Wizz Air to expand operations at Budapest and to open a new base at Krakow

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

Wizz Air has announced a further expansion of capacity in its Budapest network with one new aircraft, 2 new routes from Budapest to London Gatwick and Oslo, and frequency increases on 3 popular services. Next year Wizz is adding a total of 17 additional weekly flights to its Budapest schedule growing its seat capacity from the Hungarian capital to over 6 million for 2019, an increase of 8% year-on-year.

The new Airbus A321 will be joining Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet in March 2019. With the new A321 aircraft in Budapest and the one that has already announced in Debrecen, which is arriving in December 2018, Wizz Air’s Hungarian fleet will grow to 16 aircraft, with 14 based in Budapest and 2 at Debrecen Airport.

Starting in March 2019, the newest Wizz Air route will connect Budapest to London Gatwick, the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow with a daily service. In April 2019, Wizz Air launches another new route to Oslo. Frequencies on Budapest services to Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv and St. Petersburg will increase by up to 6 additional flights a week.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 14 aircraft in the country. In 2018, the airline will carry over 5 million passengers to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents a 20% growth year over year. Based on the latest figures the airline’s operations support over 3,800 indirect local jobs** in 2018.

Wizz now offers 83 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 31 countries.  


Destination Days Starts Fares from***
London Gatwick, UK Daily service 31 March 2019 HUF 9,190
Oslo, Norway Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 5 April 2019 HUF 9,190



Destination Weekly Flights From Month
Frankfurt 10 from 7 March 2018
Tel-Aviv 12 from 10 March 2018
St Petersburg 5 from 4 March 2018

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced its 26 base in Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Krakow airport in May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019.

Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi.


Destination Days Starts Fares from
LONDON LUTON, UK Twice daily April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/UAH 609
NICE, FRANCE Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
TURKU, FINLAND Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 39/EUR 9.99
DONCASTER, UK Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
BARI, ITALY Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
BILLUND, DENMARK Monday, Friday May 3, 2019 PLN 39 /EUR 9.99/DKK 79
CATANIA, ITALY Monday, Friday

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
LARNACA, CYPRUS Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
KHARKIV, UKRAINE Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 59/EUR 14.99/UAH 459
OSLO, NORWAY Daily September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/NOK 209
KUTAISI, GEORGIA Wednesday, Sunday September 18, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GEL 56.99

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

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