Wizz Air has officially made Larnaca, Cyprus, its 28th base, and in July 2020, the carrier will base two Airbus A320 aircraft at Larnaca International Airport.
Complementing this news, Wizz Air has shed light on 11 brand-new routes to seven countries from Larnaca, which are due to begin in July. These include Athens, Thessaloniki, Billund, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Memmingen, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Salzburg, Suceava, Turku and Wroclaw.
The establishment of the base will result in more than 100 new jobs, while Wizz Air’s extensive network will support Cyprus’s economy as well as connect the island to new destinations.
Remarking on the good news was CEO, Wizz Air Group, József Váradi: “After 10 years of successful operations to Larnaca International Airport, I am delighted to announce our newest base here, as we see the potential and the demand for low-cost travel in Cyprus, which is one of the most popular and rapidly developing tourist destinations. We are dedicated to developing our presence in Cyprus and offering more affordable travel opportunities to and from Larnaca, while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols.”
Váradi added: “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 travellers. 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 Cyprus’ economic development and the ramp up of its tourism industry.”
Meanwhile, Cyprus’ Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Yiannis Karousos declared: “[We] are pleased to announce that the restoration of Cyprus’ connectivity is launched in the best way possible, as it is combined with the establishment of a base by an important airline, Wizz Air, with flights to destinations that we did not have adequate connectivity to until today, with exceptional benefits for the economy of our country.”
Finally, CEO, Hermes Airports, Eleni Kalovirou said: “We are very happy to announce today the establishment of Wizz Air’s new base at Larnaca International Airport. The choice of Cyprus as the 28th base of Wizz Air at such a crucial time for the aviation industry is a great vote of confidence for us and highlights the rich prospects of Cyprus as a destination. We are confident that through the expansion of our fruitful cooperation we will significantly increase the connectivity of Cyprus to destinations we strategically target for better access, with a significant benefit for our tourism industry and the Cypriot economy at large.”