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Wizz Air opens new route into Alicante from Budapest

Wizz Air opens new route into Alicante from Budapest

Demonstrating its continued growth and expansion at Budapest Airport, Wizz Air began its 34th service earlier, with the launch of its seasonal weekly flights to Alicante.

Basing its eighth aircraft at the airport makes it possible for the home-based airline to offer another popular summer route.

The launch further consolidates Spain’s position as the eighth largest country market served from Budapest, with 29 weekly scheduled operations offering a total of 5,301 weekly seats.

Alicante, the traditional Mediterranean port, becomes Wizz Air’s fifth Spanish destination from the Hungarian gateway joining Malaga, Barcelona, Madrid and
Palma de Mallorca, with a total of 20 weekly operations.

Offering over two thirds of Budapest’s Spanish weekly operations, Wizz Air now fills 68 per cent of all scheduled seats to Spain.

Kam Jandu, chief operating officer, Budapest Airport commented: “The new Wizz Air service to Alicante fills a real customer demand and whilst the south-east region of Spain has always been well travelled destination for Northern Europe, given a lack of flight connections in the past, it is not a traditional holiday market for Hungary, so we’re excited to see how it performs.

“With Madrid and Barcelona already available with Wizz Air all year round we are sure that Alicante will be a hit this season with tourists.”