Among those posing for an obligatory photo on the apron, for the launch of Wizz Air’s new service between Debrecen and Moscow Vnukovo, were: (second-left) István Herdon, President and CEO of Debrecen Airport; (third-left) László Tamás, Deputy Director, Debrecen Airport; (second-right) and Diána Széles, Debrecen Deputy Mayor.
At the other end of the route, a celebration was held on the tarmac of Moscow Vnukovo. The Russian airport also held a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony, with the proceedings being conducted by Vasily Yakovlevich Alexandrov, General Director, Moscow Vnukovo, and János Balla, Ambassador of Hungary in Russia.
- Wizz Air has introduced four new routes to its network this week, just in time for the Christmas season, including two links from its home base of Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) and Frankfurt (FRA) respectively. These are the only two routes that will face direct competition. They are also the only sectors to see a daily rotation, with the links between Gdansk (GDN) and Tromsø (TOS), plus Debrecen (DEB) and Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), seeing a twice-weekly frequency. The average sector length of the four routes is 1,155 kilometres.
||Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)
||easyJet (8), Ryanair (7)
||Moscow Vnukovo (VKO)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 19 December 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.