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Hungarian Budget Carrier WizzAir To Launch New Budapest-Bucharest Service

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2016.01.19.

Hungary-based budget carrier WizzAir is launching a new flight connecting Budapest with the Romanian capital Bucharest from 19 September, with the carrier’s Airbus A320 planes serving the Romanian capital four times a week. The low-cost airline is also extending the number of its flights to the Portuguese capital Lisbon from two to four per week in its summer schedule.

WizzAir nade the announcement after Portuguese carrier revealed that it is abolishing its Budapest service among a number of other routes to optimalise its profits. Péter Szolnok, leader of the airline’s representation in Hungary, said that the airline’s new leadership adopted a new business strategy, which rendered the Budapest flight obsolete.

Speaking to the state news agency MTI on Tuesday, Budapest Airport spokesman Mihály Hardy said that market automatisms will mean that popular routes will not remain without a service and the Portuguese carrier’s abolished flight will be substituted by WizzAir’s Lisbon service.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the airline will fly to the British city of Liverpool and the Icelandic capital Reykjavík twice a week – on Wednesdays and Sundays – from 27 March and once a week, every Saturday, to Ibiza, starting from 18 June.

photo:óbert Németh