Wizz Air, the largest low fare – low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced at a press conference in Budapest today that it would launch new routes and increase frequencies of a number of existing services by adding a fourth Airbus A320 aircraft to its Budapest base, starting on 24 July 2010.
- London Luton will be served three times a day versus the current double daily operation.
- Services to Brussels Charleroi and Eindhoven will be increased to 11 times a week from daily, each.
- Frequencies to Malmo-Copenhagen, Turku and Bourgas will also be increased.
- Wizz Air will re-start the Budapest – Frankfurt Hahn route three times a week and launch Budapest-Bari twice a week initially.
With the new capacity Wizz Air offers a network of 22 routes from and to Budapest.
Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com with fares starting from as low as EUR 22.49 (one way, all inclusive).
“Recently we have been experiencing a strong shift of customer preference towards Wizz Air in Hungary resulting from our own expansion in a declining market as well as the weaknesses of competing airlines. Building on this momentum we aim at achieving over 20% passenger traffic growth in Budapest in 2010.” – said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air