06 08 - 2013

Wizz Air to boost its Macedonia fleet and routes

Wizz Air has announced the second aircraft for its Macedonian base at Skopje airport, the new Airbus A320 aircraft, which is set to be delivered in Skopje on April 16, 2014 as the airline introduces new routes from Macedonia.

This is expected to bring the total fleet investment in Wizz Air's Macedonian base to €120,6 million, and the new aircraft is planned to support operations of a total of 13 Skopje routes, increasing seat capacity in 2014 to over 680,000 thousand seats.

The airline also announced three new services to Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn and Paris Beauvais, which will all initially operate two times per week and start from April 16, 2014. Skopje – Brussels Charleroi route is to be served on Wednesdays and Sundays, while the Paris Beauvais flights are scheduled for Mondays and Fridays.

Seats on the new Skopje routes are already on sale at attractive rates, and can be booked through the company's website.

In addition, Wizz Air announced more weekly flights on the existing services to Basel Mulhouse (from three to five weekly flights); Dortmund, Munich Memmingen and Eindhoven (from two to three services per week); Gothenburg (from two to four weekly services) and Malmo (from five to seven flights).

"Wizz Air is known to stimulate air traffic in 36 countries by offering very low fares, and we clearly see that Macedonian consumers are as enthusiastic about our low fares as millions of Wizz Air passengers in Europe and beyond. We stay committed to the Macedonian market and the development of the infrastructure of low cost air travel, and in response to the high demand for Wizz Air's low fares I am thrilled to announce a new aircraft to our Skopje base," said executive vice president, Wizz Air, John Stephenson.

He added that the arrival of the second aircraft will stimulate job growth and benefit the airline's consumers.

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