Wizz Air commercialises itself as the fastest-growing airline in Europe. However, they are less competitive in West Europe and do not plan to launch Transatlantic flights. But they do everything to expand towards the East, and, among others, that is what Wizz CEO József Váradi talked about recently. Furthermore, the company opened a new base in Hungary from where they will operate flights to some Hungarian summer paradises.
According to portfolio.hu, József Váradi, the CEO of the Hungarian low-cost airline, Wizz Air, told the Arab business paper Asharq Business that they would like to expand in Jordan and Egypt and the Persian Gulf. The company will launch new flights to the region from its bases in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh because they signed an agreement to operate flights from Riyadh, Jedda, and Dammam to several European destinations.
Váradi highlighted that their expansion in the Persian Gulf is spectacular. For example, they have 40 flights in Abu Dhabi, and demand is growing for their service. That is why they would like to double their fleet and have 50 aircraft by 2030 in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, they would like to expand to 15 planes in Abu Dhabi by 2024.
Wizz Air flies from Debrecen
Meanwhile, Wizz Air began to operate flights from the international airport of Debrecen this weekend. Their first plane took off to Antalya. The new route follows its Budapest twin by one month. It will fly twice a week from the second biggest Hungarian city, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, index.hu wrote.
Tamás Király, the CEO of Debrecen airport’s operator, said he hopes their cooperation with the Hungarian low-cost airline will grow in the future and they will be able to launch additional flights. Antalya is a perfect choice for holidaymakers during the summer since the region is dry for months, so nothing bothers sunbathing on the seashore. Wizz Air opened its Debrecen base in 2015.
Source : dailynewshungary.com