Low-Cost Airline Wizz Air announces the first route Tirana-Budapest on 5 April 2017

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TIA on December 15, 2016


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Tirana, 15 December 2016: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today its first service connecting Tirana with Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The low-fare route will commence on 5 April 2017, with two weekly frequencies, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Budapest, famous for its beautiful buildings, dazzling nightlife and amazing landscapes is a great destination for all Albanian tourists. Tickets are already on sale on with low-fares from only EUR 29.99*.

Wizz Air’s Budapest network with 59 destinations to 28 countries will also serve as a gateway to those who wish to self-connect to other destinations across Europe. The new route will boost both inbound and outbound tourism and establish an important link for trade and business between Hungary and Albania.

WIZZ’s operations in Europe and beyond provide affordable services to 133 destinations across 40 countries. In the past 12 months ending on 30 November 2016 Wizz Air carried more than 22.4 million passengers stimulating the local job market in aviation, hospitality and tourism sectors and supporting over 16,800** jobs in associated industries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals are welcoming on board customers on of one of the 74 aircraft, including 11 of the ultra-efficient brand new state-of-the-art 230-seat Airbus A321s.







Fares from*


Wednesday, Sunday

5 April 2017

EURO 29.99


Speaking at a press conference in Tirana, George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air, said: ” Today’s announcement further enhances our commitment to our customers and our interest to create more travel opportunities across Europe. Starting 5 April, our first service from Albania, will connect Tirana to Hungary’s beautiful historic capital Budapest. We also expect the direct service to stimulate inbound tourism to Albania’s vibrant capital as well as the country’s breathtaking coastline. Underlining our commitment to the region, we look forward to starting a fruitful partnership with Tirana International Airport and remain committed to bring even more opportunities and further stimulate tourism and hospitality industries and strengthen business relations between the countries. Our dedicated crew looks forward to welcoming all passengers on board of our young fleet with a WIZZ smile!”


About Wizz Air                                              

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 74 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 480 routes from 27 bases, connecting 133 destinations across 40 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of approximately 3,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 20 million passengers in the financial year ended 31 March 2016. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company was recently named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by the editors of Air Transport World, one of the leading airline trade magazines, as well as 2016 Low Cost Airline of the Year by the Center for Aviation (CAPA), the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence.

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