Hungarian headquartered low-cost carrier Wizz Air is to expand its Vienna Airport operations and base more aircraft at the gateway.
Following the base establishment with three aircraft in June this year, the airline will deploy two additional Airbus A321 at Vienna Airport by March 2019, growing its annual capacity to over two million seats.
The additional aircraft will allow Wizz Air to further diversify and expand its Vienna network.
The carrier will now operate from Austria nine new routes from Vienna to Nice in France, Reykjavik in Iceland, Catania and Milan in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid in Spain, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, and Kharkiv in Ukraine.
The newest services will commence in February and March 2019 and it will bring Wizz Air’s route network
The base establishment and the expansion of the operations represent a total investment of over $570 million, creating more than 200 direct jobs with Wizz Air.
Wizz Air chief commercial officer (COO), George Michalopoulo said it underlines the carrier’s “strong commitment to the Vienna market and Austria as a whole”.
Vienna Airport joint chief executive officer and COO, Julian Jäger added the carrier’s move show the “competitiveness” of Vienna Airport as a competitive aviation hub and high-performance gateway.