LONDON – Wizz Air (W6) has announced two new routes from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Casablanca and Sharm El Sheikh.

These two new connections enrich an already substantial network for the carrier. After Alexandria of Egypt, the route launched last year from Malpensa, the connection with Sharm El Sheikh is set to begin from June 12 with a bi-weekly frequency (Tuesday and Saturday).

The route to Casablanca will operate the first flight on June 25 with a three-weekly frequency (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Wizz Air HA-LVB Airbus A321Neo. Photo: Daniel Gorun/Airways

A Continuous Expansion in Italy

In addition to having expanded its network to MXP, the airline also introduced new routes at Bari International Airport (BRI). W6 opened its base at BRI on March 27 with 17 destinations. In total, eight new routes will start from the Apulian capital from July 1.

International connections such as Abu Dhabi, Basel, Corfu, London Luton, Mykonos, Tel Aviv, and national ones such as Milan Linate and Treviso will enhance the airline’s network from BRI. In addition to having added the eight new routes, W6 has also assigned the Airbus A321neo, the first from the airline at the airport.

This announcement follows a period of the airline’s recent expansion in Italy, with W6 already having four bases in Italy (Milan Malpensa, Palermo, Catania and Bari). With the assignment of the A321neo aircraft, W6’s fleet in Italy will now grow to 12 aircraft.

Further, the addition of these eight new routes from BRI will bring W6’s routes from 23 Italian airports to 179 including the added routes for Bologna and Pisa from Brindisi.

Featured image: Wizz Air HA-LVC Airbus A321-271neo. Photo: Lorenzo Giacoboo/Airways