Budapest Airport celebrates the launch of two new Wizz Air routes.

Monday 17th December 2012

Budapest to Kiev and Budapest to Geneva: Budapest Airport celebrated the launch of two new Wizz Air routes on Friday, December 14th.

The first Wizz Air flight to Kiev, the Ukranian capital departed Budapest at 10:30 am local time carrying passengers aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft. Some 40 minutes later, Budapest Airport welcomed the first Wizz Air flight from Geneva, Switzerland touching down in the Hungarian capital at

Representatives from Budapest Airport and Wizz Air celebrated the inauguration of both routes with a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony. The two maiden flights represent the start of year round schedules between Budapest and the two cities.

  • Budapest to Geneva Schedule:

Wizz Air will operate three times weekly and is expected to carry over 45,000 passengers in its first year of operation.


Depart Budapest: 06:55 Arrive Geneva: 08:45

  • Budapest to Kiev Schedule:

Wizz Air will operate four times weekly in December and January, increasing to daily flights from March 2013.


Depart Budapest: 10:30 Arrive Kiev: 13:15

"Budapest Airport is delighted to welcome the two new routes from Wizz Air today. Kiev is a very important route for the business and leisure community alike and will no doubt be a success. Geneva presents many year round opportunities for travellers and we are delighted with the increased options Wizz Air provides," said Kam Jandu, Director Aviation at Budapest Airport.

Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: "We are extremely pleased to add both new routes to Wizz Air's operations just before the New Year. Following growing demand from business people and tourists for Budapest as a destination, we now offer a high quality and regular service from both Geneva and Kiev at low fares. Budapest, being located on both banks of the river Danube, has always attracted thousands of visitors every year.

The two new routes, both utilising our new Airbus A320 aircraft, will be welcomed by many Swiss and Ukrainian travelers alike."

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 and tickets can be found at or by calling the Call Center at +380 (44) 206-4-888.

Wizz Air currently operates 20 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.

  • Wizz Air bases seventh aircraft at Budapest:

Wizz Air has announced it will base a new Airbus A320 at Budapest Airport from March 2013. The airline, Hungary's largest, anticipates a growth in passenger traffic of up to 20% - up to 2.2 million - next year. This will be the seventh aircraft Wizz Air will base in the Hungarian capital. The new A320 will start operations on 13 March 2013.

  • Seven aircraft, 30 routes, up to 2.2m passengers and tailored business services.

Following strong Budapest traffic growth of 30% in 2012, Wizz Air is now announcing further frequency increases on six routes to Dortmund, Eindhoven, Kiev, Larnaca, Malaga and Naples and the airline will reinstate the leisure route to Thessaloniki (Greece). In total the airline will operate 30 routes and 155 weekly flights from Budapest in the summer period.

With immediate effect, Wizz Air now offers two new services for the convenience of passengers departing from Budapest Airport. Security Fast Track enables passengers to bypass airport security queues for just HUF1,100 (approx £3.15/€4) or free of charge for Wizz Premium and Wizz Premium Plus passengers. For just HUF5,500 (approx £15.75/€20) Wizz Air also offers SkyCourt Business Lounge Access enabling passengers to enjoy free WiFi and complimentary food & beverages while they await their flight departure. These new services can be purchased at via the Wizz Air call centre or at the ticket desk at Budapest Airport.

"The announcement of this additional aircraft is very much welcomed by Budapest Airport and Wizz Air continues to prove that they are a highly reliable partner. The Hungarian market will benefit from even more route opportunities with Wizz Air from the best airport in the CEE region," said Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport.

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: "Wizz Air is once more showing its commitment to Hungary. Our major investment and expansion at Budapest Airport will contribute to Hungary's economic progression and Wizz Air's seventh based aircraft will create another 300 aviation and tourism jobs. Wizz Air is the 'Home Town Airline' and acts accordingly." He added: "The new Security Fast Track and SkyCourt Lounge Access will complement our wide range of convenience products to best serve the different expectations of travellers. Wizz Air's customers can now create full business products tailored to their individual needs."

  • 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.

Budapest Airport aims to be best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and have been recognised for their development projects, customer service approach and marketing activities.

  • About Wizz Air:

Wizz Air is the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operating a fleet of 39 Airbus A320 aircraft from 16 bases with 250 routes connecting 83 destinations across 29 countries. A team of 1,500 aviation professionals deliver superior service and very low airfares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice for more than 12 million passengers in 2012.

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