WizzAir Adds First Direct Flight From Saint Petersburg to Budapest

Budapest, Hungary, 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, had today its first media event in Saint Petersburg together with Pulkovo Airport, presenting details of the recently announced direct route from Saint Petersburg to Budapest along with WIZZ’s travel opportunities offered to all its business and leisure customers. The low-fare service will commence on 27 August, with two weekly frequencies in the summer and three weekly frequencies starting 31 October 2017, with tickets starting from as low as 59.99 EUR*.

The new service to Budapest will offer the only direct connection from Saint Petersburg to the capital of Hungary, while boosting bi-directional tourism and establishing an important link for trade and business. Saint Petersburg travelers can explore the beautiful historical city of Budapest, famous for its hearty Hungarian cuisine, dazzling architecture and amazing landscapes. Furthermore, the new route will also serve as a convenient gateway to Europe and beyond for Russian travelers, offering 63 destinations across 29 countries with Wizz Air’s network available from Budapest. Looking to bring even more opportunities for WIZZ passengers travelling to and from Saint Petersburg and stimulate inbound tourism to the vibrant city of Saint Petersburg, the direct service will have three weekly frequencies starting from 31 October 2017.

Demonstrating its commitment to the country, WIZZ is providing low-fare flights to Budapest from two Russian airports: Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Since Wizz Air’s very first flight in 2013, more than 500,000 passengers have enjoyed Wizz Air’s low fares and excellent onboard experience to and from Moscow.

Wizz Air’s passengers can easily book their tickets on wizzair.com, a website with a responsive layout, or via the mobile app, designed for tech-savvy mobile users, who are always on the go and need the fastest access. Always looking to adapt its services to the customers’ needs Wizz Air is offering three different customer-tailored fares.  “WIZZ Go” and “WIZZ Plus” offer customers a discounted package price over the “Basic Fare” (flight ticket and a small cabin bag). These two options include more additional services and benefits for customers who wish to enjoy great flexibility and maximum comfort during the entire journey: from booking the ticket online to arriving to the chosen destination





Fares from*


Wednesday, Sunday /

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday**

27 August 2017

EUR 59.99

Speaking at a press conference in Saint Petersburg, George Michalopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer of Wizz Air, said:”Today’s announcement further enhances our commitment to our customers and our interest to create more travel opportunities across Europe. Starting 27 August, our first service from Saint Petersburg, will offer the only connection to Hungary’s beautiful historic capital Budapest. We also expect the direct service to stimulate bi-directional tourism and boost business relations between the countries. Underlining our commitment to Russia, we look forward to starting a fruitful partnership with Pulkovo Airport and remain committed to bringing even more opportunities in the future. Our dedicated crew looks forward to welcoming all passengers on board of our young fleet with a WIZZ smile!”

Evgeniy Iliyn, chief Commercial Officer of Northern Capital Gateway LLC, managing company of Pulkovo Airport remarked: “Wizz Air coming to Pulkovo is much awaited both for the airport and for the Northern capital or Russia. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe competing with St. Petersburg in the number of visiting tourists, Budapest is a strategic and highly demanded destination for us that does not yet have scheduled service from Pulkovo airport. We are certain that the high-quality and attractive product offered by Wizz Air will be in demand among tourists as well as business travelers from both sides.”

Source: Wizz Air