BUDAPEST, Hungary – Budapest Airport has announced that Wizz Air will be expanding operations from the Hungarian gateway for S17, adding four new destinations and increasing frequencies on existing services. The ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) expansion will bring an extra 12 departing flights per week, and up to 65,000 additional seats from Budapest during the summer season.
Reinstating links to Hannover
Enhancing existing links to northern Germany, Wizz Air will be reinstating Budapest’s direct route to Hannover, last operated by Eurowings in 2010. Commencing 10 April, the ULCC will be offering a four-times weekly link for the high volume of indirect traffic continually recorded from the region.
Another Portuguese destination served
Having added Lisbon and Porto to its route network from Budapest during the last 12 months, Wizz Air will be including a twice-weekly service to Faro in its Portuguese destinations from 1 April. Increasing number of indirect passengers last year, the home-based carrier will be launching Budapest’s first scheduled link to the popular holiday destination in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.
Alternative city break
With almost 10,000 Hungarian travellers choosing a Norwegian city break last year, Wizz Air will begin a twice-weekly service to Bergen from 10 April. Another new connection on Budapest’s route network, the link to the coastal city will also be the ULCC’s first direct flight to Norway from Hungary.
Increasing holiday choice
Seeing a rapid increase in the popularity of Italy as a leisure destination, Wizz Air will launch Budapest’s first direct connection to Lamezia Terme on 12 April. The link to the Italian city in the Calabria region will complement the carrier’s already served Italian destination of Naples, Bari and Catania.
In addition there will be increased departures each week to two of the home-based airline’s routes launched earlier this year. Having already witnessed high demand on its links to Liverpool and Nice, Wizz Air will be adding an additional weekly service to each route, meaning both will be operated thrice-weekly from next summer.
Commenting on the carrier’s latest route development, Balázs Bogáts, Head of Airline Development, Budapest Airport, says: “Wizz Air continues to be an ever-growing airline at Budapest and these latest new destinations will see our largest airline partner directly connecting Hungary’s capital city to 58 cities. This continued commitment from Wizz Air is a reflection on the confidence everyone has for even more growth here at Budapest.”