Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally1, celebrates today the arrival of its third aircraft to its Larnaca base. Together with the arrival of this modern aircraft, 3 new routes, including Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh will start.
Wizz Air started operations in Cyprus in 2010 and has flown over 5 million passengers on its flights during 10 years of successful operations. Wizz Air remains highly committed to Larnaca, to the Cypriot market and to offering great services paired with low fares to its distinguished passengers.
Wizz Air has been continuously expanding its network from Cyprus and now operates 31 routes to 18 countries, including these popular routes to to Paris, Yerevan, Vienna, Sofia, Varna, Prague, Copenhagen, Kutaisi, Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Debrecen, Rome, Vilnius, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Cluj-Napoca, Suceava, Iasi, Belgrade, London, and Bucharest. Moreover, the airline. Moreover, the airline has a number of exciting destinations in its Larnaca schedule to cities like Tel-Aviv, and Abu Dhabi.
The basing of the 3rd aircraft to Larnaca today reinforces the airline’s pledge to an environmentally conscious operation. The airline operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average age of 4.6 years, enabling Wizz Air to achieve its lowest ever annual carbon intensity in 2022, which amounted to 55.2 grams per passenger/km only. Wizz Air constantly works on fuel efficiency initiatives and other sustainability projects. Wizz Air is currently the largest operator of the most sustainable Airbus A321neo aircraft in Europe. The airline has an all-Airbus A321neo fleet in Larnaca. The Airbus A321neo aircraft has a 50% reduced CO2 emissions and noise pollution and burns 20% less compared to previous aircraft models.
Evelin Jeckel, Acting Network Officer at Wizz Air, said:" I am delighted to announce further expansion of Wizz Air’s network in Cyprus by adding the 3rd aircraft to our Larnaca base. Cyprus is an important market for Wizz Air, and we are constantly striving to diversify and expand our network and to offer Cypriot passengers even more affordable travel options. We are grateful to Larnaca Airport for our successful cooperation during all these years. Wizz Air now operates 31 routes from Larnaca to 18 countries in Europe and the Middle East, including recently announced flights to the unique Arabian cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our young and efficient fleet travelling from Larnaca to new and existing destinations in Europe and beyond".
Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager of Aviation Development, Marketing & Communications, said: "We are excited that Wizz Air is growing its base in Larnaca Airport. We are confident that through a fruitful collaboration, Wizz Air's expansion in Cyprus will continue, with a significant benefit to the tourism industry and the country's economy."