MIAIRPORTS_ARTICLE Milano Malpensa the new base of Wizz Air
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Milano Malpensa the new base of Wizz Air

5 based aircraft and a network of 28 routes from July 2020
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On May 28th, Wizz Air announced its 29th base in Milan and the opening of 20 new routes in July on top of the 8 routes already available. The airline will base 5 Airbus A321 aircraft at Milano Malpensa airport in July 2020. The aircrafts will support the operations of twenty new routes to eleven countries to London Luton, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Mahon, Tenerife, Valencia, Athens, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Zakhintos, Reykjavík, Lisbon, Porto, Pristina, Marrakesh, Tallin, Tel Aviv totalling in over one million seats on sale to 28 destinations from Milan Malpensa in 2020.
Seats for the new routes can already be booked on wizzair.com or on the airline’s app. 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.
 
Speaking at the press conference in Milan Malpensa, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air Group said: ”After 16 years of successful operations to Milan Malpensa airport, I am delighted to announce our newest base here, as we see the potential and the demand for low cost travel in Milan and the Lombardy region We are dedicated to developing our presence in Italy, and offering more affordable travel opportunities to and from Milan, while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols. Our state-of-the-art Airbus A320 and A321 neo aircraft as well as our enhanced protective measures will ensure the best possible sanitary conditions for travellers. Wizz Air is the lowest cost producer with the strongest liquidity position in Europe operating the youngest and economically most efficient fleet of aircraft with the lowest environmental footprint. With that in mind I’m confident Wizz Air will make a profound impact on Italy’s economic development and the ramp up of its tourism industry.”
 
We are very proud that Wizz air has chosen Milan Malpensa as its base in Italy - said Armando Brunini, CEO of SEA Milan Airports. Once again, the market rewards Malpensa and confirms its ability to attract Airlines and investments. Despite the biggest air transport crisis ever, Wizz Air has decided to position its first Italian base in Milan. The work to recover the volumes of passengers from the pre-crisis it is obviously still long and very difficult, however the response of the European and World airlines that are already planning the repositioning of their fleets on our airport is an excellent sign of encouragement not only for Malpensa but also for Milan and Lombardy.”
 
The announcement came as the new era of sanitized travel begins at Wizz Air. The airline recently announced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear facemasks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves. Wizz Air’s aircraft are regularly put through an industry-leading fogging process with an antiviral solution and, following WIZZ’s stringent daily cleaning schedule, all of the airline’s aircraft are further disinfected overnight with the same antiviral solution. Sanitising wipes are handed to each passenger upon entering the aircraft, onboard magazines have been removed from the aircraft, and any onboard purchases are encouraged to be made by contactless payment.
 
Click here to view Wizz Air’s new health and safety video.
See the Wizz Air’s press release for more information: https://www.milanairports.com/en/world-routes/wizzair-malpensa
 

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Passengers are informed that commercial aviation traffic will be redirected to Terminal 1 of Milano Malpensa Airport, with the temporary closure of Terminal 2. Starting from Monday, July 13, Linate airport will resume its operations.
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