Alpár Kató | Dec 8, 2018 | 2
Wizz Air commences new service between Budapest and Basel
Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, commenced its newest service between Budapest and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport) on 20 April. The new route is operated 5 times a week, offering a convenient schedule for both business and leisure travelers.
New Route: Budapest – Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Start Date: 20 April 2018
Frequency: 5 times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Fares From: HUF 3990 – One way including all taxes and non-optional charges
The latest expansion is part of Wizz Air’s greatest ever operational ramp-up, which in total will see the allocation of 21 new aircraft, the commencement of 70 new services, adding 700 new weekly departures and four brand new destinations to the network by the summer. The last month saw the commencement of Wizz Air’s Budapest-Stavanger route, coinciding with the arrival of the airline’s 11 Budapest based aircraft. Also in March, the first WIZZ flight took off between Budapest and Athens.
EuroAirport, the latest WIZZ destination is located in the heart of Western Europe at the crossroads of three countries: France, Germany and Switzerland, offering convenient access to the wine routes on Alsace, the scenic Freiburg and the Black Forest, or Basel, known for its banks as well as its art exhibitions.
Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 12 aircraft in the country, and one new aircraft to join the Budapest fleet in Spring 2018, increasing the capacity on routes from Hungary to 5,7 million seats.
In the past year 4.4 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which represents an 18% growth year over year.
András Radó, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, said: “We are delighted to commence today our new WIZZ route between Budapest and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. The continuous expansion of our network results not only in a growing number of destinations available from Budapest, but it also brings more and more low-fare opportunities for our Swiss, French and German travelers to reach one of Europe’s most attractive tourist destinations, the Hungarian capital.”
István Nagy, Ambassador of Hungary to the Swiss Confederation, said:
“As Ambassador of Hungary to the Swiss Confederation I am delighted to see a creation of a new air travel link between Hungary and Switzerland. One of our main objectives with my colleagues as diplomats based in Switzerland is to strengthen the economic, cultural and social relations between our two countries. I am very glad that today we can witness this new chapter of Wizz Air, as it will most definitely facilitate reaching our goal which is to increase both business and holiday visits to and from Hungary and Switzerland.”
As we wrote on Saturday, Air Canada’s flight between Budapest and Toronto used to be seasonal, but this will change soon: Air Canada Rouge’s planes will travel during the whole year from the winter season, according to Bud Flyer. This novelty is justified by the increasing demand for the flight and its schedule that was getting busier regularly. Read more HERE.
Also we wrote few days ago, in the first quarter of 2018, more than 70,000 travellers used the services of the Debrecen Airport. The airport in Eastern Hungary is the most rapidly developing one in the entire country. Read more HERE.
Source: Wizz Air