Wizz Air announces new base in Riga

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, today announced that it will open its Riga base with one new Airbus A320 on 19 June 2014. Coinciding with the delivery of the aircraft the airline will start operating 4 new routes from Riga to Barcelona, Doncaster Sheffield, Dortmund, Paris Beauvais, and increase frequencies on the services to London Luton and Oslo Torp.

With the new destinations Wizz Air is now offering 25 weekly flights on 8 routes from Latvia’s capital, representing 85% capacity growth year on year (July 2014). The airline believes its expansion in Riga will also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors as consumers will have access to more low cost services. Seats on the new Riga routes are already on sale from just EUR 19.99** and can be booked on wizzair.com.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM RIGA:

ToDaysStartsFares from**
BarcelonaWed, Sun22 June39.99 EUR
Doncaster SheffieldMon, Fri20 June
29.99 EUR
DortmundWed, Sun22 June19.99 EUR
Paris BeauvaisTue, Thu, Sat
19 June29.99 EUR

WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM RIGA:

ToFlights per week
Oslo Torpfrom 2 to 3
London Lutonfrom 7 to 8

At a press conference in Riga today, József Váradi, Wizz Air’s CEO said: "Today’s announcement underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to Latvia. We started our operations in Riga just 4 years ago and already carried 200,000 passengers in 2013. The new Riga base will not only bring a significant capital investment, but also create a number of local jobs with Wizz Air and our local business partners. Latvia is becoming our 10th country where we have established base operations. We look forward to becoming the airline of choice of Latvian consumers and visitors.”

Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport, Aldis Murnieks (Aldis Mūrnieks): "Riga International Airport has found a new strategic partner, thus further strengthening the position of Riga International Airport as the leading airport in the Baltic States. I am glad that as a result of this new cooperation the residents and visitors of Latvia will be able to enjoy new flight routes and more frequent flights in the existing Wizz Air routes."

**one way price including taxes

About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, operates a fleet of 46 Airbus A320 aircraft from 17 bases and offers more than 300 routes, connecting 96 destinations across 35 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 1,700 aviation professionals deliver superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 13,5 million passengers in 2013.

*Source: Innovata, on the basis of scheduled departing seat capacity for the year ended 31 March 2013 (“FY 2013”) and the six months ending 30 September 2013 (“H1 2014”). 1. Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a region comprised of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

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