Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced that it will start operating low-fare flights from Frankfurt Airport launching two new routes to Sofia and Budapest, the capitals of Bulgaria and Hungary. The newest WIZZ services will commence on 22 May and 15 December, respectively and will be operated daily.
By adding Frankfurt Airport to its growing route network, Wizz Air now connects 137 destinations across 40 countries providing millions of passengers with reliable air traffic operations, very low fares and a friendly, consumer oriented service. In 2016, Wizz Air carried 2.7 million passengers on its German routes, which represents 22 percent growth and supports 2,000 local jobs in aviation, transportation, hospitality and tourism industries.
The newest routes from Frankfurt Airport will be operated with brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft. With 230 seats on board, the Airbus A321ceo is the most efficient single-aisle passenger aircraft. The aircraft’s superior operating economics mean that WIZZ offers more seats to more destinations at WIZZ’s lowest fares at the same time as delivering the lowest emissions and noise footprint in its class. In addition to the refreshed livery now appearing more frequently in the fleet, the A321ceos feature new interior colors, a lighter cabin ambiance, soft leather seats, and more cabin seating choices.
With its new Frankfurt services, WIZZ now offers 78 low-fare routes from 11 German airports.
George Michalopoulos, chief commercial officer of Wizz Air, said, “We are thrilled to announce the addition of Frankfurt Airport to our ever-growing low-fare network, which now consists of 137 destinations across Europe and beyond. Our newest services connect Frankfurt with two Central and Eastern European capitals, Sofia and Budapest that both have a lot to offer to their visitors. Operating daily with competitive low fares, we are sure that our new Frankfurt routes will be popular among both business and leisure travelers. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming all Frankfurt passengers with a smile on board one of our brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft.”
Winfried Hartmann, Fraport AG’s senior vice president of sales and customer service, said, “We are very happy to welcome Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost airline, here at Frankfurt Airport with flights beginning in May 2017. The daily connection to the Bulgarian capital Sofia offers another excellent addition to the route network at Frankfurt Airport. The decision by Wizz Air also underscores the growing importance of Frankfurt for the low-cost market. We wish Wizz Air many happy landings at FRA!”