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Wizz Air expanding operations at Hamburg Airport

Airline extends its Hamburg route network with flights to Riga, Vilnius and Chişinău

The airline Wizz Air is launching services to three new destinations from Hamburg Airport this winter. From 16 November, Wizz Air will fly twice weekly to the Latvian capital, Riga. From 13 December, the airline is adding a twice weekly service to Vilnius (Lithuania) to its timetable, bringing the destination back into Hamburg’s route network. And the inaugural flight on a completely new destination for Hamburg Airport is taking off today: Wizz Air now connects northern Germany with Chişinău in the Republic of Moldova.

Wizz Air is now further expanding its operations at northern Germany’s largest airport, having already added several routes from Hamburg in the summer. The airline flies, for example, to Skopje in North Macedonia and Varna in Bulgaria. Wizz Air also connects Hamburg with the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and the Romanian capital, Bucharest, with two flights per week to each of these destinations at present. There are currently three Wizz Air flights each week to Gdańsk on Poland’s Baltic coast. With the new routes, Wizz Air is flying from Hamburg Airport to a total of eight diverse destinations in eastern and southern Europe this winter. Wizz Air is the largest low cost airline group in central and eastern Europe, operating a modern fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. All Wizz Air flights can be booked online at or from travel agents.

“Wizz Air has established itself as an important bridge between northern Germany and destinations in eastern and southeastern Europe. The fact that the airline is now further expanding its operations from Hamburg Airport sends a positive signal to our passengers,” says Dirk Behrens, Director Aviation at Hamburg Airport. “Even in these difficult times, flying is a safe way to travel. To ensure this, we have clear hygiene and safety measures in place at Hamburg Airport.”

Paulina Gosk, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air: “We are delighted to celebrate the launch of new service from Hamburg to Chisinau and looking forward for
upcoming two more routes to Riga, starting on 16th November, and Vilnius, from 13th December. We believe that this milestone will bring even more truly affordable and quality air travel services to passengers. Thanks to our enhanced health and safety measures, passengers can enjoy comfortable and worry-free traveling with Wizz Air. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming passengers on board of our young and modern fleet.”

Website provides checklist and important information // Cooperation of all passengers vital
To ensure that passengers and visitors are well informed before they come to the airport, Hamburg Airport has answers to the most important questions about flying safely on its website: Here you will also find a practical checklist to help you think of everything needed to make your journey as safe as you are used to.

Hamburg Airport has introduced numerous measures on site to make it easier to observe the now familiar distancing and hygiene regulations. This includes the requirement to wear a mask, markings on the floor and on seats, plexiglass panes and disinfectant dispensers. For everyone to be able to travel safely, it is vital that passengers comply with regulations and look after themselves and one another. With a mobile service team in the terminals and on the Passenger Pier, the airport is providing additional support and information for all passengers.

Coronavirus tests also available directly at the airport
There are two coronavirus test centers at Hamburg Airport. The test center operated by the City of Hamburg and the German Red Cross in Terminal Tango provides the free mandatory tests for persons returning from RKI risk areas. The Centogene test center in Terminal 1 offers express tests, for which a fee must be paid, to the general public. Further information is available online at

No liability will be accepted for the accuracy of this information. Please contact your airline for exact flight information.

Airport Press Contact: Department of Communications