Wizz Air launches flights from Riga


Wizz Air, the largest low fare–low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that it would enter the Latvian market by opening three new routes from RIGA International Airport starting from 28 March 2010. The initial network will provide flights to London (Luton), Oslo (Torp), and Turku.


Destination Frequency Starting date:
London (Luton) 3 times a week   30 March 2010
Oslo (Torp) 3 times a week  30 March 2010
Turku 2 times a week  28 March 2010
                                                                   The flights are on sale on wizzair.com at promotional prices starting from EUR 14.99 (one way, all inclusive).   József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Wizz Air’s opening of the Riga market is a natural next step in the airline’s expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. We continue our dynamic development to reinforce our leadership position in the region to the benefit of the ever growing number of people who can now afford to fly.”   Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport, said: „We are gratified that one of the fastest growing airlines in the Central and Eastern Europe is commencing operations at RIGA International Airport. Important preconditions to our cooperation were the advantageous geographical position of Riga and our new tariff policy, which is one of the friendliest among the airports of the European capitals. I am convinced that our business relationship will be mutually productive and in the future will enable Wizz Air to expand its geography of flights from RIGA International Airport.”   Kaspars Gerhards, Minister of Transport, pointed out that the announcements of Wizz Air and several other airlines of opening new or additional flights from RIGA International Airport proved that the decision about the new tariff policy had been right. "The developments in the aviation market of Latvia show the correctness of the chosen strategy. The airport tariff policy is designed to be sustainable, transparent and what is particularly essential today – predictable – contributing to development of RIGA International Airport into a serious transfer hub in the region of Northern Europe,” said K.Gerhards.


About Wizz Air: The airline's fleet is currently consisting of 26 Airbus A320 aircraft operating from 11 bases in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Czech Republic.

Wizz Air offers flights to more than 130 destinations in Europe. In the last 12 months Wizz Air has carried more than 7.6 million passengers.