Budapest Airport celebrates first Wizz Air flight to Dortmund.

Wednesday 18th January 2012

Budapest Airport celebrated the first Wizz Air flight to Dortmund, Germany on Friday. At 11:15am Wizz Air's Airbus A320 aircraft took off from Budapest with 126 passengers on board marking what will be a maiden flight in a year round schedule between the two cities.

The Hungarian-based, low-cost airline will operate two flights weekly throughout the winter schedule through to 27th March, increasing to three flights in the summer. Dortmund flights depart on Mondays and Fridays during the winter and then on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in summer.

Budapest - Dortmund winter flight schedule:

Monday: Depart Budapest 11:15 Arrive Dortmund 13:10

Friday: Depart Budapest 11:15 Arrive Dortmund 13:10

Patrick Bohl, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport presented the Wizz Air flight crew with a cake to commemorate the first flight and welcomed the passenger who bought the first ticket online with a Wizz Air model aircraft. Patrick commented: "Budapest Airport remains committed to supporting passengers and airlines in the low-cost sector and we are very pleased that Wizz Air has increased its capacity with yet another route. The addition of Dortmund will benefit both business and leisure travellers and its year round offering presents increased flexibility for passengers. We know that Budapest is a very popular city break destination from Germany, and as one of the most visited cities in Europe. We are confident this route will do well."

The Wizz Air Airbus A320 offers an all-economy, 180-seat cabin with the option to buy extra leg room and priority boarding on ticket purchase. Fare details can be found at

Wizz Air currently operates 23 routes from Budapest Airport. It is the largest Central and Eastern European low cost carrier and started flights from Budapest in 2004, its first year of operation. Over the last 12 months, the airline has increased Budapest passenger numbers by 13% with over 1.3 million passengers travelling in and out of the airport.

About Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport Zrt. operates Budapest Airport. This is privately owned with German company HOCHTIEF AirPort, one of the world's biggest independent airport managers holding a 49.67% stake, together with a further four financial investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal holding a 18.17% stake; Malton Investment Pte Ltd. holding a 18.17% stake; Aero Investment S.á.r.l. holding a 10% stake and KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt holding a 4% stake.

Through its BUD Future project Budapest Airport aims to be the aviation hub of the CEE region. Leading projects include:

bud:skycourt - a new centrally located building which formally opened on 27 March 2011, and links the existing terminals 2a and 2b. The contemporary glass structure offers an impressive view of the apron and aims to provide passengers with a unique travel experience.

Cargo City - New on-airport cargo facilities will feature cargo and logistics terminals designed for airlines, handlers and integrators.

Budapest Airport incorporates two terminals. Terminal 1 is a dedicated low cost carrier terminal and Terminal 2 services the traditional carriers. The airport is also the base for Malév, Hungary's national airline and part of the One World alliance and is home to a further 33 airlines, serving over 96 destinations which represents 40 countries worldwide.

About Wizz Air:

Wizz Air carried 11 million passengers in 2011. It operates from 15 bases and offers over 200 routes across Europe.The airline's fleet currently consists of 36 Airbus A320 aircraft.

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