Wizz Air remains Europe’s fastest-growing low-cost carrier

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Wizz Air remains Europe’s fastest-growing low-cost carrier

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4 March 2019

By | 4 March 2019

The Hungarian airline is planning to boost its summer seat capacity by 17 per cent

Wizz Air is going to maintain its position of the fastest-growing budget carrier in Europe. According to the ANKER Report of FlightGlobal schedules data, the Budapest-based airline is planning to grow its seat capacity by at least 17 per cent this summer.

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air keeps on boosting its operation — Patryk Kosmider / Shutterstock Wizz Air remains Europe’s fastest-growing low-cost carrier Group Created with Sketch. Low-cost carrier Wizz Air keeps on boosting its operation — Patryk Kosmider / Shutterstock

By this significant extension in operation, the airline will overcome its rivals such as Ryanair and Vueling which will both increase the capacity by 6 per cent, or easyJet that plans to boost its operation by 5 per cent.

With 33.81 million passengers carried over 2018 alone — representing a 20 per cent increase in comparison to 2017 — Wizz Air keeps on boosting its operation. Last summer, the carrier added six airports to its network with Athens and Vienna being the busiest of them all.

Wizz Air’s fleet currently consists of 108 aircraft (71 A320s and 37 A321s) and operates at 142 airports. The biggest operation overall takes place at London Luton with 453 departures per week.

While its flights to Pescara (served from Bucharest) and Agadir (served from Budapest, Vilnius and Warsaw) have been dropped, other connections including Bremen, Castellón, Marrakech and Oslo have been added.

Recently, the carrier has announced its pledge to maintain its commitment to Poland with a new connection between Polish Gdańsk and Norwegian Bodø.

“2019 is a year we are very much looking forward to as we are adding the seven based aircraft to our Gdańsk base, opening our newest base in Krakow this spring and creating all-Airbus A321 fleets both in Warsaw and Kraków increasing Wizz Air’s Polish footprint with greater seat capacity for 2019 on our 160 routes to 28 countries,” said Wizz’s CEO, József Váradi.