LONDON – Wizz Air (W6) has announced Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) as its new base in Italy. The airline will base four A321neo at FCO in July 2021.

The W6 announcement of its new base was accompanied by the launch of 32 new routes to 19 countries that will complement the 25 routes already operated by the airline from FCO and Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA).

WIZZ AIR HA-LYF AIRBUS A320-232(WL). Photo: Fabrizio Spicuglia/Airways

32 New Routes

The 4 Airbus A321neo aircraft will support the operations of 32 new routes to London Luton, Liverpool, Eindhoven, Sofia, Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Zante, Heraklion, Larnaca, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Sharm el-sheik, Hurghada, Alexandria, Kharkiv, Pristina, Antalya, Bodrum, Keflavik, Tirgu Mures, Constanza, Satu Mare, Dubrovnik, Split, Faro, Nice, Prague, Tallinn for a total of 57 destinations from Rome in 2021.

All the above routes will start in July, 2021.

Wizz’s Airbus A321-271Neo slowing down in Bergamo Airport (BGY). Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Statement from Wizz Air’s Chief Commercial Officer

George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air Group, said, “I am delighted to announce our new base at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Wizz Air’s fifth Italian base underscores our commitment to continue investing in Italy by supporting both Italy’s economic recovery and offering consumers a wide range of affordable destinations at low fares.”

Michalopoulos added that in the last 12 months, W6 had based 17 aircraft in Italy and would continue to invest in the market by doubling its presence over the next three years, “launching additional operational bases and new national and international routes.”

Featured image: W6 Airbus A321 taking off. Photo: Fabrizio Spicuglia/Airways