Wizz Air deploys its 6th Airbus A320 aircraft at its Katowice base

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrates the deployment of the 6th Airbus A320 aircraft at its Katowice base. The additional aircraft allows the airline to launch four new routes to such popular holiday destinations as Catania on the island of Sicily, Lisbon in Portugal, Reykjavik in Iceland and Malta.

The aircraft represents an investment of $98 million* by WIZZ in Katowice, creating 36 additional direct jobs with the airline. Wizz Air now has more than 200 dedicated local crew based at Katowice Airport, who deliver excellent onboard service on each WIZZ flight.

Wizz Air also announced that it will start operating a new route from Katowice, which will connect Silesia with Split at the Croatian seaside. The newest WIZZ route will commence on 18 June and will be operated with two weekly flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked from PLN 169/ EUR 39.99 ** on wizzair.com.

Split is a popular holiday destination on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. As the main transport hub in the region, the city is also a link to numerous nearby islands.

Since its first flight in 2004, Wizz Air has constantly expanded its Katowice network. In 2016, Wizz Air carried over 1,6 million passengers on its Katowice routes supporting more than 1,200 local jobs***. With its five new routes starting in 2017, Wizz Air will have 2,1 million seats on sale on its Katowice routes in 2017, which represents a 13% growth year over year.

WIZZ now offers a total of 37 routes to 18 countries from Katowice Airport.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM KATOWICE 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Split

Wednesday, Sunday

18 June

PLN 169 / EUR 39.99

Malta

Monday, Friday

10 March

PLN 119 / EUR 27.49

Reykjavik

Monday, Friday

10 March

PLN 209 / EUR 49.99

Catania (Sicily)

Tuesday, Saturday****

11 March

PLN 109 / EUR 24.99

Lisbon

Wednesday, Sunday

12 March

PLN 209 / EUR 49.99

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the deployment of the 6th WIZZ aircraft at Katowice with the announcement of another sunny route to the Croatian seaside. Our new flights to Split, Catania, Lisbon, Malta and Reykjavik give an even greater choice of exciting destinations at our low fares and we are sure our customers will appreciate visiting these popular holiday destinations. Our friendly Polish crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight with a smile!”

 

*http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/new-airbus-aircraft-list-prices-for-2016/

**one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

*** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

****from 19 June until 15 September: Monday, Friday

SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

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