New Wizz Air base at Larnaca Airport

(Photo: Hermes Airports)

The European low-cost carrier, Wizz Air, has announced the opening of its 28th network base, at Larnaca, Cyprus (IATA: LCA).

The airline will base two of its Airbus A320 aircraft at Larnaca and will launch eleven new services to seven countries from LCA starting from July 2020.

Wizz Air’s launched its first Cypriot destinations in December 2010 and carried more than 800,000 passengers to and from Cyprus in 2019.

It claimed the establishment of the new Larnaca base will create more than 100 new direct jobs with the airline and even more in associated industries.

Its two A320s will support eleven new routes to Athens, Thessaloniki, Billund, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Memmingen, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Salzburg, Suceava, Turku, and Wroclaw.

Speaking at the press conference in Larnaca today (May 28), József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Group said: ”After ten years of successful operations to Larnaca International Airport, I am delighted to announce our newest base here, as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in Cyprus which is one of the most popular and rapidly developing tourist destinations.

Ms Eleni Kaloyirou, CEO of Hermes Airports, added: “We are very happy to announce today the establishment of Wizz Air’s new base at Larnaca Airport. The choice of Cyprus as the 28th base of Wizz Air at such a crucial time for the aviation industry is a great vote of confidence for us and highlights the rich prospects of Cyprus as a destination. We are confident that through the expansion of our fruitful cooperation we will significantly increase the connectivity of Cyprus to destinations we strategically target for better access, with a significant benefit for our tourism industry and the Cypriot economy at large”.