|Wizz Air introduces new flights from Niš, Skopje and Ohrid|
Wizz Air will be expanding its presence in Serbia and Macedonia this summer with the introduction of new flights to Niš and the addition of five new routes from Skopje and one from Ohrid. The low cost airline will introduce three weekly flights from Niš, in Serbia’s south-east, to Malmo on June 25. The new service will operate alongside its planned two weekly flights to Basel, which begin on July 3. “We are delighted to announce our expansion from Niš. Only a month after we announced our first route, from Niš to Basel, we are now adding our second to Malmo in Sweden”, John Stephenson, Wizz Air’s Executive Vice President, said. He added that while the airline does not plan to introduce additional services from Niš by the end of the year, flights to Germany might be considered in 2015. The Mayor of Niš, Zoran Perišić, says the new route will connect the Serbian diaspora living in Sweden with their homeland. Coupled with its Belgrade base, Wizz Air now offers a total of twelve destinations to seven countries from Serbia.
In Skopje, Wizz Air officially announced its expansion in Macedonia, which was reported on extensively over the past month. The airline will deploy a third Airbus A320 aircraft at its Skopje base from June 29, adding five new services from the Macedonian capital to Friedrischshafen, Sandefjord, Barcelona, Lubeck and Nuremberg. Each new route will be operated twice per week. The new aircraft will allow Wizz Air to increase its number of weekly flights on existing routes from Skopje to Cologne, Frankfurt Hahn, Paris Beauvais and Bergamo, from two to three per week, as well as to Gothenburg, from three to four weekly flights, and Malmo, from five weekly flights to a daily service. Wizz Air also announced operations from Macedonia’s second international airport, Ohrid, with a new service to Basel launching July 1 and operating twice a week.
Commenting on its expansion in Macedonia, the airline’s Executive Vice President said, "Today’s announcement is great news for Macedonia. By expanding our Skopje fleet and adding Ohrid to our route network, we create more travel opportunities and a greater choice of destinations. This is expected to create more local jobs as well as further stimulate tourism in Macedonia. We expect that our six new services and the increased capacity on existing services will be welcomed by consumers as we bring more low fares to Macedonia”. Wizz Air handled over half a million passengers from Skopje last year. It now offers a total of twenty routes to ten countries from Macedonia.
Tickets for the newly announced services are already on sale through the airline's website.