Wizz Air announces more routes from Budapest.

Wednesday 17th April 2013

Flights to brand new Dubai World Central Airport commence in October.

Baku, Azerbaijan starts twice weekly service in June.

Budapest Airport is proud to be one of the first airports to welcome direct scheduled air services to the world's newest international airport - Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport - when low cost carrier Wizz Air launches services to Dubai's new airport on 28 October.  Wizz Air is also introducing another new destination Baku in Azerbaijan, which will start a twice weekly service on 18 June.

Wizz Air will be one of the two first operators to fly to Dubai World Central with four times weekly flights from its home base of Budapest on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  Dubai World Central was completed at the end of 2012 and its passenger terminal formally opens to scheduled traffic with the start of the winter schedule.

Budapest to Dubai schedule:

Wizz Air routes will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Depart BUD 11:40hrs - Arrive DWC 20:05 hrs
Depart DWC  20:40hrs - Arrive BUD 23:40 hrs

Budapest to Baku schedule:

Wizz Air will operate twice weekly Mondays and Fridays:

Depart BUD 21:25hrs - Arrive GYD 04:10 (next day)

Tuesdays and Saturdays:

Depart GYD 04:45 - Arrive BUD 05:50hrs

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air said he was delighted to be bringing low cost air fares on the new Dubai route and launch new routes from as low as €74.49 (one way) fares, including taxes from Budapest. Competitive lead in fares on the Budapest to Baku route will start at €62/17990 HUF one way.

"We are very pleased to be the first European low fares airline operating at Dubai World Central and expect Wizz Air will carry at least 250,000 passengers on our UAE network in the first year of operations," he said (Subject to regulatory approvals, Wizz Air will also add Dubai World Central flights to other central European airports of Kiev, Bucharest and Sofia).

Jost Lammers, Chief Executive Officer at Budapest Airport commented: "We are delighted to welcome two all new destinations to the expanding Budapest Airport route map. The hugely popular destination of Dubai and the brand new Dubai World Central Airport will undoubtedly be a big hit with our passengers.  Equally, we are excited to be welcoming services to Baku, the capital and largest city in Azerbaijan. Rapidly growing Baku is an important scientific, industrial and tourist centre and we anticipate that it will prove to be an attractive and increasingly popular route for all travelers."

"A new era in Dubai's already proud aviation story is set to begin," said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths, who also welcomes the announcement from Wizz Air. "The introduction of passenger services from Dubai World Central is the first step in the long term development of the airport and will provide an attractive alternative for air travellers. Upon opening, the new airport terminal will have the capacity to handle up to seven million passengers per year.  It will also offer full retail and food and beverage amenities.

Budapest Airport to host Routes Europe in Budapest next month.

Budapest Airport is looking forward to welcoming airlines, airports and suppliers to the city for Routes Europe 2013 next month (12-14 May.)  Almost 900 delegates are expected including over 200 airline delegates representing over 100 carriers who have already registered to attend this highly popular airline to airport networking event and Wizz Air's József Váradi will be among the airline CEO speakers.


About Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport Zrt. operates Budapest Airport. The airport 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 the best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and has been recognised for their development projects, customer services approach and marketing activities.



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