Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) will close its base at Prague Ruzyne effective June 14, 2018, coinciding with the opening of a new base at Vienna on the same day.

The LCC currently bases one of its A320s out of Prague.

The carrier will also cut its network from the Czech capital from the current eight routes to only three by mid-June. Routes from the Czech gateway to Milan Bergamo, Naples Capodichino, Reykjavik Keflavik, Venice Treviso, and Eilat Ovda Int'l will be terminated. The airline will continue to operate services to London Luton, Bari, and the seasonal route to Kutaisi.

According to Prague.tv, the base will be closed due to low demand out of Prague.

Wizz Air is currently a minor player in Prague with 2.9% market share by capacity, the ch-aviation capacity module shows.

The LCC had previously announced it would open a base at Vienna on June 14, 2018, and plans to launch a total of 17 new routes out of the Austrian capital during the course of this year.

In other Wizz Air related network news, the Hungarian low-cost carrier will also move two of its routes to Milan Bergamo, from both Skopje and Vilnius, to Milan Malpensa starting March 25.