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04/04/2012

6th Aircraft Added to Wizz Air’s Budapest Base

Today, Wizz Air welcomes a 6th Airbus A320 to its fleet of Budapest based aircraft. With this new arrival, the 3rd addition to the fleet in less than 3 months, Wizz Air has the largest Budapest-based fleet of any carrier in Hungary.

The airline recently began operating its summer schedule which includes flights to 32 destinations from Budapest, including popular destinations such as Catania and Rome (Italy), and Barcelona (Spain). In addition, as of this week, Budapest based travellers will once again have a direct flight from Budapest to Sofia (Bulgaria) with Wizz Air opening the route and flying 3 frequencies per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). This summer also welcomes the opening of Wizz Air routes from Debrecen to London-Luton on 18 June 2012.

Alongside network news, Wizz Air closed out its financial year on 31 March 2012 and confirms that the company is in a solid financial position and will continue with its double-digit growth in the coming fiscal year. Wizz Air carried more than 11 million passengers in the last fiscal year, 1.3 million of which were on routes to and from Budapest. Wizz Air achieved an average load factor of 85% across its network.

“With the arrival of the 6th aircraft in Budapest, Wizz Air takes its place as the airline with largest fleet based in the Hungarian capital city. This is an important milestone for a company with its roots in Hungary and such a significant number of Hungarian staff. Our company continues to grow and with that growth will come more opportunities for passengers to enjoy our winning combination of low fares and great customer experience,” – said György Abrán, Chief Commercial Officer, Wizz Air.