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Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) took delivery of its first of twenty-seven A321-200 (sl)s on order from AI!AIR last week. HA-LXA (cn 6848) was ferried from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Budapest on November 12 where it is awaiting entry into commercial service.
Its sistership due next month, the aircraft are part of an agreement with CDB Leasing wherein the leasing arm of the China Development Bank is financing six A321-200s for Wizz Air.
The Hungarian LCC recently confirmed a new order with the Europeans for 110 new A321neo aircraft that will begin delivery in 2019.
I wonder if they are going to use the planes to/from Ex-Yu. I personally think there are some destinations (for example Poland) which would be more suitable.
On January 8, Budapest Airport announced that home-based carrier, Wizz Air, will be launching its 46th destination from the Hungarian gateway this summer. Supporting the advancement of the capital city airport, the airline has confirmed it will commence three routes during its summer 2016 schedule, adding another 880 weekly seats to the Budapest market.
Enhancing existing links to the Northwest of the UK, Wizz Air will be starting a twice-weekly link to Liverpool from March 23. The airline faces no competition on this airport pair, adding a significant supplement to Ryanair and Jet2.com’s Manchester operation in the north-west of England, and serving the high volume of indirect traffic already recorded from the region.
Alongside Budapest, Reykjavik/Keflavik is another of Europe’s fastest growing airports, and Wizz Air will be commencing a twice-weekly service between the Icelandic airport and Budapest from March 30. With proven good results on the ULCC’s link to Reykjavik/Keflavik from its base in Warsaw, and with the exceptional growth of Iceland’s largest airport, there is already a promising outlook for further frequency on this route.
Later, during the height of the summer season, Wizz Air will begin a weekly service to Ibiza from June 18. Another new connection from the Hungarian gateway, the link to one of Europe’s busiest holiday destinations will complement the already served Spanish leisure resorts of Alicante, Malaga, Mallorca and Tenerife from Budapest.
Commenting on Wizz Air’s route development, Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport, said: “Wizz Air’s announcement to commence another three unserved routes from Budapest is a fantastic start to 2016 for the airport. “Filling these white spots on our destination map is testimony to the ongoing solid relations we have with our largest airline, and the continuous hard work of everyone at Budapest to ensure we meet the demands of our customers.”
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