Wizz Air adds a new A320 aircraft to its Budapest base and opens new routes
Wizz Air, the largest low fare – low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced today that it would expand its Hungarian operations by adding a new Airbus A320 aircraft and new routes to its Budapest base from April 2009.
The new aircraft will the third Wizz Air aircraft operating out of Budapest Airport. The additional capacity will be deployed for increasing frequencies on the current network, opening new routes to Madrid and Naples and re-launching routes to Barcelona and Oslo Torp. As a result Wizz Air will increase its capacity by 30% in 2009 vs. 2008.
New and re-launched routes:
|To||Weekly frequency||Start date||Lowest one-way all inclusive fare|
|| 4 ||1 April 2009 ||EUR 35.99 |
|| 2|| 1 April 2009|| EUR 19.99 |
|| 3|| 2 April 2009|| EUR 35.99 |
|| 2|| 3 April 2009 ||NOK 199 |
Frequency increases on existing routes from 1 April 2009:
|To||Weekly frequency current||
|| 4|| 5|
|| 2 ||
|| 2 ||3|
Tickets are already on sale with one-way all-inclusive fares starting from as low as HUF 4 990 / EUR 19.99 on wizzair.com and via call center by calling 06 90 181 181 (in Hungary).
"Wizz Air’s expansion in Budapest provides travelers with more low cost travel options. Given the downturn in world’s economy, this is what people need more than ever. By expecting further consolidation on our markets as soon as this winter, Wizz Air also stands ready to take over passengers from airlines that might fail their uphill financial battle." - said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer. "Now Wizz Air is offering flights from Budapest to 16 all year round European destinations, from Norway to Spain, from the UK to Italy. Our summer holiday routes for 2009 will come on top shortly." - He added.
In 2009 the airline plans to carry over one million passengers in Hungary, 30% more than in 2008. Wizz Air will be operating 72 weekly flights on 15 Hungarian routes by April 2009.