The low-cost carrier has announced new services from its Budapest base to Hurghada on the East coast of Egypt and Alghero in Sardinia, Italy, for the summer 2015 season. Services to Hurghada will commence on May 16, 2015, and will operate once weekly, flying from Budapest on Saturdays.
The airline will fly to Alghero on June 15, 2015, twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Both routes will operate with one of the airline’s 54-strong Airbus A320 fleet.
The new services will add to the airline’s summer 2015 schedule which already includes new services from Budapest to Lisbon and Maastricht, as well increased flight frequencies to popular destinations such as London Luton, Milan Malpensa and Barcelona.
György Abran, Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We are delighted to announce these new services from Budapest to two very exciting destinations. The holiday resorts at Hurghada and the Italian island Sardinia are very popular beach destination for families and water sport lovers.”
Wizz Air now offers a total of 39 routes to 22 countries from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
“Our weekend departure to Hurghada makes this destination ideal for a one week vacation while the twice weekly flights to Sardinia allow Hungarian travellers to go on a short getaway to the Med,” Abran added.
Branded as the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air announced that for the first time in its ten year history, it has operated over 100,000 flights over a 12 month period. This represents almost 30 billion flown seat kilometres, Wizz Air’s 15.5 million passengers during the period, enjoyed a completion rate of 99.9 percent.
In our chart, below, we highlight Wizz Air's capacity growth from Budapest over the past ten years. The airline has increased its departure capacity from Ferenc Liszt International Airport by an average annual rate of 26.6 per cent over this period from just over 435,000 available seats from the airport in 2005 to just under 1.5 million this year.