Wizz Air expands Budapest network

posted on 26th November 2018 by Justin Burns
Wizz Air expands Budapest network

Wizz Air has further expanded capacity in its Budapest network with one new aircraft, two new routes from Budapest to London Gatwick and Oslo and frequency increases on three growing services.

Next year, the Central European headquartered carrier is adding a total of 17 additional weekly flights to its Budapest schedule growing its seat capacity from the Hungarian capital to over six million for 2019, an increase of eight per cent year-on-year (YOY).

The new Airbus A321 will be joining Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet in March 2019, representing a further investment of almost $120 million in Hungary. With the new A321 aircraft in Budapest and the one that has already announced in Debrecen, which is arriving in December 2018, the airline’s Hungarian fleet will grow to 16 aircraft, with 14 based in Budapest and two at Debrecen Airport.

The fleet growth will increase Wizz Air’s capacity in Hungary further by eight per cent YOY manifesting in both new routes and more frequent flights on existing popular routes.

Starting in March 2019, the newest Wizz Air route will connect Budapest to London Gatwick with a daily service. In April 2019, the carrier launches another new route to Oslo, which will operate four times a week.

Wizz Air is also increasing frequencies on three Budapest routes to satisfy the strong demand for its low fares. Frequencies on Budapest services to Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv and St. Petersburg will increase by up to six additional flights a week.

The carrier currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 14 aircraft in the country. In 2018, the airline will carry over five million passengers to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents a 20 per cent growth YOY. It now offers 83 routes from Hungary.

Wizz Air has also added a new routes connecting Palanga on the Baltic Sea with Dortmund. Commencing on 21 April 2019, the service will operate twice weekly.

Today’s announcement follows the recent addition of two other destinations to its Lithuania network: recently the airline started new routes, connecting Vilnius with Lviv in Ukraine and Kaunas with Turku in Finland. Wizz Air is also expanding its Dortmund network with such recent additions as Vienna and Tirana.