Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrated today the handover of the maintenance hangar built by Budapest Airport. The maintenance hangar represents an investment of almost €3 million and will help create over 70 additional jobs for skilled engineers.
Wizz Air and Budapest Airport, signed a 15-year lease agreement for the newly built line maintenance hangar in June 2014. The 2000-square-meter hangar and 200 square meter service facility can accommodate a single aircraft including the first Airbus A321 models that will start arriving to the airline’s Budapest fleet from November this year. Line maintenance and minor repairs required in the course of daily operation will be performed in the new hangar.
The airline also announced it will expand its operations in Hungary next spring by adding a tenth aircraft to its Budapest base. The new aircraft will be delivered in March 2016 and support new service from Budapest to Baden-Baden and Nice beginning in mid March with two weekly flights each. The airline also announced a frequency increase on its existing route from Budapest to Gothenburg in the peak season, as well as extended the operation of three weekly flights on Budapest – Malta service to the off-peak season.
With this expansion, Wizz Air now offers a total of 44 routes to 21 countries from Budapest. Seats on the new routes are already on sale from just HUF 5,990* and can be booked on wizzair.com. Wizz Discount Club Members can enjoy a further 20% discount on the prices on all tickets booked until midnight 1 September.
WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM BUDAPEST:
11 March 2016
11 March 2016
FREQUENCY INCREASES ON EXISTING ROUTES FROM BUDAPEST:
4 in peak
19 June 2016
29 March 2016
Speaking at a Press Conference in Budapest József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said:"Today we have reached another important milestone for the company with its roots in Hungary. Our new maintenance hangar will create more highly qualified aviation jobs in the country and, together with our pilot school and cadet program, retain talent for Hungarian aviation.
We continue to grow capacity and expand our route network in Hungary. Budapest will be the first operating base of the airline to receive the first four brand new 230 seater A321 aircraft arriving this winter. Bringing the 10th aircraft in Budapest in March 2016 will further strengthen Wizz Air’s leadership in the country.
Since 2004 when the airline took off for the first time we have earned the loyalty and trust of close to 15 million passengers on our Hungarian route network. We continue to enhance our customer experience while offering lowest possible fares to the market. We encourage our customers to tailor their travel experience with WIZZ according to their own needs. Our very low fares will meet your needs if you are traveling on a budget, while if you seek extra comfort you can benefit from our numerous enhancement products and services."