Budapest Airport’s Airline Development Specialist Eszter Almási and Wizz Air’s CCO György Abrán celebrated the low-cost airline’s sixth aircraft being based at its home base in the Hungarian capital, which this week resulted in three new routes being launched.
- Hungarian-based Wizz Air has launched three new routes from the Hungarian capital Budapest (BUD) to help fill the void left by the demise of Malev earlier this year. Bulgaria’s capital Sofia (SOF) will be served with three weekly flights, Larnaca (LCA) in Cyprus with two weekly flights (until 24 October), and Malaga (AGP) in Spain with weekly flights in April, and then two weekly flights from mid-June until the end of September. The only direct competition on these routes comes from Ryanair that also serves Malaga from Budapest. Wizz Air previously operated between Budapest and Sofia from September 2005 until October 2006. This summer, Wizz Air will now serve over 30 destinations non-stop from Budapest. The new routes have been made possible by the arrival of a sixth A320 to be based at the airport. According to György Abrán, Wizz Air’s CCO: “With the arrival of the sixth aircraft in Budapest, Wizz Air takes its place as the airline with the largest fleet based in the Hungarian capital city. This is an important milestone for a company with its roots in Hungary and such a significant number of Hungarian staff. Our company continues to grow and with that growth will come more opportunities for passengers to enjoy our winning combination of low fares and great customer experience.”