On Saturday, 13 March, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe Wizz Air with the first regular flight from the Norwegian capital Oslo opened traffic to RIGA International Airport.
„We are very satisfied with the ticket sales results for the new flights from Riga. It once more shows that there is a great demand in the local market for accessible and comfortable air trips”, said Natasha Kázmér, Head of Wizz Air Group Corporate Communications and Public Relations.
Currently there are 29 latest Airbus 320 aircraft in Wizz Air fleet, each equipped with 180 comfortable leather seats. The airline provides flights at accessible prices and high quality service throughout the entire air trip – starting from booking of a flight until landing. Moreover, Wizz Air offers a number of additional services: priority boarding, seats with bigger foot space etc. Important: for a flight from London (Luton) and Turku on-line check-in is compulsory. Soon on-line check-in will be available also for the flights from Riga to Oslo (Torp).
Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport, said: „We are very satisfied indeed that one of the fastest growing Central and East-European airlines is commencing flights from RIGA International Airport. An essential precondition for beginning of our collaboration was the advantageous geographical position of Riga and our tariff policy that is among the most attractive and competitive among the airports of the European capital cities. I am convinced that our partnership will be productive and in the future the geography of Wizz Air flights from RIGA International Airport will expand.”
Wizz Air is already the second airline that in 2010 opens flights from RIGA International Airport. In January Belarusian national carrier Belavia commenced flights between Riga and Minsk, and on 29 March RIGA International Airport will welcome Romanian flag carrier TAROM that will operate on the route Riga - Bucharest.
RIGA International Airport is the biggest air traffic hub in the Baltic states. 78 direct destinations are offered to the passengers from RIGA airport by 14 airlines. In 2009 RIGA International Airport welcomed 4 066 793 passengers.