Wizz Air, announced yesterday that it has expanded its charter operations and will now fly you anywhere with its new charter jet service. The completely custom-built service is available for corporate travel, incentive trips, multi-stop tours, and repatriation flights
In a press release issued on Friday that has been seen by Simple Flying, the Budapest-based low-cost airline said that in the unprecedented times, brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic convenient travel options have become more important than ever.
Wizz Air can handle 239 passengers
The Hungarian airline’s new charter jet service will provide the ultimate in flexible travel for organizations and groups up to 239 passengers. It will allow them to have the peace of mind of being able to select the type of service, route, and schedule that best suits their needs.
Be it transporting employees for important business meetings, flying sports teams between different venues, or bringing stranded tourists back to their home countries, the Wizz Air charter service provides a convenient and custom-built service for any large group.
While blowing its own trumpet, the fast-expanding airline was keen to point out that it was named the 2020 airline of the year and that it is the greenest choice any budding passenger can make. The all-Airbus airline’s charter service will be operated using the airlines’ modern fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 family of aircraft. Wizz Air says that its extensive list of destinations, together with competitive pricing, will differentiate Wizz Air from other charter operators.
Wizz Air says that its new charter jet service will add to its existing portfolio of repatriation services that have seen the airline return over 3,600 passengers to their home counties during the current medical emergency.
Wizz Air is an all-Airbus Airline
When speaking about the new jet charter service George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at Wizz Air said the following in the release:
“We are excited to be further developing our charter flight service, offering organizations a completely customizable, efficient, and flexible travel experience. During this challenging year, we have nimbly adapted our operations to support repatriation efforts. Now we are expanding this service by supporting larger groups, from sports teams and orchestras to businesses and government agencies. Our highly trained, friendly crew look forward to welcoming passengers onboard our modern, ultra-efficient aircraft to experience Wizz Air’s excellent service.”
Ryanair has a corporate jet
While getting into the charter jet service is something new for Wizz Air, Dublin-headquartered Ryanair has been in the business of flying groups and sports teams around for some time. Known for its cheap tickets, fast turnarounds, and no-frills flights, Ryanair has been somewhat quiet about its corporate jet offering.
Along with Ryanair’s fleet of 265 Boeing 737-800s, the Irish airline also has one specially fitted out Boeing 737-700. Unlike its fellow aircraft, the Ryanair Boeing 737-700 only has 60 well-spaced seats configured in a 2+2 layout. Also, unlike the pay for every drink and food item approach that you get on normal Ryanair flights, when flying on the airline’s corporate 737-700, charterers are offered three catering packages that range from €15 to €45. The most expensive package includes a choice of hot or cold meals and an alcoholic beverage.
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