Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrates the deployment of its first Vilnius-based, state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft. The first flight of the brand new aircraft took off this morning from Vilnius Airport to sunny Larnaca with almost a full plane of 226 passengers. Besides the Cyprus service, the aircraft will operate the popular Belfast, Billund, Gothenburg, Munich Memmingen, Kutaisi, Oslo Torp and Tel Aviv routes.
With 230 seats on board, the Airbus A321 is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft. The aircraft’s superior operating economics mean that Wizz Air offers more seats to more destinations at lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class. In addition to the refreshed livery, Wizz Air’s A321s feature new interior colors, a lighter cabin ambiance, soft leather seats and more cabin seating choices. On 18 September Wizz Air will deploy another Airbus A321 at is Vilnius base adding even more capacity on the most popular routes.
Wizz Air now offers 31 routes from its three Lithuanian airports, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. WIZZ has recently announced a new low-fare service from Vilnius to the year-round sunny Agadir in Morocco and will also start two Polish routes later this year connecting the Lithuanian capital with Warsaw and Gdansk.
Wizz Air’s first Vilnius flight took off in 2011 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier at Vilnius Airport. In the first 7 months of 2017, WIZZ carried 750,000 passengers on its low fare routes to and from Lithuania, which represents a 10% growth year over year. Throughout the country, Wizz Air’s operations this year will support more than 900 jobs* in associated industries.
Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the first commercial flight of our first Vilnius-based A321 aircraft, the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft in the sky. It allows us to allocate more capacity on the most popular WIZZ routes, while offering the lowest possible fares. We stay committed to our Lithuanian customers and their visitors and keep on bringing opportunities through affordable travel to the country. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board our state-of-the-art Airbus A321!”
* ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year