Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced it will enter the Italian domestic market on October 1, 2020, launching two new routes; from Milan Malpensa to Sicily's Catania and Palermo.

Both services will operate 14x weekly using A321-200s.

The low-cost carrier's new routes are not only its first domestic Italian services but also its first domestic flights in any country. As of now, Wizz Air has exclusively plied international routes, the ch-aviation capacities module shows.

Wizz Air opened a base at Milan Malpensa on July 3, 2020, and plans to deploy five A321s out of the northern Italian gateway.

The Malpensa-Catania market is currently served by easyJet Europe (EC, Vienna) (29x weekly), Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) (17x weekly), and Neos (NO, Milan Malpensa) (2x weekly). The Malpensa-Palermo market is operated by easyJet (21x weekly) and Ryanair (15x weekly), too. Alitalia operates to both Sicilian airports from Milan Linate, while Ryanair supplements its Malpensa operations with flights to both Catania and Palermo from Milan Bergamo.