6-Feb-2012 12:58 PM

Wizz Air to double operations at Budapest following Malev failure

Wizz Air announced (03-Feb-2012) plans to invest HUF25 billion (USD100 million) into expanding its operations in Budapest, following the suspension of operations by Malev. As of Mar-2012, the airline will add two A320 aircraft to its Budapest base, a 66% increase in overall capacity. Wizz Air has increased its projections for the number of passengers carried yearly from 1.4 million to 2 million. The airline will launch a new route to Bucharest and increase frequencies on several existing routes. The number of available flights per week will nearly double from 67 to 129. Wizz Air also announced it would provide a special rescue package to passengers impacted by the suspension of Malev’s operations by offering re-routing alternatives to/from Budapest. [more - original PR] [more - re-booking offer] [more - CAPA Analysis]

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