Wizz Air announces Belgrade base with 5 extra routes

Wizz Air is to establish its 13th operating base in Belgrade, Serbia, starting in April 2011, initially deploying one brand new Airbus A320 there and adding five new routes.

The new services will operate from Belgrade to Rome Fiumicino, Malmo, Stockholm-Skvasta, Eindhoven, and Munich-Memmingen, adding to the current routes to London and Dortmund.

The services to Rome (3 a week) and Malmo (twice weekly) start on 15 December, the twice-weekly service to Eindhoven on 1 April and those to Stockholm and Memmingen (both twice weekly) on 3 April.

“We are extremely delighted to reach our next expansion milestone,” commented Jozsef Varadi, chief executive officer of Wizz Air. “The opening of the Belgrade base will allow many Serbian people and visitors to enjoy our truly low fares coupled with excellent travel experience of an ever growing Wizz route network. Beyond further enhancing the travel opportunities on the Serbian market we will create hundreds of local jobs and significant revenue uplift for Serbia’s tourism industry.”

Wizz Air carried 9.2 million passengers in the last 12 months. The airline’s fleet currently consists of 34 Airbus A320s operating from 12 bases in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

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