Wizz Air inaugurated on Wednesday its 28th base for two of its aircraft at Larnaca airport, while a third aircraft is expected to start flights in August.
Three Wizz Air flights arrived a little before 10.00am local time (7.00am GMT) at Larnaca airport and were welcomed with a water salute. Passengers were also greeted at the airport terminal by Hermes Airports, the company managing and operating Cyprus’ airports.
A total of 20 flights are scheduled on Wednesday, with 10 arrivals and 10 departures from and to Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Sofia, Athens, Thessaloniki, Copenhagen and Katowice with Wizz Air aircraft, including the two stationed in Cyprus.
Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager Aviation Development, Marketing & Communications at Hermes Airports, said that today is a very important day for Cyprus airports and welcomed the two aircraft. She added that 40 thousand passengers travelled from and to Cyprus airports in June, noting that a substantial increase in traffic is expected in July, reaching 40% of the usual capacity.
Zsuzsa Poos, Head of Customer Experience and Retail at Wizz Air, said that this was a very big day for the company, which inaugurated in Larnaca its 28th base. She recalled the first Wizz Air flight to Larnaca, 10 years ago, and said that Cyprus and Larnaca airport are among the fastest growing tourist destinations in the company’s flight program. It was high time to take the next step and open here a base, she added.
The company will include flights from and to 36 destinations in 20 countries and there will be more than one million seats available in the company’s airplanes, Poos said. During the first week of July there will be a total of 134 Wizz Air flights, 67 arrivals and 67 departures, while 42 of these flights will be done with the aircraft based in Larnaca.