Wizz Air announces a new base at Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, expansion in Riga

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Wizz Air has announced a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which will be the second base for Wizz Air UK, the group’s UK-registered and based airline, alongside London Luton. The airline will allocate one Airbus A320 aircraft to the Yorkshire airport, and will launch seven new routes to add to its existing Doncaster Sheffield network of ten routes.

Wizz Air’s first flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport took off over 14 years ago, and since then Wizz has grown to be the airport’s largest carrier, with over 1 million passengers every year flying on the airline’s ultra-low central and eastern European routes. With the creation of a new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Wizz Air will launch new connections to destinations including the Spanish cities of Alicante and Malaga, Larnaca in Cyprus, Faro in Portugal, Lublin in Poland, Kosice in Slovakia and Suceava in Romania.

With the allocation of this aircraft, Wizz Air now has 11 aircraft permanently based in the UK, and the addition of these new routes from Doncaster Sheffield means WIZZ has almost 1.8 million seats on sale on its 107 routes from the UK for the remainder of 2020. The creation of this new base also follows on from Wizz Air’s recent announcements of new bases in Bacău, Dortmund, Lviv, Larnaca, Milan-Malpensa, Tirana, Saint Petersburg and the launch of over 200 new routes across the network since April 2020.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM DONCASTER SHEFFIELD

Route Operating Days Starts Fares from**
Doncaster Sheffield – Alicante Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 22 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Malaga Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Larnaca Wednesday, Sunday 25 Oct 2020 £26.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Lublin Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 22 Oct 2020 £17.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Kosice Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £17.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Faro Monday, Friday 23 Oct 2020 £21.99
Doncaster Sheffield – Suceava Wednesday, Sunday 25 Oct 2020 £21.99

 

*Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in the rolling 12 months to April 2020 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

**One-way price, including taxes, administration and other non-optional charges. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app.

***ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

In other news, Wizz Air has also  announced expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start 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.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES:

DESTINATION STARTS FARES FROM**
Riga – Bergen 15 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219
Riga – Birmingham 18 October 2020 EUR 24.99 / GBP 21.99
Riga – Billund 16 October 2020 EUR 14.99 / DKK 109
Riga – Hamburg 15 October 2020 EUR 29.99 / GBP 26.99
Riga – Reykjavik 16 October 2020 EUR 29.99
Riga – Stockholm Skavsta 15 October 2020 EUR 14.99 / SEK 159
Riga – Trondheim 18 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219
Tallinn – Bergen 15 October 2020 EUR 19.99 / NOK 219

 

* Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger)

** One-way price, including administration fee. One carry-on bag (max: 40x30x20cm) is included. Trolley bag and each piece of checked-in baggage is subject to additional fees. The price applies only to bookings made on wizzair.com and the WIZZ mobile app. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.

***ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every million carried passengers

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