Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today celebrated the opening of its newest Hungarian base in Debrecen. The airline is initially deploying one Airbus A320 aircraft to be based at Debrecen International Airport operating three new routes from Debrecen to Paris Beauvais, Brussels Charleroi and Malmo starting from 16 December.
Already served by WIZZ flights, Debrecen becomes WIZZ’s second Hungarian airport with base operations. The new aircraft increases the number of routes served from Debrecen to six and increases the annual seat capacity from the airport by 136% to 145,000 seats per year.
Wizz Air is not only adding new flights from Debrecen, but also increasing the frequencies on the existing services to London Luton and Eindhoven. The airline’s expansion in Hungary can stimulate the local job market in aviation and the tourism sector with more visitors now able to travel to East Hungary on its low fare services.
WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST DEBRECEN ROUTES:
WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM DEBRECEN:
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Welcoming the arrival of the new Airbus A320 in Debrecen today, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, said: "The opening of our second base in Hungary and 22 base overall is truly an important milestone for our presence in Hungary. Our Debrecen operating base makes East Hungary more accessible, further boosts tourism and fosters economic development in the region. Today’s event indicates our commitment to offer Hungarian consumers and their visitors affordable fares coupled with an excellent travel experience. Our based Airbus A320 starts its commercial operation today and will further enhance the travel opportunities on the Hungarian market, create a number of local jobs with Wizz Air and our business partners while doubling our capacity from Debrecen Airport. We look forward to many satisfied passengers and a fruitful partnership with Debrecen International Airport.”