Wizz Air to start twice a week service from Budapest to Astana in Kazakhstan on 8 June

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new route from Budapest to Astana in Kazakhstan. The newest WIZZ service will commence on 8 June and be operated two times a week, on Thursdays and Sundays.  Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com from just HUF 11990*.

Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan is a hub of industry, business and technology, boasting an exceptional rate of economic growth that has been attracting investors for over a decade. This year Astana will be hosting the International Exposition, with the theme of Expo 2017 being “Future Energy”. Close to 3 million people are expected to visit the international pavilions of the Expo, which will take place from June to September 2017.

Astana is already the 11th destination Wizz Air has announced to add to its ever-growing Budapest network in 2017. The airline now connects the Hungarian capital with 62 cities across Europe and beyond, which makes its Budapest offer the most diverse one in the entire WIZZ network.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 11 aircraft in the country and an additional aircraft to join the Budapest fleet from April 2017, employing more than 1,000 people in flight crew, cabin crew, office and supporting functions. In 2016, 3.7 million passengers flew with WIZZ to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents 23% growth year over year. Based on the 2016 figures the airline’s operations support over 2,800 indirect local jobs**.

WIZZ now offers 68 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 29 countries.

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTE FROM BUDAPEST 

Destination

Days

Starting date

Fares from*

Astana

Thursday, Sunday

8 June

HUF 11990

Speaking at a press conference in Budapest, József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “As the de facto national carrier of Hungary, we are proud to announce today another Wizz Air route from Budapest to Astana. Connecting the capitals of Hungary and Kazakhstan, we expect this service to significantly contribute to the development of economic and business relations between the two countries and we also believe that our low fares will attract a large number of visitors to both cities stimulating tourism and hospitality industries. We stay committed to Hungary and keep on developing our ever-growing low-fare network bringing even more opportunities to our customers.”

 

*one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

** ACI suggests creation of 750 on-site jobs for every 1 million carried passengers per year

SOURCE: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

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