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Wizz Air doubles capacity at Riga base

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One new aircraft, three new routes and more flights on popular routes.

Wizz Air today announced further expansion in Riga. The airline will deploy a second Airbus A320 aircraft at Riga Airport from 22 April 2015 adding 3 new services: Hamburg Lübeck, Stavanger and Liverpool will be operated twice weekly, each.

The airline has also increased frequencies on some of its most popular routes in the summer 2015 season. The London Luton service will be operated 11 times per week, while the service to Doncaster Sheffield will increase to 3 weekly flights also from 22 April 2015.

With these 3 new services Wizz Air is now offering a total of 11 routes to 6 countries from Riga.

György Abrán, Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Today’s announcement is great news for Latvia. By doubling our fleet in Riga, so soon after the base opening, we will create more travel opportunities, more local jobs and hope to stimulate local tourism. With the three new services we now offer a total of 11 international routes. We hope that our new routes and increased capacity on some existing routes will be welcomed by consumers and benefit the tourism and aviation sectors as we bring more low fares to Latvia.”

Chairman of the Board at Riga International Airport Aldis Mūrnieks said: “We are very grateful to Wizz Air for high appreciation of our mutual cooperation by opening an operating base at Riga Airport that has in such a short period of time resulted in basing a second aircraft.”


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