Wizz Air starts Vilnius route to the “Capital of the Alps”

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Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today launches another exciting route from its Vilnius base. The newest WIZZ service connects the Lithuanian capital with Grenoble in France and, starting today, will operate on Saturdays. Seats on the route are on sale from EUR 19.99* on wizzair.com.

Located in southeastern France, Grenoble is a popular destination among winter sport lovers, who can enjoy the region’s excellent cuisine and bubbling nightlife while spending an active yet relaxing holiday in the beautiful Alps. Besides Grenoble, WIZZ will also start low-fare routes from Vilnius to Warsaw and Gothenburg in 2017.

Wizz Air, as the leading airline at Vilnius International Airport, has four aircraft and over 100 local, customer-oriented crew based in the Lithuanian capital. The airline offer flights from Kaunas and Palanga as well. In 2016, WIZZ carried 1.2 million passengers on its low fare Lithuanian routes, supporting over 900** local jobs. Wizz Air now offers a total of 30 routes from Lithuania, providing affordable access to the rest of Europe for both business and leisure travellers.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTE FROM VILNIUS

Destination

Days

Starts

Fares From*

Grenoble

Saturday

14 January

EUR 19.99

 

APPROX. BUS TRANSFER TIME FROM GRENOBLE ALPES ISÈRE AIRPORT TO KEY DESTINATIONS

Destination

Distance

Transfer time

Grenoble

45 km

45 min

Moutiers

80 km

60 min

Chamrousse (altitude 1450 m)

80 km

90 min

The 2 Alpes  (altitude 1650 m)

110 km

1 h 45 min

Alpe d’Huez (altitude 1860 m)

105 km

1 h 45 min

The Ménuires (altitude 1850 m)

115 km

1 h 50 min

Val Thorens (altitude 2300 m)

120 km

2 h

Val d’Isère (altitude 1850 m)

145 km

3 h

Tignes (altitude 2100 m)

145 km

3 h 20 min

 

Gabor Vasarhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air said:

We are delighted to start 2017 with the commencement of another exciting Vilnius route. We recommend our customers to take the opportunity, book the lowest fares quickly and spend a memorable WIZZ holiday in Grenoble, the paradise of winter sport lovers. Seats on our newest route are available from just €19.99* on wizzair.com. Our friendly Lithuanian crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight with a smile!

Bassam Jarbouai, Director Grenoble Alpes Isère said:

Grenoble Airport is a gateway to the French Alps, allowing you to land right next to the nearest ski resorts. The Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport, managed by VINCI Airports, specializes in the treatment of passengers going to ski (provides with dedicated ski mats, training of personnel etc.). The gateway to the French Alps offers possibilities for direct and fast access to the largest ski areas thanks to its numerous bus shuttles, and also by helicopter or limousine for either business customers or for those desiring tailor-made services. These efficient services allow passengers to optimize their travel time thus making the most of their stay.

Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, Chief Commercial Officer at Lithuanian airports said:

We are glad that the flight from Vilnius to already the third city of France has further extended the destinations of flights offered for winter and summer seasons. I am sure that those who are fond of skiing were pleased to hear about the flights to Grenoble which will make the ski runs in the Alps even more accessible for them now. Grenoble is also deservedly named as the students’ city – quite many Lithuanian students study here with exchange programs; therefore, we believe that the popularity of this destination will rapidly increase.

* One-way including all taxes and non-optional charges

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

14/01/2017

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