Wizz Air adds Greek island routes from Budapest
- Wizz Air has responded to the arrival of Ryanair on its ‘patch’ by adding three new routes from the Hungarian capital Budapest (BUD) to Greek island airports; Heraklion (HER), Rhodes (RHO) and Zakynthos (ZTH). All of these routes will be served just weekly, with SmartWings also starting Heraklion and Rhodes flights this week. Wizz Air has also decided to move its 11 weekly Milan flights from Bergamo to Milan Malpensa (MXP), presumably in response to Ryanair’s launch of Budapest – Bergamo flights back in February as well as the bankruptcy of Malev, which used to operate to Malpensa. “We are very happy to welcome Wizz Air first flight ever to Malpensa thus bringing back the direct connection to Budapest” said David Crognaletti, Director of Aviation Business Development of SEA, Milan Airports. “Milan Malpensa network will be enriched by today new direct route and the two more, still to come, to Bucharest and Debrecen that will bring East Europe nearer to Milan. We are constantly improving our offer to business and leisure passengers as well as to the customers of viaMilano, our free service that connects travelers of different airlines in Milan Malpensa.” Finally, Wizz Air has launched its first flights from Debrecen (DEB) in Hungary to London Luton (LTN). This is planned as a year-round service with three weekly flights. Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary with a population of around 200,000 people and is located in the east of the country, less than 200 kilometres from Budapest.