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BELGRADE (Serbia), May 19 (SeeNews) - Hungarian low-cost air carrier Wizz Air said on Friday it has delivered a second aircraft to its base in Belgrade to support its new routes - to Malta and Germany's Friedrichshafen, Nuremberg and Hanover.
The routes will be operated with two weekly frequencies as of this week.
The addition of a second aircraft to the Belgrade base involved an investment of $99 million (88.6 million euro) and will create 36 additional direct jobs, Wizz Air said in a statement.
Wizz Air has also increased the frequencies of its flight connecting Belgrade to Sweden's Malmo to five flights per week, while the frequency of the flight to Germany's Dortmund and Netherlands' Eindhoven was lifted to four weekly flights, the company said.
The frequency of the flights to Sweden's Stockholm Skavsta and Gothenburg, as well as to Germany's Munich Memmingen was increased to three per week.
"We remain committed to bringing even more exciting opportunities that can best meet our Serbian customers’ needs, while further stimulating economic and business relations in the country," Wizz Air's Communications Manager, Sorina Ratz, said in the statement.
With the second aircraft delivery, the total seat capacity on sale by Wizz Air for 2017 is increasing by 39%. The company offers more than 835,000 seats on 20 routes to seven countries available from two Serbian airports - Belgrade and Nis.
"We believe that establishing new routes, in a jubilee year, will contribute to achieving our goals along with reaching a new milestone of 5.5 million passengers," the Commercial and Marketing Director of Belgrade airport operator Aerodrom Nikola Tesla [BEL:AERO], Miodrag Mirkovic, said in the statement.
Details on the new routes commencing from Belgrade follow:
|Friedrichshafen||Monday, Friday||May 19, 2017|
|Nuremberg||Monday, Friday||May 19, 2017|
|Hanover||Tuesday, Saturday||May 20, 2017|
|Malta||Wednesday, Saturday||May 21, 2017|
The total number of passengers serviced by Wizz Air in Serbia rose by 27% on the year in the first four months of 2017, reaching 190,000, according to company data.