Ryanair and Wizz Air both expand at Bari with Italian domestic flights this winter


Ryanair announces 17 new weekly flights from Bari this winter

Ryanair announced a +25% increase in domestic flights from Bari airport this Winter, with 17 additional flights every week from 1 December 2020. These additional flights are in response to record demand from Italian consumers, which in turn allows Ryanair to support the local economy and tourism and make it easier for Italian people to visit their friends and relatives.

Ryanair’s Bari Winter ’20 schedule will deliver:

  • Over 200 weekly flights across 23 routes.
  • 17 new weekly flights:
Destination Weekly Flights
Bologna 10 (+3)
Catania 4 (+4)
Cuneo 2 (+1)
Genoa 3 (+1)
Milan Bergamo 17 (+3)
Trieste 3 (+1)
Turin 9 (+1)
Venice 7 (+3)


  • Over 1,700 direct and indirect jobs in the region.

Bari consumers and visitors can now book a getaway as far out as October 2021*, flying on the lowest fares to domestic and international destinations including Milan Bergamo, Catania, Budapest, Krakow and Paris Beauvais among many others.

To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just €4.99, for travel until the end of December, which must be booked by midnight Saturday (24 Oct) only on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial Jason McGuinness said:

“As Italy’s largest airline, we are delighted to continue to deliver growth to the regions despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Italy has shown incredible resilience throughout this crisis and Ryanair’s growth is a response to extraordinary Italian consumer demand plus Bari airport’s continued work to deliver efficient operations and competitive airport charges.  

During the Covid-19 crisis, national connectivity is more important than ever. We are pleased to announce 17 additional weekly flights to our domestic schedule in Bari, with even more flights to destinations such as Bergamo, Bologna and Catania from 1 December 2020.

To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €4.99 for travel until the end of December, which must be booked by midnight Saturday (24 Oct). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

22 Oct 2020




Wizz Air announced its 38th base in Bari. The airline will base one Airbus A321 aircraft at Bari airport in December 2020. Along with the establishment of the new base and complementing the already operated 16 routes, Wizz Air announced 3 new routes from Bari to Bologna, Turin, Verona, 3 new routes from Milan Malpensa to Naples, Brindisi, Lamezia Terme and one new route connecting Catania with Verona, starting from December 2020. The Bari – Milan Malpensa route’s frequency will be raised from seven to eleven flights per week. The airline announced today also. Seats for the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app from as low as EUR 4.99**.

To celebrate Wizz Air’s expansion in Italy, the airline is offering today a deal on 10,000 tickets at EUR 1*** price for Italian domestic routes booked on wizzair.com on 22 October 2020 for an unlimited travel period.

The further development of Wizz Air’s offering from Bari, Milan Malpensa and Catania, as well as the establishment of its 3rd Italian base in Bari, underpins the airline’s long term commitment to bring even more affordable and greener travel opportunities to its Italian travellers. Wizz Air started flying to Bari in 2010, and since then has carried almost 1 million passengers to and from that city. The base establishment will create over 40 new direct jobs. With this investment, Wizz Air will contribute to economic development and create hundreds of new jobs in the local job market****.

Wizz Air is a financially stable, investment-grade credit-rated airline flying a young and modern fleet with an average age of 5 years, comprising of 134 most efficient and sustainable Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo family single-aisle aircraft. The A320neo and A321neo have pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20 percent less fuel burn and nearly a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft. This next-age technology aircraft enables Wizz Air to become the greenest airline and lowest cost producer in Europe. Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 g/km/passenger). The airline continues to take deliveries of its order book of over 250 state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo family aircraft which will enable the carrier to sustainably run its operations on the long run and further reduce its environmental footprint by 30% for every passenger until 2030. Wizz Air is dedicated to sustainable and environmentally friendly operations.

This growth comes with the new era of sanitised travel, with Wizz Air having led the industry restart by saying ‘yes to flyingand implementing stringent health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew. Whilst the HEPA filters of all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.97% of viruses and bacteria from the air, Wizz Air’s new protocols support physical distancing guidelines, ensure an ultra-clean environment on board and reduce any non-essential human interaction and physical contact, so that WIZZ passengers can feel confident that they are travelling to their destination safely.

By adding WIZZ Flex to a booking, passengers can rest assured that if circumstances change, or they simply wish to travel on a different date, or to a different destination, they can rebook on any WIZZ flight of their choice. Providing that extra layer of protection for passenger bookings, is a peace of mind during these uncertain times.

George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air, said: “Today’s announcement underlines our commitment to Italy and the strength of the Wizz Air business model, as we continue to expand our footprint during this challenging time for the industry. The creation of our third base in Italy with one state-of-the-art modern aircraft emphasizes the importance of the Italian market for our operations. We’re delighted to introducing new ultra-low fares domestic routes – three form Bari, three from Milan Malpensa, one connecting Verona and Catania. By keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols, we are confident that Wizz Air’s attractive fares and great route network will make travel affordable to ever more passengers in Italy.”

Tiziano Onesti, President of Aeroporti di Puglia, added: Today’s agreement with Wizz Air seals a collaboration that began in 2009 and developed in continuity with AdP’s strategy of expanding the markets served, with particular reference to the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, as well as diversifying the offer from part of international and low cost carriers. With this agreement, AdP and Wizz Air are also focusing on the national market which immediately represents the main driver of a hoped-for rapid recovery in air transport. It is not just about inaugurating or announcing a route; today Wizz opens a base in Puglia, we become even more partners and we share together the development of Connections that see Bari, first, and Brindisi, later, as points of reference for a shared growth of the network. This is the sense of opening an operational base in Puglia, not just a simple destination but a location that is part of a broader and therefore strategic industrial project. All this in order to re-engage the traffic growth dynamics of the Apulian airports, already programmed in the Strategic Plan. Furthermore, despite the contingent pandemic crisis situation, Wizz Air is strengthening and renewing the air fleet with the new low emission A321 Neo, in line with the objectives that AdP also sets itself, among the few European airports adhering to the Global Compact of the UN, for the protection of the environment. The agreement with Wizz Air can only help stimulate all operators in the Apulian Territory, public and private, in order to create, together with the airports, an ecosystem that allows Puglia to continue to be a place of attraction for tourist flows. of industrial settlements, research and development and opportunities


Route Operating Days Starts Fares from**
BARI – BOLOGNA daily 17 December 2020 EUR 4.99
BARI – VERONA Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 17 December 2020 EUR 4.99
BARI – TURIN Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 18 December 2020 EUR 4.99
CATANIA – VERONA Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 17 December 2020 EUR 4.99
MILAN MALPENSA – BRINDISI daily 10 December 2020 EUR 4.99
MILAN MALPENSA – LAMEZIA TERME daily 15 December 2020 EUR 4.99
MILAN MALPENSA – NAPLES Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday x2

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday x1

17 December 2020 EUR 4.99



Destination Frequency update

* 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.

*** 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. The indicated number of tickets (10.000) at EUR 1 price applies on 22 October 2020 for selected Italy domestic flights.

**** ACI suggests the creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

Oct 22, 2020, 11:00



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