Posted on: 21 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 16 December, Wizz Air will open its 22nd base in Debrecen – the carrier’s second base in Hungary – with one new Airbus A320 aircraft.
Wizz Air will operate three new routes from its Debrecen base on top of existing routes to London Luton and Eindhoven. Each new service – to Brussels Charleroi, Malmo and Paris Beauvais – will initially operate with twice weekly flights.
The Paris Beauvais service will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays, whilst both the Brussels Charleroi and Malmo services will fly on Mondays and Fridays. Furthermore, from 17 December Wizz Air’s Debrecen–London Luton flights will increase from seven to ten times weekly and Debrecen–Eindhoven flights will increase from two to three times weekly.
The airline hopes these changes will increase annual seat capacity from the airport by 136% to 145,000 seats per year, stimulating the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, commented, “Two days ago, we celebrated our 11th anniversary with a new aircraft livery and a refreshed brand as a part of our commitment to constantly improve passengers’ travel experience. Today I am pleased to make this major announcement for Hungary and the Hajdú-Bihar county. Our Debrecen operating base will make East-Hungary more accessible, further boost tourism and foster economic development in the region. We will create a number of local jobs with Wizz Air and our business partners while doubling our capacity from Debrecen Airport.”
Wizz Air now offers a total of 47 Hungarian routes to 22 countries from two Hungarian airports.