Wizz Air announced that the airline would expand its Latvian operations by adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. The new aircraft will allow the launch of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen in Norway.
With the launch of new routes, Wizz Air will operate flights on 15 routes to 10 countries from Riga with a fleet of 2 aircraft.The airline has carried approximately 3,8 million passengers on its Riga routes since 2010.
With the expansion, the low cost carrier will allocate a capacity of over 260,000 seats per year, further contributing to the Latvian aviation market and to the creation of over 35 new direct jobs and over 195 indirect jobs in the region.
“After ten successful years in Riga, today we are delighted to announce further expansion of our local network by adding the second aircraft to our Riga base,” said George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air.
“With this announcement we are adding seven new exciting routes from Riga to Bergen, Birmingham, Billund, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Stockholm Skavsta and Trondheim, as well as one new route from Tallinn to Bergen. We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers and contribute to the ramp up of Latvia’s tourism sector.”
Wizz Air’s New Routes from Riga
|Riga – Bergen||15 October 2020|
|Riga – Birmingham||18 October 2020|
|Riga – Billund||16 October 2020|
|Riga – Hamburg||15 October 2020|
|Riga – Reykjavik||16 October 2020|
|Riga – Stockholm Skavsta||15 October 2020|
|Riga – Trondheim||18 October 2020|
|Tallinn – Bergen||15 October 2020|