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06/12/2012

Wizz Air starts Budapest - Tel Aviv flights

First low cost flight to Israel departs with 175 passengers

Wizz Air, Hungary’s low-cost, low-fare airline, today started operations of its new international low-fare route from Budapest to Tel Aviv. The airline’s first flight to Israel took off at 15:35 from Budapest with 175 passengers on board.

The start of this new connection between Hungary and Israel brings for the first time low fares to a route previously only served by high fare airlines. This new offer will stimulate tourism and business travel between both countries and to celebrate, Israeli celebrity models and fashion designers teamed up with Wizz Air to host today the world’s first MileHigh Fashion Show, with 10 models doing the catwalk above 30,000 feet.

Wizz Air’s unrivalled low fares on this route already proved to be very popular amongst consumers in Israel and Hungary. Shortly after the route announcement in September, one more weekly frequency was added to the winter schedule and in the peak summer season 2013 Wizz Air will operate daily flights. Fares are available from just HUF14,590 and can be booked at wizzair.com.

József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to offer low fares on the Budapest route to Tel Aviv for the very first time. Consumers in both Israel and Hungary have been subject to high fares on this route for many years and Wizz Air’s successful low cost operations will further stimulate business and tourism traffic between both countries. To accommodate the strong demand for our low fares we will be operating daily flights between Tel Aviv and Budapest during the summer peak period in 2013. We hope that today’s first flight to Tel Aviv will be followed by many more exciting routes offered to Hungarian consumers as Wizz Air continues to expand its route network.”