Wizz Air establishes operations at Arlanda – will launch two new direct routes
2023-09-26, kl. 10:04
The ultra low-cost carrier Wizz Air is continuing its expansion with its sights set on Sweden's largest airport. Starting 31 October 2023, the airline will launch two new routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Budapest and Gdansk.
Wizz Air is one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and currently operates from two more of Swedavia's airports: Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Malmö Airport. The airline has now set its sights on Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and starting 31 October this year, it will be launching two new direct routes to Budapest and Gdansk. The routes will be operated with the Airbus A320 and A321.
The new routes will be a welcome addition as well as a complement to Stockholm Arlanda's existing direct routes to Europe. It will also provide a boost to the tourism industry in Stockholm and Sweden. Indeed there is an increased interest in visiting Stockholm from both Poland and Hungary and flight accessibility is an important parameter given our location in Europe.
Tourism to Hungary and Poland from Sweden has also increased in popularity in recent years and has had a strong recovery since the pandemic. Budapest, with its thermal baths, historic architecture, shopping and storied history is a popular destination for Swedish tourists, not to mention Gdansk, with its rich culture and ideal location on the Polish Riviera, which attracts plenty of visitors
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Wizz Air to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and we look forward to continuing to build on our long cooperation with the company. The new direct routes not only improve access to Europe from the Stockholm region, but also access to Sweden. Swedavia's role is to enable people to meet, and Wizz Air's presence at Stockholm Arlanda will not only be appreciated by those who want to travel to visit family and friends, but also by Swedish tourists who want to discover Hungary and Poland and vice versa as well as by those who travel for business", says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.
“We are delighted to add Arlanda as our newest station to our evergrowing network and with that offer flights to our customers to the biggest airport of Sweden’s capital. We are positive that our passengers travelling from Stockholm will appreciate the proximity of the airport and will fly with us to exciting destinations, which will also translate into saved time and money thanks to a shorter trip between downtown and the airport. Our crew is looking forward to welcoming our passengers on board of one of the youngest and modern WIZZ fleet starting from 31st of October”, says Zsuzsa Trubek, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air.
Starting 31 October 2023, Wizz Air will operate Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) 4 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) 14 times a week.
Tickets are on sale at www.wizzair.com. For more information about current routes at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, visit: swedavia.se/arlanda.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable low-cost carriers and strives to be the greenest choice for air travel, leading the industry by example. Wizz Air operates with the lowest carbon emissions per passenger/km against all competitor airlines, which amounted to 53.8 grams in the financial year 2023. Wizz Air has invested heavily in its fleet by adding new and replacing older aircraft with the Airbus A321neo aircraft, which offers a 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions compared to the previous generation aircraft. The airline has also established its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) strategy and already partnered with four SAF suppliers across Europe. Wizz Air was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and the Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards in 2019 and in 2023. Wizz Air has also been recognised as the “Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline” within the World Finance Sustainability Awards in 2021−2023 and the „Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year” by the CAPA-Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022.
Swedavia’s work for fossil-free aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious climate work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s energy transition work and its pioneering work to run climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year. Swedavia offers all passengers flying from one of Swedavia’s airports the chance to purchase sustainable aviation fuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.
For further information, contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 00 00 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.