Rounding up the end of a busy first week of this year’s summer season, Budapest Airport has celebrated the launch of Wizz Air’s daily service to Istanbul today, representing the airline’s first Turkish connection from the Hungarian gateway.
Utilizing the ultra-low-cost carrier’s fleet of A321 Neos on the 1,017-km sector, the new service will see Budapest offer an additional 1,195 one-way weekly seats to the transcontinental country.
Commenting at the launch, Balázs Bogáts, Airline Development Director, Budapest Airport said: “Turkey is our fifth largest country market and with the addition of Wizz Air’s new service, which will be joined by the carrier’s connection to Antalya later in the season, we will be offering more than 50 weekly flights to four popular destinations in the large peninsula.”
Bogáts adds: “As a significant crossroad for trade and transportation between the East and the West, we’re sure there will be high demand for Wizz Air’s service to Istanbul, from both business and leisure customers.”
Budapest Airport will offer more than 1,500 flights to Turkey this summer, serving Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir, and Sabiha Gökçen.
Wizz Air, legally incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. is a Hungarian ultra-low-cost carrier with its head office in Budapest, Hungary. The airline serves many cities across Europe, as well as some destinations in North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. It has the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline, although it is not a flag carrier, and serves 44 countries.
Its Jersey-based parent company, Wizz Air Holdings plc, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
As of 2020, the airline has its largest bases at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and London Luton Airport and flies to 164 airports.
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport and still commonly called just Ferihegy, is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest.
It is by far the largest of the country’s four commercial airports, ahead of Debrecen and Hévíz–Balaton.