In the previous year, Wizzair carried 108.000 travelers between the two cities. The Irish lowcoster wants to nibble on this cake and is looking for direct competition.
On Wednesday, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair started a non-stop connection between Vienna and Dortmund. On this route you are in direct competition with Wizzair. The first flight was operated by a Boeing 737-800. In the future, the Lauda Airbus A320 will also be used in wet lease.
"Ryanair thus ideally complements Wizz Air's existing offer on the route," explains Guido Miletic, Head of Marketing at Dortmund Airport. We are pleased that our passengers have gained even more flexibility by opening the route. ”According to the airport, 108.000 passengers used the Wizzair connection to Vienna in the previous year.
"We are looking forward to taking up the route between Dortmund and Vienna as part of the 2020 summer flight schedule and to bringing our customers from Dortmund to the Austrian capital at affordable rates this summer," said Ryanair spokeswoman Tanja Ehrlich.