Wizz Air raises the stakes on Puglia. “Today more than ever – says the president of Airports of Puglia, Antonio Maria Vasile – AdP and WizzAir, with the constant proximity of the Puglia Region, want to join their forces and their entrepreneurial skills to consolidate a recovery that promises to be very marked, both in terms of traffic growth and in terms of network expansion. With the renewal of the contract until 2026, we have given further strength to the recovery, to the rebirth, to the desire to get back on track stronger than before “.
With over 262,000 passengers carried in the first four months of this yearof which about 39,000 in Brindisi and 223,000 in Bari, and with 29 destinations served the low cost which in terms of number of destinations and market presence is the second carrier in Puglia, is contributing significantly to the recovery of traffic. To confirm this, the short-term launch of three new destinations from Bari, Olbia, Skiathos and Crete (Chania), which will be added to those already operational.
“Last year we have grown a lot – said the president of WizzAir, Robert Carey – and we have opened 7 bases in Italy, one of which in Bari. We are delighted to be the second carrier in Puglia. Our goal now is to double our fleet to 50 aircraft by 2025. Our success in Puglia was also achieved thanks to the synergy with Aeroporti di Puglia and the Puglia Region ”.
“For the future – Vasile concluded – we are aiming at expanding the international network, confident that WizzAir will take up the challenge. The hope is that as soon as possible can resume strategic connections, already successfully operated in the past by the company, to Vilnius, Riga and Tbilisithe latter route, fundamental for the large Georgian community present in Bari, as well as the start of the flight on Tel Aviv already planned and announced last year. But we don’t want to stop there: with the vector we are considering starting new routes with good potential to the Balkan area, to the United Kingdom and North Africa. We are ready, if the expansion plans provide for it, to host a third aircraft based in Bari or open an operational base also in the Salento airport of Brindisi “.