MAY 19TH, 2017
Wizz Air Celebrates The Expansion Of Its Operations In Serbia
Wizz Air, celebrated today its expansion in Serbia with a Special Seat Sale slashing up to 30%* off on all flights, on bookings made today, 19 May, until midnight. On this day, the second based aircraft joins the Belgrade fleet, four new routes are commencing this week and passenger traffic has increased by 27% during the first four months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. The modern 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft will support the new services from Belgrade to Friedrichshafen, Nuremberg, Hanover and Malta. Passengers planning their holidays or weekend getaways to any of these popular destinations can book their tickets on wizzair.com from only RSD1799*.
The new aircraft represents an investment of further $ 99 million** by WIZZ in Serbia, and will create 36 additional direct jobs with Wizz Air in Belgrade. The new routes, long-awaited by Serbian travellers, to Friedrichshafen, Nuremberg, Hanover and Malta will each be operated withtwo weekly frequencies. Along with the new connections, WIZZ is increasing the weekly frequencies to some of the most popular destinations from Belgrade and offering more opportunities to its customers to travel to Malmo (5 flights/week), Dortmund and Eindhoven (4 flights/ week), Gothenburg, Munich Memmingen and Stockholm Skavsta (3 flights/week).
Since the beginning of 2017, almost 190,000 Serbian passengers have enjoyed WIZZ low-fare services, representing a traffic growth of 27% year on year. With the second aircraft delivery, the total seat capacity on sale for 2017 is increasing by 39%, offering more than 835,000 seats on 20routes to7 countries available from two Serbian airports: Belgrade and Niš.
Wizz Air, the pioneer of high quality and low-fares air travel in Serbia market, is dedicated to its Serbian customers since 2010 and continues expanding its operations in the country and bringing even more low-fare travel opportunities for its passengers. In March 2011, Belgrade became WIZZ’s 13th base with one modern Airbus A320, creating 36 new direct jobs with the airline and in 2015 the operations were expanded to a second Serbian airport, in Niš, bringing WIZZ low fares to South Serbia. In more than7 years of successful operations in Serbia, the airline carried in total over 2.8 million passengers. In 2016, with 19% growth, more than half a million passengers were carried on WIZZ routes, supporting over 400 local jobs*** in aviation and tourism industries, and further stimulating tourism and business environment in the country.
Speaking at a press conference in Belgrade, Sorina Ratz, Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said:“After six years of successful operations of our Belgrade base, today we are celebrating remarkable results in Serbia, the deployment of our second aircraft and more low-fare routes. As the leading low-cost carrier in Serbia, our investment in the country of over $ 198 million**, created affordable travel opportunities for our passengers and since the beginning of 2017,our traffic numbers increased by27% year on year. In 2017, with the new routes to Friedrichshafen, Nuremberg, Hanover and Malta, we further expand our Belgrade offer to a total of 15services across 7 countries. We remain committed to bringing even more exciting opportunities that can best meet our Serbian customers’ needs, while further stimulating economic and business relations in the country. On this special day, we are delighted to offer all our customers a great opportunity to explore more with a discount of up to 30%* and bring even lower fares to our passengers, for bookings made today until midnight!”
Miodrag Mirković, Commercial and Marketing Director of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, said: „We are pleased to welcome the expansion of Wizz Air with four new routes and the deployment of the second aircraft to its Belgrade base. I would like to welcome all new passengers. We are always more than happy to have new routes and better offers for our travelers. As a regional rising star with 1.37 million passengers from the beginning of the year, which is 11% more than the previous year, Nikola Tesla Belgrade Airport will give its best to be a good host and we assure that all our customers will be satisfied. We believe that establishing new routes, in a jubilee year, will contribute to achieving our goals along with reaching a new milestone of 5.5 million passengers.”