Wizz Air launches wonderful seven

Wizz Air’s Budapest to Varna

Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport, welcomes the crew of Wizz Air’s inaugural flight to Varna. The Hungarian gateway’s now traditional running shoe-shaped cake, representing the upcoming Budapest Airport Runway Run on Saturday 3 September, marked the occasion.

Wizz Air launches wonderful seven

Warsaw Chopin celebrated with this cake the start of Wizz Air services to Split on 3 August. The twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) operated route will face direct competition from LOT Polish Airlines’ thrice-weekly service.

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Gdansk Airport welcomed the arrival of Wizz Air’s service to Kiev Zhulyany on 2 August. The 922-kilometre route will be flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) facing no incumbent.

  • Wizz Air chose the past week as a platform to commence seven new routes, three launching on 2 August and four on 3 August. The longest sector of the ULCC’s new routes is the 2,585-kilometre link between Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) and Malaga (AGP). Commenting on the resumption of flights between Budapest (BUD) and Varna (VAR), the Hungarian capital’s second new route to Bulgaria this summer after Sofia which launched with Bulgaria Air in June, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport said: “This year we will welcome Wizz Air’s 18 millionth passenger since the airline joined us here at Budapest in 2004. Celebrating the launch of our home-based carrier’s 50th destination is testament to our continued commitment with Wizz Air to strengthen tourism in Hungary and expand the choice of attractive destinations for our customers.” All seven of Wizz Air’s new services will be flown twice-weekly, with the average sector length being 1,350 kilometres. Only one route, the 1,019-kilometre link between Warsaw Chopin (WAW) and Split (SPU) will face direct competition. The new route from Milan/Bergamo (BGY) to Suceava (SCV) is Wizz Air’s first to the Romanian airport. See how Suceava Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launch date From To Aircraft (W/F) Competition
2 August Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) Malaga (AGP) A320 (2)
Gdansk (GDN) Kiev Zhulyany (IEV)
Katowice (KTW) Bari (BRI)
3 August Budapest (BUD) Varna (VAR)
Milan/Bergamo (BGY) Suceava (SCV)
Vilnius (VNO) Nice (NCE)
Warsaw Chopin (WAW) Split (SPU) LOT Polish Airlines (3)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 9 August 2016.

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