Wizz Air heads from Belgrade to Cyprus
Wizz Air has announced it will launch flights from its Belgrade base to Larnaca in Cyprus next summer season. The airline will inaugurate two weekly flights between the two cities starting March 30. Services will operate every Wednesday and Sunday with tickets already on sale. The low cost airline will compete directly against Air Serbia on the route. However, the two airlines will likely have a different customer base with Wizz Air putting greater emphasis on point-to-point travellers and holiday makers while Air Serbia will focus on transit passengers.
Larnaca becomes Wizz Air’s eleventh destination to be served out of Belgrade with further flight details available here. The low cost airline will also resume seasonal services from the Serbian capital to Sandefjord in Norway next summer. This year, Wizz Air based its second aircraft in Belgrade and launched new flights to Beauvais as well as seasonal services to the Greek islands and Sandefjord. Compared to last year, Wizz Air increased its flight offer from Belgrade by 58%, with 41 weekly departures from the city during the summer.
Wizz Air’s announcement tops of a big week for Belgrade Airport. During the weekend TAP Portugal announced the launch of its flights from Lisbon next summer. On Monday B&H Airlines inaugurated four weekly flights from Sarajevo, which will increase to daily next summer season. Yesterday, with a 100% load factor and 169 passengers on board, Swiss International Air Lines launched services from Geneva. The return service saw 93 passengers. Swiss will be joined by easyJet and Etihad Regional which will launch flights between the two cities next year. In addition, Vueling Airlines will inaugurate flights from Barcelona while Air Serbia will launch services to Budapest, Kiev, Sofia, Varna, Beirut and Warsaw next summer season as well. The airport estimates it will see passenger growth of up to 20% this December.