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07/02/2012

Wizz Air adds 10 new routes from Budapest base

-Total of 33 destinations and 2.5 million seats-

Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that it would bring a sixth aircraft to its base in Budapest and will open 10 new routes in the coming months, bringing the total to 33 destinations served. This latest phase of the airline’s recent expansion in the Hungarian capital increases capacity to over 2.5 million seats a year.

The sixth in a series of recently announced additional aircraft will begin operating as of early April 2012, with new routes to Malaga (Spain), Bucharest and Cluj (Romania), Warsaw (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Heraklion, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Thessaloniki (Greece). With these newest additions and the capacity increase announced last week, Wizz Air has now added more than a million new seats to their network. These new routes are already on sale at wizzair.com.

In addition to these new routes, Wizz Air is now offering an unprecedented deal to passengers throughout its network - 2500 seats are on sale now for HUF 2500 (approx. EUR 9).

Wizz Air also aims to start services to non-European Union markets such as Tel Aviv, Kiev, Moscow, and Istanbul, subject to designation and regulatory approval.

In light of the airline’s growth in Budapest, Wizz Air is in the process of recruiting 100 additional local staff, bringing its total employee count close to 400 in Hungary. In addition, approximately 2,000 jobs have been created in service industries that support Wizz Air’s operation.

“Wizz Air has a long history of successful operations in Hungary and this further expansion demonstrated our continuing commitment. Over the past 8 years we have earned the trust and loyalty of our passengers and now even more consumers will benefit from our low fares and efficient service.” - said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.

Wizz Air’s schedule as of April 2012, including new routes:

Destination Weekly frequency today Summer 2012 Change Start Date
Malaga (NEW) 0 2 2 2 April
Larnaca (NEW) 0 2 2 4 April
Cluj (NEW) 0 3 3 3 April
Sofia (NEW) 0 3 3 3 April
Warsaw (NEW) 0 4 4 2 April
Thessaloniki (NEW) 0 2 2 3 April
Zakynthos (NEW) 0 1 1 16 June
Rhodes (NEW) 0 1 1 16 June
Heraklion (NEW) 0 1 1 16 June
Bucharest (NEW) 0 4 4 2 March
London Luton 18 21 3
Brussels Charleroi 7 14 7
Eindhoven 7 13 6
Milan Bergamo 5 11 6
Rome 4 10 6
Barcelona 3 7 4
Malmo 3 7 4
Madrid 2 7 5
Stockholm Skavsta 2 4 2
Bourgas 0 3 3
Bari 2 3 1
Dortmund 2 3 1
Gothenburg 2 3 1
Tirgu Mures 2 3 1
Frankfurt Hahn 2 3 1
Naples 2 2 -
Bologna Forli 2 2 -
Turku 0 2 2
Catania 0 2 2
Pisa 2 2 -
Palma de Mallorca 0 1 1
Corfu 0 1 1
Antalya 0 1 1