With the fallout of Air Berlin and Niki, others are seeking to take their place out of Vienna International Airport. One of those airlines that seems to be wanting a bite of the Vienna Apple Strudel is Wizz Air, who is launching nine routes out of Vienna.
On the new route list from Vienna, you will be able to connect to :
- Nice (France)
- Reykjavik (Iceland)
- Catania (Italy)
- Milan (Italy)
- Lisbon (Portugal)
- Madrid (Spain)
- Malmo (Sweden)
- Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden) ,
- Kharkiv (Ukraine)
To support the route launch, two Airbus A321 aircraft at Vienna. This is addition to the three aircraft already based at airport.
Frequencies look a bit like this
Route Commences Operates
Kharkiv 25 November 2018 Wednesday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 23 March 2019
Lisbon 22 February 2019 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Milan Malpensa 22 February 2019 Daily
Nice 22 February 2019 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Catania 23 February 2019 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Madrid 23 February 2019 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Daily from 22 March 2019)
Malmo 22 March 2019 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Stockholm Skavsta 22 March 2019 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Reykjavik 23 March 2019 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
The routes will launch between February and March 2019, with lead in prices starting at €19.99 to €49.99 depending on the route.
On the route launch George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air, states:
“Today’s announcement once again underlines our strong commitment to the Vienna market and Austria as a whole. After the opening of our Vienna base this June, in just nine months we’ll expand our operations to five based aircraft with a local team with more than 200 direct employees, while growing our low-fare network to 27 routes. Offering nearly half million seats on sale in 2018 and over 2 million in 2019 we are creating new opportunities for Austrian customers to visit some of the most beautiful cities and regions in Europe. We are sure that our excellent value service will make Wizz Air the airline of choice for Austrian travelers as well drive inbound tourism.”
So, what can we take away from this? Certainly a warning to LaudaMotion (the airline that will pick up the remains of Niki) and IAG (who are in the process of reexamining if to enter Austria), that they’ll battle for passengers when they start up services
For the Lufthansa group (via it’s Eurowings and Austrian Airlines operations), it’s another message – we’re staying at Vienna International Airport and we’re coming after your passengers.
With the changes that have gone on the area since the fall-out of Air Berlin and Niki – Vienna is hotting up to be the next battleground for passengers…
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