Wizz Air announced today that it will base a seventh aircraft at its Warsaw base. From June 2017 the airline will start operating seven new services connecting Warsaw with four Central and Eastern European capitals, Bratislava, Bucharest, Kiev and Vilnius and three popular leisure destinations, Lyon and Nice in France and Lamezia Terme in Italy.
Warsaw was one of the first airports Wizz Air brought its low fares to in 2004 and since then, over 13 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from the Polish capital.
The new aircraft represents an investment of $98 million by WIZZ in Warsaw, further creating 36 additional direct jobs with the airline. Wizz Air’s new employees will join 220 dedicated local crew, who deliver excellent onboard service on each WIZZ flight. In 2017, the airline will have over 2,6 million seats on sale, representing a 22% growth year over year.
With the addition of the new aircraft, Wizz Air’s Warsaw fleet will contain four Airbus A320ceos and three Airbus A321ceos. With 230 seats on board, the Airbus A321ceo is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft. Its superior operating economics mean that WIZZ offers more seats to more destinations at WIZZ’s lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class.
In 2016 Wizz Air has expanded its Poland operations to a significant extent, adding its 8th Polish airport, Olsztyn-Mazury, 38 new routes and 16 exciting destinations to its low-fare network. With the latest expansion of its Warsaw fleet, by June 2017, Wizz Air will have 22 aircraft based in Poland offering 147 routes to 66 destinations from eight Polish airports.
Speaking at a press conference in Warsaw today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Warsaw was one of the first cities we added to the WIZZ network in 2004 and over the past 12 years, we earned the trust and loyalty of our Polish customers. This year we based a 6th aircraft at our Chopin Airport launching plenty of exciting low-fare services, deployed two Airbus A321 aircraft on our most popular routes, celebrated the remarkable 13 million passengers milestone and today we deliver more great news for our Warsaw customers. Adding a seventh aircraft to our Warsaw fleet we create more local jobs and add four new countries accessible on Wizz Air’s low fares from Warsaw’s main airport to provide even more low-fare travel opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. We stay committed to our Polish customers and keep on expanding our ever-growing network to best meet their needs.”