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10/12/2012

WIZZ AIR ADDS NEW AIRCRAFT TO GROW 20% AT BUDAPEST IN 2013

7 AIRCRAFT, 30 ROUTES, UP TO 2.2 MILLION PASSENGERS AND TAILORED BUSINESS SERVICES

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today it will base a new Airbus A320 in Budapest to grow passenger traffic by 20% up to 2.2 million at its Budapest base next year. This 7th Budapest aircraft will start operations on 13th March 2013, take Wizz Air’s fleet investment in Hungary to over half a billion US dollars and create 300 new tourism and aviation related jobs.

Following a strong Budapest traffic growth of 30% in 2012, Wizz Air is now announcing further frequency increases on six routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Kiev, Larnaca, Malaga and Naples and will reinstate the holiday route to Thessaloniki (Greece). In total the airline will operate 30 routes and 155 weekly flights from Budapest in the summer period.

NEW HOLIDAY   ROUTE
 Weekly flightsFares from:
Thessaloniki2

7,990   HUF

FREQUENCY INCREASES
 Weekly   flights
Dortmundfrom   4 to 7
Eindhovenfrom   11 to 14
Kievfrom   4 to 7
Larnacafrom   3 to 4
Malagafrom   2 to 3
Naplesfrom   2 to 3

From now on Wizz Air also offers two new long awaited services to travelers departing from Budapest Airport to increase passenger convenience. Security Fast Track is introduced to allow passengers to bypass airport security queues for just €4, which is free for all passengers who buy Wizz Premium and Wizz Premium Plus convenience bundles on wizzair.com. For just €20Wizz Air also offers Budapest passengers SkyCourt Business Lounge Access to enjoy free WiFi and complimentary food & beverage while they await their flight departure. These new services can be purchased via the Wizz Air call centre or at the ticket desk at Budapest Airport.

Starting from 21 December Wizz Air will move the Budapest - Warsaw service from Modlin Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport, the citys main airport. Modlin Airport has seen an increased number of operational difficulties and flights have often been diverted or cancelled as a result. With this move Wizz Air aims to minimize disruption caused to time sensitive business customers, the predominant users of this route.

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “Wizz Air is once more showing its commitment to Hungary. Our major investment and expansion at Budapest Airport will contribute to Hungary’s economic progression and Wizz Air’s 7th based aircraft will create another 300 aviation and tourism jobs. Wizz Air is the “Home Town Airline” and acts accordingly.” He added:"The new Security Fast Track and SkyCourt Lounge Access will complement our wide range of convenience products to best serve the different expectations of travelers. Wizz Air’s customers can now create full business products tailored to their individual needs."