Wizz Air to strengthen its presence at Göteborg Landvetter – will expand operations with a new direct route to Rome

2022-10-04, kl. 06:00

The European low-cost carrier Wizz Air continues to have strong confidence in the Swedish market’s wanderlust and is expanding operations with the addition of a new route from Göteborg Landvetter to Rome for its summer programme.

Wizz Air continues to expand in Sweden and is now launching another direct route from Göteborg Landvetter Airport in conjunction with its summer 2023 programme. Starting in late spring, travellers will be able to fly non-stop between western Sweden and the Italian capital. The direct air link meets the demand from both Swedish holidaymakers and people travelling to visit family, relatives and friends. The expanded access is also positive for business and tourism in this part of Sweden.

With the new service to its Rome base, Wizz Air will offer a total of eight direct routes from Gothenburg this summer to destinations in central and eastern Europe.

“It is really great that Wizz Air continues to see opportunities in the Swedish market and is expanding with another direct route from western Sweden. It will be the third direct route to Italy from Göteborg Landvetter, and the timetable is perfect for a long weekend. This expanded access has been asked for by Swedes who want to visit the fantastic city of Rome and other parts of Italy but is also important for tourism in western Sweden,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.

Wizz Air will be the only airline to fly the Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) – Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) route since it has been unserved for two years. Beginning April 30, 2023, Wizz Air will fly twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays, year-round with an Airbus 321 Neo. The aircraft type has seating for 239 passengers, and its fuel-efficient engines contribute to lower levels of emissions. Like other airlines, Wizz Air offers people the chance to carbon-offset their flight.

Tickets are now on sale at wizzair.com and via the airline’s mobile app. For more information about direct routes currently available, visit Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

About Wizz Air
Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable low cost carriers, operates a fleet of 165 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft and strives to be Europe’s greenest choice for air travel. Like other airlines, Wizz Air offers passengers the chance to carbon-offset their flight, and the fuel-efficient engines of the Airbus A320 Neo family contribute to lower emissions. A team of dedicated professionals provides superior service and very low prices, which made Wizz Air the preferred choice of 27.1 million passengers flying during the 2022 financial year (ending March 31, 2022). Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the ten safest airlines in the world by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating review agency, and in 2020 was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW), the most prestigious award that an airline or an individual can receive in recognition of the excellence of their performance, innovation and superior service.

Swedavia’s work for net zero aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability 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 climate transition work and pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year. Swedavia offers all travellers flying from one of its airports the option of buying biofuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.

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The queue situation at Göteborg is again mostly normal for the season, but we continue to occasionally have long wait times at the airport and encourage travellers to be at the airport when their check-in and/or bag drop opens. For more information about when you should be at the airport and how you can prepare for your journey, visit swedavia.com/landvetter.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se