Wizz Air's Budapest to Kiev Zhulyany
József Váradi, Wizzair’s CEO; and Yves-Daniel Viredaz, Genève Aéroport’s Head of Marketing, helped dispatch the airline’s inaugural service from Geneva to Budapest – Wizz Air’s first service to the Swiss city ever.
Performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the launch event for Wizz Air's new service to Milan Malpensa from Debrecen in eastern Hungary were: József Újhelyi, Wizz Air's Head of Airport Development; Lajos Kósa, Mayor of Debrecen; and István Herdon, Xanga Group's CEO.
- Wizz Air added five new routes to its schedule last week. On 14 December, the airline commenced flights from Budapest (BUD) to both Geneva (GVA) and Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) offering three flights a week on each route, with the latter being operated by Wizz Air Ukraine. Commenting on these new developments, Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport’s Director Aviation, said: “Kiev is a very important route for the business and leisure community alike and will no doubt be a success. Geneva presents many year round opportunities for travellers and we are delighted with the increased options Wizz Air provides.” Competition in these markets comes from AeroSvit's six weekly frequencies to Kiev Boryspil and easyJet's nine weekly flights to Budapest. Following the launch of London Luton flights earlier this year, the carrier also continues its expansion from Debrecen (DEB), the second-largest Hungarian city located in the east of the country, where on 15 and 16 December respectively, the carrier inaugurated twice-weekly services both to Eindhoven (EIN) and Milan Malpensa (MXP). Additionally, on 15 December, Wizz Air added thrice-weekly frequencies to Basel (BSL) to its Belgrade (BEG) network of eight existing destinations.