Wizz Air – General Information
WizzAir is a low-cost airline, established in 2003 and registered in Hungary and Poland. Typical for the services of Wizz Air is the payment of the specific components, the usage of cheap and unloaded airports, one class of the flights, floating distribution of the seats and catering in the plane which is optional in return for additional payment. The airline uses secondary airports. This way it reduces the airports’ fees and use more rational the planes since the delays are shorter than at the rushed airports. Wizz Air was defined as the best low-cost airline in Poland from the readers of the tourist portal pasazer.com. The airline is inculcating fast as the second biggest low-cost airline in East Europe after Sky Europe. The operating subsidiary Wizz Air in Bulgaria was established in September 2005.
Main Headquarter and Flights
Concentrated on the market in Central Europe, the airline has operating bases in airport Ferihegy – Budapest, airport Sofia, Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa, airport Katowice, airport Poznan – Lawica and airport Frederic Chopin – Warsaw in Poland, airport Baneasa – Bucharest, airport Cluj-Napoca and airport Traian Vuia – Timișoara in Romania, and the international airport Boryspil in Ukraine. The main bases are in Budapest and Katowice, with secondary centers in Warsaw and Sofia.
Wizz Air performs flights for around 60 directions, including Amsterdam, Athena, Barccelona, Brussels, Cologne, Cork, Corfu, Crete, Glasgow, Budapest, Sheffield, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Katowice, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London, Malmo, Milan, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Rome, Split, Stockholm, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, etc.
Currently Wizz Air has flights from Sofia to Barcelona, Brussels, Valencia, Venice, Dortmund, London-Luton, Milan and Rome, and to Varna and back. From Burgas the destinations are fewer – Budapest, Warsaw, Katowice-Krakow, London-Luton and Poznan. From Varna there are flights to Sofia and Budapest for now, from where there are suitable connections with a number of other European destinations. Wizz Air is the first low-cost airline, which has regular flights Sofia – Varna. The Bulgarian subdivision of Wizz Air received a license and soon expects to introduce flights to Greece, Turkey and Moldova.
Wizz Air has 16 planes Airbus A320 with 189 seats each. Two more are operating under the name of Wizz Air and two more under that of Wizz Air Ukraine. In 2007 the company ordered 50 more planes from the Airbus A320 series.