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Wizz Air announces growth in Budapest and Poland - European-Aviation.net

Wizz Air announces growth in Budapest and Poland

Wizz Air Airbus A320
Wizz Air Airbus A320 (© Wizz Air)

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced further expansions in Hungary and Poland.

From 15 May 2015 the airline will deploy a ninth Airbus A320 aircraft in Budapest and open new services to Lisbon and Maastricht starting on 30 March and 15 May , respectively. Wizz Air will also add 17 extra flights to many of its existing routes. Wizz Air is now offering a total of 37 routes to 21 countries from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Lisbon (Mon, Fri)
Maastricht (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)

The next day Wizz Air announced further expansion in Poland. This news follows the announcement of the fifth based aircraft and opening of 8 new routes in Warsaw just three weeks ago. The airline will deploy 2 new aircraft in Katowice and Poznan, bringing its fleet in Poland to 18 Airbus A320, representing 25% capacity growth in 2015 year-on-year.

The 5th Katowice and 2nd Poznan based aircraft will be delivered on 29 March on 21 May, respectively. Wizz Air also announced 5 new services starting in early 2015 from Gdansk to Molde (Norway) and Frankfurt Hahn, from Katowice to Belfast, from Poznan to Malmo and from Lublin to Stockholm Skvasta.

Gdansk – Molde (Mon, Fri)
Gdansk – Frankfurt Hahn (Tue, Sat)
Katowice – Belfast (Tue, Sat)
Poznan – Malmo (Mon, Fri)
Lublin – Stockholm Skavsta (Tue, Thu, Sun) (starts may 21)

With these new services Wizz Air is now offering a combined total of 103 routes to 47 destinations from its 7 Polish airports. The airline has also increased frequencies on some of the most popular routes across its Polish network.

Speaking at a press conference in Warsaw today, József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: „This is another major step forward for WIZZ in Poland. Just in three weeks we have announced 3 new based aircraft, 13 new routes and 1.4 million additional seats in 2015.“