New Route of the Day (25 July 2023): Wizz Air between Rome FCO and Luxembourg
Wizz Air launched flights between Rome FCO and Luxembourg on Tuesday 25 July as part of a wider expansion from the Italian capital. The 990-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with the A321neo aircraft. The ULCC will compete directly against Luxair’s daily service on the route.
What they said
Evelin Jeckel, Network Officer at Wizz Air, said: “We are thrilled to commence flights from Findel Airport, offering better connectivity, affordable fares, and even more choice to new customers living and working in Luxembourg. The route to Rome is ideal to visit friends and family, to do business in one of the world’s most important historical and cultural centres in Europe, or to enjoy exploring the sights of the Eternal City. We look forward to welcoming travellers onboard our aircraft. In the airline industry, Wizz Air is known for operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of 4.6 years.”
Wizz Air bases 11th aircraft at Rome FCO
The launch of Wizz Air’s new service to Luxembourg was made possible with the stationing of its 11th aircraft at its Rome FCO base. In addition to introducing flights to the Grand Duchy, Wizz Air will also commence another three new routes from the Italian capital.
- 26 July: Kuwait City (2-weekly)
- 5 September: Memmingen (2-weekly)
- 6 September: Funchal (2-weekly)
The move brings the ULCCs total number of the routes from Rome to 64, with 15 of them operated on a seasonal summer basis. Once all of the new routes are added in September, Wizz Air will have 1,081 departing flights out of Rome, with 249,267 outbound seats. Overall, the Tirana route will boast the most flights with 2-daily departures, followed by Barcelona, Madrid and Bucharest, according to Cirium schedules information.
Wizz Air expands Luxembourg presence
Wizz Air launched operations to Luxembourg this June with the introduction of 2-weekly flights from Bucharest. Rome FCO became its second destination out of the Grand Duchy. The airline will also add 3-weekly services from the North Macedonian capital of Skopje to Luxembourg from 18 December. With exception to its upcoming Skopje flights, Wizz Air competes directly against Luxair on its other two destinations.