Posted on: 03 September 2015 by Mark Howells
In a ceremony celebrating a new 15-year lease agreement, Jost Lammers, Budapest Airport’s CEO, has handed a brand new maintenance hangar over to Wizz Air CEO József Váradi in the presence of the Hungarian transport minister, Miklós Seszták.
Built between the existing aircraft maintenance hangars operated by Lufthansa Technik and Aeroplex, the new 2,000m² maintenance hangar will support Wizz Air’s growth at its home base in Budapest.
“The rapid construction of the new Wizz Air hangar is testament to Budapest Airport’s continuous focus and investment in the future,” remarked Lammers. “We highly value and support the growth of our largest airline partner and this development signifies a joint commitment and confidence in the Hungarian market.”
Wizz Air currently has a fleet of nine Airbus A320 aircraft based at Budapest Airport and is due to receive a tenth in 2016. The new aircraft will accommodate planned increases on the London Luton service from four to five daily flights, as well as an expected weekly increase to Gothenburg.
Whilst the airline has already announced new routes for winter 2015 to Tenerife South and Birmingham, Wizz Air has now also confirmed the launch of a twice-weekly service to Nice, as well as flights to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden.
Including these services, Wizz Air will have a total of 45 routes to 20 countries, with the new hangar providing the security of smooth operation and high quality services.
Finally, the facility has also been designed to accommodate the larger A321s which are due to join the Wizz Air fleet from 2019 onwards.
Pictured (left to right): Budapest Airport’s CEO Jost Lammers and property director René Droese; Hungarian transport minister, Miklós Seszták; and Wizz Air CEO, József Váradi.