02 July 2012

Wizz Air to invest US$ 80 million, open 300 jobs in Macedonia

Hungarian airline "Wizz Air" announced Wednesday the operating of six new destinations from Macedonia, supported by Government's subsidies.
After the agreement's signing with Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski, Wizz Air Executive Vice-President John Stephenson said the investment regarding the new destinations would cost them US$ 80 million, accompanied by the opening of 300 new jobs.

As of October 28, Wizz Air will launch flights to Dortmund and Eindhoven, with prices for one-way ticket starting from EUR 12,99 and 17,99 respectively. Two weekly flights are also scheduled for Malmo, Milan and Munich starting from October 29, with ticket prices ranging from EUR 8,99 to 17,99 for a one-way ticket. Moreover, Wizz Air will fly to Basel three times a week as of October 30, with ticket prices starting at EUR 17,99.
According to Stephenson, Wizz Air will introduce flights to and from Brussels starting from next summer, with Rome and Barcelona in their thoughts, depending on the citizens' needs.

The airline is planning to employ local staff. The pilots will initially be foreigners, but would later be recruited from the country's professionals.
In line with the three-year agreement, the Government will allocate Denar 306 million (EUR 5 million) in subsidies.
Minister Janakieski said the new destinations are attractive, suiting the citizens' needs.

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