Wizz Air has started off the month of October with a series of big announcements. They include an expansion to its base in Bucharest, where the airline has job openings for flight attendants and pilots. Wizz Air also celebrated the arrival of its A321 to Abu Dhabi and announced several new flights and services for Winter in Scotland and Poland, and for Summer 2024 in Albania and Italy. Enjoy this Wizz Air big news round-up!
Table of contents
- Wizz Air Makes Bucharest its Largest Base, Announcing Massive Expansion
- Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates Arrival of New Airbus A321 Aircraft to Serve the Region
- Wizz Air Launches Two Routes From Glasgow
- Wizz Air Adds Two Aircraft to its Base in Tirana in Summer 2024
- Largest Ever Schedule from Italy in Summer 2024
Wizz Air Makes Bucharest its Largest Base, Announcing Massive Expansion
- 19 Wizz Air aircraft based in Romanian Capital
Wizz Air has announced a major expansion in Bucharest, Romania. By June 2024, the airline plans to base two new Airbus A321neo aircraft. Wizz Air will introduce a new route to Leipzig, Germany, and increase frequencies on 21 existing routes. This investment will make Bucharest the largest Wizz Air base, with 19 aircraft and 800 employees. Since its start in 2006, Wizz Air has become the leading airline in Romania, with a market share of 57%. By 2024, Wizz Air will have 36 aircraft and 6 bases in Romania, with a network of 171 routes to 79 destinations in 24 countries. The airline’s presence has also created numerous jobs, both directly and indirectly, benefiting the Romanian economy.
During a press conference in Bucharest, József Váradi, Wizz Air’s Group CEO, commented, “Today Wizz Air is further strengthening its position of Romania’s leading airline. This investment in our Romanian operation will turn Bucharest into the single largest operational base of Wizz Air, underlining our dedication to the country by creating new jobs with the company and the sector, stimulating economy and providing affordable travel choices to evermore passengers. Today, we already have over 54% of the market growing to 57% next year, meaning that every second person traveling by air is choosing to fly with Wizz Air. This is an honour and a recognition but also a responsibility that we have as an airline to continue providing seamless passenger experience throughout all stages of the journey, we have significantly improved our operations with a 99.3% completion in Romania this summer and we stay committed to further improve this figure.”
Wizz Air is currently expanding its operations in Romania and is in need of more flight attendants. If you are interested in joining their successful team, you can apply for the job here. Additionally, the airline is actively hiring both type-rated and non-type-rated captains and experienced first officers through their Pilot Recruitment website. You can quickly advance your career from cadet to first officer, and even progress to the left seat. There are also other flight crew-related positions available for pilots who want to excel in their roles. Along with numerous company benefits, pilots have the option to receive a company-sponsored type rating, and all new joiners are provided with a training allowance during their training period.
New Routes from Bucharest
|Route||Frequency||**Fares from ****||Starts|
|Bucharest – Leipzig||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||RON 119||4 June 2024|
Frequency Updates for Wizz Air Flights from Bucharest
|Bucharest – Alicante||3 → 4|
|Bucharest – Barcelona||11 → 14|
|Bucharest – Málaga||3 → 5|
|Bucharest – Tenerife||3 → 4|
|Bucharest – Valencia||5 → 7|
|Bucharest – Athens||4 → 7|
|Bucharest – Paris Beauvais||9 → 12|
|Bucharest – Catania||4 → 7|
|Bucharest – Milan Bergamo||14 → 16|
|Bucharest – Rome Fiumicino||12 → 14|
|Bucharest – Treviso||9 → 11|
|Bucharest – Turin||3 → 4|
|Bucharest – Dortmund||9 → 11|
|Bucharest – Brussels Charleroi||9 → 11|
|Bucharest – Copenhagen||5 → 7|
|Bucharest – Dubai||2 → 3|
|Bucharest – Larnaca||4 → 5|
|Bucharest – Liverpool||2 → 3|
|Bucharest – Memmingen||3 → 4|
|Bucharest – Prague||2 → 3|
|Bucharest – Thessaloniki||2 → 5|
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates Arrival of New Airbus A321 Aircraft to Serve the Region
The national airline added a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft to its modern and sustainable fleet. This brings the total number of aircraft to 11.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is expanding its network with the addition of a new Airbus A321 aircraft. The airline aims to meet the growing demand for affordable travel and offer more destinations across Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to both business and leisure travelers.
Johan Eidhagen, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “We are committed to carrying the flag of ultra-low-fare travel to culturally rich destinations, creating exciting opportunities for people looking for hassle-free travel experiences. The new aircraft will provide an additional thirty thousand ultra-low-fare seats per month, making travel available for everyone and enable us to expand our network with a plethora of incredible leisure, historic and cultural experiences. Our exciting recent expansions and additional frequencies highlight the strength and variety of our network and we are proud to liberate lives through affordable travel. We look forward to seeing you on board our new aircraft soon for a well-deserved vacation.”
Passengers can book tickets with confidence, thanks to WIZZ Flex. With WIZZ Flex, passengers can cancel their flight up to three hours before departure without any fee and receive 100% of the fare immediately reimbursed in airline credit.
Strategically located in the UAE, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi provides cost-effective and efficient travel options to Alexandria (Egypt), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Amman (Jordan), Ankara (Turkey), Aqaba (Jordan), Athens (Greece), Baku (Azerbaijan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Cairo (Egypt) and Dammam (Saudi Arabia). As well as routes to Erbil (Iraq) Kuwait City (Kuwait), Kutaisi (Georgia), Larnaca (Cyprus), Manama (Bahrain), Male (Maldives), Madinah (Saudi Arabia), Muscat (Oman), Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan), Salalah (Oman), Santorini (Greece), Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Sohag (Egypt), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Tirana (Albania) and Yerevan (Armenia) among others.
Wizz Air Launches Two Routes From Glasgow
Wizz Air will launch flights from Glasgow to Budapest and Bucharest in November, replacing the previous services from Edinburgh. The new routes will operate twice a week. They offer Glasgow-based travelers the opportunity to experience the captivating European cities with their enchanting Christmas markets and festivities. These destinations cater to all types of travelers, from couples and solo adventurers to families.
Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director of Wizz Air UK, said: “Budapest and Bucharest may sound similar in name, but they offer so many different, amazing activities for travelers wanting to explore more of what Europe has to offer. From incredible restaurants to the great outdoors, both locations have something for every kind of explorer. We’re pleased to continue to connect Glasgow to the rest of Europe and look forward to operating these flights from November as part of our new winter schedule.”
Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “Wizz Air’s return to Glasgow is fantastic news, offering two sensational destinations in Central and Eastern Europe. From this winter, Scottish travelers can jet away to Budapest and Bucharest, both flown twice weekly. Whether it’s sipping local Furmint wine on a Danube city cruise through Budapest or exploring the world’s heaviest building in Bucharest, both destinations will offer our passengers the perfect city break this winter.”
Wizz Air Adds Two Aircraft to its Base in Tirana in Summer 2024
Wizz Air is adding two new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its Tirana base next summer. This expansion will bring new routes and more frequent flights on existing routes for Albanian customers. Investing €200 million, Wizz Air will have a total of 13 aircraft stationed in Tirana by June 2024. This makes Wizz Air the largest airline in Albania. Wizz Air offers over 50 routes to 16 countries, providing easy connections across Europe and beyond.
- €200 Million investment in the market
- 13 Wizz Air Aircraft based in Albania
- 2 New routes and more flights on existing routes
Wizz Air will introduce two new routes from Albania: Tirana to Leipzig (Germany) and Valencia (Spain). They will also increase frequencies on existing routes, offering over 1 million additional seats per year. Tickets are available for purchase on the Wizz Air website and mobile app, with prices starting at €14.99*.
During a press conference in Tirana, József Váradi commented, “Today Wizz Air once again reaffirms the status of Albania’s hometown airline. Having invested over €1.3 billion in the Albanian aviation industry over the past three years, we have carried triple the population of this remarkable country. In 2022, Albania was the fastest recovering market in Europe with 37% more passengers than pre-pandemic, and we are happy and proud to have contributed largely to that growth. With the latest investment, Wizz Air continues to grow in Albania, offering more affordable, convenient, and sustainable travel opportunities to Albanian passengers. Our newest state-of-the-art A321neo aircraft will not only provide passengers with new routes and more flight options to the most coveted destinations but also stimulate the economy as we are creating numerous direct and indirect jobs with Wizz Air and in the aviation and hospitality sectors.”
A Leading Employer in Tirana
Since its launch in 2017, Wizz Air has been a leading employer in Tirana. The ariline’s workforce includes neary 500 crew members. Additionally, the airline’s presence has contributed to the creation of approximately 7,000 indirect jobs within the aviation industry in Albania. Serving over 9 million passengers, Wizz Air has introduced more than 30 previously inaccessible routes to the Albanian market.
New Wizz Air Routes from Tirana
|Route||Frequency||**Fares from ***||Starts|
|Tirana – Leipzig||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||24.99 EUR||30 September 2024|
|Tirana – Valencia||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||29.99 EUR||1 June 2024|
Increased Wizz Air Flights from Tirana
|Route||Frequency||**Fares from ***|
|Tirana – Bari||from 14 to 17 weekly flights||EUR 14.99|
|Tirana – Barcelona||from 7 to 9 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Tirana – Dortmund||from 7 to 9 weekly flights||EUR 19.99|
|Tirana – Turin||from 7 to 9 weekly flights||EUR 14.99|
|Tirana – Verona||from 7 to 9 weekly flights||EUR 14.99|
|Tirana – Berlin||from 5 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Tirana – Memmingen||from 5 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Tirana – Genoa||from 4 to 5 weekly flights||EUR 19.99|
|Tirana – Nuremberg||from 2 to 4 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Tirana – Madrid||from 2 to 3 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Tirana – Vienna||from 2 to 3 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Tirana – Frankfurt-Hahn||from 2 to 4 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Tirana – Cologne||from 3 to 4 weekly flights||EUR 39.99|
|Tirana – Wroclaw||3 weekly flights in Summer 24||EUR 24.99|
|Tirana – Poznan||3 weekly flights in Summer 24||EUR 59.99|
Price and Baggage Information
- The price displayed includes taxes and applicable fees.
- A carry-on bag measuring a maximum of 40x30x20cm is included in the price.
- Additional fees may apply for trolley bags and checked-in baggage.
- The price mentioned is valid for bookings made through wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.
Largest Ever Schedule from Italy in Summer 2024
Wizz Air is expanding its fleet in Italy with the addition of 4 new Airbus A321neo aircraft. These modern planes will be stationed in Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa. The additional aircraft allow the airline to launch six new routes and increase frequencies on 17 existing routes. This expansion represents a €400 million investment by Wizz Air. The airline offers a network of nearly 230 routes to over 40 countries, throughout Europe and beyond.
- €400 Million investment in the market
- 4 New Wizz Air aircraft based in Italy
- 6 new routes and more flights on existing routes
Wizz Air will be adding new routes from Italy in 2024. These include flights from Rome Fiumicino to Berlin, Hamburg, Alicante, and Copenhagen. They also include flights from Milan Malpensa to Paris Beauvais and Tenerife. Additionally, Wizz Air will be improving their offerings on existing routes.
During a press conference in Rome, József Váradi, commented, “Having established our first base in the country only three years ago, today Wizz Air is further strengthening its position of Italy’s third largest airline. With this investment, Wizz Air continues to grow in Italy, offering more affordable, convenient, and sustainable travel opportunities to Italian passengers, enhancing connectivity, and boosting competition in the market. The additional aircraft will not only provide passengers with more flight options to numerous sought-after destinations but also stimulate the economy as we are creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs with Wizz Air and in the hospitality sector.”
Wizz Air has expanded its operations in Italy, introducing over 50 new routes and creating 1,000 jobs. To enhance the travel experience, the airline has introduced the WIZZ MultiPass. This monthly pass allows travelers to secure their ticket price for 6 months on domestic routes in Italy. Prices start at just EUR 37 per month.
New Routes from Rome and Milan
|Route||Frequency||**Fares from ***||Starts|
|Rome Fiumicino– Berlin||Daily||29.99 EUR||31 March 2024|
|Rome Fiumicino– Copenhagen||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday |
Daily from September’24
|29.99 EUR||2 July 2024|
|Rome Fiumicino– Hamburg||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday||34.99 EUR||31 March 2024|
|Rome Fiumicino– Alicante||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||24.99 EUR||1 April 2024|
|Milan Malpensa– Paris Beauvais||Daily||19.99 EUR||31 March 2024|
|Milan Malpensa– Tenerife||Tuesday, Thursday Saturday||39.99 EUR||2 July 2024|
Increased Wizz Air Flights from Rome and Milan
|Route||Frequency||**Fares from ***|
|Rome Fiumicino – Madrid||from 14 to 17 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Barcelona||from 14 to 17 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – London Gatwick||from 12 to 18 weekly flights||EUR 22.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Prague||from 9 to 11 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Yerevan||from 7 to 10 weekly flights||EUR 39.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Malaga||from 5 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Valencia||from 5 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Eindhoven||from 5 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 22.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Amman||from 4 to 5 weekly flights||EUR 29.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Sharm-el-Sheikh||from 4 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 44.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Porto||from 3 to 4 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Suceava||from 3 to 7 weekly flights||EUR 14.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Rzeszow||from 2 to 3 weekly flights||EUR 22.99|
|Rome Fiumicino – Baku||from 2 to 3 weekly flights||EUR 44.99|
|Milan Malpensa – Sharm-el-Sheikh||from 3 to 5 weekly flights||EUR 54.99|
|Milan Malpensa – Sphinx (Cairo)||from 3 to 4 weekly flights||EUR 69.99|
|Milan Malpensa – Riyadh||from 2 to 3 weekly flights||EUR 24.99|
*One-way price, including taxes, administration, and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage are subject to additional fees. The price applies only to wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app bookings.
Wizz Air Announces Service from Warsaw to Jordan and Belgium
Wizz Air has announced the addition of 2 new routes from Katowice Airport in Poland. The new routes include Aqaba in Jordan and Brussels Charleroi in Belgium, with flights operating twice weekly. Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline, has been operating at Katowice Airport since 2004. Since then, it has carried over 25 million passengers. The airline is dedicated to providing low fares and expanding its services to passengers in the Silesian region. Currently, Wizz Air offers 35 routes to 20 countries from its Katowice base.
To keep up with growth in Katowice, Wizz Air is recruiting candidates for the base. The next jobs meeting will take place on October 13, 2023. Learn more here: KATOWICE RECRUITMENT
Zsuzsa Trubek, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said: “We are delighted to announce the development of Wizz Air’s network in Poland by adding two new exciting routes to our Katowice Airport base. We are adding routes from Katowice to Aqaba in Jordan, a fantastic holiday destination and Brussels Charleroi in Belgium with a great belief that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will make travel affordable to all passengers and will help them to plan fascinating journeys and explore the world. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board of WIZZ aircraft.”
New Wizz Air Routes from Warsaw
|KATOWICE-AQABA||Wednesday, Sunday||13 December 2023||119 PLN|
|KATOWICE-BRUSSELS CHARLEROI||Thursday, Sunday||14 December 2023||119 PLN|