Johan Eidhagen, Chief Marketing Officer, Wizz Air; Mihály Varga, Hungary’s Minister of National Economy; and Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport mark the start of Budapest’s first link to Kazakhstan by posing with the route launch cake in the Hungarian capital. Launched on 8 June, the 3,730-kilometre route will be flown on the ULCC’s fleet of A320s.
- Wizz Air has brought the nation of Kazakhstan to its network, starting a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) service between Budapest (BUD) and Astana (TSE) on 8 June. The 3,730-kilometre route will be flown by the ULCC on its fleet of A320s. “We are happy and proud to welcome yet another new Wizz Air destination from Budapest Airport. Astana will be the 42nd country and 111th airport on our list of destinations this summer,” explains Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. He added: “This new flight between the capitals of Hungary and Kazakhstan will contribute to the further development of trade and investment between the countries, plus create opportunities for the leisure traveller to discover new and exciting tourism attractions in both countries.” The city pairing will face no direct competition.