Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe and Europe’s greenest airline* announced today its 1 Russian base in Saint Petersburg, which represents the 32 base in the airline network. From September 2020, 1 Airbus A320 aircraft will be based at Pulkovo Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced 5 new services to 5 countries from Saint Petersburg starting from 18 September 2020. Tickets for all new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app from as low as EUR 24.99**.
Wizz Air is dedicated to developing its network and offer great opportunities to its passengers through affordable travel. First Wizz Air flight took off from Saint Petersburg in 2017 and to date WIZZ has carried over 250,000 passengers on its Saint Petersburg routes. With the experience of providing low fare and high quality services in the past years in Russia, the airline is confident that with the establishment of its first Russian base in Saint Petersburg, it will bring even more exciting opportunities for affordable travel, as well as continues to further stimulate Russia’s tourism and hospitality industries.
The Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of 5 new routes to: Salzburg (Austria), Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden) and Malta.
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.
Sanitising 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.
Starting from June 17 2020, Ukrainian passengers are able to plan their next travel by choosing among the following destinations and countries: Athens (Greece), Billund and Copenhagen (Denmark), Tallinn (Estonia), Berlin Schoenefeld, Cologne, Dortmund, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Memmingen, Bremen, Nuremberg (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and London Luton (UK).
Paulina Gosk, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are pleased to reopen our base at Kyiv International Airport starting from June 17,2020. Moreover, we have recently announced a new base in Lviv and a launch of 7 new routes which underlines our commitment tothe Ukrainian market and strengthens our desire to expand WIZZ presence in Ukraine. Offering these new travel opportunities, Wizz Air has implemented additional security measures as we want our passengers to enjoy traveling while staying safe and comfortable.”
Wizz Air has also reopened its bases in Sibiu and Timișoara and announced Craiova base reopening for 19 June. Passengers can book flights on a total of 35 routes to some of the most popular countries such as: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Flights to these countries have also been resumed from the other bases and airport Wizz Air operates from in Romania.
„We are pleased to reopen our bases in Sibiu, Craiova and Timisoara and resume more flights which allow Romanians to travel visit their relatives living abroad, for business reasons and to take rest during the holidays. Our primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of our passengers and crew. We have implemented numbers of protective measures to ensure the most sanitary conditions possible. We are ready to welcome passengers on board!”
Source: Wizz Air Press Release