From the beginning of July, the Albanian capital is one of the new bases of the Hungarian low-cost carrier, Wizz Air. The airline has already based the first aircraft Airbus A320 at Tirana International Airport (TIA), complementing the already operated ten routes.
Wizz Air added 15 new routes to eight countries from Tirana, bringing the total to 25 destinations from the country’s airport. The two other aircraft are expected to arrive in two weeks’ time, the company announced.
The three Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of fifteen new routes to Beauvais (Paris), Charleroi (Brussels), Eindhoven, Mulhouse Euroairport, Karlsruhe/Baden-baden, Hamburg, Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt Hahn, Prague, Heraklion, Rhodes, Bari, Catania, Milan Malpensa and Torino, totalling in over 800 thousand seats on sale to 25 destinations from Tirana in 2020.
Wizz Air’s growing Albanian network will support local tourism, bring more capital to the region as well as connect Tirana with new and exciting destinations, the company says.
The airline recently announced a range of enhanced hygiene measures, to ensure the health and safety of its customers and crew. As part of these new protocols, throughout the flight, both cabin crew and passengers are required to wear face masks, with cabin crew also required to wear gloves.
Since the middle of March, after COVID-19 outbreak, TIA traffic was strongly reduced. But currently the airport has resumed the flights, still under restrictions from the European Union related to the free movement.