Posted on: 07 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Wizz Air will bring a sixth aircraft to its base in Budapest and will open 10 new routes in the coming months, bringing the number of destinations served to 33.
The sixth in a series of recently announced additional aircraft will begin operating in early April 2012, with new routes to Malaga (Spain), Bucharest and Cluj (Romania), Warsaw (Poland), Sofia (Bulgaria), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Heraklion, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Thessaloniki (Greece). With these additions and the capacity increase announced last week, Wizz Air has now added more than a million new seats to their network.
Wizz Air also aims to start services to non-European markets such as Tel Aviv, Kiev, Moscow, and Istanbul, subject to designation and regulatory approval.
Owing to this growth in Budapest, Wizz Air is recruiting 100 additional local staff, bringing its total employee count close to 400 in Hungary. In addition, approximately 2,000 jobs have been created in service industries that support Wizz Air’s operation.