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2nd June, 2020

Wizz Air opens new bases in Europe

Hungarian-owned no-frills airline Wizz Air has opened new bases in Europe to take over positions from competitors hit by the crisis, Forbes writes.

Founder and CEO József Váradi has said on numerous occasions that Wizz Air wants to use the crisis to take the place of less efficient, more indebted competitors, the magazine writes.

Last Thursday, the company announced plans to set up a base at Malpensa airport near Milan with five planes and another at Cyprus’s largest airport in Larnaca with two aircraft.

Wizz Air then announced on Friday plans to expand its network with a new station in Salzburg from July, from where it will fly to six Central and Eastern European cities.

In addition, Wizz Air will fly from Tirana to 15 destinations in eight countries with three Airbus A320 aircraft.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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