Wizz Air announced today massive expansion of its Lithuanian operations, adding one new Airbus A320ceo aircraft to the Vilnius base. This will enable the start of five new routes from Vilnius to Birmingham and Liverpool in United Kingdom, Hamburg in Germany, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway. Two more routes will be launched from Tallinn to Trondheim and Oslo Sandefjord Torp in Norway.
Since 2011 the airline has carried almost 7,7 million passengers on its Vilnius routes. With today’s announcement the airline will have a fleet of three modern, state-of-the-art aircraft at its Vilnius base. Wizz Air remains highly committed to Lithuania and to offering great services paired with low fares to its distinguished passengers. The newly allocated capacity of 450,000 seats per year will further contribute to the Lithuanian aviation market and to the creation of over 35 new direct jobs and over 335 indirect jobs in the region. Together with announced today five new services Wizz Air offers now 24 routes to 14 countries from Vilnius.
Today’s announcement comes as the new era of sanitized travel recently began at Wizz Air. The airline introduced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves. Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading disinfection process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution. Passengers are requested to follow physical distancing measures introduced by the local health authorities and are encouraged to make all purchases prior to the flight online (e.g. checked in luggage, WIZZ Priority, fast security track), to minimize any possible physical contact at the airport. Click here to view Wizz Air’s new health and safety video, for more information.
George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to announce further expansion of our local network by adding the new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in Vilnius base. By introducing five new routes from Vilnius and two from Tallinn, we provide customers with opportunities to explore new cultures and cities. We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and expanded route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers as well as contribute to the ramp up of local tourism sector. The WIZZ team looks forward to welcoming customers old and new on-board our young and green fleet of Airbus aircraft very soon.”
In December 2020, Wizz Air will add the second Airbus A320 to the new base at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport.