Wizz Air Announces A New Base In Larnaca
Wizz Air, Europe's fastest growing and greenest* airline announced today the allocation of the 3rd aircraft to its Larnaka base. The new Airbus A320 will join the fleet on 1 August 2020, enabling the start of five new routes from Larnaka to Paris Beauvais, Eindhoven, Prague, Gdansk and Heraklion as well as the increase of frequency of the airline’s existing Athens route. The new low fare routes are already on sale on wizzair.com and in the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as EUR 19.99**.
WIZZ announced the opening of its Larnaka base less than a month ago by allocating 2 aircraft and adding eleven routes to the airline’s Larnaka network. Wizz Air’s history in Cyprus dates back a decade when the first flight landed in December 2010. The airline has carried over 800 thousand passengers to and from Cyprus in 2019.
With today’s announcement by this summer the airline will have a fleet of three modern, state-of-the-art aircraft at its Larnaka base. Wizz Air remains highly committed to Larnaka, Cyprus and to offering great services paired with low fares to its distinguished passengers. The newly allocated capacity of over 280,000 seats per year will further contribute to the Cypriot aviation market and to the creation of over thirty new direct jobs with Wizz Air. Together with these five new services Wizz Air now offers 36 routes to 20 countries from Larnaka.
Since 2010 the airline has carried more than 2.5 million passengers on its Larnaka routes. WIZZ’s fast-growing operations in the country will further stimulate the local economy, by increasing employment in Cyprus’ aviation and tourism sectors and supporting more than 750 local jobs in the associated industries*** in 2020.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Holding added: “Today we have some great news for Cypriot travellers and those who wish to visit the country. I am delighted that only a few weeks after announcing the establishment of our Larnaka base, today I can announce the 3rd Larnaka based aircraft, and 5 additional low fare routes connecting Cyprus with the rest of Europe. The WIZZ team is devoted to developing its presence in Cyprus, and with our biggest ever network of 36 routes from Larnaka, we offer ever more affordable travel opportunities. We are delighted to add new exciting connections today while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols. We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will contribute to the ramp up of Cyprus’s tourism sector.”