Posted on: 20 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From February, 2016, Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) will provide Wizz Air with line maintenance services for its fleet of eight Airbus A320 aircraft stationed at Budapest and Debrecen.LTB will carry out the line maintenance at the two Hungarian stations as well as taking on full responsibility for Wizz Air’s Budapest hangar. The carrier plans to expand its Hungarian fleet to 20 A320 aircraft by 2024.During the ceremonial signing of the contract at LTB, Wizz Air’s CEO, József Váradi, commented, “Line maintenance services are a key part of Wizz Air operations and LTB has played a large role in making sure we maintain our stellar operational record. They perform consistently at the level that meets our high standards for reliability and quality and they continue to manage the increased workscope resulting from our growth while maintaining a competitive price. That allows us to keep our fares low and attractive to our customers in the region.”“We feel really honoured to expand our services in Budapest in line with Wizz Air's growth rate. We started to work together with Wizz Air more than ten years ago from the very moment of its foundation when the airline operated only two aircraft. We hope to celebrate the delivery of Wizz Air’s 100th aircraft during the period of this newly signed contract,” added Dietmar Focke, LTB’s CEO.The event also honoured the recently concluded agreement between Wizz Air and Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) for line maintenance in Romania and Slovakia. The airline also has a longstanding Total Component Support contract with Lufthansa Technik for the maintenance of wheels and brakes. Moreover, Lufthansa Technik Budapest has performed numerous aircraft overhauls for Wizz Air's A320 fleet, ensuring they remain airworthy.