Wizz Air will launch 8 new routes from Bari to destinations in Italy, Greece, Israel, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
The new eighth route will start operating on September 21, when Wizz will start flying from Bari to the United Arab Emirates. Service to Abu Dhabi International Airport - where Wizz Air owns an airline jointly with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company - will be operated twice a week.
Overall, Wizz plans to secure almost 350.000 seats from Bari in the summer of 2021, making it the largest carrier at the airport, after Ryanair, which has a capacity of about 850.000 seats this summer, offering about 39.000 of weekly places.
Of the eight new routes launched by Wizz, the airline will face direct competition on three of them. Volotea serves Corfu and Mykonos, and Alitalia flies between Bari and Milan. Ryanair and Volotea also operate flights on the Bari - Venice route, while British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have the Bari - London route in their operational schedule. In addition, easyJet and Ryanair already compete with Wizz on the route between Bari and Milan Malpensa (MXP), and Ryanair also operates flights to Milan Bergamo (BGY).
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline in the United Arab Emirates, will start flights to Kiev, Bari, Salalah and Muscat. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates flights to 22 destinations, and other destinations will be added to the operational network in the coming months.