|Wizz Air completes summer line up of new routes from Skopje|
Wizz Air will introduce flights from Skopje to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, completing its line-up of new routes from Macedonia’s capital this summer, the Ministry for Transport has confirmed. Previously, it was announced that the no frills airline will launch new flights from Skopje to Sandefjord, Barcelona, Nuremberg and Lubeck (near Hamburg). In addition, Wizz Ar will inaugurate year-long services from Ohrid to Basel. Friedrichshafen is a small university town located on the German border with both Austria and Switzerland. The Ministry says the new flights will commence this June and will operate twice per week. Tickets will go on sale next month. The latest additions to the airline’s network come after it won an international tender to introduce new state-subsidised flights from Macedonia this year.
Wizz Air will operate flights from the Macedonian capital to a total of nineteen destinations this summer, seven of which are in Germany. Its passenger numbers at Skopje Airport soared in 2014 after basing a second aircraft in the city and introducing four new routes. The low cost carrier is estimated to have handled over half a million passengers on its flights to and from Macedonia in 2014. Wizz Air carried 15.8 million travellers across its network last year, an increase of 17% compared to 2013. The airline serves 106 destinations in 37 countries and a total of 355 routes. Its fleet consists of 54 Airbus A320 aircraft, with Skopje being one of its eighteen bases across ten countries.
Commenting on its growth, Wizz Air’s CEO, Jozsef Varadi, recently said, “2014 was another great year for Wizz Air marked by a network of more countries and destinations on more routes than ever before. We are set for further growth on the back of our continuing fleet and network expansion in 2015 to bring more low fares to more travellers in Central and Eastern Europe”. He added, “We are proud of contributing to the economic development of our markets and creating new direct and indirect job opportunities resulting from our growth”. Macedonia’s two international airports, Skopje and Ohrid, handled a combined total of 1.278.343 passengers in 2014, an increase of 20% compared to the year before.
|Wizz Air's 2015 summer network from Skopje|