Wizz Air whisks up an Agadir route quartet

Vilnius Airport celebrated the launch of flights to Agadir with much fanfare on 1 November. Pictured celebrating the new service with the route launch photo frame are Lithuanian Airports’ Agnė Mažeikytė, Communications Project Manager and Aurimas Stikliunas, Head of Aviation Services. Stikliunas also had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the Agadir route. A cake was also enjoyed by the first flight’s passengers. Wizz Air will operate a weekly (Wednesdays) service to Agadir on its A320s according to OAG schedules.

Budapest Airport

Alongside Budapest Airport’s CEO Jost Lammers (left) and officially launching Budapest Airport’s second link to Morocco, after Marrakech, with a ribbon cutting were: Miklós Tromler, Ambassador of Hungary in Morocco; Szilveszter Bus, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy State Secretary for Opening to the South; Mohammed Sajjid, Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy; Karima Kabbaj, Ambassador of Morocco to Hungary; Abderrafia Zouiten, Director General of the National Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT); Gábor Vásárhelyi, Corporate Communications Manager, Wizz Air; and Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport (back row).

Wizz Air Katowice

This week Wizz Air launched flights from Katowice to Agadir, the airline’s second route launch from the Polish airport at the start of this winter season, with it following on from the inauguration of services to Eilat Ovda on 30 October. Launched 2 November, Wizz Air will offer a weekly (Thursdays) flight on the 3,252-kilometre link to the North African airport. As a result of starting flights to Agadir, Wizz Air now offers 32 destinations from Katowice this winter.

  • Wizz Air has this week started four new routes to Agadir (AGA), following on from the airline’s first service to the North African airport from Warsaw Chopin on 30 June. The ULCC now connects the Moroccan destination to Budapest (BUD), Katowice (KTW), Vilnius (VNO) and Wroclaw (WRO). Commenting on the launch between Budapest and Agadir, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport, said: “We started the year with no direct services to Morocco, so I’m delighted to witness the fast expansion in this market. To add another location on our route map, and immediately be able to offer two main cities within the new country, is a clear sign of the opportunities we have worked to develop and we’re extremely expectant of further growth within this region.” Lammers comments follow on from Ryanair’s first flight to Marrakech from the Hungarian capital last week. Apart from Budapest, which will see a twice-weekly link to Agadir, the three remaining services inaugurated to the latter airport will offer a weekly rotation. Along with Wizz Air’s new Moroccan services, the carrier has also launched two routes to Eilat Ovda (VDA) this week, from Prague (PRG) and Riga (RIX). None of the six routes launched by Wizz Air this week faces direct competition. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
31-Oct Budapest (BUD) Agadir (AGA) A320 (2)  
Riga (RIX) Eilat Ovda (VDA)  
01-Nov Vilnius (VNO) Agadir (AGA) A320 (1)  
02-Nov Katowice (KTW)  
Prague (PRG) Eilat Ovda (VDA)  
Wroclaw (WRO)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 7 November 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.


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