Wizz Air has announced that it is expanding its presence in Cyprus by launching five new routes and adding a third aircraft to its Larnaca base.

    The new Airbus A320 will join the fleet on 1 August, enabling the start of five new routes from Larnaca to Paris Beauvais, Eindhoven, Prague, Gdansk and Heraklion as well as the increase of frequency of the airline’s existing Athens route.

    The low-cost airline announced the opening of its Larnaca base less than a month ago by allocating two of its aircraft and adding 11 routes to its Larnaca network. 

    By this summer, the airline will have a fleet of three modern, state-of-the-art aircraft at its Larnaca base. 

    Since 2010 the airline has carried more than 2.5 million passengers on its Larnaca routes. With the five new routes, the airline will now offer more than 1 million seats in the airline’s Larnaca network in 2020. 

    CEO of Wizz Air Holding, József Váradi, said: “Today we have some great news for Cypriot travellers and those who wish to visit the country. I am delighted that only a few weeks after announcing the establishment of our Larnaca base, today I can announce the 3rd Larnaca based aircraft, and 5 additional low fare routes connecting Cyprus with the rest of Europe.

    “The Wizz team is devoted to developing its presence in Cyprus, and with our biggest ever network of 36 routes from Larnaca, we offer ever more affordable travel opportunities.

    “We are delighted to add new exciting connections today while keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols.  We are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares and great route network will contribute to the ramp up of Cyprus’s tourism sector.”

    Last week, Wizz Air announced its first Russian base in St Petersburg, representing the 32nd base in the airline’s network.

    Visit wizzair.com for more information.