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WizzAir to open a new base in Venice with 2 Based Aircraft and 16 new routes

Low cost carrier WizzAir has announced that it is continuing its expansion in Italy by opening up a new base in Venice with 2 Based Aircraft and 16 new routes.

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WizzAir will open its seventh Italian base at Venice Marco Polo airport. With 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the airline will offer flights to 4 domestic destinations and 12 international destinations in 9 countries.

The establishment of WizzAir’s newest base in Venice Marco Polo airport follows the opening of six bases (Milan Malpensa, Catania, Palermo, Bari, Naples and Rome Fiumicino) of the airline in Italy within just 1 year. Not only will the opening of this new base in Venice bring more economic growth to the region, but will also create over 70 new direct jobs with the airline and over 800 jobs in associated industries.

The 2 Airbus A321neo aircraft will support the operations of 16 routes to Cagliari, Naples, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Casablanca, Reykjavik, Mykonos, Santorini, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Tallinn, London Luton, Tel Aviv, Prague, Sharm el Sheikh. Wizz Air’s extensive Venice network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Venice with 3 new and exciting, currently unserved destinations such as Reykjavik, Tallinn and Fuerteventura. WizzAir already operates 10 services from Venice Marco Polo airport to Catania, Tirana, Chisinau, Skopje, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Timisoara, St. Petersburg and Kyiv Zhulyany.

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From its new base in Venice, the airline will offer flights to (start date and days of operation are also mentioned):

  • Cagliari: starting 3rd March 2022 – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Naples: starting 3rd March 2022 – Daily
  • Lamezia Terme: starting 3rd March 2022 – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Lampedusa: starting 6th March 2022 – Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Casablanca: starting 4th March 2022 – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Reykjavik: starting 2nd April 2022 – Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Mykonos: starting 1st April 2022 – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Santorini: starting 2nd April 2022 – Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Palma De Mallorca: starting 1st April 2022 – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Fuerteventura: starting 3rd April 2022 – Thursdays and Sundays
  • Tenerife: starting 31st October 2022 – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Tallinn: starting 4th March 2022 – Mondays and Fridays
  • London Luton: starting 3rd March 2022 – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Tel Aviv: starting 2nd April 2022 – Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Prague: starting 1st April 2022 – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Sharm El Sheikh: starting 1st November 2022 – Tuesdays and Saturdays

Robert Carey, President, Wizz Air Group, said:

I am delighted to announce the establishment of Wizz Air’s base at Venice Marco Polo airport. This is another important milestone for WIZZ as well as for our passengers in the region. With our 16 new services to 9 countries, building on our existing 10 services to 7 countries, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to Italy as we grow both our domestic and international Italian network. The 2 new, modern and environmentally sustainable and 50% less noisy Airbus A321neo aircraft will make sure that Wizz Air protects the gems of Venice and the neighbouring areas. Our crew can’t wait to welcome the first passengers onboard our aircraft with a smile.

Wizz Air recently launched its domestic Italian Wizz Air Discount Club. The 12 months membership provides travellers with a guaranteed discount from the ticket price of all Italian domestic Wizz Air flights above 14.99€, as well as a 2€ discount for WIZZ Priority (which is subject to availability). The Domestic Wizz Air Discount Club membership starts at 19.99€ per year.

Meanwhile, WizzAir in June 2021 announced 18 new routes from Naples in Italy.

Featured image by WizzAir

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