Wizz Air took off from Ljubljana

Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europes largest low fare low cost airline launched its first flight from Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Brussels and London on 1 and 2 May respectively.

Our entry into Slovenia on the countrys EU accession anniversary is symbolic to us and it is a highly important step forward to reinforce our market leadership in Central and Eastern Europe. The booking projections on both destinations are very good and already in summer we expect 80% load factors on the new flights said Natasa Kázmér, Director of Corporate Communications of Wizz Air at the press conference at Ljubljana Airport.

Zmago Skobir, Deputy Chief Executive of Ljubljana Airport said: With the new Ljubljana-Luton and Ljubljana-Charleroi routes Wizz Air encourages residents of Belgium, Netherlands and Englad to come to Slovenia.  The new route will also bring more passengers from Italy, Austria and Croatia to Ljubljana Airport. We are very pleased that Wizz Air has expanded its already extensive programmes of scheduled air routes to include our airport. We are expecting their cooperation with Aerodrom Ljubljana to lead to a gain of around 90,000 new passengers per year.

The launch of the new flights comes in line with the airlines strategy of reinforcing its current home markets as well as expanding into more countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In the past 4 months Wizz Air has launched 28 new flights including Katowice Cork, Warsaw Gothenburg and Budapest Targu Mures, just to mention the most recent ones.

Tickets for the flights are already on sale on the airlines website, wizzair.com. or can be purchased by calling the Wizz Air call centre on +48 22 351 94 99 /+36 1 470 94 99 for as low as EUR 28 including taxes and charges

4 May 2006