Reuters: Wizz Air expands with new bases in Italy, Cyprus, Ukraine and Albania

19:24, 29 May 2020
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The airline, which is listed in London, used to be mainly focused on central and eastern Europe but is now expanding into western Europe, in Italy, Spain and Britain, Reuters said.

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The coronavirus pandemic has halted air travel, leaving many airlines struggling without revenues, but Wizz has a strong balance sheet and was one of the first airlines to restart flights.

"We see the potential to re-stimulate demand for low-cost travel and contribute to the vital recovery of tourism in these markets," said Chief Executive Jozsef Varadi.

Eleven new aircraft will be deployed at the new bases and there will be 50 new routes, the airline added in a statement on Friday.

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