Wizz Air commences Budapest – Tel Aviv flights.

Thursday 13th December 2012

Wizz Air, Hungary's low-cost, low-fare airline commenced its Budapest to Tel Aviv flightslast week. Before the Airbus A320 took off on 06 December, with 175 passengers on board, the flight and its passengers were greeted by JózsefVáradi, CEO of Wizz Air, Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport and IlanMor, the Israeli Ambassador to Hungary.

TheWizz Air flight took off at 15:25 and landed after a three and a half hour flight at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (19:40 local time). The return flight, with a 50 minute turnaround time,took offat 20.30 local time and returned to Budapest at 23.00.

The launch of the flight was announced by Wizz Air in September and even in a short period of time it became so successful that the originally planned three weekly flights had to be increased to four (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) weekly. Wizz Air is planning daily flights in the summer schedule from the 15th June, 2013 between Budapest and Tel Aviv.

JózsefVáradi, CEO of Wizz Air, said: "We are delighted to offer low fares on the Budapest route to Tel Aviv for the very first time. Consumers in both Israel and Hungary have been subject to high fares on this route for many years and Wizz Air's successful low cost operations will further stimulate business and tourism traffic between the two countries.

To accommodate the strong demand for our low fares we will be operating daily flights between Tel Aviv and Budapest during the summer peak period in 2013. We hope that today's first flight to Tel Aviv will be followed by many more exciting routes offered to Hungarian consumers as Wizz Air continues to expand its route network."

"We at Budapest Airport are happy to see the start of operations for Wizz Air's Tel Aviv flights," said Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. He added: "This route has been a long-standing issue, nowbrought to a satisfactory conclusion for the benefit of passengers in both Hungary and Israel. Hungarian travellers now have a wider choice and better access to one of the richest cultural destinations of the world while people from Israel will have more opportunity to travel to Hungary for business and leisure purposes."

Photos made at the inauguration can be downloaded from: www.bud.hu

  • 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.


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