Posted on: 09 January 2018 by Mark Thomas
Wizz Air is investing US$331 million opening a new base operation in Vienna, Austria that will be served by three Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The Hungary-based Central and Eastern European low-fare carrier says Austria will be the 44th country in its network, and that a total of 17 new routes will be served from Vienna Airport this year. A single A320 will start operations in June, followed by two A321s in November.
Establishing the new base will also create 120 new jobs with the airline, it added. Destinations served by June will include Gdansk, Tuzla, Varna, Bari, Malta, Rome, Valencia and Tel Aviv, with Billund, Bergen, Dortmund, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Nis, Ohrid, Tenerife and Thessaloniki being served from November onwards.
A total of 450,000 seats will be on sale on the Austrian routes during the year, with 69 weekly flights to be operated by the end of 2018.