Good day IFC! For the very large majority of us, these times are not good at all. Nor are they good for companies, however, Wizz Air (A Hungarian Low Cost Airline) have done nothing but expand during the pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic, Wizz Air have opened new bases, with a LOT of routes from each.
On the 5th Of May, Wizz Air UK announced the launch of six new routes from their hub, London Luton. These included Faro, Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Marrakesh and Zakynthos!
They have also launched their Wizz Air Abu Dhabi routes, linking the UAE with 5 european cities!
Later on in the month (28th May) they announced four more flights to Spain from Luton, which included: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Palma De Mallorca and Malaga.
On the same day, they also opened bases at Larnaca (Cyprus), Milan Malpensa (Italy) and Lviv (Ukraine) all with loads of routes and new aircraft, as well as adding three aircraft at Tirana (Albania), with an expansion of routes there too!
This afternoon, Wizz Air announced Three More Hubs in Bacău, Romania, St. Petesburg, Russia and Dortmund, Germany. As well as adding 3 more aircraft to Belgrade, Serbia - Increasing the routes by 9.
In an interview two months ago, Varadi (Wizz Air’s CEO) said "“This crisis will present us with opportunities,”
Wizz Air have clearly taken advantage of those opportunities, and used them to heavily increase their presence in Europe.
I am very certain that this will not be the last we hear about their mass expansion!