Low-cost airline Wizz Air announced today (September 1, 2010) that it would launch flights to five new destinations from Belgrade.
- Starting December 15th, Wizz Air will be flying from Belgrade to Rome and Malmoe, while the flights from Belgrade to Stockholm, Eindhoven, and Munich will be launched in April 2011 - Wizz Air Director General Joszef Varadi announced at the press conference.
Wizz Air already operates flights from Belgrade to London and Dortmund.
Mr. Varadi said that the company had decided to open an operative base in Belgrade, that is, to have one of its Airbus 320 airplanes stationed in Belgrade. He announced that between 30 and 40 people in Serbia would get jobs in the company in the first phase.
According to Mr. Varadi, the aim of the company is to become the leader in Serbian market. He said that it would contribute to development of Serbian economy in that way.
Mr. Varadi stated that Wizz Air had achieved about 30% better results in the past three years, i.e. ever since the economic crisis had started, and that the company planned to transport 10m passengers by the end of 2010.
Nikola Tesla Airport Director Velimir Radosavljevic said that the number of passengers in August had grown by 20% against the same period in 2009, so that about 359,000 passengers were using that airport in that period.