As already published in the last 48 hours, Wizz Air has announced the launch of four new bases (Milan Malpensa, Larnaca, Lviv and Tirana), the expansion of London Luton, and new stations at Salzburg, Menorca, Santorini and Skiathos as of July. This represents 55 new routes and has positive consequences for the airports of Brussels South Charleroi and Eindhoven catering for many Belgian travellers.
Charleroi Airport will be served from Tirana Airport Nënë Tereza, initially with 2 flights per week (Wednesdays and Sundays), a frequency that will increase to 3 flights per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) on 20 July and 4 flights per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) on 1 August, by 180-seat Airbus A320 based in the Albanian capital.
Philippe VERDONCK, Chief Executive Officer of Brussels South Charleroi Airport, announces: “We can only thank Wizz Air for the trust they have placed in Brussels South Charleroi Airport. After announcing the launch of a direct line between Vienna and Brussels-Charleroi, we are delighted to see Tirana added to the choice of destinations available from our airport. Commercial flights will be restarting from our tarmac on 15 June 2020. This resumption of flights will be partial and gradual, and organised in close collaboration with all the stakeholders working at Brussels-Charleroi airport to guarantee the best service, in optimum security conditions.”
From July 3, Wizz Air flies daily between Eindhoven Airport and Milan Malpensa in Italy. The flight is operated with a 230-seat Airbus A321. Milan Malpensa is an important addition to the Eindhoven Airport destination network. It is a fast and therefore attractive connection between two major economic regions for business travellers.
From July 2, WizzAir flies three times a week between Eindhoven Airport and Tirana, the capital of Albania. This is the only connection between the Netherlands and Albania. The flights (on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) are operated with a 180-seat Airbus A320.
Roel Hellemons, director of Eindhoven Airport: “It is certainly a very positive signal in the current uncertain times that new routes to and from the Brainport region are being started up. This says something about the international position of our region and about the opportunities for the future. We, therefore, believe it is very important to continue to fulfil the role of connector for our region.”