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Wizz Air announces a new base in Milan Malpensa

5 aircrafts and a network of 28 routes in 2020
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Wizz Air, Europe's fastest-growing and greenest* airline, announced its 29th base in Milan. The airline will base 5 Airbus A321 aircraft at Milan Malpensa airport in July 2020. Along with the establishment of the new base and complementing the already operated eight routes, Wizz Air announced twenty new services to eleven countries from Milan Malpensa starting from July 2020. Seats for the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app from as low as EUR 19.99.**

Italy has been on WIZZ’s map throughout its 16 years of operation. Wizz Air started flying to Italy in 2004, and since then has carried over 40 million passengers to and from Italy on its over 100 routes. Wizz Air is dedicated to developing its network to liberate the lives of its passengers through affordable travel. With the experience of providing low fare high-quality services in the past 16 years in Italy, the airline is confident that with the establishment of its newest, 29th base in Milan Malpensa, WIZZ will bring more economic growth to the region while providing affordable travel opportunities for its passengers.  The base establishment in Milan Malpensa will create over 200 new direct jobs with the airline and over 750 jobs in associated industries***.

The 5 Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twenty new routes to London Luton, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Mahon, Tenerife, Valencia, Athens, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Zakhintos, Reykjavík, Lisbon, Porto, Pristina, Marrakesh, Tallin, Tel Aviv totaling in over one million seats on sale to 28 destinations from Milan Malpensa in 2020. Wizz Air’s extensive Northern Italian network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Milan with new and exciting holiday and business destinations.

Wizz Air is an investment-grade credit-rated airline, with a fleet of an average age of 5.4 years comprising of the currently available most efficient and sustainable Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo family single-aisle aircraft. Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger). Wizz Air has the largest order book of aircraft of the state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo family which will enable the airline to further reduce its environmental footprint by 30% for every passenger until 2030.
 
Today’s announcement comes as the new era of sanitized travel begins at Wizz Air. The airline recently announced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves. Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading fogging process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution.

Sanitizing wipes are handed to each passenger upon entering the aircraft, onboard magazines have been removed from the aircraft, and any onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment. Passengers are requested to follow physical distancing measures introduced by the local health authorities and are encouraged to make all purchases prior to the flight online (e.g. checked-in luggage, WIZZ Priority, fast security track), to minimize any possible physical contact at the airport. Click here to view Wizz Air’s new health and safety video, for more information.
By adding WIZZ Flex to a booking, passengers can rest assured that if circumstances change, or they simply wish to travel on a different date, or to a different destination, they can rebook on any WIZZ flight of their choice. Providing that extra layer of protection for passenger bookings is a peace of mind during these uncertain times.
 
Wizz Air will start recruiting young and ambitious candidates for its new base. Cabin crew recruitment days are displayed here.
 
Speaking at the press conference in Milan Malpensa today, József VáradiCEO of Wizz Air Group said: ”After 16 years of successful operations to Milan Malpensa airport, I am delighted to announce our newest base here, as we see the potential and the demand for low-cost travel in Milan and the Lombardy region We are dedicated to developing our presence in Italy, and offering more affordable travel opportunities to and from Milan, while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols. Our state-of-the-art Airbus A320 and A321 neo aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travelers. Wizz Air is the lowest cost producer with the strongest liquidity position in Europe operating the youngest and economically most efficient fleet of aircraft with the lowest environmental footprint. With that in mind, I’m confident Wizz Air will make a profound impact on Italy’s economic development and the ramp-up of its tourism industry.
 

 
WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM MILAN MALPENSA
 

Destination Days Starts Fares from**
Milan Malpensa –Eindhoven Daily 3 July 2020 €19.99
Milan Malpensa – Reykjavík Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 July 2020 €44.99
Milan Malpensa – London Luton Daily 3 July 2020 €24.99
Milan Malpensa – Tel Aviv Daily 3 July 2020 €44.99
Milan Malpensa – Tenerife Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 4 July 2020 €44.99
Milan Malpensa – Gran Canaria Wednesday, Sunday 5 July 2020 €39.99
Milan Malpensa – Lisbon Daily 17 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Porto Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 17 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Valencia Daily 17 July 2020 €24.99
Milan Malpensa – Zakinthos Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 17 July 2020 €34.99
Milan Malpensa – Tallinn Tuesday, Saturday 18 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa –Pristina Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 18 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Santorini Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 31 July 2020 €34.99
Milan Malpensa – Thessaloniki Monday, Wednesday,  Friday, Sunday 31 July 2020 €24.99
Milan Malpensa – Athens Daily 31 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Corfu Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 31 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Fuerteventura Monday, Friday 31 July 2020 €39.99
Milan Malpensa – Mahon Daily 31 July 2020 €29.99
Milan Malpensa – Marrakesh Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1 August 2020 €34.99
Milan Malpensa – Rhodes Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1 August 2020 €34.99
 

About Wizz Air                                                                                          
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 121 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the financial year F20 ending 31 March 2020. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honor an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. 
 
 
* Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)
** One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage are subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. The number of seats at indicated prices are limited.
*** ACI suggests the creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year
 
For more information:
Andras Rado; Wizz Air Group; communications@wizzair.com

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