Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe celebrates its 7th anniversary on 19 May, 2011.
Since its first flight on 19 May, 2004 from Katowice in Southern Poland, Wizz Air has become the largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe operating from 15 bases, in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Lithuania. The number of passengers carried in the past 12 months exceeded 10 million, 22% more than in the previous 12 months.
Wizz Air operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, consisting of 35 Airbus A320s. The airline has a further 104 aircraft on order, which will deliver the airline’s growth plans for many years to come.
“Wizz Air operates one of the youngest fleets in the industry, maintains a highly efficient point-to-point network, providing direct connections to major regional centers in Europe, and keeps its internet-based booking system efficient and convenient. This allows the airline to operate with one of the lowest cost-structures in the industry and offer truly affordable prices” – said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air. “Wizz Air has come a long way in 7 years. From an idea of establishing a low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and inspiring more and more people to fly, Wizz Air has become the largest airline in the region, achieving market leadership in the low-cost sector in every country where the airline has an operating base” – he added.